Texas ACP News and Updates


Congratulations New Texas Fellows


Congratulations Student Presenters & Finalists 2020! 

Congratulations on Your Recent Election to Fellowship! 

The following members were approved by the Credentials Committee for election to Fellowship on July 1, 2021. Please join us in celebrating the following members and all new Fellows  in the College. 

Omowunmi Aibana, MD FACP
Ratna C Boppana, MBBS FACP 
Andrea B Braun, MD PhD FACP
Ramesh Hariharan, MD FACP
Aasia B Khan, MBBS FACP
Amanda L Marshall, MD FACP
Tim Mercer, MD FACP
Lavanya Vuppu Panghat, MBBS FACP
Kamlesh B Thaker, MD FACP

Share the News! ACP encourages new Fellows to share this achievement with two opportunities to send a news release upon your election to fellowship, or, following your participation/induction at one of the next three ACP Internal Medicine Meetings. 

Share within your Practice! Proudly explain your FACP credential and download ACP's flyer to display or give to patients. 

Help Sponsor a Colleague to Fellowship ! As a Fellow, you may help your deserving colleagues in their application to Fellowship too! 

Medical Student Abstract State Finalists

Special Thanks to the Clark. R. Gregg Fund of Texas Health Resources Foundation for your generous support of the Medical Student & Resident Abstract Competitions this year! 
Clinical Vignette Category (Oral Presentations):
1st place - Kaylee O'Connor, The University of Texas at Austin | Dell Medical School, Keeping a Pulse on the Physical Exam 

As the winning presentation for the Texas Chapter Oral Clinical Vignette for Medical Students, Kaylee will represent the Texas Chapter by automatically advancing to the National ACP Abstract Competition 2021 as clinical vignette poster. 

2nd place - Salil Ojha, The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, Atypical Cutaneous Ulcerations in an AIDS Patient Masquerading as Disseminated Cryptococcus neoformans 
3rd place - Fariha Hameed, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School, Role of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Extracorporeal Carbon Dioxide Removal in COVID-19 Management 

Clinical Vignette Category (Poster Presentations):

1st place - Matthew Seghers, The University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School, Simultaneous Occult Bilateral Hemispheric Infarct in COVID-19 

2nd place - Rahul Shah, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, A Rare Care of Hairy Cell Leukemia Presenting Without Splenomegaly and with Thromboembolism 

3rd place – Srijaa Kannan, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, An Unusual Finding of Negative Oligoclonal Bands in Clinically Definite Multiple Sclerosis 

3rd place – Paul Brindley, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 
Aripiprazole-Induced Tardive Dyskinesia: An Underrecognized Threat? 

Honorable Mentions:
Bonnie Leung, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Screening for Iron Status in Alopecia Areata - to Spot Hereditary Hemochromatosis Early 

Umer Khan, The University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School, Shock and Awe: A 20-year-old Patient with COVID-19 Induced Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome 

Justin Cordova, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 
Anastrozole Monotherapy Insufficient for Symptom Improvement in Breast Cancer-Associated Paraneoplastic Stiff Person Syndrome 

Joshua Cummings, The University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School, 
COVID-19: An Emerging Cause of New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus and Myocarditis 

Samantha Studvick, University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine, 
An Ironic Twist of Fate: An Atypical Presentation of Hereditary Hemochromatosis 
Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Category:
1st place - Isabella Ciuffetelli Alamo, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School, Understanding Outpatient Follow-Up Trends and Emergency Department Return Rates 

2nd Place - Hyun Jung, The University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School, The Effects of an Interactive Nutrition and Cooking Skills Intervention at a Federally-qualified Health Center in Central Texas 

3rd place - Joseph Fischer, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Improving Fall Risk Assessments in a Rural Family Medicine Clinic 

Congratulations to all student presenters! 

Andrew Alter
Abi Amadin
Aaminah Azhar
Neal Bhachawat
Shannon Brewer
Paul Brindley
Natasha Cigarroa
Isabella Ciuffetelli Alamo
Justin Cordova
Joshua Cummings
Kajal Dalal
Siddharth Das
Wajahat Dawood
Nikita Dhir
Steven Diep
Fatima Dollar
Elizabeth Douglas
Annum Faisal
Alexandra Fincher
Joseph Fincher
Armando Flores
Giuiseppe Fonseca
Andrew Gabig
Bernado Galvan
Austin Gay
Nelson Gonzalez
Margaret Goodwin
Fariha Hameed
Madeline Hanes
Emily Haque
Waqas Haques
Samantha Hentosh
Katherine Holder
Dawn Janysek
Hyun Jung
Srijaa Kannan
Umer Khan
Bonnie Leung
Matthew Makanski
J. Alberto Maldonado
Roshni Mandania
Ganesh Maniam
Alexandra Maningat
Jonaphine Rae Mata
Dallas Miller
Harrison Miner
Trishna Modi
Maria Morrow
Maishara Muquith
Monisha Narayanan
Kayla Nguyen
Kaylee O'Connor
Salil Ojha
Caleb Perry
Matthew Parvus
Tucker Pope
Jasmin Rahesh
Dayal Rajagopalan
Sanjana Rao
Jenna Reisler
Nicholas Rowley
Raina Saxena
Matthew Seghers
Rahul Shah
Jason Shiau
Rodolfo Singleterry
Jesus Sotelo
Samantha Studvick
Taylor Sullivan
Brice Thomas

Melissa Victory
Baotran Vo
Jeffrey Wang
Natalie Weston
Benjamin Wrobleski
Tiffany Xu
Dina Zamil
Rachel Zimmerman