Edward Chan, MD

Edward Chan, MD is a thoracic surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital. He is Dr. Kim’s partner who at times helps take care of his patients.

He obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He trained in general surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, during which time he completed a cardiothoracic surgery research fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Washington.

Ray Chihara, MD, PhD

Ray Chihara, MD, PhD is a thoracic surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital. He is Dr. Kim’s partner who at times helps take care of his patients.

He obtained his undergraduate degree from University of Michigan and his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He also obtained his doctorate in Cellular and Integrated Physiology from Indiana University. He trained in general surgery in Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Emory University.

Leonora Meisenbach, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC

Leonora Meisenbach, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC is a board certified acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP-BC) at Houston Methodist Hospital. Leonora practices in the Division of Thoracic Surgery clinic evaluating and managing patients. She facilitates multidisciplinary care of our patients. She participates in the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Board and HMH Suspicious Lung Nodule Conference.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in 1994, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1997. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2001 and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2018.

Contact Leonora Meisenbach

Phone: 713-441-6161

Jane Doan, MPA

Jane Doan, MPA is a board-certified physician assistant at Houston Methodist Hospital.  Jane practices in the Division of Thoracic Surgery taking care of patients in the hospital after the surgery.

She received a Bachelor of Arts at University of Texas and Bachelor of Science in Respiratory care at University of Texas Medical Branch.  She completed her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at MCPHS University in Manchester, NH

Elaine Jordan
Executive Assistant

Elaine Jordan is the administrative assistant to Dr. Min P. Kim in the Department of Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital. She is a native of Houston, TX and plays a very important role in supporting Dr. Kim’s academic and clinical interests.

She maintains both clinical and professional appointments for Dr. Kim as well as handles the departmental correspondence including dictations, letters, memos and various external communications. She organizes and gathers data for the thoracic tumor board and esophageal support group. In addition, she organizes the discharge packets for all patients released from the hospital after undergoing surgery. She assists Libra, the medical assistant, with clinical duties and updates patients with matters including FMLA paperwork, pharmacy refill requests, return to work releases and medical records.

Contact: Elaine Jordan

Phone: 713-441-5177

Email: ejordan2@houstonmethodist.org

Libra Broussard
Senior Patient Affairs Coordinator

Libra Broussard is a senior patient affairs coordinator to Dr. Min P. Kim in the Department of Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital. She is a native Tucson, AZ and plays an important role in getting patients ready for the clinic visit and the operating room.

Libra is the primary person who maintains the clinic chart, schedules patients for office visits, obtains necessary medical records, obtains pathology specimens and outside films for new consults and schedules necessary outpatient tests.

Contact: Libra Boussard

Phone: 713-441-5464

Email: lnbroussard@houstonmethodist.org