Graduate School University of Alabama , Public Health
Undergraduate University of Texas at Dallas (2000), Biology
Medical School Texas Tech University (2004), Medicine

Specialty Areas

  • Hospitalist (In-Patient Care)

Clinical Interest

  • In-Patient Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Designing better systems to identify and intervene on detiorating patients
  • Development of medical student curricula in health care improvement and patient safety
  • Elimination of hospital acquired conditions


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Nominal group technique: a brainstorming tool for identifying areas to improve pain management in hospitalized patients.

Peña A, Estrada CA, Soniat D, Taylor B, Burton M J Hosp Med 2012 May-Jun 7 5 416-20

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society for General Internal Medicine
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • The American College of Physicians