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AOA Honor Medical Society welcomes 58 new members

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Fifty-eight new members were inducted recently into the UT Southwestern Medical School chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA). The Gamma Chapter of Texas’ Annual Induction and Awards Ceremony banquet took place March 17 at the A.W. Harris Faculty-Alumni Center.

Members are selected based upon high academic standing, leadership among peers, professionalism, a firm sense of ethics, promise of future success in medicine, and a commitment to serve in the school and community.

Alpha Omega Alpha Class of 2022

inductees are (asterisk denotes Junior AOA recognition):

  • Laila Fatima Abbas*
  • Andrew James Aboujaoude*
  • Dhiraj Nitin Ankolekar
  • Patrick Nadim Arraj*
  • Rohit R. Badia
  • Brad Kasimir Bradshaw
  • Grayden Cook
  • Palvasha Reddy Deme
  • Manasa Dutta
  • Farzam Farahani*
  • Eliza Ferrari
  • Kathryn Elise Gallaway*
  • Roberto Gonzalez
  • Kyle Nicholas Goodman
  • Rachel Barnes Green
  • Sarah Lairmore Greenfield
  • Silas P. Henderson*
  • Mehraban Kavoussi*
  • Elysha Kolitz*
  • Madyson Lee Kuo
  • Emily Elizabeth Limmer*
  • Charles Ruohua Liu
  • Samantha N. Lopez*
  • Patrick Lynch
  • William Elliott McAlpine*
  • Paige Leigh McKenzie
  • Ahneesh Jayant Mohanty*
  • Austin Moore*
  • Caroline Murchison*
  • Juliana Pineider
  • Heather Elizabeth Postma
  • Roma Vivek Pradhan
  • Courtney Ann Prestwood*
  • Cayenne L. Price
  • Madeline Elizabeth Sparks
  • Sanaa Tejani
  • Dharani Rohit Thota
  • Brandon Winward


AOA inducted nine faculty members in 2022:

  • Ravi Bhoja, M.D., Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management and a Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Walter Green, M.D., Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Syed Kazmi, M.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Benjamin Lee, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • David McDonagh, M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Neurological Surgery, and Neurology
  • Henry Quinones, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Shai Rozen, M.D., Professor of Plastic Surgery
  • Joseph Schaffer, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Yu-Min Shen, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine


Eleven residents or fellows were inducted into AOA:

  • Sarah Capelouto, M.D.
  • Prakash Gajera, M.D.
  • Austin Samuel Hembd, M.D.
  • Steven Blaine Holloway, M.D.
  • Darlene King, M.D.
  • Allison Mootz, M.D.
  • Vicente Morales Oyarvide, M.D.
  • Tung “Tom” Phan, M.D.
  • Luis R. Taveras, M.D.
  • Lindsey Nicole Urquia, M.D.
  • Matthew Yung, M.D.
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