Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

University Teaching Service (UTS) Voluntary Faculty

University Teaching Service (UTS) Voluntary Faculty

Jinping Fan, MD, PhD, FACP received his Doctor of Medicine at Zhejiang Medical University in Hangzhou, China and received his Master of Science in Hypertension & Basic Cardiology at Shanghai Second Medical University, as well as his Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of South Carolina. He has been a teaching faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Methodist Hospital affiliated to Weill Cornell Medical College since 2008.  Among the honors Dr. Fan has received for his medical career are the Aventis Pharmaceuticals New Investigator Travel Award at Jackson Cardiovascular-Renal meeting in 2000, the NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) in 2005, the ACCF/Bristol-Myers Squibb travel award at American College of Cardiology in 2007 and a special recognition award from the Methodist Hospital Nurse Practitioner Program. In addition to his extensive training at both basic and clinical medicine, he was also trained in Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, and traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Growing up, he witnessed the healing powers of traditional Chinese medicine and herbs. He seeks to combine eastern and western medical practices for the most effective treatment and prevention of diseases.   Dr. Fan is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Acupuncture. He is a fellow of the American College of Physician, a member of American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Texas Medical Association, and the American Physiological Society.

Uday Khosla, MD received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio.  He completed his internal medicine internship & residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX as well as his fellowship in nephrology and Hypertension (clinical).  Dr. Khosla did a training program and mini-fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA for renal ultrasonography.  Dr. Khosla is currently board certified in internal medicine and nephrology and is a member of Renal Physicians Association, National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Nephrology.



Anand Saranathan, MD







David Richards, MD received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.  He completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.  He went on to complete fellowship training in Gastroenterology at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and was named Chief Clinical Fellow for 2011-2012.  After a year of working in private practice in central Texas at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, Dr. Richards joined the medical staff at The Methodist Hospital.  Dr. Richards is ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Harris County Medical Society, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Gastroenterological Association.


Joshua D. Septimus, MD received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine where he also completed his internal medicine training. Seeing a need to more aggressively prevent cardiovascular disease, he developed a special interest in complex cholesterol disorders and pursued additional education on management of these diseases. Dr. Septimus achieved the level of Diplomat in the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. His practice focuses on prevention of cardiovascular disease in high risk patients as well as general internal medicine. Dr. Septimus currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine.





Joseph Varon, MD is Professor of Acute and Continuing Care at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.  He is also Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Professor of Emergency Medicine at several universities in Mexico.  Dr. Varon is the Chief of Staff and Chief of Critical Care Services at University General Hospital in Houston. After completing medical training at the UNAM Medical School in Mexico City, Mexico, Dr. Varon served as internship in internal medicine at Providence Hospital/George Washington University, Washington, D.C.  A subsequent residency in internal medicine was completed at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.  Dr. Varon also served fellowships in critical care medicine and pulmonary diseases at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  An avid researcher, Dr, Varon has contributed more than 600 peer-reviewed journal articles, 10 full textbooks, and 9 dozen book chapters to the medical literature.  He is also a reviewer for multiple journals and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Critical Care and Shock and Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews. Dr. Varon has won many prestigious awards and is considered among one of the top physicians in the United States. Dr. Varon is also known for his groundbreaking contributions to Critical Care Medicine in the fields of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and therapeutic hypothermia. He has developed and studied technology for selective brain cooling. He is a known expert in the area of hypertensive crises management. With Dr. Carlos Ayus, he co-described the hyponatremia associated to extreme exercise syndrome also known as the “Varon-Ayus syndrome”. Dr. Varon has lectured in over 55 different countries around the globe. Along with Professor Luc Montagnier (Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine in 2008), Dr. Varon created the Medical Prevention and Research Institute in Houston, Texas, where they conduct work on basic sciences projects. Dr. Varon has appeared in National and International television and radio shows with his techniques and care of patients. Dr. Varon is well known for his academic and clinical work in the management of acute hypertension and has published extensively on this subject.