Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
Houston (January 17, 2018) – Oscar Longoria, M.D., a board-certified radiologist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has been appointed by the Board of Managers to serve as the new Managing Physician of Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Longoria has been a member of the Kelsey-Seybold Radiology Department since 2009. He replaces David Mouton, M.D., who established and led the Nuclear Medicine team at Kelsey-Seybold for 45 years, after a two-year transition process.
“Nuclear Medicine is an essential aspect of the care continuum here at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. I was so pleased to have worked with Dr. Mouton over the last two years to transition into this role, in the department he founded 45 years ago,” said Dr. Longoria. “I look forward to what the future has in store for this section, including advancements in Nuclear Medicine that are sure to help improve patient lives and outcomes.”
Dr. Longoria earned his medical degree at The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School. After graduating, Dr. Longoria spent five years at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where he served as Chief Resident of Radiology in his last year. He completed a neuroradiology fellowship with UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 2009 and joined Kelsey-Seybold Clinic thereafter. His clinical interests include neuroradiology, including brain, spine, head and neck imaging, and nuclear medicine imaging.
Dr. Longoria is a member of the American Board of Radiology, American College of Radiology, Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 650 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 36 locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 65 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 24 onsite Kelsey pharmacies and one specialty pharmacy, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for seven consecutive years.
Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center and Endoscopy Center.
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