DHR Research Academy

DHR Health Institute for Research & Development has established a Research Academy to assist the physician-investigators in obtaining extramural grants and contracts and to offer educational programs that enhance research capacity across the system.

Faculty appointments as Clinical Research Scientist in the Research Academy will be based entirely on merit and on past experience and expertise in research. To apply for appointment, please email your request along with your resume/curriculum vitae to dhrresearch@dhr-rgv.com.

The current list of Clinical Research Scientists with faculty appointments in the Research Academy, DHR Health Institute for Research & Development is provided below:

Allergy & Immunology

  • Maria E. Falcon, M.D.

Bariatric & Metabolic Disorders

  • Michelle Cordoba-Kissee, M.D.
  • Armour R. Forse, M.D., PhD
  • Manish Singh, M.D.
  • Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D.
  • Gerardo Lopez-Mena, M.D.

Cardiology

  • Norman Ramirez, M.D.
  • Mahesh Changlani, M.D.
  • Tawhid Shuaib, M.D.
  • Yamil Wady Aude, M.D.

Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Francisco Bracamontes, M.D.
  • Jaime Villarreal, M.D.

Diabetes & Endocrinology

  • Marcel Twahirwa, M.D.
  • Juan Diego Palacios, M.D.
  • Michele Cordoba-Kissee, M.D.

Ear, Nose & Throat

  • Stefan Shuaib, M.D.
  • Tan Nguyen, M.D.
  • Simon Milov, M.D.

Emergency Medicine

  • Michael Menowsky, M.D.

Functional Medicine

  • Dimple Desai, M.D.

Gastroenterology

  • Murthy S. Badiga, M.D.
  • Rama Behara, D.O.
  • Subrahmanyam Behara, M.D.
  • Carlos Cardenas, M.D.
  • Ingrid Chacon, M.D.
  • Asif Zamir, M.D.
  • Henry Herrera, M.D.

General Surgery

  • Raul Barreda, Jr., M.D.
  • Carlos Garcia-Cantu, M.D.
  • Ricardo Martinez, M.D.

Gynecology

  • Carlos Herrera, M.D.

Hospice/Palliative Care

  • Andrya R. Rivera-Burciaga, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
  • James Castillo, M.D.

Medical Sciences

  • Lisa Treviño, PhD
  • Sohail Rao, M.D., M.A., D.Phil
  • Monica M. Betancourt-Garcia M.D.

Medical Oncology

  • Susannah Cooper, M.D.
  • Sarada Gummadi, M.D.
  • Ghanem Daghestani, M.D.

Neurosciences/Neurosurgery

  • Patricia Fernandez, M.D.
  • Juan Padilla, M.D.
  • Patrick Noonan, M.D.
  • Eduardo Estevis, PhD
  • Zuka Khabbazeh, M.D.
  • Michael J. Burke, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Jaime J. Garza, M.D.
  • Joseph Ogburn, M.D.
  • Efraim Vela, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Carissa Kirk, D.O.
  • Michael Serra, M.D.
  • Jaime Villarreal, M.D.

Pediatrics

  • Martin Garza, M.D.

Pediatric Oncology

  • Juan Carlos Bernini M.D.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Amol Utturkar, M.D.
  • Saroja Viswamitra, M.D.

Psychiatry

  • Adrian Agapito, M.D.
  • Jose E. Igoa, M.D.

Pulmonary/Critical Care

  • Ricardo Abreu, M.D.
  • Adolfo Kaplan, M.D.

Rheumatology

  • Angela Christensen, M.D.
  • Elvin Garcia, M.D.

Stroke

  • Juan Padilla, M.D.
  • Patrick Noonan, M.D.

Surgical Oncology

  • Carlos Garcia-Cantu, M.D.
  • Ricardo Martinez, M.D.
  • Alberto A. Pena, M.D.

Transplant/Hepatology

  • Jose Almeda, M.D.
  • Phillip G. Thomas, M.D.
  • Rashmee Patil, M.D.
  • Mourad M. Alsabbagh, M.D.

Trauma

  • Raul Barreda, Jr., M.D.
  • Carlos Garcia-Cantu, M.D.
  • Jeffery Skubic, D.O.
  • John Orfanos, M.D.
  • Jose Andres Gonzalez, M.D.
  • Rick Martinez, M.D.
  • Robert O. Crous III, M.D.
  • Michael Serra, M.D.
  • Carissa Kirk, M.D.
  • Elzaim Haissam, M.D.
  • Juan Padilla, M.D.
  • Achal Patel, M.D.
  • Gustavo Ramos, M.D.
  • Saroja Viswamitra, M.D.
  • Juan M. Ortiz, M.D.
  • Samuel Serna, M.D.
  • Don Alter, M.D.

Urology

  • Alexander Feigl, M.D.
  • Henry E. Ruiz, M.D.
  • Gaudencio Olgin, M.D.

Uro-Oncology

  • David G. Alonzo, M.D.

Wound Care

  • Noel E. Oliveira, M.D.
  • Rafael Rafols, M.D.