Faculty

caseyDAN CASEY, M.D.
Program Director
Medical Degree: University of Missouri of Columbia, 1995
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Rural Health, Medical Education and Hospital Medicine


haynesJAY HAYNES, M.D.
Senior Vice President
Medical Degree: Louisana State University, Shreveport, 1985
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Medical Management, Special Procedures, No Scalpel Vasectomies


baumerJOANE BAUMER, M.D.
Chair-Department of Family Medicine
Medical Degree: University of California at Davis, 1976
Residency Training: Ventura County Medical Center, California
Special Interests: Health Care Policy Prevention, Health Care Education, Sports Medicine, Obstetrics and Women's Health


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


youngRICHARD YOUNG, M.D.
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: Academic Family Medicine Fellowship, Research, Quality Improvement, and Emergency Medicine


Vinu AlexanderVINU ALEXANDER, M.D.
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, M.D.
Director of Sports Medicine
Medical Degree: UTMB in Galveston, AOA, 1973
Residency Training: UTMB in Beaumont
Special Interests: Sports Medicine, Obstetrics and Emergency Medicine/Critical Care


JASON BREWINGTON, M.D.
Clinical Faculty
Medical Degree: Meharry Medical College, 2006
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: International Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Endoscopy


carterELIZABETH CARTER, M.D.
Director of Quality Improvement
Medical Degree: UTMB in Galveston, AOA, 1981
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Geriatrics, Quality Assurance, Acupuncture and International Medicine


BARBARA ESTMENT, M.D.
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
Special Interests: Women's Health


fulkersonRICHARD FULKERSON, M.D.
Co-Director of Utilization Management
Medical Degree: Univ. of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, 1986
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Obstetrics and computers in medicine


John GibsonJOHN GIBSON, M.D.
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, M.D.
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


kirkMICHELE KIRK, M.D.
Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty
Medical Degree: Texas Tech University Health Science Center, 2001
Residency Training: Texas Tech Pediatrics, Lubbock, Texas
Special Interests: Female Athletes, Pediatric Sports Medicine


kochMARK KOCH, M.D.
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, M.D., F.R.C.S.
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, M.D.
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


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


Robert MenziesROBERT MENZIES, M.D., M.A.
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: Osteoporosis and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound


morenoSANDRA MORENO, M.D.
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, M.D.
Director of Rural Track and Utilization Management
Medical Degree: UTMB in Galveston, 1968
Residency Training: R.E. Thomson Hospital in El Paso
Special Interests: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Breast Cancer and Rural Health


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


riosMATT RIOS, M.D.
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


simmonsSTEVE SIMMONS, D.O.
Director of Pain Management Fellowship
Medical Degree: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, 2000
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interest: Sports Medicine, Pain Management and Medical Education


sleeBARBARA SLEE, M.D.
Clinical Faculty
Medical Degree: University of Iowa, 1976
Residency Training: Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana
Special Interests: Women's Health, Osteoporosis and Community Medicine


Levi SundermeyerLEVI SUNDERMEYER, M.D.
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


thoppilSABNA THOPPIL, D.O.
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


webbANITA WEBB, PH.D.
Director of Behavioral Science
Medical Degree: University of Texas in Austin, 1977
Internship: VA Hospital, Temple, Texas
Special Interests: Resident Well-Being, Lifespan Development and Physician Satisfaction



George ZgouridesGEORGE ZGOURIDES, M.D., Psy.D.
Clinical Faculty
Medical Degree: American University of the Caribbean, 2006
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Integrative Medicine, Clinical Psychology, Ethics