Our Faculty

Jonathan MacClements, M.D.

Professor, Chairman of Family Medicine, and Director of Graduate Medical Education

Medical School:
University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

UT Health Northeast

Additional Certification:
Adolescent Medicine, Clinical Tropical Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Special Interests:
Aviation Medicine, Travel Medicine, Diving Medicine, and ENT

Dr. Jonathan MacClements serves as the Dean of Medical Education/Director of Medical Education and the Chairman of the Family Medicine Residency Program at the UT Health Northeast.

He was educated at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and received his medical degree, MBBCh, in 1989. He received additonal training in General and ENT surgery at the University of Pretoria. In 1996 he graduated from the UT Health Northeast Family Medicine program, where he was a chief resident. He completed the McLennan Faculty Development Fellowship in 2004, and is currently enrolled in the National Association of Public Hospital’s fellowship. He was board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in 1997 with re-certification in 2003 and 2013. He was awarded the degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2002.

Dr. MacClements is both a Joint Aviation Authority {European} and Federal Aviation Authority Senior Aviation Medical Examiner. In addition, Dr. MacClements is American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene certified in Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Adolescent Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In 2010 he served as the President of the UT Academy of Health Science Education. Dr. MacClements was awarded the Exemplary Teaching Award from the Texas Academy of Family Physicians during TAFP’s 2011 Annual Session and Scientific Assembly. This award honors individuals with outstanding teaching skills, and those who have developed and implemented innovative teaching models. He currently serves as the Smith County Health Authority, and as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Texas State Guard Medical Brigade.

His hobbies include general aviation, scuba diving, and deafening his wife and daughter with his bagpipes. He believes education should be enjoyable.

Robert Tompkins, M.D.

Associate Professor and Program Director of Family Medicine Residency

Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Tyler

Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Residency: UT Health Northeast

Dr. Tompkins completed his residency training at UT Health Northeast in 1997, where he served as Chief resident. Prior to joining the Family Medicine departmet he worked in the UT Health Northeast Primary Health Clinic, and as a UT Health Northeast Hospitalist.

Dr. Tompkins is the Director of Extramural degree programs. In addition he plans daily and weekly didactic lectures and has an interest in broad-based family medicine. Dr. Tompkins feels that the program has great residents who are a pleasure to teach.

Dr. Tompkins was selected Faculty of the Year by the Family Medicine residents in 2007. He was appointed Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program in 2012.

Dr. Tompkins is married to Debbie. They have one daughter and son-in-law and two grandsons. When he is not rescuing homeless animals [3 dogs, 12 cats at last count] he enjoys fishing and cycling. He recently competed in the "Hotter N’ Hell 100" in Wichita Falls and lived to tell about it!

Patti Olusola, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Medical School:
Texas Tech University School of Medicine

UT Health Northeast

Special Interests:
Women’s Health, Medical Missions, Sports Medicine

In 2000, Dr. Patti Burk Olusola graduated AOA from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock, the "Land of Wind & Sand". She then migrated East to Tyler, the "Land of Lakes & Trees", for her residency training in Family Medicine at the UT Health Northeast. While in residency she was able to go on a medical mission trip to Zambia, Africa; fulfill duties as chief resident during her 3 rd year; and found a husband along the way.

Dr. Olusola was asked to stay on at UT Health Northeast as faculty, and after several months of self-reflection and consideration, decided to take the plunge into academic medicine and has never looked back. During her first year as faculty, she completed a Faculty Development Fellowship with training in clinical teaching, curriculum design, and research. She wears many hats in the residency program including Pre-doctoral director for the UT Southwestern 3 rd -year medical student clerkship in Tyler.

She enjoys curriculum development, women’s health care (including colposcopy), evidence-base medicine, and a "Girls Night Out" every now and then.

Michele Bosworth, M.D.

Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine

Residency: Mountain Area Health Education Center Family Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Bosworth joined the Family Medicine faculty in January 2009 after leaving Asheville, NC where she was a faculty member at the Mountain Area Health Education Center [MAHEC]. Dr. Bosworth graduated in 2003 from West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, WV, which was also her undergraduate alma mater [Let’s go Mountaineers!!]

She completed her Family Medicine residency with MAHEC in June 2006 and stayed on with MAHEC to open and manage a satellite clinic on the outskirts of Asheville, NC. As medical director for the Cane Creek Clinic, she also functioned as a teaching faculty for the residency, practiced obstetrics, and attended on the inpatient service with the residents.

From 2009-2012 Dr. Bosworth served as the Clinic Director for the UT Health Northeast Family Medicine Residency Clinic and during this time she served as an active member fo the hospital’s EHR Leadership group. Subsequently, she has recently become the Co-Chief Medical Information Officer for UT Health Northeast and Dr. Menard has ably taken the reigns as Clinic Director.

Her special interests include: women’s health, preventive health care, adolescent and pediatric health care, and clinical informatics.

Dr. Bosworth is married to Scott, who is a wildlife biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife. And speaking of wildlife, they have two wonderful children, Emma and Cade, who keep them busy with soccer, t-ball, horse lessons, fishing, camping, and knock-knock jokes.

Ryan Menard, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Residency: UT Health Northeast

Dr. Menard grew up in Ville Platte, Louisiana, making him a certified Cajun. He obtained his undergraduate microbiology degree from Louisiana State University-Baton Rogue, then went on to complete medical school at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport.

Dr. Menard is a 2010 graduate of the UT Health Northeast family medicine program residency program, where he was a chief resident. He currently serves as Director of the Family Medicine clinic as well as the Associate Program Director and is pursuing his MBA degree at the University of Texas at Tyler.

Dr. Menard was awarded the degree of Fellow of The American Academy of Family Physicians in 2013.

Dr. Menard is married to Dr. Mindy Menard, also a family physician, they have a daughter, Chelsea. His interests include fishing, camping, and rooting for his beloved LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints.

Monique Mills, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Residency: National Naval Medical Center

Dr. Monique Mills grew up in El Paso, Texas and did her undergraduate work at UTEP. She went on to attend medical school in San Antonio on a scholarship from the United States Navy. Dr. Mills completed her pediatric training at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and then served military families as a pediatrician at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California. She has been board certified in pediatrics since 1996.

When her commitment to the military was complete, Dr. Mills was eager to return to Texas but anxious to get out of the desert. The beauty and greenery of the Piney Woods of East Texas attracted Dr. Mills to Tyler, where she has been practicing pediatrics since 1998. She has been the medical director of the East Texas PALS program since 2001. Dr. Mills came to UT Health Northeast in 2005. She currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine and oversees pediatric education in the Family Medicine Residency Program.

Sarah Low, M.D.

Undergrad: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Med School: Texas Tech

Residency: UT Health Northeast

Dr. Low grew up in the piney woods of East Texas but was lured away briefly by the big skies of west Texas. There, she received her undergraduate degree in print journalism. She went on to complete her medical education in Lubbock, as well. Dr. Low missed the humidity and returned to the piney woods for residency.

Dr. Low is a 2013 graduate of the UT Health Northeast family medicine residency program, where she served as chief resident. She practices in the family medicine clinic as well as the Women’s Wellness Center. She has a special interest in women’s health, including menopause and hormone therapy, and has received special training in colposcopy.

Dr. Low is married to Darryl Low, a professor of environmental engineering at LeTourneau University in Longview. She enjoys spending time with her family, including two children, Matthew and Hannah, and dog, Heidi. She also enjoys cooking, pretending to be a photographer, and crime dramas.

Kathryn Wortz, Ph.D

Behavioral Science

Undergraduate: University of California at Los Angeles

Graduate: Texas Tech University

Doctorate: Texas Tech University

Kathryn Wortz, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, who received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Texas Tech University. Dr. Wortz was recently named Associate Site Director for the Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology. A part-timer on our faculty, she is an avid gardener and spends the rest of her week on her farm, growing organic vegetables and trying to keep her dogs out of trouble.

A native Californian, she has remade herself several times over. After graduating magna cum laude from UCLA, she learned to adjust to the flat, windy plains of Lubbock. As a 22-year-old graduate student, her first trip to a Texas grocery store was an adventure. People actually talked to her in the check-out line! (In Los Angeles, this is a clear indication that someone is schizophrenic.) She was sure she had hit the mother lode of psychological illness. Instead, she discovered she had simply entered another culture.

Acculturation has indeed been a long process for her. Her first job was as behavioral science faculty at the Family Practice Residency in Odessa, where she was first introduced to the culture of medicine. The birth of her child foisted her out of that culture and into the culture of motherhood. From there, she began private practice in Midland, which kept her interest for 20 years and helped fund the college educations of her six kids.

Older and wiser, she began to hope for the opportunity to impart her experience to others. And, like Dr. Olusola, she longed for the “Land of Lakes & Trees.” When the last college account was funded, she and her husband left the desert and came to the promised land. The cultural adjustment was made easier by the natural beauty and fabulous sunsets. Here, they enjoy the stature of the trees, the lovely rolling hills, and the water. The opportunity to teach (at UT Health Northeastyler) came on the heals of their move, and she finds herself living happily ever after, influencing great young minds and playing in the dirt.

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