Our Robotic Surgery Physicians

Physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff trained in the da Vinci® minimally invasive, robotic surgical system

Methodist Dallas Medical Center

General Surgery

Alejandro Mejia, MD

Alejandro Mejia, MD
General Surgery, Transplant Surgery

  • Medical degree – Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Columbia
  • Internship – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Residency – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Fellowship – University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Dr. Alejandro Mejia performs the Single-SiteTM da Vinci gallbladder surgery.
  • Led a team at Methodist Dallas Medical Center that performed two firsts for North Texas including a fully robotic Whipple, or a pancreaticoduodenectomy, and liver resection.
Richard Dickerman, MD

Richard Dickerman, MD
General Surgery, Transplant Surgery

  • Medical degree – Albany Medical College
  • Internship – University of Michigan Hospitals
  • Residency – University of Michigan Hospitals
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Dr. Richard Dickerman performs the Single-SiteTM da Vinci gallbladder surgery.
Anand Lodha, MD

Anand Lodha, MD
Colorectal Surgery

  • Medical degree – Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
  • Residency – Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
  • Fellowship – St. Vincent Health Center
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Sachin S. Kukreja, MD

Sachin S. Kukreja, MD
Bariatric Surgery

Susannah M. Hambright, MD

Susannah M. Hambright, MD
General Surgery
Hepatobiliary Surgery

  • Medical Education: The University of Toledo Medical Center - 2010 - Toledo, OH
Katrina Emmett, MD

Katrina Emmett, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical Education: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - 2005 - Dallas, TX
  • Residency: University of Tennessee Health Science Center - 2012 - Memphis, TN
Jennifer M. Burris, MD

Jennifer M. Burris, MD
Trauma Surgery

Michael S. Truitt, MD

Michael S. Truitt, MD
Trauma Surgery

  • Medical Education: University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston - 2002 - Houston, TX
  • Residency: University of Colorado Health Science Center - 2007 - Denver, CO
  • Fellowship: UT Southwestern/Parkland - 2013 - Dallas, TX
Stephen S. Cheng, MD

Stephen S. Cheng, MD
Transplant Surgery

  • Medical Education: Medical College of Wisconsin - 1986 - Milwaukee, WI
  • Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University - 1992 - Portland, OR
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic-Rochester - 1994 - Rochester, MN
Phillip L. Sladek, MD

Phillip L. Sladek, MD
Trauma Surgery

  • Medical Education: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara - 1981 - Guadalajara, Jalisco MX,
  • Residency: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center - 1983 - Brooklyn, NY
  • Residency: Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn - 1988 - St. Jamaica, NY
  • Fellowship: UT Southwestern Medical Center - Critical Care Surge - 2011 - Dallas, TX
Vichin C. Puri, MD

Vichin C. Puri, MD
Transplant Surgery

  • Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research – Pune, India
  • General Surgery – New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, NY
  • Abdominal Transplant Surgery – Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Vanessa Shifflette, MD

Vanessa Shifflette, MD
Trauma Surgery

  • Medical Education: University of Texas Medical School at Houston - 2007 - Houston, TX
  • Residency: Methodist Dallas Medical Center - 2012 - Dallas, TX
  • Fellowship: University of Hawaii - Honolulu Campus - 2013 - Honolulu, HI
Martin Koonsman, MD

Martin Koonsman, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical degree – Texas Tech University Health Science Center
  • Internship – Methodist Health System
  • Residency – Methodist Health System
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Dr. Martin Koonsman performs the Single-SiteTM da Vinci gallbladder surgery.

Joseph D. Amos, MD
Trauma Surgery

  • Medical Education: Morehouse School of Medicine - 1991 - Atlanta, GA
  • Residency: University of Mississippi Hospitals & Medical School - 1996 - Jackson, MS

Gynecology

Patricia LaRue, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Medical degree – University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine
  • Residency – Methodist Hospitals of Dallas
  • Internship – Methodist Health System
  • Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Theresa Patton, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Medical degree – University of Missouri School of Medicine at Kansas City
  • Residency – Methodist Health System
  • Internship – Methodist Health System
  • Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Among the first physicians in Dallas – Fort Worth to perform da Vinci Single-SiteTMhysterectomy

Donald Blair, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Medical degree – Texas A&M University
  • Residency – Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Internship – Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
  • Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Courtney P. Rhoades-Lazenby, DO

Courtney P. Rhoades-Lazenby, DO
Obstetrics/Gynecology

  • Medical Education: NOVA Southeastern University Osteopathic Med. School - 1998 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Internship: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- Internship - 1999 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine-OB/GYN Residency - 2003 - Baltimore, MD
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School - 2009 - Baltimore, MD

Jeffrey Sandate, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Medical degree – University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Residency – University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Internship – University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Humberto De Los Santos, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Medical degree – Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara; New York Medical College 5th Pathway Program
  • Residency – Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Internship – Doctors Hospital of Michigan
  • Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Head & Neck

Martin Corsten, MD
Otolaryngology

Thoracic

John L. Jay, MD

John L. Jay, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Medical Education: Baylor College of Medicine - Registrar - Houston, TX
  • Internship: Methodist Health System - 1986 - Dallas, TX
  • Residency: Methodist Health System - 1987 - Dallas, TX
  • Residency: Maimonides Medical Center - 1993 - Brooklyn, NY
  • Fellowship: Emory Univ. School of Medicine-Musculoskeletal Radiology - 1996 - Atlanta, GA
Derek E. Williams, MD

Derek E. Williams, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Medical Education: Washington University in Saint Louis - 2007 - Saint Louis, MO
  • Residency: University of Texas Southwestern - 2013 - Dallas, TX
  • Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern - 2015 - Dallas, TX

Methodist Charlton Medical Center

General Surgery

Kevin Niblett, MD

Kevin Niblett, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical degree – University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas
  • Residency – St. Paul University Hospital
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery

Anil Tibrewal, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical degree – Christian Medical College University of Madras
  • Residency – Huron Hospital Cleveland Clinic Health System
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
Paul S. Hackett, MD

Paul S. Hackett, MD
Colorectal Surgery

  • Medical Education: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine - 1999 - Los Angeles, CA
  • Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - 2002 - Dallas, TX
  • Residency: Mercer Univ. School of Medicine - 2005 - Macon, GA
  • Fellowship: Baylor University Medical Center-ONLINE - 2006 - Dallas, TX

Gynecology

De Shawndranique Gray, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Medical degree – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Residency – St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Internship – St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jorge Saldivar, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Medical degree – University of Minnesota School of Medicine & Hospitals
  • Residency – Parkland Memorial Hospital and Methodist Hospitals of Dallas
  • Internship – Methodist Health System
  • Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

General Surgery

Jeremy Parcells, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical degree – Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency – University of Kentucky Medical Center
  • Fellowship – University of Nebraska Medical Center

Gary Alexander, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical degree – University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Residency – St. Joseph Medical Center/ Methodist Hospital, Houston
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Dr. Gary Alexander performs the Single-SiteTM da Vinci gallbladder surgery
Andrew B. Standerwick, MD

Andrew B. Standerwick, MD
Bariatric Surgery

  • Medical Education: UT Southwestern Medical Center - 2007 - Dallas, TX
  • Residency: Oklahoma Unversity HSC - Surgery Residency - 2012 - Oklahoma City, OK
  • Fellowship: Summa Health System - 2013 - Akron, OH
Joshua Trussell, MD

Joshua Trussell, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical Education: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - 2004 - Houston, TX
  • Residency: Phoenix Integrated - Surgical Residency Program - 2009 - Phoenix, AZ
Anuj R. Kandel

Anuj R. Kandel
Colorectal Surgery

Anna-Maria Toker, MD
Colorectal Surgery

  • Medical degree – Louisiana State University School of Medicine
  • Residency – Methodist Health System
  • Fellowship – University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Winston M. Chan, MD

Winston M. Chan, MD
Colorectal Surgery

  • Medical Education: University of Cincinnati - 2011 - Cincinnati, OH
  • Internship: University of Texas at Houston - 2012 - Houston, TX
  • Residency: University of Texas at Houston - 2016 - Houston, TX
  • Fellowship: Baylor University Medical Center - 2017 - Dallas, TX

Augustus Lyons, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical degree – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Residency – University of Mississippi Hospitals & School of Medicine
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
David M. Rutledge, MD

David M. Rutledge, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical Education: UT Southwestern Medical Center - 1994 - Dallas, TX
  • Internship: St. Paul Univ Hosp/SURG RESIDENCY CLOSED - 1996 - Dallas, TX
  • Residency: UT Southwestern Medical Center - General Surgery - 1999 - Dallas, TX

David Dyslin, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical degree – Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Residency – University Health System
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Dr. David Dyslin performs the Single-SiteTM da Vinci gallbladder surgery

Gynecology

Erin Westerholm, DO
Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Medical degree – University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Residency – John Peter Smith Hospital
  • Internship – Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas
  • Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sara Northrop, DO
Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Medical degree – West VA School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship – Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center
  • Residency – Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center

Marian Zinnante, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Medical degree – University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Residency – State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Internship – State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kimberly A. Misamore, MD

Kimberly A. Misamore, MD
Obstetrics/Gynecology

  • Medical Education: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine - 2009 - Oklahoma City, OK
  • Residency: John Peter Smith Hospital- Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency - 2013 - Fort Worth, TX
Robert S. Krombach, MD

Robert S. Krombach, MD
Obstetrics/Gynecology

  • Medical Education: Medical University of South Carolina - 2003 - Charleston, SC
  • Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center-ONLINE - 2004 - Dallas, TX
  • Residency: UT Southwestern Medical Center-ONLINE - 2007 - Dallas, TX
Heather J. Havener, MD

Heather J. Havener, MD
Obstetrics/Gynecology

  • Medical Education: LSU Health New Orleans - 2005 - New Orleans, LA
  • Residency: LSU School of Medicine- Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency - 2006 - New Orleans, LA
  • Residency: UT Southwestern Medical Center - 2009 - Dallas, TX

Methodist Richardson Medical Center

General Surgery

Dhiresh R. Jeyarajah, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical degree – Brown University
  • Internship – University of Chicago Hospitals
  • Residency – University of Chicago Hospitals
  • Fellowship – Baylor University Medical Center
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
Ramsey Stone, MD

Ramsey Stone, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical Degree – University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Residency/Internship – Baylor University Medical Center
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Dr. Ramsey Stone performs the Single-SiteTM da Vinci gallbladder surgery
Jenna L. Wishnew, MD

Jenna L. Wishnew, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical Education: University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston - 2006 - Galveston, TX
  • Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Ctr.-Lubbock - 2011 - Lubbock, TX
Danielle M. Giesler, MD

Danielle M. Giesler, MD
Colorectal Surgery

Houssam G. Osman, MD

Houssam G. Osman, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical Education: University of Khartoum - 2005
  • Internship: Northside Medical Center - 2010 - Youngstown, OH
  • Residency: Akron General Medical Center - 2012 - Akron, OH
  • Fellowship: Methodist Dallas Medical Center - 2013 - Dallas, TX

Russ Birdwell, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical Degree – Texas Tech University School of Medicine
  • Residency – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery

Edward E. Cho, MD
Hepatobiliary Surgery

  • Undergraduate: The Johns Hopkins University - 2000 - Baltimore, MD
  • Graduate School: The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Publich Health - 2007 - Baltimore, MD
  • Medical Education: Northeaster Ohio Medical University - 2011 - Rootstown, OH
  • Internship: State University of New York at Buffalo - 2012 - Buffalo, NY
  • Residency: State University of New York at Buffalo - 2016 - Buffalo, NY
  • Fellowship: Methodist Health System - 2017 - Dallas, TX

Gary White, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical Degree – University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Residency – Parkland Memorial Hospital
  • Internship Parkland Memorial Hospital
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Among the first physicians in North Texas to perform Single-SiteTM da Vinci robotic surgery

Thomas T. Wang, MD
General Surgery

Warrett Kennard, MD
General Surgery

  • Medical Education: University of Missouri - Kansas City - 1986 - Kansas City, MO
  • Internship: West Virginia University Hospitals - 1987
  • Residency: West Virginia University Hospitals - 1991

Gynecology

Richard Salter, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Medical Degree – Texas Tech Medical School
  • Residency/Internship – University of Kentucky
  • Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Carol Norton, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Medical Degree – Duke University School of Medicine
  • Residency – University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dr. Carol Norton performs da Vinci Single-SiteTM hysterectomy.

Jan S. Risden, MD
Obstetrics/Gynecology

  • Medical Education: Texas Tech University - 2003 - Lubbock, TX
  • Residency: UT Southwestern Medical Center - 2007 - Dallas, TX

Anu Gupta, MD
Obstetrics/Gynecology

Charles R. Downey, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Medical Degree – Texas A&M University Health Science Center
  • Residency – Brooke Army Medical Center/Wilford Hall U.S. Air Force Medical Center
  • Internship – Brooke Army Medical Center, OB/GYN
  • Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hue M. Tang, MD

Hue M. Tang, MD
Obstetrics/Gynecology

  • Medical Education: University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio- General Surgery Residency - 2006 - San Antonio, TX
  • Residency: Methodist Dallas Medical Center- OB/GYN Residency - 2010 - Dallas, TX