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Emergency Medicine

Faculty - Emergency Medicine

Prasanth Boyareddigari, MD completed medical school at Texas A&M University College of Medicine and his residency in Emergency Medicine at Scott and White Hospital in Temple TX. He has been practicing clinical Emergency Medicine in Houston, TX since. He has been practicing at Houston Methodist Hospital since 2008.

Michael Chang, MD, FAAEM grew up in a suburb of Kansas City. Having endured the cold and snow, he moved west for better climes after high school, where he attended Stanford University and later, UCSF School of Medicine. The Match took him to Houston for internship in General Surgery at UT-Houston and later residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for Emergency Medicine. After residency, the memories of Houston's excellent restaurants and social life lured Dr. Chang back to Houston, where he has practiced at Houston Methodist Hospital Emergency Department since 2002, and is currently the Educational Director for the HMH ED, and the team emergency physician for the Houston Texans.

Jeremy Finkelstein, MD attended medical school at the University of Maryland, in Baltimore. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine and Trauma at Hermann Hospital, the University of Texas, Houston. His clinical interests focus on critical care medicine in the emergency department setting, and he enjoys the challenges of caring for the most severely injured and ill patients. He has been practicing clinical emergency medicine in Houston for 16 years. Dr. Finkelstein is currently the medical director for Houston Methodist Hospital Emergency Department, and Houston Methodist Kirby Emergency Care Center. He also serves as the Clinical Service Chief of Emergency Medicine, and is a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine.

Neil Gandhi, MD received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College-Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA where he stayed on to complete his emergency medicine residency. Dr. Gandhi has performed various community services in India, Philadelphia, New York City, Texas and Louisiana. He is board certified in emergency medicine.

Thomas Hau, MD, FACEP graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Afterwards, he completed his training at Lincoln Medical Center, a Weill Cornell affiliate and one of the busiest emergency medicine residencies in the New York City area. He has practiced clinical emergency medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital since 2003 and continues his relationship with Weil Cornell by directing the education of residents rotating through the department. He has special interests in using technology to improve patient flow and safety as well as improving physician and patient satisfaction.

Jeffrey Kalina, MD, FACEP, FAAEM has an extensive career in emergency medicine and disaster response preparedness. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University, School of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Kalina served as the personal physician to Pope John Paul II during his papal visit in 1999, as well as the physician to the National Governors Association during their conference that same year. He has received training in mass casualty mitigation from the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, FEMA, and the U.S. Secret Service. Dr. Kalina returned to Houston in 2000 and assumed his current positions at Houston Methodist in 2001 which includes Associate Medical Director of Emergency Medicine. He has sat on several committees to write disaster plans, and sat on the Mayor's Council for Disaster Response. In 2003, Dr. Kalina was asked to chair the Texas Medical Center Disaster Response Committee.

Kenneth Totz DO, FACEP received his undergraduate degree from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. He received his medical degree from Midwestern University in Chicago, Ill. Dr. Totz completed a Transitional Internship at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth Virginia while on active duty in The United States Navy. Dr. Totz received his wings following completion of his fellowship as a Flight Surgeon at The Naval Operations Medical Institute in Pensacola, Florida. Dr. Totz completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at The University of Texas Helath Sciences Center at Houston. Dr. Totz continues to be an active practicing Emergency Physician in the Houston area.

Yen-Te Tu, MD attended medical school and went on to complete his residency training and chief year in emergency medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He has been practicing clinical emergency medicine for the past five years. Prior to working at Houston Methodist, Dr. Tu worked in one of the largest emergency departments in the country, Baptist Hospital of Miami, where he ran a 100-bed emergency department . He has been practicing at Houston Methodist Hospital since 2010, and his clinical interests include critical care, patient satisfaction, and quality metrics in the emergency department.

David Wong, MD graduated from The Ohio State University in 2000 with his MD. During his time there, he was National President of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association and did a research year in bone marrow transplant. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency at George Washington University in Washington, DC and was chosen to be Chief Resident his senior year. In his 8 years of Emergency Medicine, David has served as the Chemical Biologic Radioactive Nuclear and Explosive Hospital response team leader at Fort Belvoir Army Hospital and then was co-founder of a federal contracting company. David moved to Houston in 2010 after his wife finished her Navy commitment as a medical officer/Ob-Gyn. Outside of Emergency Medicine, David is actively involved in web technology as it applies to healthcare pricing and access and recently attended Health Foo - sponsored by the O'Reilly Media Group and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -- where the leading healthcare innovators were invited from all over the country.