Faculty ScholarsJohn P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine » Click on an image to reveal mini biography Faculty Ashraf M. Aly, MD, PhD, MSc, FACC, FAAP, FASE Close Ashraf M. Aly, MD, PhD, MSc, FACC, FAAP, FASE Dr. Ashraf Aly is a professor of in the departments of Pediatrics and Ob/Gyn at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas. He is the director of Pediatric Cardiology and fetal Cardiology programs. He received his M.D. from Cairo University School of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt and completed his Pediatric residency at Penn State University, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania and Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Michigan Children’s Hospital, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from the George Washington University in Washington DC. He also received two master’s Degrees in Biochemistry and Microbiology. Since his arrival at UTMB in 2003, Dr. Aly has been busy rebuilding a thriving Pediatric and fetal Cardiology programs that provide clinical services to patients with congenital heart diseases from fetal life throughout adulthood. He is very passionate about teaching medical students and pediatric residents many of whom choose a career in Pediatric Cardiology and are currently practicing throughout the country. He received many teaching awards such as: Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award; established by UTMB’s John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine, Educator of the Month Award, Excellence in Medical Student Education Award and Outstanding Mentorship of Resident Scholarly Project Award. He is also one of America’s Top Pediatric Cardiologists. He has about 40 peer reviewed publications and over 100 presentations in national and international conferences. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr Aly is a member of both the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers and the Academy of Master Clinicians, in addition to the faculty Senate, admission and academic progress committees. He is well travelled to the four corners of the world and had been involved in many medical and educational missions in Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, and other countries. He was recently inducted and a faculty scholar in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. Norman Miles Farr, MD, MPH Close Norman Miles Farr, MD, MPH Dr. Farr is a native of Louisiana, graduating from Louisiana State University with a degree in Finance and an Internal Audit minor. He worked in business prior to completing his M.D. / MPH Dual Degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He completed his residency through the Harvard Medicine-Pediatrics program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Farr is an Assistant Professor practicing Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and plans to pursue research in health care delivery models in community settings and practice medical education.Medical/Professional School:University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MD, 2011 Public Health, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MPH, 2011Residencies:Internal Medicine - Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard - Boston, MA, 2015Certifications:American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Sandra S. Hatch, MD, FAACS, FACCS, FACR Close Sandra S. Hatch, MD, FAACS, FACCS, FACR Dr. Sandra “Sunny” Hatch currently serves as Adjunct Professor and Chair for the Department of Radiation Oncology here at UTMB. She is Professor of Radiation Oncology, term tenure, at MD Anderson Cancer Center. At UTMB, she holds 3 endowed positions: John Sealy Distinguished Centennial Chair in Radiation TherapyIrma Labardini Mendoza and Jesse Jesus Mendoza Distinguished Chair in Radiation Oncology in Breast and Gynecologic MalignanciesRuth Levy Kempner Professor in Breast Cancer Dr. Hatch is a faculty scholar and chair in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine and a member of the Academy of Master Clinicians. Sunil K. Jain, MD, FAAP Close Sunil K. Jain, MD, FAAP Dr. Jain is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology. He received his M.B.B.S. from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, India. He completed his Pediatric Residencies at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL. He completed a Neonatal Fellowship at the Royal Women's Hospital & Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne, Australia and B.C.'s Children's Hospital, Vancouver & Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Canada. Dr. Jain assumed the role of director for UTMB's Academy of Master Clinicians (AMC) effective Sept. 1, 2022 and will serve for a three-year term. He has been a member of AMC since its inception. Jong O. Lee, MD, FACS, FCCM Close Jong O. Lee, MD, FACS, FCCM Dr. Lee joined UTMB in 2002, and is a professor of surgery and the director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program, while also practicing at Shriners Hospital for Children-Galveston and UTMB. Over the past 16 years, Dr. Lee has worked tirelessly for burn patients and has been involved in every aspect of burn care. Over the past decade, he’s also been co-investigator for numerous clinical studies, focusing especially on nutrition, resuscitation and wound healing as they relate to burn recovery. Prior to joining UTMB, he completed his residency in general surgery at Temple University in Pennsylvania, earned his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine and his bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan. In addition, he’s served as EMT Medical Director for the 433rd Medical Squadron of the U.S. Air Force Reserve at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Working tirelessly to improve the health and lives of the local community and for people around the world—especially children, Dr. Lee takes great personal care for his patients. As a skilled and dedication surgeon, Dr. Lee has most distinguished himself from his peers in the great care taken to preserve tissues that can durably remain alive for his patients, one of the many complexities presented by burn surgery. In addition, he makes time daily to teach medical students the principles of burn care and surgery, encouraging their participation in all aspects of burn care including in the operating room. His work to teach others has led to numerous honors and accolades over the years, including being recognized with the Department of Surgery’s Outstanding Teacher Award five different years. On several occasions, Dr. Lee has also traveled across the globe—on very short notice—to the scene of disasters to help treat burn victims. Juliet M. McKee, MD Close Juliet M. McKee, MD Dr. McKee joined the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine in 2003. She is a Professor of Family Medicine and serves as the Medical Director of the Island West clinic.Dr. McKee earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed a residency with the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. McKee is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and in Holistic Medicine by the American Board of Holistic Medicine. She is also a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. McKee’s interests are in complementary and integrative medicine, medical student education, resident training, women’s and children’s health and maternity care. C. Joan Richardson, MD Close C. Joan Richardson, MD Richardson has served UTMB as an instructor, clinician, administrator and researcher for more than 26 years. She maintains an active schedule at the university, serving as medical director for Inpatient Services of UTMB hospitals, vice chair of the Pediatrics Department , director of the Neonatology Division and medical director of the Infant Special Care Unit and Newborn Nursery. Richardson is also the UTMB institutional emergency preparedness officer and holds the John Sealy Centennial Chair in Neonatology and is a professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology. She has been honored for her teaching enthusiasm, receiving the Golden Rattle Award for Excellence in Teaching, Pediatrics Department, in 1979 and 2000. Richardson received the Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Administrative Excellence in 1996 and was listed among the "Best Doctors in America, 1996-1997." She also was the keynote speaker for the 1999 UTMB "White Coat Ceremony," when incoming students receive white coats to symbolize the start of their medical education. Arsalan Saleem, MD, DABR® Close Arsalan Saleem, MD, DABR® Dr. Arsalan Saleem is an Assistant Professor in the department of Radiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is the Program Director of the Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program and Associate Program Director the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program respectively. Dr. Saleem earned his medical degree in Punjab, Pakistan. He completed his General Surgery Internship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation before joining the Radiology Residency program at UTMB in 2016. During his time at UTMB, Dr. Saleem has been awarded many honors, including but not limited to: The John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine Thayer Award for Excellence in Teaching (2020), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award (2021), John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award (2022).