Texas Rising Stars

June 22nd, 2017

June 22, 2017 — Fourteen physicians with JPS credentials have been named Rising Stars among Texas Super Doctors, including Dr. Helene Alphonso, a psychiatrist appearing on the list for the third year in a row.

Dr. Helene Alphonso

Dr. Helene Alphonso, JPS psychiatrist, is named a Rising Star for the third year in a row.

Rising Stars, featured in the July issue of Texas Monthly magazine, are chosen by the same process used to select Super Doctors, but Rising Stars have been licensed to practice medicine for 10 years or less.

No more than 2.5 percent of the licensed physicians in Texas make the list of Rising Stars, making it among the more selective top doc directories.

The selection process begins with nominations submitted by physicians asked to name colleagues considered exceptional in their specialty. Doctors are asked: “If you needed medical care in one of the following specialties, which doctor would you choose?” Candidates are then evaluated by a research staff using a lengthy list of criteria that includes fellowships, academic achievements and hospital appointments.

Super Doctors is conducted in cities across the country by MSP Communications and published as a supplement in newspapers and magazines, including Texas Monthly. Texas Super Doctors is published annually in December. Texas Rising Stars is published in July.

JPS-credentialed Texas Rising Stars:

Helene Alphonso, MD, Psychiatry

Jennifer Cao, MD, Ophthalmology

Daniel Clearfield, DO, Orthopedics

Thad Dean, DO, Orthopedics

Vitaly Golub, MD, Infectious Disease

Joseph Heyne, MD, Surgery

Katherine Kane, MD, Vascular Surgery

Reena Matthews, MD, Family Medicine

Steve Muyskens, MD, Pediatrics

Nekesha Oliphant, MD, Psychiatry

Di Lin Parks, MD, Orthopedics

Premal Patel, MD, Internal Medicine

Zev Shulkin, MD, Ophthalmology

Anthony Zepeda, MD, Family Medicine


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