New Faculty Introductions 2020-2021 | 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 Internal Medicine

Ahmed Qasim
Ahmed Qasim, MD
Assistant Professor
    • Graduate of the University of Baghdad, College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq
    • Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Brandon Haney
Brandon Haney, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
  • Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Department of Psychiatry

Raja Kiani
Raja Kiani, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College, Pakistan
  • Post Graduate Training, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Triple Board in:
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatry
    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Department of Surgery

Andre Coombs
Andre Coombs, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
  • Fellowship in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
  • Board Certified in General Surgery
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Mohamed Elfedaly, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
  • Graduate of Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
  • Board Certified in Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, The Ohio State University
Shelby Fields
Shelby Fields, APRN, AGACNP-BC
Faculty Associate
  • Graduate of West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas
  • Certified in Trauma Nursing
  • Certified in Critical Care Support
Bennett Graham
Bennet Graham, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Faculty Associate
  • Graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • Graduate of Simmons University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Abilene, Texas
Jeannette Sandoval
Jeannette Sandoval, APRN, FNP-C
Faculty Associate
  • Graduate of West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas
  • Medical Examiner Certification
  • Stroke Scale Certification
Amy Sappington
Amy Sappington, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC
Faculty Associate
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas
  • Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
Basem Soliman
Basem Soliman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Assiut University, Egypt
  • Graduate of South Egypt Cancer Institute - Assiut University, Egypt
  • Board Eligible for the American Board of Surgery

 Lubbock Campus

Department of Family & Community Medicine

Bharat Bhushan
Bharat Bhushan, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Gandhi Medical College & Hamidia Hospital, Bhopal, India
  • Graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Nibedita Chowdhury
Nibedita Chowdhury, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Graduate of the Uninversity of New England, Beddford, Maine
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Ryan Lurtsema
Ryan Lurtsema, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship at Texas Tech Unviersity Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas

Department of Internal Medicine

Shaili Felton
Shaili Felton, MD
Associate Professor
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas
  • Fellowship in Endocrinology, Barnes Jewish Hospital
William Kennedy
William Kennedy Jr., MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Ross University, School of Medicine, Miramar, Florida
    Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship in Transplant Nephrology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
  • Chief Fellow in Nephrology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
Subodh Kumar
Subodh Kumar, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of the Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • Doctorate in Biotechnology
Pulak Manna
Pulak Manna, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India
  • Doctorate in Biochemical Endocrinology & Reproduction Biology
Sarath Nath
Sarath Nath, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Government Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  • Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, University of Texa Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Chief Resident in Internal Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Alexander Philipovskiy
Alexander Philipovskiy, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
  • Graduate of Odessa State Medical University, Odessa, Ukraine
  • Doctorate in Medical Immunology & Microbiology
  • Board Certified in:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Oncology
Udit Verma
Udit Verma, MD
Professor
  • Graduate of Kin George's Medical College, Luknow University, India
  • Board Certified in:
    • Hematology
    • Medical Oncology
    • Internal Medicine
Murali Vijayan
Murali Vijayan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India
  • Doctorate in Biotechnology
Jason Wischmeyer
Jason Wischmeyer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
  • Graduate of Texas A&M University, College of Medicine, College Station, Texas
  • Graduate (with Honors) of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas
  • Board Certified in:
    • Interventional Cardiology
    • Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Internal Medicine

Department of Medical Education

Christine Prater
Christine Prater, PhD
Faculty Associate
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • Post-doctoral Fellow at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • Expertise in Neuroscience

Department of Neurology

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Sarif Bushnaq, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine
  • Board Certified in
    • Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Vascular Neurology
John Norbury
John Norbury, MD
Associate Professor
  • Graduate of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Certified in Neuromuscular Ultrasound, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Battlefield Acupuncture Certification, Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Registered Musculoskeletal Sonography Certificate
  • Diplomate, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

E. Oluwakemi Ogunjimi
E. Oluwakemi Ogunjimi, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Wright State University, School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio
  • Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Department of Pathology

Dauod Arif
Dauod Arif, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Fellowship in Surgical Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Fellowship in Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
Meenu Sharma
Meenu Sharma, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Medical College, Kanpur (Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University), Kanpur Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Fellowship in Cytopathology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Fellowship in Surgical Pathology, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Chief Resident, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology

Department of Psychiatry

Manish Aligeti
Manish Aligeti, MD
Associate Professor
  • Graduate of the University of Bombay, Mumbai, India
  • Graduate of Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • Certification in Telemedicine
Wail Amor
Wail Amor, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas
  • Chief Psychiatry Resident, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas

Department of Surgery

Shamini Parameswaran
Shamini Parameswaran, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas
  • Administrative Chief Resident, Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Permian Basin Campus

Department of Family & Community Medicine

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Katie Corkill, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
  • Residency in Family & Community Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Odessa, Texas
  • Board Eligible

Department of Internal Medicine

Vijay Eranki
Vijay Eranki, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, India
  • Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Chief Resident in Internal Medicine, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center/University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Department of Internal Medicine

Hassan Khalid
Hassan Khalid, MD
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Permian Basin Campus
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

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Victor Levy, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor
  • Graduate of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Board Certified in:
    • Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Cardiology
    • Neonatology