The General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program Emerald Award honors highly active and dedicated preceptors who have taught medical students in their practices for the past twenty years. The award is presented to preceptors who have served as mentors to students for at least twenty of those years. We thank these devoted preceptors for the time, knowledge, and energy they have unselfishly given to the future physicians of Texas.

2016: Allan Rowan Kelly, MD, FACP
2016: William Mania, MD, FACP
2016: Louis Torres, JR., MD, FACP
2016: Larry A. Warmoth, MD, FACP
2015: Susan Andrew, MD

Allan Rowan Kelly, MD, FACP

Dr. Kelly, born in 1955, started going to the hospital in 1960 and nursing homes in 1963. Such is the benefit of having a father who was
an internist committed to patients. Dr. Gordon Kelly practiced in Fort Worth (1953-1997) and was Allan’s inspiration and model.

Dr. Kelly’s education was at Amherst College (’77) and UTSWMS (’81). Research interests as a student included cardiac exercise physiology. Residency was at Ohio State University and ID fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center.

In private practice since 1985, he is committed to primary care. Over the past six years, he has pursued geriatric practice innovation (Premium Medical Home). He makes rounds at hospitals, nursing homes, rehab hospitals, assisted living facilities, and of course his
office. He works with medical students regularly.

Dr. Kelly is married to Mary Leslie and they have three children. He attributes any success he has had to Mary’s help, support, and love. Dr. Kelly is grateful to Texas Chapter of the ACP for their work in support of internists and other physicians. His wonderful colleagues
in Fort Worth mean the world to him, especially brother Robert, a geriatrician whose office is next door.

William Mania, MD, FACP

Dr. Mania was born in 1957. He graduated from the University of Dallas with a BS in Biochemistry. He received his MD from Texas Tech University in 1981, and completed his Master of Public Health (MPH) in 1987, the same year he started his practice in internal medicine. He is a world traveler who has been to more than 100 countries and has seen all 7 continents. Dr. Mania has served many GIMSPP students over the years in his Richardson office, and his door is always open for more.

Louis Torres, JR., MD, FACP

As an internist in training, I had the advantage of being taught by multiple excellent physicians. A common theme was taking time
to listen to the patients, relating back to the patients what they had to say: in other words, active listening. This has served me well the past 25+ yrs.

When offered the chance of passing on my knowledge and passion to fledgling students, I realized it would benefit them and the patients that they would eventually work with.

I've always enjoyed mentoring students, helping them learn how to work with all varieties of patients, colleagues, office staff and other students. They witness the importance of patient rapport and history taking being at the core of the physician-patient relationship. Moving forward through the physical exam to the assessment and plan round out the process. I reinforce every patient is unique and requires a special touch and all are greeted with a smile, handshake and the appropriate hug.

Demonstration of the plan is unique to each patient, taking into account their insurance, financial and social status, age, mobility and individual beliefs and attitudes. My overall goal is to have the students understand the uniqueness and needs of each patient and help them achieve current and future physical and mental health.

Larry A. Warmoth, MD, FACP

Colonel Larry A. Warmoth is Commander of the 149th Medical Group, 149th Fighter Wing, Lackland JBSA, Texas. In his command capacity, Colonel Warmoth advises the commander of the 149th Fighter Wing on matters pertaining to medical aspects of the health and welfare of the 149th Fighter Wing and the rigorous world of fighter aviation. He also commands the Expeditionary Medical Contingency Management Force, which can respond to natural or manmade disasters with 24 hours.

Colonel Warmoth entered the United States military via the US Marine Corp’s Platoon Leader’s Corp. He transferred to the United States Navy and was selected for Aviation Officers Candidate School at Pensacola, Florida. After earning his Wings of Gold, Colonel Warmoth was the Distinguished Graduate in his F-14A Tomcat course. Following his discharge from the USN he earned a Master’s of Science degree from Colorado State University and worked a research scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Texas Tech University Health Science Center, School of Medicine in 1992.

Dr. Warmoth began his residence in Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona where he was selected as Chief Resident (1995-96). Colonel Warmoth joined the Air Force Reserve in the summer of 1993. Three months later he completed his flight surgery training and in the following five months he graduated from F-16 flight training. In 1996, he became board certified in Internal Medicine. He then returned to academia in 2002 as Nephrology fellow and is board certified, as well. He has served as Chief of Medicine for 8 years, Vice Chief of Staff for 2 years, and is currently Chief of Staff of Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Warmoth is also an assistant Professor of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, School of Medicine.

Susan Andrew, MD

Dr. Andrew has been in solo, private allergy practice in Dickinson, TX for the past 27 years. She graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science. After college, she worked for two years at what is now the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. She attributes this experience as being the major influence on her career path. From there she went to medical school in New York City and graduated from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. She started residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She moved to Houston and finished her residency and fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine. After fellowship, she joined Dr. John Perry at Mainland Allergy Clinic in Dickinson and bought the practice a year later. Ten years ago she added an office in Bellaire and established an allergy clinic for Native Americans at Tuba City Regional Medical Center in Arizona. She started having medical students early on in her clinical practice and
now hosts PA students and Internal Medicine Residents as well.

She is married to Dr. Len Cleary and they have three adult sons, Timothy, James and Daniel Cleary.

“For the students, I hope they gain confidence in being able to interact with patients,
families and staff. I hope that they feel comfortable with getting a history, doing
a physical exam, coming up with a differential diagnosis and plan and then
presenting the patient’s case. I hope the students will learn how to research medical
problems and treatments. Since it might not be another year before further clinical
experiences, I hope the students have had a sufficient clinical exposure “to keep them