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


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


Lisa Merkl, Senior Research Media Relations Editor
Contact for: Research Institute, Academic Institute, Genome Sequencing, Infectious Diseases, RNA Therapeutics
Office: 832.667.5916
Cell: 281.620.2502 


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: Transplant Center, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Women's Health (OB/GYN), Wellness/Weight Management, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Office: 832.667.5844


Daniel Brown, Senior Media Relations Specialist
Contact for: DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Neal Cancer Center, Urology, Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM), Global Services
Office: 832.667.5849
Cell: 346.548.0923