HCMS and HAM Leadership

2021 HCMS Officers and Executive Board

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Gary J. Sheppard, MD, President
Dexter G. Turnquest, MD, President Elect
Brian M. Bruel, MD Vice President
Hattie E. Henderson, MD, Secretary/Treasurer
Mina K. Sinacori, MD, Fourth Year Officer at Large
Robert E. Jackson, MD, Third Year Officer at Large
Dwane G. Broussard, MD, Second Year Officer at Large
Louise H. Bethea, MD, First Year Officer at Large
Troy T. Fiesinger, MD, Chair, Board of Ethics
Yvonne Kew, MD, Chair, Board of Medical Legislation
Angela K. Sturm, MD, Chair, Board on Socioeconomics
Cameron R. Ruttman, MD, Chair, Council of Hospital Chiefs of Staff 
Kathy C. Flanagan, MD, Chair, Council of International and Affiliated Medical Societies
Eddie L. Patton, Jr., MD, Chair, Council of Specialty Societies
Bradford S. Patt, MD, Chair, Delegation to TMA 
Terah C. Isaacson, MD, President, Central Branch
Conner Chan, MD, President, East Branch
Laura P. Jimenez-Quintero, MD, President, North Branch
Stephanie P. Fong, MD, President, Northwest Branch
Sri N. Surapaneni, MD, President, Southeast Branch
Andrew Li-Yung Hing, MD, President, Southwest Branch
Allan A. Conde, MD, President, Western Branch
Ashok Balasubramanyam, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
George W. Williams, II, MD, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Stephen J. Spann, MD, University of Houston Medical School


Houston Academy of Medicine (HAM) Officers and Board of Trustees

Mina K. Sinacori, MD, President
Robert E. Jackson, MD, Vice President
Dwane G. Broussard, MD, Treasurer
Louise H. Bethea, MD – Secretary
Gary J. Sheppard, MD
Dexter G. Turnquest, MD
Brian M. Bruel, MD
Hattie E. Henderson, MD
Troy T. Fiesinger, MD
Yvonne Kew, MD
Angela K. Sturm, MD
Cameron R. Ruttman, MD
Kathy C. Flanagan, MD
Eddie L. Patton, Jr.,, MD
Bradford S. Patt, MD
Terah C. Isaacson, MD
Conner Chan, MD
Laura P. Jimenez-Quintero, MD
Stephanie P. Fong, MD
Sri N. Surapaneni, MD
Andrew Li-Yung Hing, MD
Allan A. Conde, MD
Ashok Balasubramanyam, MD
George W. Williams, II, MD
Stephen J. Spann, MD


Central Branch Officers

Terah C. Isaacson, MD - President
Angela K. Sturm, MD - President Elect
Sara Goel, DO - Vice President
Monika Patil, MD - Secretary/Treasurer


East Branch Officers

Conner Chan, MD - President
Paul C. Redman, II, MD - President Elect
Deepa R. Sashital, MD - Vice President
Chinelo S. Ikpeama, MD - Secretary/Treasurer


North Branch Officers

Laura P. Jimenez-Quintero, MD - President
Stacy V. Smith, MD - President Elect
Kozhaya C. Sokhon, MD - Vice President
Victoria C. Chang, MD - Secretary/Treasurer


Northwest Branch Officers

Stephanie P. Fong, MD - President
Avais M. Chatha, MD - President Elect
Randi E. Durden, MD, MD - Vice President


Southeast Branch Officers

Sri N. Surapaneni, MD - President
Daniel H. Darmadi, MD - President Elect
Ashley J. Steinberg, MD - Vice President
Terry S. Newman, MD - Secretary/Treasurer


Southwest Branch Officers

Andrew Li-Yung Hing, MD - President
Shane M. Magee, MD - President Elect
Arafat A. Hashwani, MD - Vice President
Rashmi Kudesia, MD - Secretary/Treasurer


Western Branch Officers

Allan A. Conde, MD - President
Alisha Y. Young, MD - President Elect
Ankur D. Mehta, DO - Vice President
Erica L. Bartlett, MD - Secretary/Treasurer


Board of Ethics

Troy T. Fiesinger, MD - Chair (2021)
Carol J. Green, MD – Vice Chair (2021)
Kulvinder S. Bajwa, MD (2021)
Randall A. Stenoien, MD (2022)
Alisha Y. Young, MD (2022)
Shelley Q. Li, MD (2023)
George W. Williams, II, MD (2023)


Board of Medical Legislation

Yvonne Kew, MD - Chair (2021)
Eddie L. Patton, Jr., MD – Vice Chair (2022)
Shannon B. Hancher-Hodges, MD (2021)
Faraz A. Khan, MD (2021)
Jeremy P. Finkelstein, MD (2022)
Faustino G. Ramos, MD (2022)
Terah C. Isaacson, MD (2023)
Felicity L. Mack, MD (2023)
Richard L. Noel, MD (2023)
Rakhi C. Dimino, MD (2024)
D. Rick Q. Ngo, MD (2024)
Carla F. Ortique, MD (2024)


Board on Socioeconomics

Angela K. Sturm, MD - Chair (2021)
Lindsay K. Botsford, MD – Vice Chair (2022)
Autumn L. Pruette, MD (2021)
Marcel D. Thompson, DO (2021)
Matthew D. Hoggatt, MD (2022)
Sherif Z. Zaafran, MD (2022)
Angela M. Guerra, MD (2023)
Felicia L. Jordan, MD (2023)
Elizabeth M. Rebello, MD (2023)


Nominating Board

Ronald S. Walters, MD – Chair
Dexter G. Turnquest, MD
Robert E. Jackson, MD
Dwane G. Broussard, MD
Troy T. Fiesinger, MD
Terah C. Isaacson, MD
Conner Chan, MD
Laura P. Jimenez-Quintero, MD
Stephanie P. Fong, MD
Sri N. Surapaneni, MD
Andrew Li-Yung Hing, MD
Allan A. Conde, MD


Council of Hospital Chiefs of Staff

Cameron Ruttman, MD - Chair
Salman Aly, MD
Maged A. Amine, MD
Mukarram A. Baig, MD
Douglas A. Barnes, MD
Jason Baron, MD
Majid Basit, MD
Subodh K. Bhuchar, MD
Robert Boland, MD
Paolo C. Champion, MD
Amito Chandiwal, MD
Moo J. "John" Chung, MD
Alberto D. Cuellar, MD
Vu H. Dang, MD
Daniel Darmadi, MD
Matthew E. Davis, MD
Stanley Duchman, MD
Lucas Duvall, MD
Michael Eisenberg, MD
Fayaz A. Faiz, MD
James A. Field, MD
Beth K. Files, MD
Gary W. Flores, MD
Mark Franklin, MD
Aqeel Hashmi, MD
Hector J. Herrera, MD
Matthew Hoggatt, MD
Susan D. John, MD
Jagadeesh S. Kalavar, MD
Arash Keyhani, DO
Richard Kim, MD
Tien C. Ko, MD
George T. Kuhn, MD
Xiao H. Li, MD
Mark Franklin, MD
Jefy Mathew, MD
Kenneth L. Mattox, MD
Vikram Mehra, MD
Ziad I. Melhem, MD
Michael A. Monmouth, MD
William L. Nguyen, MD
Richard L. Noel, MD
Cordell Nwokeji, MD
Timothy C. Osborn, MD
Edgar Romero, MD
Hector Santiago, MD
Tim Seipel, MD
Peter Shedden, MD
Bernard N. Shich, MD
Arif Shoaib, MD
Paul E. Sims, Jr., MD
Paul E. Sirbaugh, MD
Stuart L. Solomon, MD
Gregory W. Stocks, MD
Katherine Timmins, MD
David G. Vanderweide, MD
Joseph Varon, MD
Garrett Walsh, MD
H. David Wills, MD
Mohammed Zare, MD


Council of International and Affiliated Medical Societies

Kathy C. Flanagan, MD - Chair
Ngoc Pham, MD – Vice Chair
Karen A. Delhey, MD
Kathrym F. España, MD
Marina C. George, MD
Ray Y. Hachem, MD
Monira Hamid-Kundi, MD
Tanveer Khan, MD
D. Rick Q. Ngo, MD
Mohamed Othman, MD
Robert A. Salazar, MD
Jignesh P. Shah, MD
Kuan Yu, MD


Council of Specialty Societies

Eddie L. Patton, Jr., MD - Chair
Mayar Al Mohajer, MD
Ali A. Asghar-Ali, MD
Bonnie J. Baldwin, MD
Nicholas M. Beckmann, MD
Gavin W. Britz, MD
John J. Cangelosi, MD
George Carrum, MD
Neil Ashok Gandhi, MD
Reena Jogi, MD
Lillian S. Kao, MD
Carl E. Lee, MD
Eric T. Lee, MD
Amina I. Malik, MD
Cesar A. Ortega, MD
Christopher L. Reilly, MD
Kelvin S. Shaw, MD
Alex D. Sweeney, MD
Nirav C. Thosani, MD
Imelda M. Tjia, MD


Delegates to the Texas Medical Association

Na Aakash, MD
Audrey E. Ahuero, MD
Raymond T. Alexander, MD
Paul M. Allison, MD
Janette K. Bateman, MD
Lindsay K. Botsford, MD
Richard N. Bradley, MD
Brian M. Bruel, MD
Lucy A. Buencamino, MD
Leanne Burnett, MD
Sudipta K. Chaudhuri, DO
Steven M. Croft, MD
Anh Q. Dang, MD
Kyle F. Dickson, MD
Rakhi C. Dimino, MD
Lisa L. Ehrlich, MD
David P. Ellent, MD
Angelina Farella, MD
Silvana D. Faria, MD
Lewis E. Foxhall, MD
Clare N. Gentry, MD
Marina C. George, MD
Bernard M. Gerber, MD
Noel M. Giesecke, MD
Alan P. Glombicki, MD
Angela M. Guerra, MD
James S. Guo, MD
Shiva Gupta, MD
Leslie M. Haber, MD
Steven E. Haber, MD
Alison J. Haddock, MD
Ori Z. Hampel, MD
Shannon B. Hancher-Hodges, MD
Lindsey D. Harris, MD
Hattie E. Henderson, MD, CMD
Stephen A. Herrmann, MD
David R. Hoyer, Jr., MD
Terah C. Isaacson, MD
Nora A. Janjan, MD
Laura P. Jimenez-Quintero, MD
Felicia L. Jordan, MD
Yvonne Kew, MD, PhD
Faraz A. Khan, MD
Karl W. King, MD
Christine E. Koerner, MD
Gus W. Krucke, MD
Rashmi Kudesia, MD
Piotr A. Kwater, MD
Ana L. Leech, MD
Arthur Lim, MD
Andrew Li-Yung Hing, MD
Felicity L. Mack, MD
Shane M. Magee, MD
Anna L. C. Mapp, MD
Aurelio Matamoros, Jr., MD
Paul Martin Mauk, MD
Robert B. Morrow, MD
Murtaza Mussaji, DO
Lonzetta L. Newman, MD
Mark L. Nichols, MD
Rupesh Nigam, MD
Richard L. Noel, MD
Stacy L. Norrell, MD
Carla F. Ortique, MD
Debra M. Osterman, MD
Bradford S. Patt, MD
Kanchan A. Phalak, MD
Evan G. Pivalizza, MD
Anne Marie Ponce De Leon, MD
Autumn L. Pruette, MD
Elizabeth M. Rebello, MD
Regina E. Rodman, MD
Susan N. Rossmann, MD
Manish Rungta, MD
George D. Santos, MD
Amber D. Shamburger, MD
Gary J. Sheppard, MD
Mina K. Sinacori, MD
Michael J. Snyder, MD
Charles E. Soderstrom, MD
Susanna C. Spence, MD
Charlotte M. Stelly-Seitz, MD
Richard Strax, MD
Angela K. Sturm, MD
Spencer H. Su, MD
Irvin Sulapas, MD
Arthur L. Taitel, MD
Rosa A. Tang, MD
Theresa Q. Tran, MD
January Y. Tsai, MD
Dexter G. Turnquest, MD
Mohammad A. Ursani, MD
John R. Vanderzyl, MD
Robert C. Vanzant, MD
Carlos J. Vital, MD
Ronald S. Walters, MD
Stephen E. Whitney, MD
Thomas C. Wiener, MD
George W. Williams, II, MD
Wendell H. Williams, III, MD
Barbara J. Wilson, MD
Kevin Scott Winfield, MD
Alisha Y. Young, MD
Acsa M. Zavala, MD


Alternate Delegates to the Texas Medical Association

Sairah Ahmed, MD
Jessica A. Alexander, MD
Jaya S. Amaram-Davila, MD
Amelia Averyt, MD
Dwane G. Broussard, MD
Victoria C. Chang, MD
Avais M. Chatha, MD
Daniel H. Darmadi, MD
Lilette E. Daumas-Britsch, MD
Randi E. Durden, MD
John D. Edwards, MD
Hilary E. Fairbrother, MD
Renee J. Flores, MD
Semhar J. Ghebremichael, MD
R. Andrew Harper, III, MD
Janice E. Hobbs, MD
Daniel L. Howell, Jr., MD
Nesreen S. Ibrahim, MD
Techecia T. Idowu, MD
Chinelo S. Ikpeama, MD
Sachin Jha, MD
Abhishek H. Kansara, MD
Russell W. H. Kridel, MD
Abdulla W. Kudrath, MD
Domalapalli M. Kumar, DO
Awungjia C. Leke-Tambo, MD
Michael S. MacKelvie, DO
Jefy M. Mathew, MD
Adam M. Mitchell, MD
Meredith V. Morgan, MD
Clifford K. Moy, MD
Atasu K. Nayak, MD
D. Rick Q. Ngo, MD
Thomas J. Oliverson, MD
Uzondu C. Osuagwu, MD
Monika Patil, MD
Emily Walker Petersen, MD
Sai R. Pingali, MD
Christopher N. Prichard, MD
Syed A. Raza, MD
Brandi N. Ring, MD
Latisha T. Rowe, MD
Sudhakar Selvaraj, MD
Pankaj K. Shah, MD
Samar S. Sheth, MD
Angela Siler-Fisher, MD
Srikanth Sridhar, MD
Ashley J. Steinberg, MD
Shahin Tavackoli, MD
Abraham G. Thomas, MD
Bao N. To, MD
Dharmpal V. Vansadia, DO
Baominh P. Vinh, MD
David Vining, MD
H. David Wills, MD
Karla E. K. Wyatt, MD


Ex Officio Delegation Members to the Texas Medical Association

Alan C. Baum, MD
Louise H. Bethea, MD
Keith A. Bourgeois, MD
Mai-Anh Dam, MD
Troy T. Fiesinger, MD
Diana L. Fite, MD
William H. Fleming, III, MD
A. Tomas Garcia, III, MD
William S. Gilmer, MD
Robert E. Jackson, MD
Kenneth L. Mattox, MD
Kimberly E. Monday, MD
Eddie L. Patton, Jr., MD
Steven M. Petak, MD
Victor A. Simms, MD
Ruhi S. Soni, MD
Michael E. Speer, MD
Elizabeth Torres, MD
Arlo F. Weltge, MD
Sherif Z. Zaafran, MD


HCMS Delegation Officers

Bradford S. Patt, MD - Chair
Stacy L. Norrell, MD - Vice Chair
Debra M. Osterman, MD - Secretary


TMA Delegates to the American Medical Association

Diana L. Fite, MD
William H. Fleming III, MD
William S. Gilmer, MD
Kenneth L. Mattox, MD
Elizabeth Torres, MD
Arlo F. Weltge, MD


TMA Alternate Delegates to the American Medical Association

Eddie L. Patton, Jr. MD
Sherif Z. Zaafran, MD


Bylaw Committee

Donald R. Collins, Jr., MD - Chair
Sachin S. Patil, MD
Charlotte M. Stelly-Seitz, MD


Hospital Employed/ Academic Practice Committee

David Vining, MD - Chair
Monika Patil, MD – Vice Chair
Sairah Ahmed, MD
Jacinta O. Anyaoku, MD
Shiva Gupta, MD
Alison J. Haddock, MD
Piotr A. Kwater, MD
Ana L. Leech, MD
Eddie L. Patton, Jr., MD
Autumn L. Pruette, MD
Irvin Sulapas, MD
Wendell H. Williams, III, MD


Emergency Care Committee

Faraz A. Khan, MD - Chair
Cedric K. Dark, MD – Vice Chair
Richard N. Bradley, MD
Beau A. Briese, MD
Hilary E. Fairbrother, MD
Diana L. Fite, MD
Steven M. Haber, MD
Vinay Kapoor, MD
Cecilia I. Lowder, MD
Brandi N. Ring, MD
Kevin J. Schulz, MD
Charles E. Soderstrom, MD
Susanna C. Spence, MD
David E. Turner, MD
Arlo F. Weltge, MD


Independent Practice Subcommittee

Murtaza Mussaji, DO - Chair
Sachin Patil, MD - Vice Chair
Madhureeta Achari, MD
Rajat S. Bhatt, MD
Victoria C. Chang, MD
Steven M. Croft, MD
Murtaza T. Ghadiali, MD
Karl W. King, MD
Syed A. Raza, MD
Manish Rungta, MD
Mina K. Sinacori, MD


Membership Committee

January Y. Tsai, MD – Chair
Angela M. Guerra, MD – Vice Chair
Audrey E. Ahuero, MD
Amelia Averyt, MD
Avais M. Chatha, MD
Angelina Farella, MD
Stephanie P. Fong, MD
Shiva Gupta, MD
Ankur D. Mehta, DO


Physicians Counseling Committee

Harvey A. Rosenstock, MD – Co-Chair
Debra M. Osterman, MD – Co-Chair
Georgia A. Thomas, MD – Vice Chair
James J. Bernick, MD
M. Bruce Christopherson, MD
Mark A. D’Andrea, MD
Donald E. Hauser, MD
Micah Knobles, MD
Daryl K. Knox, MD
Robert M. Leath, MD
Chad M. Lemaire, MD
Anna L. C. Mapp, MD
Thomas J. Parr, MD


Community Health Improvement and Communications Committee

Audrey E. Ahuero, MD – Chair
Rashmi Kudesia, MD – Vice Chair
Ahmed S. Ahmed, MD
Amelia Averyt, MD
Richard N. Bradley, MD
Lisa A. Caplan, MD
Suneel Chilukuri, MD
Semhar J. Ghebremichael, MD
Domalapalli “Maneesh” Kumar, DO
Shane M. Magee, MD
Jose E. Rodriguez, MD
Elise Y. Sadoun, MD
Dorothy C. Serna, MD
Jignesh P. Shah, MD
Freemu K. Varghese, MD
Baominh P. Vinh, MD
Carlos J. Vital, MD
Kevin S. Winfield, MD


Health Care Quality Committee

Rakhi Dimino, MD - Chair
Tal R. Raphaeli, MD – Vice Chair
Asif Ali, MD
Michael A. Altman, MD
Daniel H. Darmadi, MD
Garvin H. Davis, MD
Ponle Durojaye, MD
Diana Eisner, MD
Marina C. George, MD
Murtaza T. Ghadiali, MD
Piotr A. Kwater, MD
Aurelio Matamoros, Jr., MD
Monika Patil, MD
Kanchan A. Phalak, MD
Sai R. Pingali, MD
Christopher N. Prichard, MD
Ana M. Torres, MD
David Vining, MD
Thomas C. Wiener, MD


Hospital Survey Committee

Manish Rungta, MD - Chair
Michael J. Snyder, MD – Vice Chair
Jacinta O. Anyaoku, MD
William S. Gilmer, MD
Uzma Iqbal, MD
Shane M. Magee, MD
Jefy M. Mathew, MD
Atasu K. Nayak, MD
Pankaj K. Shah, MD
Shital Vachhani, MD
Theodoros Voloyiannis, MD
Barbara J. Wilson, MD


Physician Wellness Committee

Crystal C. Wright, MD – Chair
Stacy L. Norrell, MD – Vice Chair
Victoria C. Chang, MD
Tamyra Y. Comeaux, MD
Susan W. Fan, MD
Bernard M. Gerber, MD
Stephen A. Herrmann, MD
Michael S. MacKelvie, DO
Bobby Nix, MD
Brian C. Reed, MD
George D. Santos, MD
Amber D. Shamburger, MD
Kelvin S. Shaw, MD
Anupama A. Shultz, MD
Shahin Tavackoli, MD
Bao N. To, MD


Social Media Sub-Committee

Dwane G. Broussard, MD - Chair
Audrey E. Ahuero, MD
Lisa A. Caplan, MD
Victoria C. Chang, MD
Semhar J. Ghebremichael, MD
Rashmi Kudesia, MD
Latisha Rowe, MD


Women Physicians Section

Madhureeta Achari, MD – Chair
Ruhi S. Soni, MD – Vice Chair
Renee J. Flores, MD – Officer at Large


Retired Physician Organization

Michael J. Gordon, MD - President
Glenn R. Cunningham, MD - President Elect
Carlos R. Hamilton, Jr., MD - Vice President
Bruce D. Edison, MD – Immediate Past President
Shelly E. Liss, MD - President Emeritus
Milton Altschuler, MD
Vincent Barr, MD
Anita Beneke, MD
Kanellos Charalampous, MD
Barry H. Goodfriend, MD
Barbara Heywood, MD
Mary P. Maddock, MD
Ernest Max, MD
Philip B. Rothenberg, MD
Karl Tornyos, MD
Brian R. Tulloch, MD
Peter V. Weston, MD
Associate Members
Wendy Barr, RN, PhD (Vincent)
Paul Maddock (Mary)


Young Physician Organization

Stacy V. Smith, MD – Chair
Monika Patil, MD – Vice Chair
Sachin Jha, MD - Central Branch
Ronnie G. Khoury, MD - Central Branch
Brandi N. Ring, MD - Central Branch
Samar S. Sheth, MD - Central Branch
Jessica Garcia, DO - East Branch
Mohamed F. Almahmoud, MD - North Branch
Sonal Parikh, MD – North Branch
Mohammad A. Ursani, MD - North Branch
Stephen A. Herrmann, MD – Northwest Branch
Savitha Bonthala, DO - Southeast Branch
Elizabeth A. Cloninger, MD – Southeast Branch
Yetunde Sokunbi, MD – Southeast Branch
Vandana Varma, MD - Southwest Branch
Libu Varughese, MD - Southwest Branch
Sajid A. Ali, MD - Western Branch
Latisha T. Rowe, MD - Western Branch
Dharmpal V. Vansadia, DO - Western Branch



2021 HCMS/ HAM Installation of Officers
For more information, contact Teosha Blaylock, Executive Assistant, at 713-524-4267, ext 260, or teosha_blaylock@hcms.org.