Melina Awar, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Awar earned her medical degree with AOA honors from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. She continued on to complete her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California where she also served an additional year as Chief Resident for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Awar is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine for Weill Cornell Medical College and is currently serving as Division Head for Hospitalist Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital. She is board certified in internal medicine, and is a member of the American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine. Along with her duties as Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program as well as an academic hospitalist for the University Teaching Service, Dr. Awar is active in graduate medical education and provides bedside and classroom instruction to internal medicine residents and medical students. She is a member of several hospital committees focused on quality management and organizational performance.

Areas Of Expertise

Hospital Medicine Resident Education Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
Education & Training

, University of California at Los Angeles
, University of Hawaii School of Medicine
Publications

Rats, Fleas and Sepsis
Awar, M, Memon, HS & Drews, A 2016, American College of Physicians Texas Associates Day, Houston, United States, 11/5/16 - 11/6/16, .

ST elevation MI or Thymoma?
Awar, M & Memon, HS 2016, American College of Physicians Texas Associates Day, Houston, United States, 11/5/16 - 11/6/16, .

ST elevation MI or Thymoma?
Awar, M & Memon, HS 2016, American College of Physicians Annual Internal Medicine Meeting, Washington DC, United States, 5/5/16 - 5/7/16, .

Case Report: Acute Cerebellar Thrombosis in an Adult Patient with IgM Nephropathy
Adike, A, Cherry, M & Awar, M 2016, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 11, no. 4, pp. 247-9. DOI:

EBV-induced hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in a patient with DiGeorge Syndrome
Awar, M & Arriaga, M 2015, Texas ACP Associates Day, Houston, United States, 1/1/15, .

Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatitis B reinfection in hepatitis B surface antigen-positive patients after liver transplantation
Saab, S, Yeganeh, M, Nguyen, K, Durazo, F, Han, S, Yersiz, H, Farmer, DG, Goldstein, LI, Tong, MJ & Busuttil, RW 2009, Liver Transplantation, vol 15, no. 11, pp. 1525-34. DOI:

Hepatitis C and lymphoproliferative disorders: from mixed cryoglobulinemia to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Martyak, LA, Yeganeh, M & Saab, S 2009, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 7, no. 8, pp. 900-5. DOI: