Board of Directors

The Board sets policy and provides leadership for the Texas Chapter of the ACP, including planning strategically for the Chapter’s growth; determining the mission, goals, and priorities; and allocating resources in line with those priorities. Members, Fellows, and Masters of the ACP are eligible for election to the board. Each of Texas’ four regions elects a director, and another director is elected at-large. Directors serve three-year terms and attend quarterly meetings of the board to oversee the activities and programs of the Chapter.


M. Tarek Naguib, MD, MBA, FACP


Austin Metting, MD, FACP


Roger Khetan, MD, FHM, FACP

Governor, Texas Northern

Julia Andrieni, MD, FACP

Immediate Past President

    Alejandro Moreno, MBBS, JD, MPH, MACP

    Governor-Elect, Texas Southern 

Bryan Johnson, MD, FACP


Cynthia Peacock, MD, FACP, FAAP

Governor, Texas Southern

    Directors - Northwest
    • Omar Bazzaz, MD, MHA* - Amarillo
    • Dolores Buscemi, MD, FACP -Lubbock

    Directors - Far Northwest 
    • Mariela Lane, MD* - El Paso
    • Abhizith Deoker, MBBS, FACP - El Paso

Directors - Northeast
  • Scott Yates, MD, MBA, MS, MHA, FACP* -Plano
  • Rahulkumar Singh, MD, FACP -Frisco

Directors At Large
  • Martha Danhof, DO, FACP* - Ft. Worth
  • Megan Newman, MD, FACP* - Temple
  • Manasi Kekan, MD, MMM, FACP* - Houston
  • Hani Yousif, MD - Tyler
  • ASM Islam, MD, FACP - Amarillo

Directors - Southeast 
  • Ebima Okundaye, MD, FASN, FACP -Rosharon
  • Lindsey Sonstein, MD, FACP -Galveston

    Directors - Southwest
    • Aliza Norwood, MD, FACP* - Austin
    • Chelsea Chang, MD, FACP - Edinburg

    Student Representatives
    • Brittany Tu - Lubbock
    • J. Alberto Maldonado-Galveston

    Resident Representatives
    • Maria Najam, MD - Harlingen
    • Akash Paresh Patel, MD - Austin
    • Kahtan Fadah, DO - El Paso
    • Moe Ameri, MD - Galveston
    • Bryan Baker, DO -Galveston
* Director-Elect Designee