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Faculty and Staff


Jo Elle Peterson, MD

Jo Elle Peterson, MD

Assistant Professor


  • Angelo State University
    San Angelo, Texas
    Biology, Cum laude (2001)
  • Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center School of Medical Technology
    Waco, Texas
    Certified Medical Technologist, MT (ASCP) (2003)
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    Houston, Texas
    MD (2007)
  • University of Texas Transitional Program
    Houston, Texas


  • The Methodist Hospital Pathology Residency Program
    Houston, Texas
    Anatomic Pathology (2012)
  • The Methodist Hospital Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program
    Houston, Texas
  • The Methodist Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center Neuropathology Fellowship Program
    Houston, Texas

Select Publications:

  1. Mukherjee A, Peterson JE, Sandberg G, Takei H, Adesina A, Goodman JC, et al. Central nervous system pathology in fatal swine-origin influenza A H1N1 virus infection in patients with and without neurological symptoms: an autopsy study of 15 cases. Acta Neuropathol. 2011;122:371–373.

  2. Fesler JR, Poddar K, Arrington DK, Peterson JE. Fatal mycotic cerebral abscess in an immuno-competent healthy adolescent. Pediatr Neurol. Oct 2015;53(4):371-372. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2015.06.008. PMID: 26216501.

  3. Peterson JE, Love JC, Pinto DC, Wolf DA, Sandberg G. A novel method for removing a spinal cord with attached cervical ganglia from a pediatric decedent. J Forensic Sci. 2015 Aug 21 [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12925. PMID: 26296423.

  4. Conner AK, Fung KM, Peterson JE, Glenn CA, Martin MD. Ectopic ganglion in cauda equina: case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Feb 12:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26871650

  5. Skunda R, Puckett T, Martin M, Sanclement J, Peterson JE. 14-year-old boy with mild antecedent neck pain in setting of acute trauma: a rare case of benign fibrous histiocytoma of the spine. [Case Report & Literature Review] Am J Orthop. 2016 Mar-Apr;45(3):E148-E152. PMID: 26991583 

Adjunct Faculty

Sepideh Nikki Asadbeigi, MD

Sepideh N Asadbeigi, MD

Assistant Professor - Pathology


Adjunct Faculty - Dermatology

Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD

Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD

Assistant Professor (Research)

Daniel J. Cowden, MD, FCAP, CPHIMS

Daniel J. Cowden, MD, FCAP, CPHIMS

Clinical Associate Professor

Charles Esmon, PhD

Charles Esmon, PhD

Lloyd Noble Chair, Cardiovascular Research

Member & Head, Cardiovascular Biology Research at OMRF

Adjunct Professor, Pathology

Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry

Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

David M Lewis, DDS

David M. Lewis, DDS

Associate Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Pathology

Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD

Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Director of Dermatopathology

Adjunct Faculty - Pathology

Charles A. Montgomery, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM

Charles A. Montgomery, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM

Adjunct Professor
Department of Pathology
Division of Comparative Medicine

Kathy L. Moser, PhD

Kathy L. Moser, PhD

Associate Member, Arthritis & Immunology Program

Adjunct Faculty, Pathology

Aravindan Natarajan

Aravindan Natarajan, MS., MPhil., PhD., CCA.

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology,
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Anesthesiology,
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Pathology
Course Director, Radiation Biology for Radiation Oncology Residents
Graduate Faculty, College of Medicine
Member, Cancer Biology Program

Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Assistant Member
Arthritis and Immunology Research Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Department of Medicine

Staff Physician 
Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Oklahoma City

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Pathology