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It was good news, too, for first-year nephrology Specialty programs in nephrology, neurology and endocrinology to fellow Dr. Faiza Khan, who first delivered the started in 2013, with additional programs in hematology/oncology, learning life-changing news. “As he kissed my hands to gastroenterology and ophthalmology in their infancy and thank me for such great news, I was thankful expansion of existing specialty care programs anticipated. for having both the knowledge as well as the The Scholars Program is part of Houston Methodist’s largest opportunity to positively impact the life of an endowment, established in 1994 as the Cullen Endowment for individual who otherwise may not have had Specialty Care for the Medically Underserved. access to health care,” Dr. Khan says. Dr. Mary Ruppe heads the endocrinology fellows, and These are the moments Dr. Suki and his Dr. Ericka Simpson is in charge of neurology. fellows celebrate at Legacy Montrose Clinic. “These patients are so grateful,” Dr. Simpson says. “They are Thanks to the generosity of The Cullen Foundation, engaged. They keep seizure diaries. They are vested in their care.” “It’s an extraordinary opportunity for our fellows to learn how to work within the system they are in,” Dr. Suki explains. “We’ve been here just a short time and have seen some very rare disorders, including a case of Gitelman Syndrome, an inherited change lives the Houston Methodist Scholars Program was established to afford fellows and residents – with faculty supervision – the opportunity to treat patients at Houston-area clinics, which include the Legacy and San Jose clinics. 24 Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation


Houston Methodist Foundation Magazine | 2014
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