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60 Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Physicians Named to Houstonia Magazine’s Top Doctors List for 2019

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HOUSTON (August 29, 2019) ― Houstonia Magazine has named 60 Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (Baylor St. Luke’s) physicians in 26 different specialties to its seventh annual Top Doctors List for 2019. The following Baylor St. Luke’s physicians were recognized:

“These Baylor St. Luke’s physicians exemplify excellence in medicine,” said Doug Lawson, Ph.D., president, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. “We are incredibly proud to have so many physicians recognized by their peers as best in their field.”

The list is compiled annually via a peer-recommended survey, where every state-registered physician, physician assistant, registered nurse or advanced practice registered nurse in the Houston area is asked to recommend physicians in a variety of specialties. The physicians are featured in the August healthcare-focused issue of Houstonia and listed on their online database. The list includes over 400 doctors in 68 medical specialties.

Below are the Baylor St. Luke’s physicians and their specialties on the Top Doctors List for 2019:


  • Joshua B. Cohen


  • Jie Cheng
  • Samar Santosh Sheth
  • George Antoine Younis
  • Mahboob Alam
  • Ihab Hamzeh
  • Ajith P. Nair

Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Joseph Stapleton Coselli


  • Harry Dao
  • Carina Ann Wasko

Ear, Nose, and Throat

  • Masayoshi Takashima

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Diana Engineer Desai
  • Fareed Elhaj
  • Medhavi Jogi

Family Medicine

  • Matthew Scott Horsfield
  • Camille M Leugers
  • Irvin Sulapas


  • Suneal Kumar Agarwal
  • Johanna Leigh Chan
  • Manreet Kaur

General Surgery

  • William Edward Fisher
  • George Van Buren

Geriatric Medicine

  • George E. Taffet

Gynecologic Oncology

  • Celestine Shauching Tung

Internal Medicine

  • Mona Ahmad Shiekh Sroujieh
  • Mahsa Abolfathian Massumi
  • Ellen Jean Fremion
  • Stacey Rubin Rose
  • Laila Eugenia Woc-Colburn
  • Jose Jesus Perez

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

  • Manisha Gandhi


  • Jingyin Yan


  • George Joseph Hutton
  • Doris Hichi Kung
  • Melissa Michelle Yu


  • Akash J. Patel
  • Alexander E. Ropper
  • Ashwin Viswanathan

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Susan Margaret Leong-Kee


  • Zaina Al-Mohtaseb

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Theodore Benjamin Shybut


  • Meredith Anne Reyes
  • Sadhna Dhingra

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Paul Paily

Plastic Surgery

  • David T. Netscher
  • Shayan Alireza Izaddoost

Pulmonary Disease

  • Christina Chen-Yu Kao
  • Fidaa Shaib


  • James Min Jing
  • Collin Douglas Bray
  • Pedro J. Diaz-Marchan
  • David Ryan Dunaway
  • Christie Mary Lincoln
  • Fanny Emilia Moron
  • Tamara Ortiz-Perez
  • Tomas Eduardo Uribe Acosta


  • Mohit Khera
  • Wesley Adam Mayer

Vascular Surgery

  • Joseph L. Mills
  • Miguel Federico Montero


About Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke’s Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.

About the CHI Texas Division
The CHI Texas Division, a member of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), is comprised of three markets―in Houston, St. Luke’s Health (St. Luke’s) is home to eight hospitals, eight emergency centers, Medical Group locations throughout Greater Houston; St. Luke’s Health Memorial (three hospitals and a long-term acute care facility in East Texas); and St. Joseph Health (five hospitals and several St. Joseph Medical Group locations across Brazos Valley). In addition, St. Luke’s flagship hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center, is a part of a joint venture agreement with Baylor College of Medicine. Together, St. Luke’s and Baylor College of Medicine are transforming healthcare delivery with a mission to usher in a new era of healthcare to create healthier communities. For more information, visit

About Catholic Health Initiatives
St. Luke’s Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CHI operates in 17 states and comprises 100 hospitals, including three academic health centers and major teaching hospitals; 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. Learn more at

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