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Faculty & Staff

Our Commitment to You

As teaching physicians, we take our role as Faculty members very seriously. As medicine continues to change, we must keep current with quality measures, patient satisfaction trends, and best practice recommendations. In doing so, we are able to provide our Residents with the skills they need to treat and care for their patients and the community.

Our Faculty

La Toya Jackson, MS, DO, FAAFPLa Toya Jackson

Director, Family Medicine Residency Program

Undergraduate: Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, New Jersey

Residency: Georgia Health Sciences University (Medical College of Georgia

Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Departme​nt of Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship

Board Certified American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine

Danielle Andrews, MD, MPHDanielle Andrews, MD, MPH

Undergraduate: Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia

Graduate: Boston University School of Public Health

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Residency: Phoebe Family Medicine Residency, Albany, Georgia

Fellowship: Behavioral Health at the University of Alabama

Board-Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Lauren Carpenter, MD, MDivLauren Carpenter, MD, MDiv

Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Goleta, California

Graduate: Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California

Residency: University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri

Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Ravi Shekarappa, MDRavi Shekarappa, MD

Medical School: Karnatek Medical College, Karnatek University, Hubli, India

Residency: John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County Hospital Internal Medicine Residency

Board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Xiaoyun Iris Yang, MD, PhDIris Yang MD

Undergraduate: Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China

Graduate School: Wayne State University, Ph.D. of Molecular Biology/Developmental Biology, Detroit, Michigan

Medical School: Tianjin Medical University (MBBS) - Beijing Institute of Geriatrics and Peking Union Medical College (MS), Beijing, China

Residency: Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, Michigan

Board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Our Staff
Dawn Carpenter

Dawn Carpenter serves as Medical Education Coordinator and has been with Houston Healthcare since 2008. During this time, she has worked with Physician Recruiting, Education, and the Residency Program.