J. EDWARD HERNANDEZ, MD, FACR
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: Angelo State University 1991
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Texas Tech University School of Medicine 1996
RESIDENCY: Baylor College of Medicine 1999
FELLOWSHIP: Baylor College of Medicine 2002
Dr. Hernandez is a Board Certified Rheumatologist and Assistant Clinical Professor for Baylor College of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Harris County Medical Society.
RYAN A. VALICEK, MD
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: Texas A&M University 2001
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Baylor College of Medicine 2005
RESIDENCY: Washington University 2008
FELLOWSHIP: The University of Texas Health Science Center At Houston 2010
Dr. Valicek is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. he is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Texas Medical Association, and the Harris County Medical Society.
ELENA WALLACE, PA-C
PA Wallace enjoys working with Dr. Hernandez and Dr. Valicek to provide quality Rheumatology Care in a team environment; both physicians work closely with PA Wallace to co-manage care and address patient needs.
Elena Wallace, PA-C graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science degree in Molecular & Cell Biology from Texas A&M University in 2005, and completed a Masters degree to become a licensed Physician Assistant at UTMB Galveston in 2008. She has worked in Rheumatology since, giving her over ten years of experience in this field. Her favorite parts about health care are developing relationships with our patients, being able to make a positive impact for people, and the teamwork within the office. In her free time, she is kept on her toes with her two young children and three dogs. She also enjoys reading and cheering for the Aggies!
HEATHER WOODIN, PA-C
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: Texas A&M University
MASTERS PROGRAM: University of North Texas Health
Science Center 2011
Originally from south Texas, Heather Woodin PA-C has called Houston her permanent home for the past several years. Having had multiple years of experience in Rheumatology. PA Woodin's professional interests include patient education and advocacy, as well as advancing emerging treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis.