Faculty & Staff

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

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

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

Transparent PNGMONTSERRAT ABADIE-SOLE, MD
Maternal Child Health Faculty​
Medical Degree: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras​
Residency Training: St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Obstetric 
Fellowship: University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Oklahoma​
Special Interests: Operative Obstetrics, Maternal Child Health​

ABEYTAEMILY ABEYTA, MD
Clinical Faculty​
Medical Degree: University of Wisconsin​
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Resident Education, Women’s Health​

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
Clinical 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 PNGRICARDO CASTELLON, MD
Director, Family Health Center​
Medical Degree: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras​
Residency Training: St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Special Interests: Practice Management, Dermatology, Office Procedures​

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

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

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

Transparent PNGSTEVE HOYT, MD
Clinical Faculty​
Medical Degree: : Indiana University
Residency Training: : John Peter Smith Hospital
Obestetric Fellowship: : John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Global Health, Obstetrics, Endoscopy​

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

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

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

Transparent PNGMARK NELSON, MD
Director, International Health Center
Medical Degree: Baylor College of Medicine​
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Special Interests: Global Health, Tropical Medicine​

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 PNGELLISA RAUSCH, MD
Maternal Child Health Faculty
Medical Degree: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Residency Training: : Trident/Medical University of South Carolina
Special Interests: HIV Primary Care, Underserved populations, Operative Obstetrics​

riosMATT RIOS, MD
Clinical Faculty
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
Director, Maternal Child Health
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

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

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