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Leader in Medicine

Selection for the American Health Council’s “Leader in Medicine” award is reserved for those individuals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field. These doctors and medical educators serve as the guiding light for advancement from the classroom to the consultation room to the operating room. Leading by example, the difference begins with them.

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Texas' Best in Medicine
Dr. Kapturczak oversees all nephrology and transplantations and performs pre and post-operations evaluations and suppressant regiments. While he has held his current role for 10 years, Dr. Kapturczak has spent over 25 years in the healthcare industry expanding his skills and knowledge in transplant nephrology and internal medicine.
Dr. Carter has expanded and perfected his skills in joint, knee, hip and shoulder operations. With an impressive 30-year career at hand, Dr. Carter is an esteemed and invaluable member of the healthcare industry.
Dr. Carter has expanded and perfected his skills in joint, knee, hip and shoulder operations. With an impressive 30-year career at hand, Dr. Carter is an esteemed and invaluable member of the healthcare industry.
To pursue his career choice, Mr. Carlson attended South Dakota University to attain his B.S. in Electronics, graduating in 1990. Following this, Mr. Carlson went on to gain his CQE (Certified Quality Engineer) and CQA (Certified Quality Auditor) - these provided him with the fundamental skills and knowledge to understand the responsibilities of being an engineer and auditor.
Dr. Trinh maintains a very active schedule as currently serves as the chief medical officer and staff physician at Irvine Clinical Research, president and founder of TongueOut Corporation and clinical assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine — College of Medicine in Irvine, Calif. Since entering the healthcare field, Dr. Trinh has expanded his skills and knowledge in educating and communicating with the public regarding health prevention.
Dr. Jeffords has been active in the field of Dentistry for the last 23 years and in Pediatric Dentistry for the last 16. She completed her dental and pediatric dental specialty training at the University of Maryland, as well as her post-doctoral training and her Master’s degree in Oral Biology in 1995.
Throughout his career, Dr. Savin has garnered comprehensive skills in hematology and medical oncology through education, research and practice, making him an esteemed member of the medical field.
Pedro Blandon, MD
Dr. Pedro Blandon, Associate Professor of Nephrology at Texas Tech University (TTU), to their Board of Physicians. With 22 years in the healthcare industry, including 11 in his current position, Dr. Blandon shares a wealth of skills and expertise in Nephrology and Medicine.
A current practicing Cardiologist at East Texas Medical Center, Dr. Aleksandr Korniyenko has an expertise in Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Medicine, Cardiac Critical Care, and Medicine, Dr. Korniyenko offers multifaceted contributions to health and patient care. Currently a two-year Physician at East Texas Medical Center.
Dr. Christopher Dunnahoo, current Champion EMS Medical Director, Director of Mentoring and Onboarding, and Co-Director of LEMA Leadership Institute. Dr. Dunnahoo is known for his expertise in Emergency Medicine, EMS Medicine, Mentoring, and Leadership.
Best in Medicine
For 25 years, Dr. Lambert has served as Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology. Dr. Lambert shares his 40 years of knowledge and expertise in Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgery, and Medical Device Development.
Husam Issa, MD
According to Dr. Issa, he became involved in his profession after developing an affection for the field(s) of internal medicine and infectious disease, and attributes his success to hard work and his family’s endless support. At Clear Lake Specialties, Dr. Issa engages daily in managing antibiotic usage, consulting with physicians, working with office patients referred from the PCP, as well as caring for patients.
Carlos Encarnacion, MD
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion, Physician at Texas Oncology, shares his knowledge and expertise in Medical Oncology and Hematology and Cancer Genetics. Dr. Encarnacion has been active in the healthcare industry for the past 23 years and specifically 20 years at Texas Oncology.

Bushra Aziz, MD

Solo Practice / Inpatient at Preby Dallas

Pedro Blandon, MD

Assoc. Prof.
Texas Tech Univ.

Lena Bruce, MD

Sole Proprietor

Frankie Burget, OTR

Windsong Therapy and Wellness, Inc

Louis Coates, DO

Louis P. Coates, LLC

Paromita Datta, MD


Christopher Dunnahoo, MD

MD, Dir., Co-Director
Leading Edge Medical Associates (LEMA)

Sawsan Faroussi, AP/CP, MD, FCAP

Assistant Prof.
Baylor College of Med.

Husam Issa, MD

M.J. Baba MD

Matthias Kapturczak, MD, PhD

San Antonio Kidney Disease Center

Huma Kausar, MD

St. Lukes Health System

Aleksandr Korniyenko, MD


Benjamin Odom, BS-PT, DPT

Promotion Health

Vincent Ohaju, DO, FACOS, FACS

St Joseph Health Care Center

Umber Salman, MD

Assoc. Prof./ Director
UT Health San Antonio

Mya Schiess, MD

Professor Director of Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Disorders
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston