Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center’s Transplant Telemedicine Program, enable our specialists to coach primary and specialty healthcare providers in treating patients who have been diagnosed with chronic disease, using telecommunication. Each partnered clinic will have their providers login at scheduled clinic times, via videoconferencing, to discuss each patient’s chronic disease diagnosis with the Telemedicine team. As part of the program presentation, our round table of physicians will examine each patient’s case during the videoconference. At that time, our specialists will provide a consultation and recommendation for the appropriate course of action for treatment, as well as request follow-up.

The mission of this program is to use teleconferencing to enhance medical resources in communities that currently lack specialized care to underserved Texas cities and rural communities. This will provide patients the opportunity to receive chronic disease treatment and other specialized care that they may otherwise have difficulty accessing.

Our Telemedicine Program is a great opportunity to bring alternative healthcare options to Texas cities and rural communities. As an incentive, all participating providers will receive the training needed to provide chronic disease healthcare in their areas.

We encourage primary care, specialist physicians and midlevel clinicians to contact our Telemedicine team for training on how to treat chronic disease locally rather than having to refer patients to distant specialists. Treatment and monitoring patients is becoming easier than ever before. For information on how to become a Telemedicine partner, please contact Lizette Escamilla at or at 1-855-259-0028.

Telemedicine Program Team

Norman Sussman

Norman L. Sussman, MD, FAASLD
Project ECHO Medical Director

Saira Khaderi

Saira Khaderi, MD, MPH

Lizette Escamilla, MPH
Project Coordinator

Marina Sethna
Outreach Services Coordinator

Lauren M. Baker
Administrative Coordinator