Respiratory Care

Faculty & Staff

Department of Respiratory Care
School of Health Professions
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1146

O: SHP/SON 3.724
P: 409-772-5693
F: 409-772-3014
E: shprespc@utmb.edu

Department Faculty

José Rojas

José D. Rojas, PhD, RRT-RPFT

Associate Professor and Chair

jdrojas@utmb.edu

Web Biography

Daneen Nastars

Daneen Nastars, DHSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Program Director

danastar@utmb.edu

Web Biography

Bruce Adcock

Bruce Adcock, MEd, RRT-NPS

Assistant Professor of Instruction

bradcock@utmb.edu

Web Biography

Sachin Patel

Sachin Patel, MHA, RRT, RRT-ACCS

Assistant Professor of Instruction

sk3patel@utmb.edu

Web Biography

Brian Walsh

Brian K. Walsh, PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, RPFT, FAARC

Associate Professor and Program Director MSRC Bridge

bkwalsh@utmb.edu

Web Biography

Melissa Yanes

Melissa Yanes, MS, RRT-ACCS

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Director of Clinical Education

mjyanes@utmb.edu

Web Biography

Department Staff

Gina Rovello-Martinez

Gina Rovello-Martinez

Coordinator II

garovell@utmb.edu

Medical Doctors

Aristedes Koutrouvelis

Aristedes P. Koutrouvelis, MD, FCCP

Co-Medical Director, Professor

arkoutro@utmb.edu

Beth Teegarden

Beth Teegarden, MD

Co-Medical Director

beteegar@utmb.edu

Program Faculty

Jon Nilsestuen, PhD, RRT, FAARC
Professor Emeritus and Retired Chair

Ron Mlcak, PhD, RRT
Clinical Faculty, Director of Respiratory Care - Shriners Burn Institute

Denise McElyea, RRT, RPFT, MSM
Clinical Faculty, Manager, Respiratory Care Services - UTMB

Clinical Instructors

Kelley Cuellar, BSRC, RRT
Texas Children's Hospital

Saba Fatima, BSRC, RRT
Texas Children's Hospital

Brandy Fuqua, BSRC, RRT-NPS
Jennie Sealy Hospital - UTMB Health

Adrian Gonzalez, BSRC, RRT
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital

Marcella Herrera, BS, RRT
Children's Memorial Herman Hospital

Sonia Jiwani, BSRC, RRT-NPS
Texas Children's Hospital

Jessica Malhotra, BSRC, RRT, AE-C
Jennie Sealy Hospital - UTMB Health

Rufus Stephen, MHA, RRT
Houston Methodist Hospital


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