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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

Texas' Best in Medicine
Kori Anderson, MMS, PA-C, a Physician Assistant at North Jersey Health and Wellness in New Jersey, Ms. Anderson diagnoses and manages patients’ treatment plans. While she has held her current role for about four months, she has spent the last five years in the healthcare industry expanding her skills and knowledge in neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological disorders, substance abuse, and chronic pain.
Kori Anderson, MMS, PA-C, a Physician Assistant at North Jersey Health and Wellness in New Jersey, Ms. Anderson diagnoses and manages patients’ treatment plans. While she has held her current role for about four months, she has spent the last five years in the healthcare industry expanding her skills and knowledge in neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological disorders, substance abuse, and chronic pain.
Dr. Laura Rainer, Physician at Gulf Coast Medical Group will be sharing her knowledge and expertise in General Endocrinology. Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Rainer utilizes her eleven years of expertise in her role as a Physician at Gulf Coast Medical Group.
Gary Huber, DO, President of Huber Personalized Medicine, with 30 years in the healthcare industry, including 3.5 years in his present role. Dr. Huber’s self-practice specializing in numerous products and services, including Integrative Medicine, Hormone Balancing, Biotoxin.
Dr. Bittner performs cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. Additionally, he is also involved in a dedicated leadership role where he conducts cardiothoracic research. During his 28-year career, Dr. Bittner gained skills and knowledge in minimally-invasive cardiac surgery, minimally-invasive aortic and mitral valve repairs and replacement, advanced heart failure surgery, heart and lung transplantation and coronary revascularization and off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.
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

Director
Solo Practice / Inpatient at Preby Dallas

Pedro Blandon, MD

Assoc. Prof.
Texas Tech Univ.

Lena Bruce, MD

Sole Proprietor
Self

Frankie Burget, OTR

Owner
Windsong Therapy and Wellness, Inc

Louis Coates, DO

Physician
Louis P. Coates, LLC

Paromita Datta, MD

Physician
ALMVAH

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

Physician
M.J. Baba MD

Matthias Kapturczak, MD, PhD

MD
San Antonio Kidney Disease Center

Huma Kausar, MD

Physician
St. Lukes Health System

Aleksandr Korniyenko, MD

Cardiologist
ETMC

Benjamin Odom, BS-PT, DPT

Founder/President
Promotion Health

Vincent Ohaju, DO, FACOS, FACS

MD
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