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.


Julia Andrieni, MD, FACP


M. Tarek Naguib, MD, MBA, FACP


Roger Khetan, MD, FHM, FACP

Governor, Texas Northern

Ruth Berggren, MD, MACP

San Antonio
Immediate Past President

    Alejandro Moreno, MBBS, JD, MACP

    Governor-Elect Designee, Texas Southern 

Bryan Johnson, MD, FACP


Cynthia Peacock, MD, FACP, FAAP

Governor, Texas Southern

    Directors - Northwest
    • J. Drew Payne, DO, FACP - Lubbock
    • Dolores Buscemi, MD, FACP -Lubbock

    Directors - Far Northwest 
    • Fatma Dihowm, MD, MS - El Paso
    • Abhizith Deoker, MBBS, FACP - El Paso

Directors - Northeast
  • Deepak Pahuja, MD, MBA, FACP - Dallas
  • Rahulkumar Singh, MD, FACP -Frisco

Directors At Large
  • Kimberly Sims, MD, FACP - Houston
  • Megan Newman, MD, FACP- Temple
  • Aliza Norwood, MD -Austin
  • Hani Yousif, MD -Tyler
  • ASM Islam, MD, FACP -Amarillo

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

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

    Directors - Southwest
    • Aparna Mohan, MD, FACP - McAllen
    • Chelsea Chang, MD, FACP - Edinburg

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