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.


Cynthia Jumper, MD, MPH, MACP


Ruth Berggren, MD, MACP

San Antonio

Jack Myers, MD, FACP

Governor, Texas Northern

Steven Ray Hays, MD, FACP

Immediate Past President

Antonia Davidson, MD, FACP


Cynthia Peacock, MD, FACP, FAAP

Governor, Texas Southern

Directors - Northeast
  • Som Aftabizadeh, MD (Resident Representative) - Dallas
  • David Auerbach, MD, FACP - Dallas
  • Rainer Khetan, MD, FACP - Dallas
Directors - Northwest
  • Joshua Ronen, MD (Resident Representative) - Permian Basin
  • M. Tarek Naguib, MD, MBA, FACP - Amarillo
  • J. Drew Payne, DO, FACP - Lubbock

Directors - Far Northwest
  • Thwe Htay, MD, FACP - El Paso
  • Fatma Dihowm, MD, FACP -El Paso
Directors At Large
  • Santhosshi Narayanan, MD, FACP - Houston
  • Prashanth Peddi, MD -Longview
  • Kimberly Sims, MD, FACP - Houston
  • Megan Newman, MD, FACP- Temple
  • Bryan Johnson, MD -Dallas

Directors - Southeast 
  • Tushar Ramesh, MD (Resident Representative) - Houston
  • Julia Andrieni, MD, FACP - Houston
  • Sarah Candler, MD, MPH, FACP - Houston
Directors - Southwest
  • Jerry Fan, MD, (Resident Representative) - Temple
  • Homar Bartra, MD, FACP - New Braunfels
  • Aparna Mohan, MD, FACP - McAllen
Student Representatives
  • Natasha Cigarroa - Houston
  • Giuiseppe (Allan) Fonseca - McAllen