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.


Ruth Berggren, MD, MACP

San Antonio

Julia Andrieni, MD, FACP


Jack Myers, MD, FACP

Governor, Texas Northern

Cynthia Jumper, MD, MPH, MACP

Immediate Past President

Roger Khetan, MD, FACP

Governor-Elect, Texas Northern

M. Tarek Naguib, MD, MBA, FACP


Cynthia Peacock, MD, FACP, FAAP

Governor, Texas Southern

Directors - Northeast
  • Rainer Khetan, MD, FACP - Dallas
  • Deepak Pahuja, MD, MBA, FACP - Dallas
Directors - Northwest
  • Joshua Ronen, MD (Resident Representative) - Permian Basin
  • J. Drew Payne, DO, FACP - Lubbock
  • Dolores Buscemi, MD, FACP -Lubbock

Directors - Far Northwest
  • Fatma Dihowm, MD, FACP -El Paso
  • Abhizith Deoker, MBBS, FACP -El Paso
Directors At Large
  • Prashanth Peddi, MD -Longview
  • Kimberly Sims, MD, FACP - Houston
  • Megan Newman, MD, FACP- Temple
  • Bryan Johnson, MD -Dallas
  • Hani Yousif, MD -Tyler

Directors - Southeast 
  • Sarah Candler, MD, MPH, FACP - Houston
  • Ebima Okundaye, MD, FASN, FACP -Rosharon
Directors - Southwest
  • Aparna Mohan, MD, FACP - McAllen
  • Chelsea Chang, MD, FACP - Edinburg
Student Representatives
  • Natasha Cigarroa - Houston
  • Bates Gribbons - Houston