Meet Our Team

At the Partners Clinic, you’ll receive care from a physician who is certified as an HIV Specialist™ by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Together with an AAHIVM-certified clinical pharmacy specialist, an RN clinical coordinator, a certified medical assistant, and a registration representative fluent in both Spanish and English, we’ll carefully listen to all your concerns and needs, and partner with you in creating a multifaceted plan that emphasizes wellness and your quality of life.

Steven Klemow, MD, AAHIVM

Steven Klemow, MD

Dr. Klemow was born in Dallas, and attended St. Mark’s School of Texas for eight years before pursuing an undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis and at the University of Oxford, England. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1999. After completing his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, he returned to Dallas to complete an Internal Medicine residency and an Infectious Disease Fellowship at UT Southwestern.

Prior to entering private practice in September 2015, he served on the UT Southwestern Infectious Diseases faculty for eight years, teaching HIV Medicine, General Infectious Disease, and Internal Medicine at Parkland University Hospitals. He served as a full time HIV and primary care provider at Parkland’s Amelia Court Clinic throughout his tenure as faculty.

In addition to helping Methodist Dallas Medical Center launch its first comprehensive HIV clinic, Dr. Klemow has served as an inpatient infectious diseases consultant and adjunct teaching faculty at Methodist Dallas Medical Center since 2017, and he is Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention.

He is a member of Methodist Dallas Medical Center’s Corporate/Intentional Inclusion and Diversity Committee, and has provided primary and HIV care for the LGBTI community throughout his career. He is board certified in Infectious diseases by the ABIM, and is both certified in HIV medicine by the AAHIVM as well as a member of their Texas Steering Committee. He lives in Oak Cliff with his husband of 13 years and their two cats.

Education
Medical Education: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - 1999 - Dallas, TX
Residency: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine - Regi - 2001 - Philadelphia, PA
Graduate School: Gap Period - 2003
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School - 2004 - Dallas, TX
Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School - 2007 - Dallas, TX

Paa Yanful, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

Paa Yanful, PharmD

Paa Kwesi Yanful, Pharm D, is a dedicated Clinical Pharmacy Specialist who has been in practice since 2016. Dr. Yanful graduated from the University of New England College of Pharmacy where he earned the privilege of becoming a member of the Rho Chi honor society. Following pharmacy school, Dr. Yanful completed his post graduate work at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy, and went on to specialize in HIV Pharmacotherapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and also certified in HIV pharmacotherapy by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Dr. Yanful’s unique background has equipped him with the ability to connect with patients from all walks of life. Fluent in both English and Twi, Dr. Yanful grew up in Ghana, moved to New York at 17 and is now residing in Texas. When he is not working, Dr. Yanful enjoys photography, soccer and web design.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry – Binghamton University—State University of New York
Doctor of Pharmacy - University of New England College of Pharmacy
PGY1 pharmacy practice residency - Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy
PGY2 HIV Pharmacotherapy Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Elizabeth Cardenas

Registration Representative, Elizabeth Cardenas

Registration Representative, Elizabeth Cardenas, is the kind and competent face that initially greets new patients at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center Partners Clinic. With more than 12 years of experience working within Methodist Health System, it is Ms. Cardenas’s passion and conviction to ensure patients find an answers to each and every one of their questions. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Ms. Cardenas keeps the office running smoothly by registering new patients, scheduling, filing insurance, billing, and following up with patients post treatment. Ms. Cardenas is a Dallas native who enjoys making arts and crafts, spending time with her large family, and is an avid Philadelphia Eagles football fan.

Janice Lewis, CMA

Janice Lewis, CMA

Janice Lewis is a certified medical assistant with more than 20 years of experience working in the healthcare industry. Ms. Lewis went to Ross Medical Tech School in West Palm Beach Florida. Ms. Lewis works with patients throughout their visit executing both administrative and medical duties, which includes greeting patients, updating and scanning patient medical records, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admission, and triage phone calls. Her clinical interests include treatment for HIV, phlebotomy, EKG, injections, Vaccines, and overall patient care. When she is not working, Ms. Lewis enjoys writing short stories, reading, cooking, and spending time with her daughter.

Education
Certification- Ross Medical Tech School