Our program has been going strong since 1971. We are currently a 10-10-10 program. Several of our current faculty members are UTMB Health residency alumni, including Barbara Thompson (Class of 1974), Angela Shepherd (Class of 1985), Syed Azhar (Class of 1993), Juliet McKee (Class of 2003), Laura Porterfield (Class of 2014), Annie Jan (Class of 2015), Madiha Khan (Class of 2015), and Samuel Mathis (Fellowship Class of 2018).

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Alumni Spotlight

Jorge Duchicela, MD, alumnus and TAFP Family Physician of the YearJorge Duchicela, MD, FAAFP received the distinction of becoming the 2017-2018 Texas Family Physician of the Year by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Duchicela is an alumni of the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program Class of 1988. Dr. Duchicela is a role model for any aspiring or existing family physician and is the epitome of a country doc serving his rural community and beyond. He is a teacher, a community benefactor, an advocate for rural primary care practices in Texas and is loved by his patients, his practice and all students who he takes under his wing. Join us in congratulating Dr. Duchicela on this outstanding honor as Physician of the Year!

Click here to read the article published on Dr. Duchicela in the Texas Family Physician.

Class Notes

Class of 2018

Ndidi Ogechi  Abara, MDPalliative Care Fellowship at UTMB
Taylor Alexander, MD, MBA
Francisco Bueso, MDPrivate Practice, Houston, TX
Nathaniel De La Cruz, MDPrivate Practice, Mission TX
Mercedes Giles, MDTraveling Doctor
Norma Islam, DOFinishing Residency
Carol Ann Linebarger, MDFinishing Residency
Amir Mollaei, MDSt. Francis Medical Center, Monroe LAFellowship in Emergency Medicine
Carnai Simpson, MDMemorial Herman Medical Group, Houston, TX
Chris Simpson , MDMemorial Herman Group, League City, TX

Class of 2017

Tracey Angadicheril, DOBaylor Scott & White, Fort Worth, TX
Chuan Chen, MDPrivate Practice, Coppell, Tx
Meryann Corzo, MDFamily Medicine Specialist of Texas, Katy, TX
Dimple Desai, MDPrivate Practice, McAllen, TX
Shahnawaz Khan, MDCoastal Health & Wellness Clinic, Texas City, TX
Nicole Merli, MDEastside Medical Center, El Paso, TX
Christopher Phillips, MDOak Cliff Medical Treatment Clinic, Dallas, TX
Charvi Shah, MDPracticing in Austin, Texas
Jonathan Soto, MDBaylor Scott & White Colleyville Family Medicine
Bela Toth, DOFamily Care Plus Clinic, Katy, TX

Class of 2016

Rebecca Burke, MDUMC - Tulane Faculty PhysicianFellowship in Palliative Care at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ramon De La Torre, MDUTMB - League City CBC 
Tove Goldson, MD. PhDScott & White Family Clinic, Temple, TX
Hiram Martinez, MDUTMB - League City CBC 
Stephane Ndri, MD, RPhHurst Urgent Care, Hurst, TX (Care Now)
Soraira Pacheco, DOUTHSCH Faculty - GeriatricsFellowship in Palliative Care at UTHSCH
Nida Sajan, DO, MSHorne Urgent Care, Fort Worth, TX (Care Now)
Ana Lucia Siu Chang, MDGonzaba Medical Group, San Antonio, TX
Curtis Van Houten, DOOwns Urgent Care in Weimar, TX
Sandra Villavicencio, MDHealth Center of South Texas, Livingston, TX

Class of 2015

Erick Alvarez, DOGonzaba Medical Group, San Antonio, TX
Peter Beshara, MDUTMB - Texas City CBC 
Sameera Jabeen, MDHouston, Methodist, Baytown, TX
Naiomi Jamal, MD, MPHIndependence, MOReceived her MPH
Quratulanne Jan, MDHenry Ford Medical Group, Springfield, MO
Madiha Khan , MDUTMB Faculty
Preet Mangat, MDMountain Park Health Center, Tempe, AZ
Osama Mohamed, MDKaiser Permanente, Lancaster, CA
Karen Welch, MDOak Hill Health Center, Austin, Texas

Class of 2014

Juan Carlos Hernandez, MDAlameda Clinic, El Paso, TX
Sara Javed , DOBaylor College of Medicine Houston - Faculty
Manju Mahajan, MDCovenant Clinic, Oelwein, IA
William McFarland, MDPracticing in Port Lavaca, TX
Ravi  Morumuru, MDPracticing in Farmington, MO
Estela Mota-Garcia, MDFamily Health Center, Bastrop, TX
Laura Porterfield, MDUTMB Faculty
Monica Prado, MDSanta Clara Clinic, Houston, TX
Hammad Qureshi, MDAffinity Medical Associates, Spring Cypress, TXUTMB Faculty
Evan Underwood, DOYouens & Duchicela Clinic, Weimar, TX

Class of 2013

Saquib Ansari, MDPracticing in Welland Ontario, Canada
Rechelle Asirot, MDMemorial Herman in the Medical Center, Houston, Texas
Soujanya Challa, MDBaylor College of Medicine Pasadena - FacultyFellowship in Geriatric Medicine at UTMB
Myers Hurt, MDParis Family Physicians, Paris, TXFaculty at UTMB
Maimoona Nizami, MDSt. Lukes Health, Kingwood, TX
Sai Palepu, MDHamilton Memorial Hospital, McLeansboro, IL
Jose Enriquez Perez, MDMercy Clinics, Brownsville, TX

Class of 2012

Rory Bradt, DONorth Sound Family Medicine, Bellingham, WA
Branka Kosarac, MDHouston Methodist Pearland, TX
Maria Mejia, MDPrivate Practice owns clinic, Houston, TX
Jose Mier y Teran, MDKelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston, TX
Jagroop Singh, MDPrimary Care of Salem, Salem, IL
Valeska Wells, DOWhole Health Center, Houston, TX

Class of 2011

Richard Donaldson, DOCanyon View Family Medicine, Spanish Fork, UT
Cesar Gerez, MDWestover Hills Primary Care Clinic, San Antonio, TX
Miguel Guerra, MDRio Grande Regional Hospital, McAllen, TX
Antonia Hernandez, MDSouth Texas Mission Healthcare Clinic, San Juan, TX
Lisset Parets-RodriguezUTMB - League City CBC 
Jose RodriguezUTMB - Friendswood
Bhanu YadikiCabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV