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Clinical Leadership Council

The Clinical Leadership Council meets monthly and is appointed by the President. Its purpose is to advise the President on clinical, financial, and administrative operations of the physician group practice. The Clinical Leadership Council serves as a forum for strategic planning and increasing patient access to high quality care.

Clinical Leadership Council - Governance Council 

The Clinical Leadership Council - Governance Council is composed of physicians in various subspecialties appointed by the President and assists in setting the Clinical Leadership Council agenda and providing strategic input on new clinical initiatives to the President.

  • Manickam Kumaravel, MD (Co-chair)
    Assistant Vice President, Community Programs, McGovern Medical School
  • Bela Patel, MD (Co-chair)
    Vice Dean, Healthcare Quality, McGovern Medical School
  • Pamela Berens, MD
    Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, McGovern Medical School
  • Andrew Casas
    Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, UT Physicians
  • Giuseppe Colasurdo, MD
    President
  • Charles Cox Jr., MD
    Professor, Pediatric Surgery, McGovern Medical School
  • Lillian Kao, MD
    Professor, Surgery, McGovern Medical School
  • Grace Lindhorst, MD
    Associate Professor, Opthalmology and Visual Science, McGovern Medical School
  • John Munz, MD
    Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School

Clinical Leadership Council Membership - Full Council

  • Mary Aitken, MD, MPH
    Chair, Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School
  • Richard J. Andrassy, MD
    Senior Vice President, Clinical and Faculty Affairs
  • Pamela Berens, MD
    Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, McGovern Medical School
  • Sean Blackwell, MD
    Chair, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, McGovern Medical School
  • Bentley Bobrow, MD
    Chair, Emergency Medicine, McGovern Medical School
  • Eric Boerwinkle, PhD
    Dean, School of Public Health
  • Andrew Casas
    Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, UT Physicians
  • Martin Citardi, MD
    Chair, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, McGovern Medical School
  • Giuseppe Colasurdo, MD
    President
  • Charles Cox Jr., MD
    Professor, Pediatric Surgery, McGovern Medical School
  • Kevin Dillon, MBA, CPA
    Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Holger Eltzschig, MD, PhD
    Chair, Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, McGovern Medical School
  • Anthony Estrera, MD
    Chair, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, McGovern Medical School
  • Gerard Francisco, MD
    Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, McGovern Medical School
  • Igor Gregoric, MD
    Professor and Chief, Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation-Surgery, McGovern Medical School
  • John Hancock, MA, MB, BChir, PhD, ScD
    Senior Vice President, Research Strategy and Innovation
    Executive Dean, McGovern Medical School
  • Ramesh Hariharan, MD
    Professor and Chief, Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation-Cardiac Electrophysiology, McGovern Medical School
  • Rose Hochner Nelson, MBA
    Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communication and Chief of Staff to the President
  • Holly M. Holmes, MD, MS
    Vice President, Community Engagement
  • Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD
    Associate Vice President, Medical AI, McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics
  • Susan John, MD
    Chair, Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, McGovern Medical School
  • Lillian Kao, MD
    Professor, Surgery, McGovern Medical School
  • Biswajit Kar, MD
    Professor and Chief, Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation-Medicine, McGovern Medical School
  • Tien Ko, MD
    Associate Dean for Harris Health Programs, McGovern Medical School
  • Manickam Kumaravel, MD
    Assistant Vice President, Community Programs, McGovern Medical School
  • Kevin Lally, MD, MS
    Chair, Pediatric Surgery, McGovern Medical School
  • Grace Lindhorst, MD
    Associate Professor, Opthalmology and Visual Science, McGovern Medical School
  • LaTanya J. Love, MD
    Executive Vice President, Student Affairs
    Dean of Education, McGovern Medical School
  • Walter Lowe, MD
    Chair, Orthopedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School
  • Kerri Mathis
    Associate Director, Clinical Business Affairs, McGovern Medical School
  • Timothy McCulley, MD
    Chair, Ophthalmology and Visual Science, McGovern Medical School
  • Louise McCullough, MD, PhD
    Chair, Neurology, McGovern Medical School
  • David McPherson, MD
    Chair, Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School
  • Kevin Morano, PhD
    Senior Vice President, Academic and Faculty Affairs
  • Carlos Moreno, MD, MSPH
    Chair, Family and Community Medicine, McGovern Medical School
  • John Munz, MD
    Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School
  • Robert Murphy, MD
    Associate Dean, Applied Informatics, McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics
  • Thomas Murphy, MD,
    Associate Dean, Community Affairs and Health Policy, McGovern Medical School
  • Jagat Narula, MD, PhD
    Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
  • Julie Page, CPA
    Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Business Affairs, McGovern Medical School
  • Bela Patel, MD
    Vice Dean, Healthcare Quality, McGovern Medical School
  • Melissa Pifko, JD
    Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
  • Ronald Rapini, MD
    Chair, Dermatology, McGovern Medical School
  • Leissa Roberts, DNP, MNS, RN
    Associate Dean, Practice and Community Engagement, Cizik School of Nursing
  • Jorge Salazar, MD
    Executive Director, UTHealth Houston Children’s Heart Institute
  • Diane M. Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN
    Dean, Cizik School of Nursing
  • Jair Soares, MD, PhD
    Vice President, Behavioral Sciences
    Dean, UTHealth Houston School of Behavioral Health Sciences
    Executive Director, UTHealth Houston Behavioral Sciences Campus
  • Srikanth Sridhar, MD
    Assistant Vice President, Health Care Quality and Safety
  • Nitin Tandon, MD
    Chair ad interim, Neurosurgery, McGovern Medical School
  • Mike Tramonte, MBA, CPA
    Senior Vice President, Finance and Business Services and Chief Financial Officer
  • Md Amer Wahed, MD
    Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, McGovern Medical School
  • Erik B. Wilson, MD
    Professor, Elective General Surgery, McGovern Medical School
  • Mark Wong, DDS
    Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry
  • Jiajie Zhang, PhD
    Dean, McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics
  • Summer Ott, PsyD
    Chair, McGovern Medical School Faculty Senate, ex officio