Five Shannon Clinic physicians were recently named Super Doctors® by Texas Monthly Magazine in its December 2014 issue. Stewart Abramson, MD, PhD, Raj Cheruku, MD, David Huchton, MD, Ty Hughston, MD, and Andrew Hume, MD, were recognized on the magazine’s annual list of physician specialists “highly recommended by their peers,” according to the magazine. Only five percent of physicians in Texas were selected.

The list of 2014 Super Doctors was determined by a survey administered by Key Professional Media that polled thousands of medical professionals to nominate one or more doctors, other than themselves, from specified medical specialties based on the question, “If you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose?” In addition, the list includes other Texas doctors who have achieved special recognition from their peers or have demonstrated other indications of expertise in their specialties.

Dr. Abramson, a specialist in allergy and immunology, has practiced at Shannon Clinic for three years. He has been included on the Super Doctors list consecutively since 2011.  After receiving a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from The Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Abramson entered Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where he earned both a PhD in Immunology and his medical degree. He completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at Baylor Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Abramson then fulfilled his medical staff fellowship in allergy and immunology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Board of Allergy & Immunology (a conjoint board of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics) and in Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. Dr. Abramson joined Shannon from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where he was an associate professor of pediatrics and an assistant professor of pathology and immunology.

Dr. Cheruku, a specialist in hematology and oncology, has practiced at Shannon Clinic for nine years combined. He has been named to the Super Doctors list eight times since 2005. Dr. Cheruku received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Kakatiya Medical College in Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India. He then completed his internship at St. Louis Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., and his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. V.A. Hospital and Foster McGaw Hospital of the Loyola University in Illinois. Dr. Cheruku also completed a fellowship in the division of hematology-oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich. He returned to Shannon Clinic from Brazos Valley Cancer Clinic in Brenham.

Dr. Huchton, an otolaryngology specialist, has practiced at Shannon Clinic since 2001. He has been named to the Super Doctors list eight times since 2004. Dr. Huchton received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University in Stanford, California, and his medical degree from the University of California's San Francisco School of Medicine.

He completed his general surgery internship and ear, nose and throat residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He is board certified and fellowship trained in head and neck surgery. Dr. Huchton comes to San Angelo from Baltimore where he practiced otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and served as an assistant professor with the facility’s school of medicine.

Dr. Hughston, specializing in internal medicine, has practiced at Shannon Clinic for 24 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and his medical degree from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple. Dr. Hughston is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He has been included on the Super Doctors list consecutively since 2010.

Dr. Hume, a specialist in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, has practiced at Shannon Clinic for two years.  He has been named to the Super Doctors list eight times since 2004. As a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the heart, lungs, chest, esophagus and major blood vessels of the body. Dr. Hume received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, Mississippi. He then completed residencies in general surgery and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Hume is board certified in general surgery and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. For ten years, he operated the largest practice of lung and esophageal surgery in Austin and previously served as the director of thoracic surgery at Seton Medical Center in Austin and as the surgical director of arrhythmia surgery at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin.