Introducing Our New Faculty | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Welcome to West Texas!

The School of Medicine has a passion to provide a prodigious education for our medical students, residents and fellows, along with improving health outcomes in the most unreached, underserved communities in West Texas and around the world. We are excited to have you on board to further our mission.

Amarillo Campus

Department of Family & Community Medicine 

Nolan Farmer
Nolan Farmer, DO
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Chief Resident at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, Texas

Department of Internal Medicine

Omar Salh
Omar Salh, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Mosul University College of Medicine, Mosul, Iraq
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Mark Sigler
Mark Sigler, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Board Certified in:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Critical Care Medicine
Stephen Ursala
Stephen Usala, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
  • Graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
  • Received his PhD from the University of Chicago, Department of Biophysics & Theoretical Biology, Chicago, Illinois
  • Board Certified in:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Endocrinology & Metabolism

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Kaytlin Krutsch
Kaytlin Krutsch, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, Texas
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
David Vineyard
David Vineyard, JD, MD
Associate Professor
  • Graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
  • Graduate of the University of Texas, School of Law, Austin, Texas
  • Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Department of Pediatrics

Palika Datta
Palika Datta, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
  • Received her PhD in Biochemistry from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
Christine Garner
Christine Garner, PhD, RD
Assistant Professor
  • Received her PhD in Nutrition, with minors in Epidemiology and Human Development from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Received her RD from the University of California, San Francisco (UCFS), San Francisco, California

Skyler McLaurin-Jiang
Skyler McLaurin-Jiang, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, Texas
  • Currently pursuing a Master's in Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Public Health.
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
Anders Leverton
Anders Leverton, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies (Magna Cum Laude)

Spencer Pruitt
Spencer Pruitt, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics

 Lubbock Campus

Department of Cell Biology & Biochemistry

Cinnadurai Mani
Chinnadurai Mani, PhD
Research Instructor
  • Graduate of Sri Ramachandra University, Department of Human Genetics, Chennai, India

Department of Family & Community Medicine

Anam Hassan
Anam Hassan, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Completed Residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Odessa, Texas
  • Hospitalist
Maulin Patel
Maulin Patel, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Texas A&M University, College of Medicine, Bryan-College Station, Texas
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Hospitalist

Department of Internal Medicine

Megan Hughes
Megan Hughes, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of the University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas
  • Board Certified in:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Ankush Lahoti
Ankush Lahoti, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Grant Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Board Certified in:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Interventional Cardiology
    • Comprehensive Adult Echocardiography

Department of Medical Education

Alice Villalobos
Alice Villalobos, PhD
Assistant Professor
  • Received her PhD in Physiology from The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tuscon, Arizona

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Roxana Campano
Roxana Campano, MD
Instructor
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, Texas

 

Mary Carroll
Mary Anne Carroll, MD
Associate Professor
  • Graduate of State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • Board Certified in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Active Candidate for Board Certification in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Matthew Porter
Matthew Porter, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas
  • Board Eligible for Certification in Ophthalmology
Shelley Roten
Shelley Roten, OD
Faculty Associate
  • Graduate of the University of Houston, College of Optometry, Houston, Texas

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation

Bryan Bourland
Bryan Bourland, DO
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri
Winston Travis
Travis Winston, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas
  • Chief Resident, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas

Department of Pediatrics

Eudys Briceno-Brito
Eudys Briceno Brito, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Central University of Venezuela, Luis Razetti School of Medicine, Caracas, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • Board Certified in General Pediatrics
  • Completed Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital, New York, New York
Rosa Gomez De Jesus
Rosa Gomez De Jesus, MD
Associate Professor
  • Graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Board Certified in:
    • General Pediatrics
    • Adolescent Medicine
Sergey Kunkov
Sergey Kunkov, MD, MBA
Professor and Chair
  • Graduate of the Pediatric Medical Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Graduate with dual concentration in Finance and Health Care Management from SUNY Stony Brook College of Business, Stony Brook, New York
  • Board Certified in:
    • General Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Rebekah Phillips
Rebekah Phillips, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Medicine, Galveston, Texas
  • Board Certified in General Pediatrics
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Kameron Rogers, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Medicine, Galveston, Texas (Cum Laude)
  • Board Certified in General Pediatrics

Department of Psychiatry

Astik Joshi
Astik Joshi, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, Maharashtra
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry
Tarrah Mitchell
Tarrah Mitchell, PhD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Therapist (In-Process)

Department of Surgery

Brittany Bankhead-Kendall
Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Ross University School of Medicine, Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Chief Resident at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Deepak Bharadia
Deepak Bharadia, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Smt. Nathiba Hargovandas Lakhmichand Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Board Certified in General Surgery
Milos Buhavac
Milos Buhavac, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of the Imperial College London, School of Medicine, London, England
  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Frankie Fike
Frankie Fike, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Board Certified in:
    • General Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery
John Kidwell
John Kidwell, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas
  • Board Certified in General Surgery
Wei Li
Wei Le, MD, MPH, RPVI, RVT
Associate Professor
  • Graduate of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China
  • Graduate of Yale University, School of Medicine & School of Management, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
  • Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)
  • Board Certified in:
    • General Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery
Justin Vaughan
Justin Vaughan, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care Medicine, Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina

Permian Basin Campus

Department of Family & Community Medicine

David Davison
David Davison, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Dalhousie University, School of Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

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Mark Davis, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Chief Fellow in Interventional Cardiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Board Certified in:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Interventional Cardiology
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Alejandra Garcia Fernandez, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of La Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
  • Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania
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Eduardo Alejandro Iregui, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of School of Medicine Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Columbia
  • Currently completing a Masters in Epidemiology at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Columbia
  • Board Certified in:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Infectious Diseases
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Barath Rangaswamy, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Coimbatore Medical College (The Tamilnadu DrMGR Medical University), India
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
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Joseph Shayeb, MD
Associate Professor
  • Graduate of Catholic University of Lille, France (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Board Certified in:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Critical Care Medicine

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Cornelia de Riese
Cornelia de Riese, MD, PhD, MBA, NCMP
Professor
  • Graduate of Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany (Medicine and Immunology)
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas with a Masters in Business Administration in Healthcare
  • Board Certified in:
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP)
Amanda Murray
Amanda Murray, DO
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Department of Pediatrics

Visalakshi Sethurman
Visalakshi Sethuraman, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
Eileen Sheridan-Shayeb
Eileen Sheridan-Shayeb, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
  • Graduate of Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Graduate of the University of Texas at Houston with a Masters in Public Health
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
Stephanie Villarreal
Stephanie Villarreal, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Odessa, Texas
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics

Department of Psychiatry

Mahamudun Nabi
Mahamudun Nabi, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Fellowship in Psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



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