Business Notes for 8-28

Published on Sunday, 27 August 2017 15:58 - Written by


Leaders from Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, recognized eight members of the first cohort of Tyler employees for completing the Team Leader Development Program (TLDP), a rigorous professional education program.

Graduates include Jean Foster, continuous improvement educator; Stephen Hood, production leader; Jeff McCarty, designated lead person; Zachary Moehring, production leader; Tammy Ray, Operational Excellence change agent; Daniel Roberson, unit manager; Toni Portier, production leader; and Chris Weaver, designated lead person.


The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Aaron Martinez, CGM of the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Tyler, has become the 170th grounds management professional to successfully complete its Certified Grounds Manager program.

Those achieving the CGM professional designation must have first accomplished a set level of education, on-the-job experience, and complete a two part examination process.


Five physicians have joined UT Health Northeast.

Muhammad M. Chaudhry, M.D., is an interventional cardiologist who completed his cardiology fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and his internship and residency in internal medicine at Long Island College Hospital in New York. He is board certified in internal medicine, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

Joanna Clem, M.D., is a pediatrician who is now seeing patients at the UT Health Northeast – North Tyler Clinic. She completed her residency in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Philip A. Pippin, M.D., has joined the UT Health Northeast family medicine department. He is now accepting new patients. Dr. Pippin received his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and completed his residency in family medicine at UT Health Northeast.

Justin D. Sacks, M.D., an interventional radiologist (a physician who uses image-guided technology to treat patients who might otherwise need surgery) is now treating patients on the main UT Health campus. Dr. Sacks completed his residency and internship in diagnostic radiology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, where he also received a fellowship in interventional radiology.

Robert B. Wieck, D.O., has joined UT Health’s behavioral health department. Board certified in adult psychiatry, Dr. Wieck completed his residency in general psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, where he also served as chief resident. He most recently served as medical director of the Mental Health Clinic at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. He is now accepting new patients.