Thirteen University of Texas Medical Branch physicians were selected by their peers as outstanding practicing doctors in Texas. After an extensive nomination and research process conducted by Key Professional Media Inc., the results will be published in Super Doctors Rising Stars, a special advertising section in the July 2013 issue of Texas Monthly magazine.

The physicians honored as Rising Stars represent top Texas doctors in more than 30 specialties that have been fully licensed for approximately 10 years or less. Only 2.5 percent of all active Texas physicians are named to the Rising Stars list.

The doctors were selected by their peers and represent the physicians who are trusted and sought out by colleagues for medical care. More than 40,000 medical professionals were asked to nominate one or more doctors based on one question: “If you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose?”

“This is a tremendous honor, especially when it comes from your peers,” said UTMB President Dr. David L. Callender. “The recognition of these physicians who are still early in their careers is a testament to their commitment to truly improve the lives of their patients through the exemplary care they provide every day.”

The Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars from UTMB, and their specialties, are as follows:

Dr. Daniel Beckles – Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dr. Anika Bell-Gray – Family Medicine
Dr. Megan Anne Berman – Internal Medicine
Dr. Lucas Blanton – Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
Dr. Rana Bonds – Internal Medicine, Allergy and Immunology*
Dr. George Browne – Allergy and Immunology, Otolaryngology
Dr. Barbara Jean Bryant – Pathology*
Dr. Charlie Cheng-Hsi Cheng – Vascular Surgery
Dr. Maged Milad Costantine – Maternal-Fetal Medicine*
Dr. Erin Hommel – Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Dr. Hanan Hussein – Family Medicine
Dr. Alexis McQuitty – Anesthesiology
Dr. Harold Pine – Otolaryngology

*UTMB School of Medicine Graduate