Meet the New Specialists

Dr. Karla Daniele

Breast Oncology

Dr. Karla Daniele earned her Bachelor of Science at the Biological Sciences University of Texas at El Paso. She started her medical education at Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and finished at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Daniele completed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine before completing her fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Daniele is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Her mentorship activities include teaching courses on the Introduction to Surgical Rotation, surgical mentorships to first and second-year medical students in the Burn Surgical Rotation, and she precepted Nurse Practitioners in Clinical Experience. A few of her awards include a nomination to the Gold Humanism Honor Society, Resident of the Month for July 2017 at University Medical Center Hospital Emergency Department, and several scholarships, including the Bertha Curtis Fund Scholarship, Stephen S. Stickney Scholarship, and the Gladys C. Polk Scholarship while in medical school.

Dr. Daniele contributed to a 2018 educational video titled “Novel collaborative technique to condense breast conserving surgery/accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) within two weeks,” and contributed to an Open IRB approved study titled “Evaluation of Surgical Trainees Closing Fascial Model.”

Dr. Sameh Girgis


Dr. Sameh Girgis earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Tanta University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt. Later, he completed his medical internships and residencies in cardiovascular disease at the National Heart Institute in Cairo, Egypt, Damanhour Medical National Institute, Damanhour, Egypt, and El-Sahel Teaching Hospital, also in Cairo. His internship and residency in Internal Medicine were completed at Saint Vincent Hospital, in Worcester, Massachusetts (a hospital in affiliation with the University of Massachusetts Medical School). Dr. Girgis completed his Cardiology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and later completed his Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at the University of Texas at Houston.

Dr. Girgis is a member of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Girgis has published articles in Coronary Artery Disease, i3c Consortium, the Gerard Aurigemma and John Keaneys Circulation, and with Gulf CARE. He has presented several times at St. Vincent Hospital, including lectures on “Cardiac Biomarkers,” and “Severe Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy: How Early Detection Affects Outcome in a Potentially Fatal Disease.”

Dr. Girgis currently lives in Lubbock, and he enjoys table tennis, volleyball, reading, and participating in church choir and ministries.

Dr. Nebiyou Wondimagegnehu


Dr. Nebiyou Wondimagegnehu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and is a graduate of the prestigious Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine, where he also completed his first residency. His second residency was in Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, and he completed his fellowship at Howard University Hospital in Gastroenterology.

He is a member of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), and American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). His distinctions include the Golden Score Award at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in both 2015 and 2016, and graduation with top honors from Addis Ababa University.

Dr. Wondimagegnehu has presented three times at the Southern Regional Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, and once at the ACG 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was involved in a quality improvement project for a Hospital Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Dr. Wondimagegnehu currently lives in Lubbock with his wife and two children and enjoys going to local restaurants and biking with his family.

Dr. Mohammed AlGhamdi


Dr. Mohammed AlGhamdi was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and is a graduate of King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah. He completed his residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and finished

He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Canadian Neurological Science Federation (CNSF), and North American Spine Society. His distinctions include the Dr. Brien G Benoit Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching and the NREF Clinical Fellowship Award.

Dr. AlGhamdi has published in the Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology, a book chapter in Neurosurgery Case Review, Second Edition, and the Journal of Neurosurgery. He is currently performing research in both Automated Machine Learning for Clinically Significant Spinal Anatomy and the role of external cervical orthosis following 2 or 3 level ACDF.

Dr. AlGhamdi currently lives in Lubbock with his wife and two children and enjoys travelling with his family to Walt Disney World and other attractions in Florida.

Dr. Christopher Taylor


Dr. Christopher Taylor is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite College, Harrison, Virginia, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, and earned his M.B.A. at the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at the Department of Neurological Surgery, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Taylor earned the Subspecialty Certification in Neuroendovascular Surgery through the Society of Neurological Surgeons Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training and was later a fellow of Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology at the Department of Neurological Surgery and Department of Radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

He is a member of Society of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and Western Neurological Society. He has held full professorships in the Departments of Neurosurgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to his academic ranks, he has held several high-level appointments, chairmanships, and advisory positions throughout his career.

Dr. Taylor has published a book titled, Practical Evaluation and Management Coding: A Four-Step Guide for Physicians and Coders, and has published in several journals, including The Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Automedica, Operative Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, Surgical Neurology International, and others. He has spoken at events including the Epilepsy Symposium, the 2016 Annual Meeting Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Western Neurosurgical Society, the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Suter Science Seminar, and several other venues.

Dr. Tyler Mouw


Dr. Tyler Mouw earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, and the University of Iowa, in Iowa City. He completed his medical education at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. His Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency, where he was chief resident, was at the University of Kansas Medical Center. As part of a joint fellowship, he finished fellowship training in Complex General Surgical Oncology and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of Louisville, in Kentucky.

Dr. Mouw’s special skills include a Master’s in Clinical Investigation (MSc), Irreversible Electroporation (Nanoknife) training, a certificate in intra-operative ultrasound (AHPBA), and minimally invasive and robotic HPB training. Clinical research and teaching are among his strongest interests in the field.

Dr. Mouw has published in several medical journals, including the Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, Cancer Research, Current Colorectal Cancer Reports, Colorectal Disease, the Journal of Surgical Research, Insights of Biomedical Research, the Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Molecular Psychiatry, and the Journal of Surgical Education. He has presented at the Academic Surgical Congress on multiple occasions, as well as the SSO Clinical Congress and at SAR 2021.

Dr. Amara Abid


Dr. Amara Abid earned her Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She earned a second Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Biology from CUNY College of Staten Island, Staten Island, New York. Dr. Abid earned her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, New York. Dr. Abid completed her residency in Podiatric Medicine: Foot and Ankle Surgery (PMSR/RRA) at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and is currently a Podiatry Attending in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at University Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas.

She had memberships in the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons Club (ASPS) and the Pediatrics Club at New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Abid maintained a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Laboratory Research Mentorship for Undergraduate Students at CUNY, College of Staten Island.

Dr. Abid has published reviews for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, articles in the Podiatric Medical Review, and research in the Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research, Volume 2.

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