5 TTP El Paso Physicians Named Texas ‘Super Doctors’

Five Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso (TTP El Paso) doctors have been named “Super Doctors” by Texas Monthly. Only 5 percent of doctors within the state of Texas receive this designation each year.

“It has always been our mission to bring the best standard of care to the border community,” said Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A., president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM), and practicing cardiologist, who is one of this year’s nominees. “I am truly honored to be able to serve not only our students, but the people of El Paso as well.”

Physicians are selected based on a combination of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process starts with a call for peer nominations. Physicians — who may not self-nominate — are asked to consider “If you needed medical care in one of the following specialties, which doctor would you choose?”

Qualifying nominees are assessed based on 10 criteria. These include years of experience; hospital appointments; fellowships; professional activities; leadership positions; academic achievements or positions; board certifications; publications, lectures, and presentations; honors and awards; and other outstanding achievements. The nominees are then categorized by medical specialty and scored by a panel of highly accomplished peers.

“Recognition by your peers is among the highest honors a clinician can receive,” said Michael Romano, M.D., M.B.A., associate dean for clinical affairs at TTUHSC El Paso.

“Practicing in an environment that constantly emphasizes education requires physicians to stay current with the latest practice guidelines and best practices to allow them to serve as mentors and role models to those learners,” Romano added. “The physicians nominated to this honor reflect the highest standards of excellence in patient care that the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine strives for.”


The 2017 TTUHSC El Paso Super Doctors are:


Department of Internal Medicine


Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A., president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 


Gustavo Martell, M.D., FACOG, chief medical officer, The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus

Department of Family and Community Medicine


Charmaine Martin 1 (2)

Charmaine Martin, M.D., associate professor, director of medical student education, family medicine clerkship director, director of OB services


Jennifer Molokwu 1

Jennifer Molokwu, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor, associate director of medical student education


Mary Spalding 1

Mary Carmen Spalding, M.D., associate professor, residency program director