Media Contacts

For immediate assistance, please call the Houston Methodist page operator at 713.790.2201 and ask for the media relations representative on call. 

Stefanie Asin, Public Relations Director 
Office: 832.667.5809 
Cell: 713.857.7836 
Pager: 281.735.9547 

Gale Smith, Public Relations Manager
Contact for: Research Institute, Center for Innovation, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Pulmonology
Office: 832.667.5843 
Cell: 281.627.0439 
Pager: 713.768.1745

Lisa Merkl, Senior Research Media Relations Editor
Contact for: Research Institute, Academic Institute, Genome Sequencing, Infectious Diseases, RNA Therapeutics, Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE)
Office: 832.667.5916
Cell: 281.620.2502

Ashley White, Senior Media Relations Specialist
Contact for: Cancer Center, Transplant Center, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM), Global Services, Urology
Office: 832.667.5849
Cell: 832.652.1173


Patti Muck, Public Relations Program Manager

Contact for: Neurological Institute (Neurology & Neurosurgery)Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Community Hospitals

Office: 832.667.5740

Cell: 713.851.4596

Amy Rose, Senior Media Relations Specialist

Contact for: Heart Center, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Women's Health (OB/GYN), Wellness/Weight Management

Office: 832.667.5844