Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Medical Board, Texas*

19 Members - Term: 6 Years

General Information

Agency #: 503 333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 610P.O. Box 2018Austin 78768-2018


Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
President Sherif Zaafran, M.D. Houston, 04-13-2021
Board Member(s) Devinder S. Bhatia, M.D. Houston, 04-13-2025
George De Loach, D.O., P.A. Livingston, 04-13-2023
James "JD" Distefano, D.O. College Station, 04-13-2025
Kandace Farmer, D.O. Highland Village, 04-13-2021
Jeffrey L. Luna, M.D. Livingston, 04-13-2021
Robert D. Martinez, M.D. Mission, 04-13-2025
Jayaram B. Naidu, M.D. Odessa, 04-13-2021
Satish Nayak, M.D. Andrews, 04-13-2025
Manuel M. Quinones, Jr., M.D. San Antonio, 04-13-2023
Jason K. Tibbels, M.D. Decatur, 04-13-2025
David Vanderweide, M.D. League City, 04-23-2023
Public Member(s) Arun Agarwal Dallas, 04-13-2025
Sharon J. Barnes Rosharon, 04-13-2023
Michael E. Cokinos Houston, 04-13-2021
Robert Gracia Richmond, 04-13-2023
Tomeka Moses Herod Allen, 04-13-2025
Linda G. Molina San Antonio, 04-13-2021
LuAnn Morgan Midland, 04-13-2021


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director Stephen Brint Carlton, J.D. (512) 305-7010 / (512) 305-7051
Medical Director Robert Bredt, M.D. (512) 305-7019 / (512) 305-7051
Board Coordinator/Executive Assistant Laura Fleharty (512) 305-7174
Govt. Affairs/Public Information Manager Taurie Randermann (512) 305-7044 / (512) 305-7051
Licensure Manager Grace Unterborn (512) 305-7030
f: (888) 550-7516
General Counsel Scott Freshour, J.D. (512) 305-7085 / (512) 305-7051

District One

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Physician Member Imran Dar, M.D.
Physician Member David D. Davila, D.O.
Public Member Antoinette "Toni" Jackson
Physician Member Sheela Lahoti, M.D.
Public Member Kimberly Phillips
Physician Member Courtney Townsend, M.D.
Public Member Aundrea Young

District Two

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Public Member Lewis J. Benavides
Physician Member Hari Reddy, D.O.
Public Member Randall B. Isenberg
Physician Member Melissa Tonn, M.D.
Physician Member Todd Pollock, M.D., FACS
Public Member Catherine "Trinka" Taylor

District Three

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Physician Member Ogechika "Oge" Alozie, M.D.
Physician Member Celeste Caballero, M.D.
Physician Member Gabrielle Rich, D.O.
Public Member Michael Burley
Public Member Sharmila Dissanaike, M.D.
Public Member Taylor Gillig
Public Member Mindi McLain

District Four

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Physician Member Ada Booth, M.D.
Physician Member Leanne Burnett, M.D.
Physician Member Andrew "Jimmy" Widmer, M.D.
Public Member Walton "Boyd" Bush, Ed.D.
Public Member Ruth Villarreal
Public Member Phillip W. Worley


The board protects and enhances the public's health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for the citizens of Texas.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2029.