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.

Officers

Ruth Berggren, MD, MACP

San Antonio
President


Julia Andrieni, MD, FACP

Houston
President-Elect


Jack Myers, MD, FACP

Temple
Governor, Texas Northern

Cynthia Jumper, MD, MPH, MACP

Lubbock
Immediate Past President


Roger Khetan, MD, FACP

Dallas
Governor-Elect, Texas Northern

M. Tarek Naguib, MD, MBA, FACP

Amarillo
Secretary-Treasurer


Cynthia Peacock, MD, FACP, FAAP

Houston
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