Physician Builders Program

Epic-certified Houston Methodist physicians from multiple specialties are partnering with IT teams to customize Epic to meet HM provider needs. More than 20 physicians systemwide are participating in the new Epic Physician Builders program.

These physicians learn how to configure tools and processes specific to physician documentation and ordering. Physician builders work alongside their clinical colleagues, providing IT teams with real-time insight into what providers need most from our technology.

This physician-IT bridge significantly streamlines the time it takes IT teams to understand, develop and deliver provider-focused solutions, based fully on clinician input. The partnership makes it easier to provide better Epic tools for physicians, on an ongoing basis.

Meet our certified Physician Builders:

  • Paul A. Christensen M.D.
  • Vickas Dangayach, M.D.
  • Minesh Desai, D.O.
  • Eleazar Flores, M.D.
  • Ghazaleh Eskandari, M.D.
  • Jewel Lincoln, D.O.
  • Scott W. Long, M.D.
  • Peter T. Nguyen, M.D.
  • Rony Ninan, M.D.
  • Francisco Pasdar-Shirazi, M.D. 
  • Patrick Reardon, M.D.
  • Ben Saldana, D.O.
  • Tobias Samo, M.D. 
  • Latricia Thompson, M.D.
  • Aditya Uppalapati, M.D.
  • George Waits, M.D.
  • Tarrik Zaid, M.D.


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