Clinician of the Month- July 2022
Sunil Sahai, MD, FACP, FAAP, CMQ
Division Chief, General Medicine
Professor, Internal Medicine
Please join the Academy of Master Clinicians in congratulating and recognizing Dr. Sunil Sahai. Dr. Sahai is an advocate for patients being a partner in their healthcare and is recognized internationally as an expert in the Perioperative Care of the Cancer
Patient. In addition, he is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and is a champion in quality improvement and patient safety.
Congratulations Dr. Sahai!
Clinician of the Month- May 2022
Crystal Sierra, MD, FAAP
Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, Friendswood
Please join the Academy of Master Clinicians in congratulating and recognizing Dr. Sierra. She is an exceptional physician which is highly revered by her patients and colleagues.
Congratulations, Dr. Sierra!
Clinician of the Month- April 2022
Brian Smith, MD
Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
Please join the Academy of Master Clinicians in congratulating and recognizing Dr. Smith for his unyielding commitment to people, patients, and UTMB. He is an exemplary surgeon who is highly revered for his care and compassion.
Congratulations, Dr. Smith!
Clinician of the Month - March 2022
Harold Pine, MD, FAAP, FACS
Medical Director, Inpatient ENT and Pediatrics
Please join the Academy of Master Clinicians in congratulating and recognizing Dr. Pine. He is a Texas Super Doctor and identifies as a resource responsive health care provider for the LGBTQIA+ community. He does global medical missions and is an accomplished author.
Congratulations, Dr. Pine!
Clinician of the Month - February 2022
Deborah Carlson, PhD
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
Director, Audiology & Speech Pathology
Dr. Carlson has been recognized at the local, state and national levels for her work related to quality measures, standards of care, and consumer education. She is best known for her work in communication disorders. When patients speak of
her they all refer to her a "my" doctor and take pride in the association She is active in adult and pediatric hearing loss. Dr. Carlson has established standards and administering the birth screening programs at UTMB, and is very active
in medical education.
Congratulations, Dr. Carlson!
Clinician of the Month - January 2022
Patricia Rogers, MD, FAAP
Professor, General Pediatrics & Urgent Care
Professor, Family Medicine
Dr. Rogers is known as an enthusiastic medical educator and has received numerous teaching awards. The UT Board of Regents has named her a Distinguished Teaching Professor for her significant contributions to medical education. She is a scholar
in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine, a member of the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers, and is listed in the Texas Hall of Fame of Super Doctors. Dr. Rogers has received the Martin Luther King award for her significant contributions
in promoting equity within the community and at UTMB.
Congratulations, Dr. Rogers!
Clinician of the Month - December 2021
Victor Sierpina, MD
Medical Director, Island West Clinic
Professor, Family Medicine
Director, Medical Student Education, and Faculty Development
Dr. Sierpina has a relentless commitment to people, patients, and UTMB. He is an extraordinary leader, a kind and caring physician, and is highly regarded by his peers, patients, and staff. His patient centric approach to quality health care,
passion and commitment to student education, and mentorship is unparalleled. Dr. Sierpina is very deserving of this award and has made exceptional contributions to UTMB.
Congratulations, Dr. Sierpina!
Clinician of the Month - November 2021
Amr Abouleish, MD, MBA
Division Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Dr. Abouleish is an exceptional leader and expert in the field of pediatric anesthesiology. He is well respected and admired by his peers, and highly regarded by staff and fellows, and residents. His clinical expertise, unwavering passion
for quality in patient care, and exemplary leadership has positively impacted and influenced many in the industry. Dr. Abouleish embodies this award, and is recognized for his outstanding service, commitment, and professionalism.
Congratulations, Dr. Abouleish!
Clinician of the Month - October 2021
Laith Alzweri, MD, MRCS, FECSM
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
Director, Men's Health and Reconstruction
Associate Director, Residency Program
Dr. Alzweri is a well respected clinician-educator and leader. He has clinical expertise in most aspects of urology, and has a relentless commitment to people, patients, and UTMB. Dr. Alzweri is a thought leader in his field, and holds various leadership positions in a variety of organizations. He has recently taken on additional leadership roles during the pandemic centered on improving the care of UTMB patients. He exemplifies this award and is the future of UTMB.
Congratulations, Dr. Alzweri!
Clinician of the Month - September 2021
Premal Patel, MD, MSc, FACP
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Chair, John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Global Health Education
Dr. Patel promotes a patient-centered environment of care that is mindful of cultural humility. She is a very respected clinician-educator and is accredited through the American Academy of HIV Medicine as an HIV specialist. Her clinical work is highly
regarded and has been acknowledged by her appointment as a scholar in the John P McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. Dr. Patel is very active in medical education and has taken many key leadership roles in advancing the educational platform for
all learners both locally and throughout the community. She is the Associate Director of the Center for Global Health Education, co-coordinator of the Global Health Interprofessional Core Course, holds leadership in SCOPE and TEAM, and co-created
the SOM course for MSI called META.
Congratulations, Dr. Patel!