Jorge Duchicela, MD, FAAFP received the distinction of becoming the 2017-2018 Texas Family Physician of the Year by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.  Dr. Duchicela is an alumni of the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program Class of 1988.  Dr. Duchicela is a role model for any aspiring or existing family physician and is the epitome of a country doc serving his rural community and beyond.  He is a teacher, a community benefactor, an advocate for rural primary care practices in Texas and is loved by his patients, his practice and all students who he takes under his wing.  Join us in congratulating Dr. Duchicela on this outstanding honor as Physician of the Year!

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Dr. Jorge Duchicela

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Class of 2018

Ndidi Ogechi  Abara, MD Palliative Care Fellowship at UTMB
Taylor Alexander, MD, MBA
Francisco Bueso, MD Private Practice, Houston, TX
Nathaniel De La Cruz, MD Private Practice, Mission TX
Mercedes Giles, MD Traveling Doctor
Norma Islam, DO Finishing Residency
Carol Ann Linebarger, MD Finishing Residency
Amir Mollaei, MD St. Francis Medical Center, Monroe LA Fellowship in Emergency Medicine
Carnai Simpson, MD Memorial Herman Medical Group, Houston, TX
Chris Simpson , MD Memorial Herman Group, League City, TX

Class of 2017

Tracey Angadicheril, DO Baylor Scott & White, Fort Worth, TX
Chuan Chen, MD Private Practice, Coppell, Tx
Meryann Corzo, MD Family Medicine Specialist of Texas, Katy, TX
Dimple Desai, MD Private Practice, McAllen, TX
Shahnawaz Khan, MD Coastal Health & Wellness Clinic, Texas City, TX
Nicole Merli, MD Eastside Medical Center, El Paso, TX
Christopher Phillips, MD Oak Cliff Medical Treatment Clinic, Dallas, TX
Charvi Shah, MD Practicing in Austin, Texas
Jonathan Soto, MD Baylor Scott & White Colleyville Family Medicine
Bela Toth, DO Family Care Plus Clinic, Katy, TX

Class of 2016

Rebecca Burke, MD UMC - Tulane Faculty Physician Fellowship in Palliative Care at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ramon De La Torre, MD UTMB - League City CBC 
Tove Goldson, MD. PhD Scott & White Family Clinic, Temple, TX
Hiram Martinez, MD UTMB - League City CBC 
Stephane Ndri, MD, RPh Hurst Urgent Care, Hurst, TX (Care Now)
Soraira Pacheco, DO UTHSCH Faculty - Geriatrics Fellowship in Palliative Care at UTHSCH
Nida Sajan, DO, MS Horne Urgent Care, Fort Worth, TX (Care Now)
Ana Lucia Siu Chang, MD Gonzaba Medical Group, San Antonio, TX
Curtis Van Houten, DO Owns Urgent Care in Weimar, TX
Sandra Villavicencio, MD Health Center of South Texas, Livingston, TX

Class of 2015

Erick Alvarez, DO Gonzaba Medical Group, San Antonio, TX
Peter Beshara, MD UTMB - Texas City CBC 
Sameera Jabeen, MD Houston, Methodist, Baytown, TX
Naiomi Jamal, MD, MPH Independence, MO Received her MPH
Quratulanne Jan, MD Henry Ford Medical Group, Springfield, MO
Madiha Khan , MD UTMB Faculty
Preet Mangat, MD Mountain Park Health Center, Tempe, AZ
Osama Mohamed, MD Kaiser Permanente, Lancaster, CA
Karen Welch, MD Oak Hill Health Center, Austin, Texas

Class of 2014

Juan Carlos Hernandez, MD Alameda Clinic, El Paso, TX
Sara Javed , DO Baylor College of Medicine Houston - Faculty
Manju Mahajan, MD Covenant Clinic, Oelwein, IA
William McFarland, MD Practicing in Port Lavaca, TX
Ravi  Morumuru, MD Practicing in Farmington, MO
Estela Mota-Garcia, MD Family Health Center, Bastrop, TX
Laura Porterfield, MD UTMB Faculty
Monica Prado, MD Santa Clara Clinic, Houston, TX
Hammad Qureshi, MD Affinity Medical Associates, Spring Cypress, TX UTMB Faculty
Evan Underwood, DO Youens & Duchicela Clinic, Weimar, TX

Class of 2013

Saquib Ansari, MD Practicing in Welland Ontario, Canada
Rechelle Asirot, MD Memorial Herman in the Medical Center, Houston, Texas
Soujanya Challa, MD Baylor College of Medicine Pasadena - Faculty Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at UTMB
Myers Hurt, MD Paris Family Physicians, Paris, TX Faculty at UTMB
Maimoona Nizami, MD St. Lukes Health, Kingwood, TX
Sai Palepu, MD Hamilton Memorial Hospital, McLeansboro, IL
Jose Enriquez Perez, MD Mercy Clinics, Brownsville, TX

Class of 2012

Rory Bradt, DO North Sound Family Medicine, Bellingham, WA
Branka Kosarac, MD Houston Methodist Pearland, TX
Maria Mejia, MD Private Practice owns clinic, Houston, TX
Jose Mier y Teran, MD Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston, TX
Jagroop Singh, MD Primary Care of Salem, Salem, IL
Valeska Wells, DO Whole Health Center, Houston, TX

Class of 2011

Richard Donaldson, DO Canyon View Family Medicine, Spanish Fork, UT
Cesar Gerez, MD Westover Hills Primary Care Clinic, San Antonio, TX
Miguel Guerra, MD Rio Grande Regional Hospital, McAllen, TX
Antonia Hernandez, MD South Texas Mission Healthcare Clinic, San Juan, TX
Lisset Parets-Rodriguez UTMB - League City CBC 
Jose Rodriguez UTMB - Friendswood
Bhanu Yadiki Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV
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