Melina Awar, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Academic Institute
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Department of Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Internal Medicine Residency Program


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 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

Residency, University of California at Los Angeles
Internship, University of California at Los Angeles
MD, University of Hawaii School of Medicine

Recurrent small bowel obstruction caused by Burkitt lymphoma in an elderly man: A case report and review of the literature
Kasparian, S, Burns, E, Shehabeldin, A, Awar, M & Pingali, SR 2020, , Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 14, no. 1, 127.

Academic Hospitalists and Health Care Costs
Robbins, RJ, Perez, JA, Awar, M & Clewing, JM 2019, , American Journal of Medicine, vol. 132, no. 7, pp. e628.

Comparison of Direct Patient Care Costs and Quality Outcomes of the Teaching and Nonteaching Hospitalist Services at a Large Academic Medical Center
Perez Perez, JA, Awar, M, Nezamabadi, A, Ogunti, R, Puppala, M, Colton, L, Clewing, JM, Ketkar, S, Wong, STC & Robbins, RJ 2018, , Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, pp. 491-497.

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

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.

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.