Pablo Moujan, M.D., is an assistant professor and interim chairman for the department of anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Dr. Moujan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (M.D.B.A.). He received his post-graduate training as a urology resident in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Moujan completed his anesthesiology residency in Richmond, Virginia where he was chief resident and received both the C. Paul Boyan Slickest Clinician Award, and the Academic Achievement Award for his work. Dr. Moujan was director of medical education for William Beaumont Army Medical Center and chief of anesthesia before joining the private sector as a staff anesthesiologist for El Paso Surgical Centers, Las Palmas, Del Sol Medical Center, Physicians Hospital East, and the Sierra Providence Health Care System here in El Paso. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and holds professional licenses in Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas. He has authored research articles involving the treatment of bladder and the efficacy and safety of Hemolink in subjects undergoing primary coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Dr. Moujan is fluent in English, Spanish, and German. He is happily married and has two beautiful twin daughters that keep him busy outside of the operating room.
Academic Assistant Professor
Deborah A. Ortega, M.D., is an academic assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Dr. Ortega is charged with supervision of the preoperative clinic and is the clerkship director for the department. She is a native of El Paso and graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1992. Dr. Ortega also received her post graduate training from Galveston where she was selected as chief resident in her CA-3 year. Dr. Ortega is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology. She served as a private practice anesthesiologist at Baycoast Medical Center in Baytown, Texas before joining TTUHSC El Paso in 2002.
Marc Orlandi, M.D.,is an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Dr. Orlandi is director of pediatric anesthesia for the department at the El Paso Children's Hospital. Before joining TTUHSC El Paso in 2012, he was the director of pediatric anesthesia at Sierra Providence Health Network. He is board certified in anesthesiology and graduated from The Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine in 1991. He completed his residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Orlandi completed fellowships in pediatric anesthesia at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Ohio and in pediatric pain management and pediatric anesthesia at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Kristyn B. Ingram, M.D., is an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Dr. Ingram specializes in pediatric anesthesia and she provides full-time coverage at El Paso Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ingram graduated from The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and completed her residency in anesthesiology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Dr. Ingram completed fellowships in pediatric anesthesiology at Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in pediatrics. Dr. Ingram is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), American Medical Association (AMA), and American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). Dr. Ingram was the founder of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Anesthesia Preceptorship program. Dr. Ingram enjoys crafts, sewing, bowling and Classical music.
Silvia Villa-Royval, M.D., is an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Dr. Villa-Royval is a native of El Paso who obtained her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Villa-Royval went on to graduate from Boston University School of Medicine in 2009. Dr. Villa-Royval has a special interest in regional anesthesia and acute pain management. She trained at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital which is affiliated with Columbia University in New York City. Her residency training was focused in innovative regional anesthesia management under the leadership of the New York Society of Regional Anesthesia (NYSORA) professors. Dr. Villa-Royval enjoys cooking, reading Latin-American literature, and recently road biking.
Sarah Spraitzar, M.D., is an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology
at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Sarah Spraitzar, M.D., is proud to be part of TTUHSC El Paso’s academic community. A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Spraitzar attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, where she graduated in 2007 as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Following generations of family tradition, she entered active duty in the US Army, and in 2011, completed her anesthesia residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Spraitzar developed a particular interest in treating acute pain in the war-wounded and was awarded the Outstanding Resident Award in Regional Anesthesia. During her assignment as staff anesthesiologist at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC), Dr. Spraitzar was director of the Acute Pain Service and earned the Hospital Command Certificate of Excellence for performance “over and beyond the call of duty.” During her military service, she also had the privilege, as an assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, to train rotating medical students and residents at WBAMC. Dr. Spraitzar has taken her passion for education on medical training missions to Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Vietnam. Dr. Spraitzar is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Medical Association. Dr. Spraitzar is married to a native El Pasoan, with whom she has a daughter. Now, she also calls El Paso home and is active in the community as an accomplished pianist, supporting music programs at area high schools.
Erica Horton, D.O., is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Dr. Horton, a board certified anesthesiologist, completed her medical education at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) in Kansas City, Missouri in 2007. She went on to complete her residency in anesthesiology at the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 2011. She has made a career of working as a private practice anesthesiologist while following her husband around Texas for his training as an Army dermatologist. She worked for Tejas Anesthesia, a private practice group in San Antonio, Texas, for three years before moving to El Paso, where she has practiced since 2014. Dr. Horton is passionate about patient care, her husband and her two small children. Outside of work and family, she enjoys CrossFit, traveling and interior design and decorating.
Wayde Dirk Miller, M.D., is an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Dr. Miller graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch in 1992. He received his post-graduate training in anesthesiology at The University of South Florida. He is currently a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Miller completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at UT Southwestern Children's Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Dr. Miller came to TTUHSC El Paso from Dayton Children's Hospital. His hobbies include reading, skiing, aviation, IFR pilot, aquaria, and scuba diving.
Gordon H. Minton, M.D., is an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Dr. Minton specializes in obstetric anesthesia and also is experienced in anesthesia for trauma and regional anesthesia. As a native east Texan, he pursued his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas and went on to graduate from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1989 after completing his clinical years on the El Paso campus. His post graduate training includes an internship in general surgery at St. Francis Hospital Hartford, Connecticut in 1989 and was followed by residency in anesthesiology from The University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine Farmington, CT in 1990. He maintains licenses with New Mexico, Minnesota, Arkansas, and Texas and has been a practicing board certified anesthesiologist since 1996. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), New Mexico Society of Anesthesiologists (NMSA), Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA), Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP), and the American Medical Association (AMA). He has held academic appointments with University of New Mexico School of Medicine from 1993 to 2004 where he achieved the rank of associate professor and has been with TTUHSC El Paso since 2013. He has been a director of obstetrics anesthesia at The University Hospital at Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as performed institutionally sponsored anesthesia locums functions throughout the state of New Mexico. He was in private practice from 2004 to 2013 where he served as the chairman of anesthesiology at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas from 2004 to 2009. Dr. Minton was voted Physician of the Month Recognition by the board of managers of John Peter Smith Hospital in 2006 and Top Doc for two years in a row by Fort Worth Magazine in 2007-08.