Request for Membership: Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders

Please complete this form to be considered for membership in the Houston Methodist Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders.

  • Underwood Center Mission and Vision.
    • Mission: The Underwood Center will bring together physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive and integrated care for patients with digestive disorders.
    • Vision: The Underwood Center will be the premier regional and nationally recognized center providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care, based on best evidence and in a context of research and education with access to leading-edge diagnostics, therapeutics and technology, while provided in a caring and supportive environment.
  • Membership applications will be considered on a quarterly basis.
  • Applicants must meet all requirements.
  • Criteria must be met within six (6) months of initial application and the granting of associate membership. Full membership will be at the discretion of the Executive Oversight Committee and based on the fulfillment of membership requirements.
  • Please note, members must reapply every three years.
  • For more information and/or questions, please email: underwoodcenter@houstonmethodist.org

Benefits of Membership include:

  • Listed as a Member, Houston Methodist Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders in the Houston Methodist Physician Referral database.
  • Featured as a Member, Houston Methodist Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders on the physician's web profile on the Houston Methodist website.
  • Listed as a member on the Houston Methodist Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders web page.
  • Listed as a member in the Houston Methodist Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders biennial report.
  • Invited to participate in Houston Methodist Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders focused marketing activities.
  • Members have access to new technology and competency enhancement.
  • Eligibility to hold a leadership position at a Houston Methodist facility or an affiliated academic institution including but not limited to Hospital department deputy leadership, membership in the Underwood Center’s Executive Oversight Committee or Leadership Council, hospital based digestive disease program leadership role, leadership or membership of a digestive disease program committee, subcommittee or workgroup.

 

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Membership Requirements

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Membership Questions

Within the last 12 months

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Commitment to Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Services

Commitment to Research

Commitment to Excellence

Agreement for Membership

I understand and agree that my membership in the Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders is dependent upon my continued compliance with the “Underwood Physician Membership and Criteria Standards”. If Houston Methodist determines that I no longer meet these criteria, then my membership in the Underwood Center will immediately and automatically cease. My loss of membership in the Underwood Center is separate from my medical staff membership and does not entitle me to any due process or fair hearing under the Houston Methodist medical staff bylaws.

Use of Houston Methodist and Underwood Center Name and Marks

I agree that the names “Houston Methodist Hospital” and “The Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders” are service marks of Houston Methodist, and that any use I am permitted to make of those marks or any other marks of Houston Methodist based upon my membership in the Underwood Center will cease upon cessation of my membership. I understand that any unpermitted use of these marks will cause harm to Houston Methodist that may not be possible to determine in monetary damages, so Houston Methodist may seek an injunction to curtail any such use without posting a bond.

Disclaimer

To the best of my knowledge, the information I have provided in this membership application is accurate. I authorize the release of information relevant for my membership in the Underwood Center. I agree to hold the Underwood Center, its members, officers and representatives free from any damage or complaint by reason of any action they may take in connection with this application.

 

Membership in the Underwood Center is determined in accordance with its Rules of Membership. I hereby apply for membership in the Underwood Center and agree to subscribe to and abide by the membership criteria and standards adopted by the Underwood Center.