Texas Chapter Awards

One of the goals of the Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians is to recognize excellence and contributions to internal medicine. As a way of achieving this goal, the Chapter has a number or awards we give out annually to recognize the outstanding professional accomplishments and altruistic generosity of our members. 

Bluebonnet Award

The Bluebonnet Women in Medicine Award goes to a woman in medicine who cultivates and elevates women in Texas. 

  • 2022  - Sue Bornstein, MD, MACP

Early Career Physician Leader of the Year Award

The most prestigious recognition of achievement for early career physicians, TXACP Early Career Physician Leader of the Year Award  recipients are recognized for their outstanding achievement in the areas of academics, leadership, and/or advocacy for the field of internal medicine. Nominate a colleague today!

  • 2023 - Jessica Chambers, MD, FACP
  • 2021/22 - Drew Payne, DO, FACP
  • 2021/22 - Chelsea Chang, MD, FACP
  • 2020 - Kimberly Sims, MD, FACP
  • 2019 - Santhosshi Narayanan MD, FACP
  • 2019 - Behyar Zoghi, MD, PhD, FACP
  • 2018 - Wilson Lam, MD, FACP
  • 2017 Antonia Davidson, MD, FACP
  • 2017 Amy LaViolette, MD, MPH, FACP
  • 2016 Julie Stephen, MD, MBA, FACP
  • 2015 Lianne Marks, MD, PHD, FACP
  • 2014 Aaron Samsula, MD, FACP
  • 2013 Pete Yunyongying, MD, FACP
  • 2012 Victor Simms, MD, MPH, FACP

GIMSPP Decade of Service Award

The General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program Decade of Service Award honors dedicated preceptors who have taught medical students in their practices for at least seven of past ten years through our program. We thank these devoted preceptors for the time, knowledge, and energy they have selflessly given to the future physicians of Texas!

Michael K Schrader, MD, FACP

Miguel Ayala, MD
Homar Bartra, MD, FACP
Carmen Gonzalez, MD, FACP
Felicia Jordan, MD, FACP
Jay Jones, MD, FACP
Thomas Mieras, MD

Margaret Hayden, MD, FACP
Michael Marshall, MD, FAAP, FACP
William H. Pieratt, DO, FACP
Aaron Samsula, MD, FACP

Ben J. Barnett, MD, FACP
Pamela Dugano-Daphnis, MD
Lonzetta L. Newman, MD, FACP
Stuart Pickell, MD, MDIV, FAAP, FACP
Khanh D. VU, BS, MD, FACP

Gopinath C. Chandrahasan, MD
Carmelita P. Escalante, MD, FACP, ACP member
Carlos R. Herrera, MD
Wenli Liu, MD
Paraic J. Mulgrew, MD, FACP, ACP member
Ramon Aggarwal, MD
K.P. Ganeshappa, MD, FACP, ACP member
Michelle Ho, MD, FACP, ACP member
Edith Jones, MD, MACP
Ellen Manzullo, MD, FACP, ACP member
Brad Snodgrass, MD, MBA, ACP member
Joel Walker, MD, FACP, ACP member
Mark Farnie, MD
Zafer Hassan Haydar, MD, ACP member
Scott Yates, MD, FACP, ACP member
W. Mark Armstrong, MD, ACP member
N. Perryman Collins, Jr, MD
Frood Eelani, MD
Francisco Fuentes, MD
Brook T. Jimma, MD, ACP member
Gus W. Krucke, MD
Lynn Lester, MD, ACP member
Ana Y. Perez, MD

Syed V. Ahmed, MD
Suresh J. Antony, MD, FACP
Lisa A. Davis, MD
Daniel Y. Kim, MD, FHM
William A. Robinson, Jr., MD

Ambrose Aboud, MD, FACP
Mark L. Bing, MD, FACP
George G. Burnazian, MD, ACP member
Nalini M. Dave, MD
Alan G. Kaye, MD, ACP member
Caroline N. Mbogua, MD
Thuan K. Nguyen, MD, ACP member
James E. Race, MD
Edward R. Sargent, MD, FACP
Randlow Smith, Jr., MD, FACP
Tuyen V. Tran, MD, FACP
Trevor H. Turner, MD, ACP member

John G. Casey, MD, FACP
Delfino F. Garcia, III, MD, ACP Member
Robert E. Jackson, MD, FACP
Philip C. Johnson, MD, FACP
Mark A. Johnston, MD, ACP Member
Prakash P. Kagal, MD
Sheldon L. Markowitz, MD
Patrick McNamara, MD
Ana I. Rodriguez, MD, ACP Member
Francisco C. Rugama, MD, ACP Member
Pankaj K. Shah, MD
Sarah I. Smiley, DO, ACP Member

Michael T. Balch, MD, ACP Member
Kendra L. Belfi, MD, FACP
Mark L. Ginnings, MD, ACP Member
Karen A. Hansen, MD
Allan R. Kelly, MD, ACP Member
Gnanasumathi R. Naini, MD, ACP Member
Steve Rosenbaum, MD, ACP Member
Patricia D. Salvato, MD
Arash Tirandaz, MD, FACP
William E. Tompkins, MD, FACP
Stephen S. Tseng, MD, ACP Member
Larry A. Warmoth, MD, ACP Member
Frederick M. Zaunbrecher, MD, FACP

Cesar Aleman, MD
Susan L. Andrew, MD, ACP Member
Fred C. Campbell, Jr., MD, FACP
Robert L. Fine, MD, FACP
Craig B. Henry, MD, ACP Member
Isabel V. Hoverman, MD, MACP
William M. Mania, MD, FACP
Michael D. Robertson, MD, ACP Member
Enrique Rodriguez, MD
Louis A. Torres, Jr., MD, FACP
Winston E. Watkins, Jr., MD, ACP Member

GIMSPP Emerald Award

The General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program Emerald Award honors highly active and dedicated preceptors who have taught medical students in their practices for the past twenty years through our program. We thank these devoted preceptors for the time, knowledge, and energy they have selflessly given to the future physicians of Texas! 

  • 2023:  Robert Jackson, MD, MACP
  • 2023:  Brad Snodgrass, MD, FACP
  • 2023:  Mark Farnie, MD
  • 2017 Susan L. Andrew, MD
  • 2017 Allan R. Kelly, MD, FACP
  • 2017 William M. Mania, MD, FACP
  • 2017 Louis A. Torres, Jr., MD, FACP
  • 2017 Larry A. Warmoth, MD
  • 2018 Philip C. Johnson, III, MD
  • 2018 Mark Anthony Johnston, MD
  • 2018 Ralph Steve Rosenbaum, MD, FACP
  • 2018 Sarah I. Smiley, DO, FACP
  • 2016: Allan Rowan Kelly, MD, FACP
  • 2016: William Mania, MD, FACP
  • 2016: Louis Torres, JR., MD, FACP
  • 2016: Larry A. Warmoth, MD, FACP
  • 2015: Susan Andrew, MD

Texas Chapter Laureate Award

The Texas Chapter Laureate Award honors Fellows and Masters of ACP who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research, and service to their communities, Chapter, and the College. The recipient of this award shall bear the title Laureate of the Texas Chapter. The awardees shall be senior physicians and Fellows or Masters of long-standing, with acknowledged excellence and peer approval in the field of internal medicine. In addition, the awardees should have served their Chapter with distinction. Exceptional circumstances may modify these requirements.

  • 2023 - Thwe Htay, MD, FACP
  • 2023 - Victor Simms, MD, MPH, FACP
  • 2023 - Eduardo Bruera, MD, FACP
  • 2023 - Michael Ainsworth, MD, FACP
  • 2021/22 Curtis Mirkes, DO, FACP
  • 2021/22 Robert Phillips, MD, FACP
  • 2021/22 Amy LaViolette, MD, MPH, FACP
  • 2021/22 Maureen Francis, MD, MACP
  • 2020 Abraham Delgado, MD, FACP
  • 2020 Susan Miller, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAP
  • 2020 Jan Patterson, MD, MS, MACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, CHCP
  • 2020 Thomas Patterson, MD, FACP, FIDSA
  • 2020 LeChauncy Woodard, MD, MPH, FACP
  • 2019 Felicia Jordan, MD, MBA, FACP
  • 2019 Alejandro Moreno, MBBS, MPH, JD, FACP
  • 2018 Sue Bornstein, MD, FACP 
  • 2018 Fabrizia Faustinella, MD, FACP 
  • 2018 Bernard Karnath, MD, FACP
  • 2017 John Cox, DO, FACP, FASCO
  • 2017 Clark Gregg, MD, MACP
  • 2017 Richard McCallum, MD, FACP, FRACP (AUST)
  • 2016 Robert E. Jackson, MD, MACP
  • 2016 James Sawyer, MD, FACP
  • 2015 Phillip T. Cain, MD, FACP
  • 2015 Robert Haley, MD, FACP
  • 2015 Lysbeth (Beth) W. Miller, MD, MACP
  • 2014 Eugene Boisaubin, MD, FACP
  • 2014 Robert Fine, MD, FACP
  • 2014 Karen Szauter, MD, FACP
  • 2014 Steve Urban, MD, FACP
  • 2013 Philip Bentlif, MD, FACP
  • 2013 Stephen Greenberg, MD, MACP
  • 2013 Antonio Gotto, Jr., MD, DPHIL, FACP
  • 2013 Kenneth Shine, MD, MACP
  • 2012 Michael Emmett, MD, MACP
  • 2012 Mark Feldman, MD, MACP
  • 2012 Herbert L. Fred, MD, MACP
  • 2011 Harry ‘Pete’ E. Davis II, MD, FACP
  • 2011 John C. McKechnie, MD, FACP
  • 2011 Randall L. Rosenblatt, MD, MACP
  • 2011 William ‘Bill’ Winters Jr., MD, FACP
  • 2010 W. Mark Armstrong, MD, MACP
  • 2010 George E. Crawford, MD, MACP
  • 2009 Don W. Powell, MD, MACP
  • 2009 Eugene W. Stokes, MD, FACP
  • 2008 Spencer Berthelsen, MD, FACP
  • 2008 Dorothy Sherwood, MD, FACP
  • 2008 Herbert DuPont, MD, MACP
  • 2007 Delbert L. Chumley, MD, FACP
  • 2007 Edith Irby Jones, MD, MACP
  • 2007 Joseph Viroslav, MD, FACP
  • 2006 Jack B. Alperin, MD, FACP
  • 2006 Andrew K. Diehl, MD, FACP
  • 2006 Ned Snyder III, MD, FACP
  • 2006 F. David Winter, Jr., MD, FACP
  • 2005 Kenneth Nugent, MD, FACP
  • 2005 Rody P. Cox, MD, FACP
  • 2005 Temple W. Williams, Jr., MD, FACP
  • 2004 Major W. Bradshaw, MD, FACP
  • 2004 Robert C. Kimbrough III, MD, FACP
  • 2004 Lynne M. Kirk, MD, FACP
  • 2004 J. Marc Shabot, MD, FACP
  • 2003 Carlos R. Hamilton, Jr., MD, FACP
  • 2003 Jack A. Barnett, MD, FACP
  • 2003 Isabel V. Hoverman, MD, FACP
  • 2002 Joseph C. Dougherty, MD, FACP
  • 2002 Albert F. Hendler, MD, FACP
  • 2001 Edward C. Lynch, MD, MACP
  • 2001 Walter P. Dyck, MD, FACP
  • 2001 Raymond Frederick Gregory, MD, FACP
  • 2001 Carey G. King, Jr., MD, FACP
  • 2000 Stanton P. Fischer, MD, FACP
  • 2000 August Ray Remmers, Jr., MD, FACP
  • 2000 Marvin J. Stone, MD, MACP 1999
  • 1999 Jerry C. Daniels, MD, FACP
  • 1999 Robert J. Hall, MD, FACP
  • 1999 John S. Fordtran, MD, MACP
  • 1999 Lloyd W. Kitchens, Jr., MD, MACP
  • 1998 Kermit B. Knudsen, MD, FACP
  • 1998 Marvin Forland, MD, MACP
  • 1997 William P. Deiss, Jr., MD, FACP
  • 1997 William A. Godfrey, Jr., MD, FACP
  • 1996 James C. Guckian, MD, MACP
  • 1996 Elmer R. Hayes, MD, FACP
  • 1996 Neil A. Kurtzman, MD, FACP
  • 1996 Charles B. Mullins, MD, FACP
  • 1995 Albert D. Roberts, MD, MACP
  • 1995 William C. Levin, MD, FACP
  • 1994 David C. Miesch, FACP
  • 1994 Ted M. Nicklaus, FACP
  • 1994 Lawrence Rodney Rodgers, FACP
  • 1994 H. Irving Schweppe, JR, FACP
  • 1993 William Rugeley Livesay, FACP
  • 1993 Billy B. Oliver, FACP
  • 1992 Homer Goehrs, FACP
  • 1992 William O. Tschumy, FACP
  • 1991 Jabez Galt, FACP
  • 1991 O. Roger Hollan, FACP
  • 1990 Robert D. Bone, FACP
  • 1990 Edwin M. Ory, FACP
  • 1989 Tom Giddings, MD, FACP
  • 1989 Paul Thomas, MD, FACP
  • 1988 Warren Woodman Moorman, FACP
  • 1988 James E. Kreisle, Sr., FACP
  • 1987 None awarded
  • 1986 Ben A. Merrick, MD, FACP
  • 1986 Julian C. Barton, MD, FACP
  • 1985 Don W. Chapman, MACP
  • 1985 Ralph Tompsett, MACP

Texas Chapter Volunteerism and Community Service Award

The Texas Chapter Volunteerism and Community Service Award recognizes a member of TXACP for significant community impact through their medically related volunteer service, independent of training or position requirements. Recipients of this award have distinguished themselves as true humanitarians to be honored for their voluntary contributions in medicine.

  • 2021/22 Elena Jimenez Gutierrez, MD, FACP
  • 2021/22 Felicia Jordan, MD, MBA, MACP
  • 2020: Richard McCallum, MD, FACP
  • 2019: Melissa Isbell, MD, FACP
  • 2018: Daniel Crowe, MD, FACP
  • 2017: Alan Keister, MD, FACP
  • 2015: Gordon (Bert) Strom Jr., MD, FACP
  • 2014: Salim Surani, MD, MPH, MSHM, FACP
  • 2013: James Wagner, MD, MSC, FACP
  • 2012: Darla Lowe, MD
  • 2011: Ruth Berggren, MD
  • 2009: Mohamed H. Haq, MD, FACP
  • 2008: Fred Campbell, MD, FACP
  • 2008: Thomas McHorse, MD
  • 2006: Richard A. Jackson, MD, FACP
  • 2006: Rafael A. Rodriguez, MD
  • 2005: Ted Nicklaus, MD, FACP
  • 2002: Joslyn B. Weiner Fisher, MD
  • 2002: Frederick M. Zaunbrecher, MD
  • 2000: Edith Irby Jones, MD

TXACP Services Snyder/Chumley Advocate of The Year Award

TXACP Services, the advocacy arm of the Texas Chapter of the ACP, is pleased to present the Advocate of the Year award, named in honor of the first recipients, Ned Snyder III, MD, MACP, and Delbert L. Chumley, MD, FACP. The awardee must be a registered Key Contact who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the areas of legislative advocacy and grassroots activism. The Advocate of the Year has consistently communicated concerns on behalf of TXACP Services to elected officials on issues and unfailingly responded to legislative alerts, as well as served as a community spokesperson on behalf of internal medicine and patients. In addition, this person has expanded the Chapter's advocacy program, recruited new Key Contacts, and actively participated in Leadership Day visits and/or other meetings with legislators and staff.

  • 2023: John Flores, MD
  • 2021/22 Fred Campbell, MD, MACP
  • 2021/22 Fabrizia Faustinella, MD, FACP
  • 2020: Steve Hays, MD, FACP
  • 2019: Robert Jackson, MD, MACP
  • 2017: A. Jimmy Widmer, MD, MPH
  • 2016: Roger S. Khetan, MD, FACP
  • 2015: Ildefonso Ismael Rodriguez, MD
  • 2014: Felicia Jordan, MD, FACP
  • 2012: Eugene Stokes, MD, FACP
  • 2011: Scott W. Yates, MD, MBA, MS
  • 2010: Howard R. Marcus, MD, FACP
  • 2009: F. David Winter, MD, MS, FACP
  • 2008: William Deaton, MD
  • 2007: Spencer R. Berthelsen, MD, FACP
  • 2006: Carlos R. Hamilton, Jr., MD, FACP
  • 2005: Delbert L. Chumley, MD, FACP
  • 2005: Ned Snyder III, MD, FACP