Faculty & Staff

caseyDAN CASEY, MD
Program Director
Medical Degree: University of Missouri of Columbia, 1995
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Critical Care Medicine, Medical Education

haynesJAY HAYNES, MD
Senior Vice President and Medical Director, Occupational Health and Safety; Chairman, Practitioner Health Committee
Medical Degree: Louisiana State University, Shreveport, 1985
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital; Masters of Science Medical Management, University of Texas Dallas and University of Texas Southwestern, 2001
Special Interests: Medical Management, Special Procedures, Physician Wellness, Occupational Medicine

glassCRAIG GLASS, MD
Associate Program Director
Medical Degree: UTMB in Galveston, 1977
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Obstetrical Ultrasound, Dermatology, and Geriatrics

youngRICHARD YOUNG, MD
Associate Program Director, Director of Research
Medical Degree: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1990
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interest: Family Medicine Research, Quality Improvement, Healthcare Costs, Healthcare System Reform

Vinu AlexanderVINU ALEXANDER, MD
Maternal-Child Health Faculty
Medical Degree: Stanley Medical, Madras University 1991
Residency Training: Corpus Christi FMR Program, Fellowship in Procedures in Family Medicine/Operative OB
Special Interests: Obstetrics, OB/GYN Ultrasound, Global Health

barbeeJIM BARBEE, MD
Sports Medicine Faculty
Medical Degree: UTMB in Galveston, AOA, 1973
Residency Training: UTMB in Beaumont
Special Interests: Sports Medicine, Obstetrics and Emergency Medicine/Critical Care

brewington-jasonJASON BREWINGTON, MD
Clinical Faculty
Medical Degree: Meharry Medical College, 2006
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: International Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Endoscopy

Transparent PNGTIM CAHILL, MD
Clinical Faculty
Medical Degree: University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis, 2009
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Obstetrics, International Medicine

carterELIZABETH CARTER, MD
Chair of the Department of Family Medicine
Medical Degree: UTMB in Galveston, AOA, 1981
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Geriatrics, Quality Assurance, Acupuncture and International Medicine

clarke-khalilahKHALILAH CLARKE, MD
Sports Medicine Faculty
Medical Degree: Medical University of South Carolina, 2008
Residency Training: Internship: Pediatrics - Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children 2009; Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute 2012; Sports Medicine Fellowship, John Peter Smith Hospital, 2013
Special Interests: Sports Medicine, Post-stroke Rehabilitative Medicine, Spasticity Management, Alternative Pain Management

defauw-nicholas_001.pngNICHOLAS DEFAUW, DO
Sports Medicine Faculty
Medical Degree: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2009
Residency Training: Family Medicine, St. John Providence Health System, Michigan, 2012; Sports Medicine Fellowship, John Peter Smith Hospital, 2013
Special Interests: Sports Medicine, MSK Injuries, MSK Ultrasound, Concussions, Osteopathic Manipulation, Alternative Pain Management

Transparent PNGSARAH DIAZ DE LEON, MD
Clinical Faculty - JPS Health Center Stop Six/Walter B. Barbour
Medical Degree: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital

Transparent PNGBARBARA ESTMENT, MD
Medical Director-JPS Health Center Stop Six/Walter B. Barbour
Medical Degree: Texas Tech College of Medicine in Lubbock, 1998
Residency Training: Corpus Christi FMR Program; Fellowship: Women's Health/OB, Corpus Christi Family Medicine Residency Program, 2002
Special Interests: Women's Health

fulkersonRICHARD FULKERSON, MD
Medical Director of Utilization Management
Medical Degree: Univ. of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, 1986
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Medical Education, Medical Informatics, Geriatrics

John GibsonJOHN GIBSON, MD
Director, Global Health Training and Global Health Fellowship
Medical Degree: Univ. of Texas Southwestern, 1980
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Maternal Health and Operative Obstetrics, Medical Ultrasound, Training, Procedural Training in Family Medicine, Medical Simulation in Family Medicine Training, International Family Medicine Education, Integration of Faith with Family Medical Practice

hadleyLESCA HADLEY, MD
Director of Geriatrics
Medical Degree: Texas Tech College of Medicine in Lubbock, 1998
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Geriatrics, Women's Health, Endoscopy and International Medicine

 hyder-syed_008.pngSYED HYDER, MD
Clinical Faculty
Medical Degree: Deccan College of Medical Sciences
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital

kirkMICHELE KIRK, MD
Program Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship
Medical Degree: Texas Tech University Health Science Center, 2001
Residency Training: Texas Tech Pediatrics, Lubbock, Texas
Special Interests: Female Athletes, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Concussions

kochMARK KOCH, MD
Director of Informatics
Medical Degree: Univ. of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, 1992
Residency Training: San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown, Texas
Special Interests: Endoscopy, Informatics and Sport/Spectator Medicine

kumarPRASANNA KUMAR, MD, FRCS
Director of Family Medicine Inpatient Service
Medical Degree: Kasturba Medical School in India, FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 1973
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Surgical Procedures, Endoscopy, Tropical Medicine and Travel, Geriatrics and Hospital Inpatient Management

Lasater, LorenLOREN LASATER, MD
Chief Medical Director, Department of Family Medicine
Medical Degree: UTMB in Galveston, 1986
Residency Training: Phoenix Baptist Residency Program
Special Interests: Pediatric/Adolescent/Adult Sports Medicine and Health Maintenance

 Transparent PNG REENA MATHEWS, MD
Clinical Faculty - JPS Health Center Stop Six/Walter B. Barbour
Medical Degree: American University of the Caribbean, 2004
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital; Geriatric Fellowship - John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Geriatrics, Hospice

Transparent PNGSHIRLEY MATHEWS, MD
Clinical Faculty
Medical Degree: Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital

Transparent PNGDANIEL MCGILVRAY, MD
Clinical Faulty
Medical Degree: University of North Texas Health Science Center
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Women's Health, Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, Endoscopy, Sports Medicine

David McRayDAVID MCRAY, MD
Director of Maternal-Child Health
Medical Degree: Northwestern University, 1986
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Obstetrics and Family Medicine, OB/GYN Ultrasound, Vasectomy, Global Health, Ethics, Spirituality and Medicine

Robert MenziesROBERT MENZIES, MD, MA
Sports and Pain Medicine Clinical Faculty
Medical Degree: Univ. of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, 2003
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Cancer Pain Management and Sports Medicine

mogonye-jasonJASON MOGONYE, MD
Assistant Program Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship
Medical Degree: Texas Tech University, 2006
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital, 2009; Sports Medicine Fellowship, John Peter Smith Hospital, 2010
Special Interests: MSK Ultrasound, Adolescent Medicine

morenoSANDRA MORENO, MD
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education
Medical Degree: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 2001
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interest: Women's Health, Practice Management and Geriatrics

pateBART PATE, MD
Director of Rural Track and CHCQM Management
Medical Degree: UTMB in Galveston, 1968
Residency Training: R.E. Thomson Hospital in El Paso
Special Interests: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Cancer Diagnosis & Management, and Rural Health

Transparent PNGLINDA PHAM, MD
Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine Faculty
Medical Degree: University Health Science Center at Houston, 2007
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Sports and Interventional Pain Medicine

ranaHETAL RANA, MD
Staff Physician
Medical Degree: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2004
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Hospital Medicine, Medical Education, and EMR

riosMATT RIOS, MD
Director of the Skilled Nursing Unit
Medical Degree: University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, 1997
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Geriatrics, Hospice Care

sleeBARBARA SLEE, MD
Clinical Faculty
Medical Degree: University of Iowa, 1976
Residency Training: Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana
Special Interests: Women's Health, Osteoporosis, and the development of the EMR at JPS

Levi SundermeyerLEVI SUNDERMEYER, MD
Maternal-Child Health Faculty
Medical Degree: University of Kansas, 2001
Residency Training: Scott Air Force Base/Saint Louis University-Belleville Family Medicine Residency, 2004; Obstetric Fellowship, Spokane, WA 2008
Special Interests: Obstetrics, OB ultrasound, Women's care, Vasectomy

tanna-bhavnaBHAVNA TANNA, MD
Medical Director, Lifespan Clinic
Medical Degree: Seth G.S. Medical College
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital and Wichita Falls Residency Program
Special Interests: Community Health, Ambulatory Care, Preventative Care

Transparent PNGSKEETORA TAYLOR, MD
Clinical Faculty - JPS Health Center Stop Six/Walter B. Barbour
Medical Degree: University of Arkansas
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital

thoppilSABNA THOPPIL, DO
Clinical Faculty- JPS Health Center Stop Six/Walter B. Barbour
Medical Degree: University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2000
Residency Training: San Joaquin General Hospital, French Camp, CA
Special Interests: Alternative Medicine

Transparent PNGSUZANNE TOLBERT, MD
Clinical Faculty
Medical Degree: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency Training: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

Transparent PNGYUN TRAN, MD
Clinical Faculty
Medical Degree: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital

webbANITA WEBB, PhD
Director of Behavioral Science
Medical Degree: University of Texas in Austin, 1977
Internship: VA Hospital, Temple, Texas
Special Interests: Lifespan Development, Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology