PHYSICIANS

Texas IPS’s doctors and leaders

At San Antonio’s largest and most comprehensive pulmonary and critical care medical group, our physicians believe that every single patient deserves compassionate care that is personalized specifically for them.


Jairo A. Melo, MD

Medical Director, Texas IPS

Pulmonary & Critical Care
Sleep Medicine
Pulmonary Hypertension/Pulmonary Embolism
Cardiovascular Surgical Critical Care


Charles J. Burch, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care
Pulmonary Hypertension/Pulmonary Embolism
Cardiovascular Surgical Critical Care


Ali Abedi, MD, FCCP

Medical Director, Lung Cancer Service Line

Pulmonary & Critical Care
Lung Nodule/Cancer Clinic
Interventional Pulmonology


Arturo Lopez, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care
Pulmonary Hypertension
Lung Nodule/Cancer Clinic


Phoebe King, MD

Medical Director, Methodist Speciality and Transplant Hospital ICU

Pulmonary & Critical Care
Transplant Specialist
Women’s Pulmonary Health


Manica Isiguzo, MD

Medical Director, Advanced Lung Clinic

Pulmonary & Critical Care
Sleep Medicine
Pulmonary Hypertension
Lung Nodule/Cancer Clinic
Interstitial Lung Disease


Napoleon Puente, MD

Medical Director, Interventional Pulmonary and Endoscopy Service Line

Pulmonary & Critical Care
Lung Nodule/Cancer Clinic
Interventional Pulmonology


Randall C. Bell, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care


Bravein Amalakuhan, MD, FCCP

Medical Director, Methodist Hospital Texsan ICU
Medical Director, Methodist Hospital Metropolitan ICU

Pulmonary & Critical Care
Lung Nodule/Cancer Clinic
Cardiovascular Surgical Critical Care


Christopher Burdick, MD

Medical Director, Neurocritical Care

Critical Care
Neurointensivist


Jeffrey Dellavolpe, MD

Medical Director, ECMO

Critical Care
ECMO
Cardiovascular Surgical Critical Care


Elizabeth Ulliman, MD

Medical Director, Women’s Pulmonary Health

Pulmonary & Critical Care


Gustavo Gabino Miranda, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care
Lung Nodule/Cancer Clinic
Pulmonary Embolism


Ravi Santhanam, MD

Critical Care


Craig Ainsworth, MD

Medical Director, Methodist Burn Unit

Critical Care
ECMO
Pulmonary Embolism


Patricio de Hoyos, MD

Medical Director, Advanced Emphysema Service Line

Pulmonary & Critical Care
COPD/Emphysema


Misha Peter, MD

Medical Director Methodist Sleep Service Line

Pulmonary & Critical Care
Sleep Medicine


Jason Wagner, MD

Medical Director, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital ICU

Pulmonary & Critical Care
Interstitial Lung Disease
COPD


James W. Steves, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care


Ana Carolina Garza, MD

Medical Director, Northeast Methodist Hospital ICU

Pulmonary & Critical Care


Hitesh Vinod Gidwani, MD

Critical Care
ECMO
Cardiovascular Surgical Critical Care


Christopher J. Everett, MD, PharmD

Co-Medical Director, Northeast Methodist Hospital

Pulmonary & Critical Care


Praveen Belur, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care


Joanna J. Beros, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care


Esha Oommen, MD

Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service Line

Pulmonary & Critical Care
Neurointensivist
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Obstructive Lung Disease


William J. Ryan, MD

Medical Director, Advanced Lung Clinic

Pulmonary Care
Sleep Medicine


Ben Stephens, MD

Pulmonary Care
Critical Care
Pulmonary Hypertension
Interstitial Lung Disease
Lung Nodule/Cancer


Bharat Ved Prakash, MD

Pulmonary Care
Critical Care
Therapeutic Bronchoscopy
Interstitial Lung Disease
Lung Nodule/Cancer


Kim Slimane, ACNP


Kimberly Whitely, ACNP


Pamela Bonham, FNP


LeAnn McReynolds, CCNS


Violet Saenz, MSN, APRN


Rachel Vasquez, ACNP


Adam Branch, FNP-C

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“Dr. Melo and his staff are excellent. I had pulmonary hypertension and they were wonderful to work with. After my double-lung transplant in Houston, I went back to these wonderful professionals to keep a doctor I trusted on board in San Antonio. They’re patient and listen to their clients’ questions and concerns. Highly recommended.”

– Patty S.

“I have been a patient at Texas IPS in San Antonio for 7 years, in treatment for my severe sleep apnea. The treatment I have received in especially these last 3 years with Dr. Manica Isiguzo has significantly improved the quality of my life. It is a joy to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed, and not to fall asleep in films or concerts in the afternoon or at night.”

– A. Baniasd

“Best staff and doctors in town, you don’t have to wait for a long time to be seen and they are all kind and well-prepared professionals.”

– R. Sousa

“I have been seeing Dr. Melo & his staff for a while now and I have always had a great experience. Dr. Melo is a wonderful doctor—he is extremely knowledgeable but at the same time very caring & compassionate. He explains everything until you understand and always is encouraging. He also has the greatest staff, such as Sandra & Ashley. They are always so welcoming & helpful. They go out of their way to help you anyway they can. I am very fortunate to have found Dr. Melo and his staff for what they have done to help improve my health.”

– H. Schilling

“Dr. Phoebe King is a very intelligent, professional and knowledgeable doctor. She is a great person with a great heart. She treated my dad when he became sick from COVID. Dr. King saved my father’s life, after God. Words don’t describe how thankful we are to Dr. King. Thank you so much for the difference you make in the lives of your patients.”

– E. Giguere

“I think Dr. Amalakuhan is a wonderful doctor. He listened to my concerns and he acted on these worries quickly, I’ve had two other doctors and I was never happy. Thank you, Dr. Amalakuhan for checking on my wellness.”

– A. Sheppard

“I have been seeing Dr. W John Ryan since 2008 when I returned to the Texas Hill Country following hospitalization for both MRSA Pneumonia and Legionnaires Disease. He has managed my numerous lung, allergy and sleep issues with calm grace and compassion. I highly recommend.”

– E. Seemann

“Today I went in for some tests, of course I was getting a bit of anxiety as I usually do but, Mr. Danny made me feel so comfortable & his amazing energy totally helped me not feel anxious. He guided me through everything perfectly. NP Pam, super sweet and amazing, sat with me and took her time answering my questions. I felt safe and 100% taken care of.”

– K. Arango

“Every staff member I encountered was pleasant and knowledgeable. Dr. Amalakuhan went above and beyond to make me feel heard and thoroughly explain to me his plan of care. Highly recommend this office!”

– K. Fabian