Residency Program

Residency Program

Program Leadership

Nicole Hancock, MD
Internal Medicine Program Director

Nigil Thaimuriyil, DO
Associate Program Director

Antonio Remirez, MD
BHSET Designated
Institutional Official

Garrett Craver,
LPC Supervisor, M.Ed., MBA
Institutional Coordinator

Deena Brevell, BBA
Department Director &
Program Coordinator, Internal Medicine Residency

Marsha Sellner
DIO Sam Houston State University

Liz Thurston
Clinic Manager

Internal Medicine Core Faculty

Jaweed Akhter, MD

John Fowler, MD

Msonthi Levine, MD

Rahul Patri, MD

Earle Thornhill, MD, FACP

William S. Burkes, MD

Clinic Faculty

Rosemary Eseh-Logue, MD

Clinic Faculty

Juan Iribarren, MD

Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care

PGY 1 Residents

Reniba Babu, MD

McGovern Medical School
UTHSC Houston

Parkash Bachani, MD

Liaquat University of Medicine
& Health Sciences

Harika Chintalapalli Patta, MD

Rural Medical College of
Pravara Medical Trust

Sunita Devi, MD

Liaquat University of
Medical & Health Sciences

Shorouk Elshafei, MD

Mansoura University
Faculty of Medicine

Amr Hamed, MD

Ain Shams University

Abdullah Jamal, MD

King Edward Medical College

Mustafa Khan, MD

Ziauddin Medical College

Anirudh Madabhushi, DO

University of the Incarnate Word
School of Osteopathic Medicine

Viralkumar Patel, MD

SBKS Medical Institute
& Research Centre

Iqra Qazi, MD

Baylor College of Medicine

Anubhav Singh, MD

Bangalore Medical College
and Research Institute

Syed, Abdus-Samad, MD

Gulf Medical University

FNU Versha, MD

Liaquat University of
Medical & Health Sciences

PGY 2 Residents

Mohamed Riad Abouzid, MD

Mansoura University
Faculty of Medicine

Junaid Anwar, MD

King Edward Medical University

Merideth Chilton, MD

University of Texas Medical Branch

Samar Eldahtoury, MD

Mansoura University
Faculty of Medicine

Derek D. Hinds, MD

St. Mathew's University

Muhammad S. Khan, MD

Karachi Medical and Dental College

Sarim A. Khan, MD

Dow Medical College

Areeba Memon, MD

Gulf Medical University

Thao Nguyen, DO

Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ahmed Sharaf, MD

Ain Shams University

Amanda J. Smith, DO

Arizona College of Osteopathic
Medicine - Midwestern University

PGY 3 Residents

Ahmed Abdelhakeem, MD

Ain Shams University

Victor Gonzalez, MD

McGovern Medical School
UTHSC Houston

Zafar Jadwet, MD, MBA

Medical University of Lublin

Syed Jilani, MD

Dow International Medical College

Thulasee Jose, MD

American University of Antigua

Faiza Khan, MD

Windsor University

Amanda Camargo Martins, MD

Universidade Federal de Sao Palo

Shereen Naccour, MD

Universidad del Norte

Kristi Pejo, MD

Medical University of Lublin

Muhammad Qaisar, MD

Medical University of Lublin

Sybert Sellen Sanchez, MD

Universidad de Ciencias Medicas
de Santiago de Cuba

Muhammad Siddiqi, MD

Dow Medical College

Raza Zarrar, MD

Lahore Medical College

2022 Resident Graduate

Christopher Deal, MD

McGovern Medical School
UTHSC Houston

2023 Resident Graduates

Daniel Enwere, MD

Baylor College of Medicine

Steve Haake, MD

American University of Antigua
College of Medicine

Jason Qualley, MD

American University of
the Caribbean, St. Maarten

Albert Samost, MD, JD

Cooper Medical School
of Rowan University

Nigel Thaimuriyil, DO

Campbell University School of
Osteopathic Medicine

Ankit Vyas, MD

Government Medical College Surat

INTERNAL MEDICINE PROGRAM

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Nicole Hancock, MD

Bio

Dr. Hancock, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, joined the medical staff of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in October, 2017. Currently, Dr. Hancock is the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Chair and also serves as a Medical Executive Committee Member at Large. As the Assistant Hospitalist Director with Diagnostic Group, she also provides care for private patients. Dr. Hancock has gained experience as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Professional Research Assistant. She has been involved in several publications and presentations.

Education

  • MD (2011) – University of Colorado
    Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
  • Internship/Residency (2014) –
    Penn State Milton S. Hershey, Hershey, PA
  • Internal Medicine Residency Program

Clinical Interests

  • Resident Education
  • Quality Improvement
  • Patient Satisfaction

Antonio Remirez, MD

Bio

Dr. Remirez, Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director and BHSET Designated Institutional Officer, has been a member of the medical staff of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas since 1994. Since that time, he has been in private practice with an emphasis on prevention and wellness. Dr. Remirez has held many medical staff leadership positions such as Chief of Staff, Quality Improvement Committee Chair and most recently, QIC Member at Large, Medical Executive Committee Secretary/Treasurer, and Utilization Review Chair. His experience includes, but is not limited to, critically ill patient management, rehabilitation medicine, chronic ventilator dependent patients and critical would care. From 1992 to 1994, Dr. Remirez participated as clinical training faculty at St. Luke’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Remirez is fluent in English and Spanish.

Education

  • MD (1989) – Baylor College of Medicine,
    Houston, TX
  • Internship/Residency (1992) –
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
    1993

Clinical Interests

  • Resident Education
  • Quality Improvement
  • Patient Satisfaction

Jaweed Akhter, MD

Bio

Dr. Jaweed Akhter, Internal Medicine Residency Core Faculty, joined the medical staff of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in 2014. He was a member of the Medical Executive Committee as the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee Chair in 2017 to 2019. Dr. Akhter is a hospitalist at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas and also provides care to his private clinic patients at Southeast Texas Medical Associates.

Education

  • M.B.B.S. (1984) – University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.
  • Internship (1985) – Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.
  • Fellowship (1996) – Univ of Nebraska Med Center, Omaha, Diabetes Endo and Metabolism
  • Residency  (1998) – University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Resident Education
  • Patient Satisfaction

John Fowler, MD

Bio

Dr. Fowler, Internal Medicine Residency Core Faculty, was appointed a member of the medical staff of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in 2002. In addition to standard clinical duties during his residency, he also supervised medical students during their internal medicine clerkships. His experience includes UTMB Assistant Clinical Professor, Alumni Board of Trustees, UTMB Diversity in Education Committee Member and Regional Medical Director for Gentiva Hospice. Dr. Fowler is currently in private practice with interests in Infectious Disease (particularly HIV) and Nephrology.

Education

  • MD (1998) – University of Texas Medical Branch,
    Galveston, TX
  • Internship/Residency (2001) – St. Joseph Hospital/Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
    Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine/
    Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Resident Education
  • Quality Improvement
  • Patient Satisfaction

Msonthi Levine, MD

Bio

A native of Beaumont, Texas, Dr. Levine, Internal Medicine Residency Core Faculty, joined the medical staff of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in 2005. Returning to Beaumont has allowed him to give back to the community that gave him so much while he was growing up. His patients’ health is his top priority where he owns and operates his private practice, Golden Triangle Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Levine has participated on the Credentials Committee as a Medicine Representative. He conducts a live television program called “Ask the Doc” along with a live radio program on Saturday mornings called “Dr. Levine’s Medical Hour”.

Education

  • MD (1997) – University of Texas
    Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Internship/Residency (2000) –
    University of Texas Health Science Center,
    San Antonio, TX
  • Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Clinical Interests

  • Resident Education

  • Geriatrics

  • Quality Improvement

  • Patient Satisfaction

Rahul Patri, MD

Bio

Dr. Patri, Internal Medicine Residency Faculty, joined the medical staff of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas after completion of his Fellowship in 2014. He previously served as a Member at Large on the Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Patri joined Cardiac Consultants to provide cardiac care to private patients. Academic positions during his education include Co-Investigator and Research Assistant.

Education

  • MD (2007) Robert Wood Johnson Medical School –
    UMDNJ, Piscataway, NJ
  • Internship/Residency (2010)
    New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill
    Cornell Campus, New York, NY
    Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Fellowship – Beth Israel Medical Center,
    Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY
    2013 – Cardiovascular Disease
    2014 – Interventional Cardiology
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.

Clinical Interests

  • Resident Education

  • General Cardiology

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Interventional Cardiology

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology

Juan Iribarren, MD

Bio

Dr. Iribarren, Internal Medicine Residency Faculty, joined the medical staff of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas after completion of his Fellowship in 2013. He previously served as a Member at Large on the Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Iribarren provides care to his private patients at Diagnostic Group located in Beaumont, TX. Dr. Iribarren was ranked 1st in his medical school graduating class. His training highlights include general pulmonary and critical care medicine with formal training in lung cancer, asthma/COPD, pulmonary hypertension and lung transplantation. His clinical expertise includes advanced bronchoscopic procedures, EBUS, electromagnetic navigation and endobronchial therapies, and advanced ICU care (ECMO, VADs). Dr. Iribarren has knowledge of the latest medical techniques and equipment through ongoing training and education. Dr. Iribarren is fluent in English and Spanish.

Education

  • MD (2005)
    Universidad de Oriente, Bolivar, Venezuela
  • Internship/Residency (2010)
    Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
    Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Fellowship (2013)
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care

Clinical Interests

  • Resident Education
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

PSYCHIATRY PROGRAM

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P.K. Roy, MD

Bio

Dr. Roy, Psychiatry Residency Program Director, is board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a fellow with the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the medical staff of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas and is a practicing Psychiatrist at Baptist Behavioral Health Center treating patients in the inpatient setting as well as patients who are in the partial hospitalization program, Tranquility.

Education

  • MD (1978) – Seth GS Medical College, University of Bombay, Parel, Bombay, India
  • Residency (1988) – Psychiatry at Texas Tech University

Clinical Interests

  • Resident Education
  • Quality Improvement
  • Patient Satisfaction

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

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