Faculty & Staff

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Donald Briscoe, MD, FAAFP
Program Director
Medical Director
Clinical Associate Prof – Weill Medical College, Cornell University; Texas A&M Health Sciences Center; Houston Methodist Institute of Academic Medicine
Chairman, Dept of Family Medicine – Houston Methodist Hospital

Donald Briscoe, MD is the program director of Houston Methodist Family Medicine Residency. He is also the Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine, as well as the Medical Director of Vecino Health Centers.

He did his undergraduate and medical school at the University of Virginia and completed his family medicine residency training at the UPMC Shadyside Hospital Residency Program in Pittsburgh, PA. He has completed an academic family medicine fellowship at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA, and the National Institute for Program Director Development fellowship program.

Dr. Briscoe worked in a group family medical practice in the suburbs of Richmond, VA, prior to joining the residency faculty. Among other academic activities Dr. Briscoe has been the author or co-author of several books, including “Case Files: Family Medicine” and “Lange Q&A: USMLE Step 3.” He is a consultant to the AAFP Foundation’s Family Medicine Cares International Program and serves as the director of the program’s faculty development work for family medicine residencies in Haiti. He also serves as a mentor for the AAFP Foundation’s Family Medicine Leads program.

Outside of work, Dr. Briscoe enjoys travelling with his wife and two sons and seeking out new wines to sample. Dr. Briscoe is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and member of both the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum Houston-Gulf Coast Chapter. He is also certified as a Cellar Manager by the International Wine Guild.

 

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Associate Program Director
Kelly Gabler, MD, FAAFP
University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Dr. Gabler is the associate program director for the Houston Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program. She is also the Clinical Site Director for the Legacy San Jacinto family medicine clinic in Baytown, TX. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Loyola University in New Orleans and attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She completed her family medicine training at the Memorial Hermann Family Medicine Residency Program, where she did hospital rotations at the Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston and clinic at the Physicians at Sugar Creek clinic in Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Gabler worked as core family medicine faculty at the Houston Methodist San Jacinto Family Medicine Residency from 2008 through July of 2015, when the program merged with the Houston Methodist Family Medicine Residency. She is proud of the way that faculty and residents have collaborated and integrated in the new combined residency program. In addition to other academic activities, she has presented lectures at the Texas Academy of Family Physicians Primary Care Summit and at the American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Session and Scientific Assembly.

She tries to stay active through cycling, golf, tennis, and walks with her dog. She also enjoys gardening, baking, and traveling with her husband. Dr. Gabler’s clinical interests include Geriatric Care and Integrated Behavioral Health in the primary care setting. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. She holds the academic appointment of Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Texas A&M Medical School and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School.

 

Erika RobinsonProject Manager
Erika Robinson

Erika Robinson is perhaps the core of our program. A graduate of Lamar University-Beaumont, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, she taught fourth grade for five years before moving to Houston and joining the Internal Medicine department at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Through working with the medical students there for the next five years, she realized that working with the residents at Methodist would offer even more of a challenge, while still being able to work with medical students as they rotate through Denver Harbor Clinic. She is a voting member of the GMEC, a 10-year member of the Association of Family Medicine Administration (AFMA), is an AFMA Board Member, the Marketing and Membership Committee Chair of AFMA, and a mentor within the organization. She is also a member of the GMEC Work Environment sub-committee at Houston Methodist Hospital.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of sixteen years, 15-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter. She also is an avid reader, loves to shop and spend time with extended family and friends and her sorority sisters of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Being involved in the thriving evolution of the Family Medicine Residency Program, as well as the Sports Medicine Fellowship, has been a rewarding experience that she is proud to add to her list of accomplishments.

 

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Program Coordinator
Denise LaGrone

Denise LaGrone came to Houston Methodist Hospital Family Medicine with 16 years of medical education experience that included three years with the University of Texas Houston Obstetrics and Gynecology, nine years with Graduate Medicine Education at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and four years with Baylor College of Medicine in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery.

Denise enjoys traveling with her husband to their favorite destination in the Caribbean. She also enjoys spending time with their four children and granddaughter.

 


Program Faculty

BenitezEnjoli Benitez, MD, MPH
University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Dr. Benitez was born in San Antonio, TX where she completed a BM and BS at The University of the Incarnate Word prior to moving to Houston to pursue a MPH and MD at The University of Texas HSC Houston in 2010. She entered the world of academic medicine in 2013 after graduation from The Houston Methodist Hospital FM residency program where she was chief resident.

She believes that her goal as an educator is best accomplished “through the creation of a supportive, open, energized, and motivating environment where medical students and residents naturally learn through their participation and spark interest for self-directed readings and reflections.” Outside of the world of medicine, Enjoli faithfully serves Catholic parishes in the Houston area as Music Ministry Director and loves to dance salsa! She is ecstatic to “not just teach but facilitate learning and create confident, capable, and compassionate family medicine physicians that are highly regarded by their patients and community!”

 

Banga

Madhumita Banga, MD
R.G. Kar Medical College

Dr. Banga has been working as a full-time Family Practice Physician and a Part-time Faculty at the Legacy San Jacinto Clinic since 2015. Dr. Banga is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She graduated from R.G.Kar Medical College in Kolkata, India, and completed her residency training at the LSU Health sciences Center-Shreveport Family Medicine Program at Alexandria, LA.

Prior to joining Legacy she had worked at Central Counties Health Centers in Springfield, IL providing comprehensive primary healthcare to an underserved population and mentoring medical students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include Preventive Medicine and Women’s Health. Her personal interests include painting, music, gardening, cooking and she also enjoys travelling with her husband and two daughters.

 

EhdaieSara Ehdaie, DO
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Ehdaie has a special interest in arthritis and musculoskeletal medicine. She graduated from Plan II at the University of Texas at Austin, then attended Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine within the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey now known as Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

After much research, she continues to believe that laughter and finding ways to encourage movement are the best medicine. She is an Osteopathic Family Physician at Legacy Community Health Services and a full time faculty member at the Houston Methodist San Jacinto Family Medicine Residency Program in Baytown, Texas, where she thoroughly enjoys seeing patients and teaching residents and medical students. In her time off, she enjoys exploring nature and reading books on philosophy, education, and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

 

GoldbergIsaac Goldberg, MD
University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Dr. Goldberg graduated from UT Houston Medical School, following which he interned in General Surgery and was the physician in charge of a private ER in Houston. Joining his parents in Israel, he did a year of cardiovascular surgery, to be followed by a full residency and board certification in OB Gyn.

After practicing OB Gyn in the Houston and Bellaire areas, he joined the FM residency at Methodist Hospital in Baytown. Upon completion, he joined the faculty and has been in charge of the OB curricula. A participating author in Swanson’s Board review, he also contributed to other scientific publications.

He enjoys yearly vacations on the Mediterranean, as well as an occasional jolt to the lovely Rockies

 

HawkinsClare Hawkins, MD
University of Manitoba

 

 

 

 

 

HollemanMarsha Holleman, MD, MPH
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Holleman is a faculty physician at Houston Methodist Family Medicine Residency, at the Denver Harbor Family Clinic. She completed her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Harvard University and her medical school and residency at Baylor College of Medicine. She has also completed a Master of Public Health, concentrating in community health.

She joined the residency faculty at Houston Methodist in 2014. Prior practice experiences include being a faculty member in the Baylor Family Medicine Residency Program, serving as medical director to Houston Recovery Campus (an alcohol and drug rehabilitation program for uninsured patients), and seeing patients in a busy community clinic. She also currently serves as the Family Medicine Clerkship Director for medical students of the Texas A&M College of Medicine Houston Campus.

Outside of work, Dr. Holleman enjoys any type of outdoor activity, especially hiking and kayaking. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. She holds the academic position of Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Texas A&M College of Medicine.

 

MillerSusan Miller, MD, MPH, FAACP
University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Dr. Miller is the John S. Dunn, Sr. Research Chair in General Internal Medicine at the Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) and is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI). She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also the Deputy Chief in the Department of Family Medicine at The Methodist Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Center for Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Miller is currently the senior Chair of the Institutional Review Board of the HMRI and is the Director of the Chao Program for International Research Ethics. She is currently the Vice-Chair of the CITI Executive Advisory Board.

Dr. Miller serves as the Vice-Chair of the Medication Safety Committee and is a member of the Patient Safety CMPI Subcommittee, Bioethics Committee and the Business Practices Committee of HMH. In addition, Dr. Miller is the Chair of the Medical Staff Quality Management Subcommittee. Her interests include patient care, research ethics, bioethics, trafficking, palliative medicine, disparities in health care, quality, and international health. She has received multiple humanitarian awards for her activities in HIV and international health. She has also received multiple teaching awards.
Dr. Miller has provided consultation work to health care institutions in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Cameroon, the Philippines, and Monterrey. In addition, Dr. Miller has an honorary faculty position at the Tomsk Regional Center for AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases in Tomsk, Siberia and is the Co-founder of the Center for Medicine after the Holocaust – Ukraine. Her work in Russia has culminated in the development of an independent, NIH-certified IRB.

 

RosenzweigClara Rosenzweig, M.Ed., LPC-S
University of Houston

Mrs. Resenzweig joined Vecino Health Centers in August of 2007. She is fully bilingual and bicultural and completed her undergraduate studies in clinical psychology at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, received a master of education in counseling degree from the University of Houston, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Approved Supervisor in the State of Texas.

Mrs. Rosenzweig is the Director of Counseling Services at Vecino Health Centers and provides psychotherapy and psycho-educational counseling to children, teens and adults. Mrs. Rosenzweig has a particular interest in the effects of childhood trauma history in adults and has extensive training in evidence based trauma therapies. Most recently Mrs. Rosenzweig and her counseling team have structured a DBT treatment program for patients suffering from severe emotional dysregulation.

In addition to her clinical and administrative responsibilities Mrs. Rosenzweig enjoys working with adult learners providing support and supervision to Counseling students in their internship at Vecino, and working with medical students and residents in the Methodist Hospital (Houston) Family Medicine Residency Program at our clinic, as Behavioral Health Faculty.  She is an active member of the Texas Association of Community Health Centers Clinical Committee and the Network of Behavioral Health Providers. Outside of work Mrs. Rosenzweig enjoys dining out and traveling with her husband and two children.

 

SealockTiffani Sealock, MD
University of Texas Medical School at Houston