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, Director 
Office: 832.667.5809 
Cell: 713.857.7836 
Pager: 281.735.9547 

Gale Smith, Public Relations Manager
Contact for: Research Institute, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Emergency Medicine, Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE)
Office: 832.667.5843 
Cell: 281.627.0439 
Pager: 713.768.1745

Lisa Merkl, Medical Research PR Editor
Contact for: Research Institute, Foundation
Office: 832.667.5916
Cell: 281.620.2502

Ashley White, Senior Media Relations Specialist
Contact for: Cancer Center, Transplant Center, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Urology, Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM)
Office: 832.667.5849
Cell: 832.652.1173


Patti Muck, Senior Media Relations Specialist

Contact for: Neurological Institute, Heart Center, Women's Health (OB/GYN)

Office: 832.667.5740

Erik Noriega, Senior Editor

Contact for: Wellness/Weight Management

Office: 832.667.5750
Cell: 281.413.6001 

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