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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Cacey Adams, MD

Assistant Professor

Audra Bowman 

Professional Activities

American Academy of Pediatrics
2010-present

Texas Pediatric Society
2010-present

Lubbock-Garza-Crosby County Medical Society
2010-present

Education and Training

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Dept of Pediatrics, 2010-2013
Lubbock, TX

MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, 2010
Lubbock, TX

BS in Biochemistry
Texas Tech University, May 2006
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Parastoo Askari, DO, MS

Assistant Professor

 

Parastoo Askari

Professional Activities                                                                    

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

Pediatric Residency
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2010-2013
Lubbock, TX

DO
University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2006-2010
Dallas, TX

MS
University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2005-2006
Dallas, TX 

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

Nancy Beck, MD

Assistant Professor

Nancy, Beck

Professional Activities

Grand Rounds Director

Education and Training

Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2008-2010
Little Rock, AR

Pediatric Residency
University of Texas Medical Branch, 2004-2007
Austin, TX

MD
University of Texas Medical Branch, 2004
Galveston, TX

Research Interests

Type1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes 
Growth Hormone Deficiency

 

 

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PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY 

Muhittin Belirgen, MD

Assistant Professor

Beligren, Muhitten

Professional Activities

Active member: 
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)  
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 
European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN)
Society of Neurological System Surgery (SSCD) 
Turkish Neurosurgical Society (TND)

Referee/Reviewer for Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice

Education and Training

Spine Surgery Clinical Fellow
University of Iowa Department of Neurosurgery, 2009-2011
Iowa City, IA

Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinical Fellow
UT Southwestern Children’s Medical Center, 2008-2009
Dallas, TX

Neurosurgery Residency
Marmara University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, 2001-2007

Internal Medicine Residency
Marmara University SOM, Department of Internal Medicine, 1999-2001

MD
Marmara University, Faculty of Medicine, 1993-1999

Research Interests

Craniovertebral junction anomalies 
Congenital vertebral malformations
Cytogenetic analysis (Array-CGH) in Pilocytic Astrocytomas 

 

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PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

Michael Bourgeois, MD

Professor

Dr. Michael Bourgeois

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

FellowshipPediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology
University of Texas Medical Branch, 1978-1981

Pediatric Residency
Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1975-1978
Shreveport, LA

MD
Louisiana State University Medical Center SOM, 1975

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Audra Bowman, MD

Assistant Professor

Audra Bowman 

Professional Activities

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010-Present
American Medical Association, 2006-Present

Education and Training

Pediatric Residency
Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, 2010-2013
Kansas City, MO

MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2006-2010
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

  

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NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE

Joy Brooks, MD, FAAP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Audra Bowman 

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

MD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2003-2007
Memphis, TN

BS in Applied Mathematics
University of Central Arkansas, 1999-2003
Conway, AR

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

  

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Summer Davies, MD

Assistant Professor

Summer Davies

Professional Activities                                                        

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010-Present
Texas Pediatric Society, 2013-Present

Education and Training

Pediatric Residency
CMC Levine Children's Hospital, 2010-2013
Charlotte, NC

MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, 2006-2010
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

  

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Sofia Davila, MD

Assistant Professor

Sofia Davila

Professional Activities                                                             

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009-Present
American Medical Association, 2009-Present

Education and Training

Pediatric Chief Resident
Miami Children's Hospital, 2012-2013
Miami, FL

Pediatric Residency
Miami Children's Hospital, 2009-2013
Miami, FL

MD
Autonomous University of Coahuila, 1999-2006
Saltillo, México

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

  

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PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

Daina Dreimane, MD

Associate Professor

Dreimane, Diana

Professional Activities

Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics

Education and Training

Fellowship
Endocrinology and Metabolism, UCLA SOM, 1996-1999
Los Angeles, CA

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1993-1996
Lubbock, TX

Full Postgraduate Course
Riga Medical Institute, 1985-1987
Riga, Latvia

MD
Riga Medical Institute, 1980
Riga, Latvia

Research Interests

Diabetes and growth

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Jennifer Hill, DO

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Hill

Professional Activities                                                             

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010-Present
Texas Pediatric Society, 2010-Present

Education and Training

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2010-2014
Lubbock, TX

DO
University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2010
Fort Worth, TX

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY

Daniel Hurst, MD

Professor

Hurst, Daniel

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

Neurology Residency
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1979-1982
Washington, DC

Pediatrics Residency
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1978-1979
Washington, DC

Pediatrics Internship
Michigan State University, 1977-1978
East Lansing, MI

MD
The Ohio State University, 1977
Columbus, Ohio

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Lara Johnson, MD

Associate Professor

Johnson, Lara

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

MHS
Yale University School of Medicine, 2010
New Haven, CT

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Yale University SOM, 2008-2010
New Haven, CT

Pediatrics Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2002-2005
Lubbock, TX

MD
Baylor College of Medicine, 2002
Houston, TX

BS
Texas Tech University, 1994-1998
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY

Adaobi Kanu, MD

Associate Professor

Kanu, Adaobi

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine, 1999-2002
Houston, TX

Internship
Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, SUNY 1996-1999
Buffalo, NY

MD
University of Connecticut SOM, 1996
Farmington, CT 

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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CRITICAL CARE PICU

Thivakorn Kasemsri, MD, FAAP

Associate Professor

Kasemsri, Thivakorn

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1995-1998
Philadelphia, PA

Pediatric Residency
Georgetown University Medical Center, 1990-1993
Washington, DC

MD
The Medical University of South Carolina, 1990
Charleston, SC

Research Interests

Traumatic Brain Injury in Infants
End of Life Memento Collection in Pediatrics

 

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PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Richard Lampe, MD

Professor and Pediatrics Department Chairperson

Lampe, Richard

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

Fellowship
Pediatrics Infectious Disease, Baylor College of Medicine, 1979-1981
Houston, TX

Pediatric Resident
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1970-1972
Washington, DC

Rotating Internship
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1968-1969
Washington, DC

MD
Marquette School of Medicine, 1968
Milwaukee, WI

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Fatma Levent, MD

Associate Professor

Fatma Levent

Professional Activities                                                        

Medical Director of Infection Control Committee –University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX
Resident Recruitment Committee, TTUHSC
South Plains Immunization Network

Education and Training

Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Baylor College of Medicine, 2006-2009
Houston, TX

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2003-2006
Lubbock, TX

MD
Cukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, 1993-1999
Adana, Turkey

Research Interests

Rapid diagnostics of viral infections
Group B streptococcal infections  
Tuberculosis infections in children
Childhood and adolescent immunizations

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Brenda Martinez, MD

Assistant Professor

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Professional Activities

Member - American Academy of Pediatrics
Member - Texas Pediatric Society

Education and Training

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dept. of Pediatrics 2010-2013

MD 
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine 2006-2010

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE

Ana Montanez, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Motanez, Ana

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

  • Coming Soon

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

  

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PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY

Laszlo Nagy, MD

Associate Professor

Nagy, Laszlo

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

Clinical FellowshipDept. of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Children’s Medical Center South-Western Clinic of University of Texas, 2006-2009
Dallas, TX

Neurosurgical Residency
Budapest, Hungary, 1999-2004

Neurological Residency
Budapest, Hungary, 1994-1999  

MD
Medical School of Semmelweis University, 1988-1994
Budapest, Hungary

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Shaughn Nunez, MD

Assistant Professor

Shaughn Nunez

Professional Activities                                                                

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011-Present
  • American Chemical Society, 2005-Present
  • American Medical Association, 2007-Present
  • Christian Medical and Dental Associations, 2008-Present
  • Texas Medical Association, 2007-Present
  • Texas Pediatric Society, 2008-Present

Education and Training

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2011-2014
Lubbock, TX

MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2007-2011
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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ADOLESCENT MEDICINE

Marcela Nur, MD

Assistant Professor

Nur, Marcela

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

Fellow in Adolescent Medicine
Miami Children’s Hospital, 2005-2008
Miami, FL

Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2001-2002
Baltimore, MD

Pediatric Residency
Miami Children’s Hospital, 1997-2000
Miami, FL

Specialist in Pediatrics
Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, 1992-1995
Bogota, Colombia,

MD and Surgeon
Universidad Industrial de Sanander, 1989
Bucaramanga, Colombia

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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CHILD ABUSE PEDIATRICS

Patti Patterson, MD, MPH

Professor

Patterson, Patti

Professional Activities

TTUHSC Global Health Liaison to Nicaragua
Past President, Texas Pediatric Society
Professor, Department of Medical Education

Education and Training

Fellow
Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, 2004-2005

Fellow
Public Health Leadership Institute Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997-1998

MPH
University of Texas Health Sciences Center, 1990
Houston, TX

Pediatrics Residency
University of Texas Medical Branch, 1983-1986
Galveston, TX

Family Medicine Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1982-1983
Amarillo, TX

MD
University of Texas Medical Branch, 1982
Galveston, TX

BS
Lubbock Christian University, 1978

Research Interests

Prevention of Child Abuse
Reducing the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences

 

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PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

Vasum Peiris, MD

Associate Professor

Peiris, Vasum

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research
Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School, 2005-2008
Boston, MA

Pediatric Residency
Yale School of Medicine, 2002-2005
New Haven, CT

MD
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE 

Fortunato Perez, MD

Clinical Professor

Perez, Fortunato

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

  • Coming Soon

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Rebekah Phillips, MD

Assistant Professor

Rebekah Phillips

Professional Activities                                                              

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010-Present

Education and Training

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2010-2013
Lubbock, TX

MD
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Galveston, TX

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE

Melissa Piepkorn, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Piepkorn, Melissa

Professional Activities

NRP Regional Instructor
American Academy of Pediatrics

Education and Training

Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine, 2005-2008
Indianapolis, IN

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2005-2008
Lubbock, TX

MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2005
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

Simulation Training and Medical Education
Breastfeeding
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Chronic Lung Disease

 

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CRITICAL CARE PICU

Kerrie Pinkney, MD

Associate Professor

Pinkney, Kerrie

Professional Activities

Lubbock Garza County Medical Society, 2012 - Present
Society of Critical Care Medicine, 1997-Present
American Academy of Pediatrics, 1996-Present

Education and Training

Primary Children’s Medical Center, 1999-2002
Salt Lake City, UT

Research Fellow
Intermountain Injury Control Research Center, 1999-2002
Salt Lake City, UT

Fellowship Pediatric Critical Care
University Medical Center, Resident in Pediatrics, 1996-1887

Resident in Family Medicine
University Medical Center, 1995-1996

Residency in General Surgery
York Hospital, 1994-1995

MD
West Virginia University School of Medicine, 1992 1994

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Brian Pomeroy, MD

Assistant Professor

Pomeroy, Brian

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

Pediatrics Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2011-2012
Lubbock, TX

Dallas Pediatrics Residency
Children’s Medical Center, 2009-2011
Dallas, TX

MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 2009
Dallas, TX

BS
University of Texas, 2005
Austin, TX

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST - NEWBORN NURSERY

Kirsten Robinson, MD

Assistant Professor

Robinson, Kirsten

Professional Activities

Medical Director of the UMC Family Care Nursery
Faculty Mentor for the TTSOM P3 Course
Mentor - TTUHSC Pediatric Residency Program
Physician Representative, UMC Baby Friendly Designation Task Force

Education and Training

Pediatrics Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2001-2004
Lubbock, TX

MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, 2001
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

Breastfeeding
Newborn Medicine

 

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PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

Somkiat Sopontammarak, MD or Dr. Sam

Professor

Dr. Sam (Somkiat Sopontammarak)

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

MD
(First Class Honors)
Faculty of Medicine
Prince of Songkla University
Hat-Yai, Songkhla, Thailand

Research Interests

Kawasaki Disease, Rheumatic Fever

 

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PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST

Amy Thompson, MD

Associate Professor

Thompson, Amy

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

Pediatric Residency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2004-2007
Lubbock, TX

MD
Texas Tech University School of Medicine, 2004
Lubbock, TX
MS

Midwestern State University, 1999 

BS
Texas Tech University, 1995
Lubbock, TX

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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CRITICAL CARE PICU

Christopher Todd, MD, MS

Associate Professor

Chris Todd

Professional Activities

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Director, Pediatric Sedation Service
Director, Pediatric Transport
Resident Education

Education and Training

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care
Children's Medical Center at Dallas, 2007-2010
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Pediatric Residency
DeVos Children's Hospital, 2002-2005
Grand Rapids, Michigan

MD
University of Virginia, 2000
Charlottesville, VA

Research Interests

Resident Education
Quality Improvement

  

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GENETICS

Vijay Tonk, MD

Professor

Tonk, Vijay

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

Fellowship in Human Genetics
University School of Medicine, 1990-1992
Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Michigan State University, 1988-1990
East Lansing, Michigan

Ph.D.
Genetics (Cytogenetics) College of Basic Sciences, Haryana Agricultural University, 1987
India

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon


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PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

Surendra Varma, MD

Professor, Vice-Chairperson

Professional Activities

  • Coming Soon

Education and Training

Pediatrics Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital, 1971-1972
Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School, 1971-1972
Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatrics (Endocrinology)
Harvard Medical School, 1969-1971
Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Medicine (Endocrinology)
Harvard Medical School, 1968-1969
Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatrics
King George’s Medical College, 1964-1966
Luckow, India

Internship, Medicine Surgery, OB/GYN
King George’s Medical College Hospitals, 1962-1963
Lucknow, India

Research Interests

  • Coming Soon

 

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