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Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Committee


Board of Directors

Hamilton Baiden, President
Brad Shwer, Past President
Lorna Banister, Vice President
Jodi Bohr, National Board Representative
Luc Bouchard
Mark B. Fast
Pamela Fuller, M.D.
Nikhita Godiwala
Penny Morgan Overgaard,
Kylie E. Mote
Sharon Rayman, RN, MS
Karen Snyder
Erica Stutman
Hugo Vargas, M.D., FACP, FACG
Susan Viall, RN


Honorary Board of Directors

Michael S. Altman, M.D.
Mitchell Shub, M.D.


Medical Advisory Committee

Hugo Vargas, M.D., FACP, FACG, Chairman,
Richard Manch, M.D., FACP, FACG, Past Chairman,
Michael S. Altman, M.D.
Thomas D. Boyer, M.D.,
David Douglas, M.D.,
Bradford Gelzayd, M.D., FACP, FACG,
Shahid Habib, M.D.
David Leff, D.O.,
Alan Leibowitz, M.D.,
Gavin Levinthal,M.D.,
Ester Coelho Little, M.D.,
Jorge Rakela, M.D.,
Neil J. Shernoff, M.D., AGAF
Mitchell Shub, M.D.,
Charlie M. Thomas, LCSW, ACSW,
Scott Wilson, M.D.,
Mark Wong, M.D.,


North Texas Board of Directors

Joseph A. Benedetto, Sr.
Angela Grappe
Miya McClary
Rama Venkatraman

South Texas Board of Directors

Daniel Leung, MD President
BJ Bergeron, Past President
Julie Corkrean
Barry Esene
Rachel Goldsmith
Ben Hays
Blaine Hollinger, MD, MAC Co-Chairman
Tabitha D. Russell


Medical Advisory Committee

F. Blaine Hollinger, MD, Co-Chairman
John M. Vierling, MD
, Co-Chairman
Victor Ankoma-Sey, MD
J. Steve Bynon, MD FACS
Robert Davis, MD
Michael Fallon, MD
Douglas Fishman, MD
Joseph Galati, MD
John Goss, MD
Sanjiv Harpavat, MD
Daniel Leung, MD
Victor Machicao, MD
Harrys Torres, MD

Page updated: July 26th, 2016