Our Team

The Staff of Memorial Heights Emergency Center is Ready to Help

If you're facing a medical emergency or you require urgent care, our staff is ready to take care of you. Memorial Heights Emergency Center is always open so we're ready to help whenever you need our medical assistance. Contact us today.

Akash G. Bhagat, D.O.

Medical Director, ACLS, APLS, ATLS, BLS Certified

Dr. Bhagat served as Chief Resident his senior year of medical training. He was also was voted in as a candidate board member of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians in 2005. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Bhagat returned to Houston, his hometown, to start practicing medicine. He has worked in many emergency Departments in Houston as well as rural Emergency Departments in small cities like Big Spring, TX. He is currently Memorial Heights Emergency Center's medical director.

Residency

Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University HSC-El Paso, Thomason Hospital, El Paso, Texas 2006

Education

D.O., University of North Texas Health Science Center
B.S. Biology and Chemistry, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas 1999

Member

American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Texas College of Emergency Physicians
American College of Emergency Physicians
American Association of Physicians and Surgeons

Michael 'Bart' Stonestreet, MSN

Director of Operations, BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC Certified

Mr. Stonestreet, co-developer of Memorial Heights Emergency Center, is a highly skilled medical professional with more than ten years of practical experience in hospital staff and management positions and has served in diverse clinical and leadership roles within the industry. He has previously been a Charge Nurse in the Emergency Department of the Houston Northwest Medical Center as well as the Director of Emergency and Trauma Services at the Conroe Regional Medical Center.

Education

M.S., University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, 2003
B.S., Nursing, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana, 1998

Member

Texas Nurses’ Association
Emergency Nursing Association

Ruben D. Veloz, M.D. FAAEM, FAAFP

Emergency Physician, ATLS, ACLS, PALS, APLS, ALSO, NALS, BLS certified

Dr. Veloz is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Family Practice. He has worked in numerous hospitals and emergency departments in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. During this time, he has also volunteered as a physician in Central and South America. His career in medicine began after working as an engineer at NASA's Johnson Space Center where he trained astronauts in robotics and computer systems on board the space shuttle. He also served as an EMT volunteer in the local emergency medical service while working at NASA.

Residency

Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, El Paso, Texas – Thomason Hospital, El Paso, Texas.
Family Practice, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas – John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas.

Education

M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
B.S., Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Member

American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Harris County Medical Society
American College of Emergency Physicians
American Academy of Family Physicians

Elizabeth Ann Fair, M.D., FAAEM

Staff Physician

Dr. Fair is an emergency physician dedicated to providing compassionate care to her patients. Her career in medicine began in Galveston, Texas where she first became interested in emergency and trauma care. After completing her residency in Norfolk, Virginia, she returned home to Texas. While still enjoying the practice of emergency medicine in one of Houston’s top hospitals, she has joined the team at Memorial Heights Emergency Center to bring quality medical care closer to home.

Residency

Emergency Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Education

Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, Emergency Medicine Residency
University of Texas Medical School at Galveston, Doctor of Medicine
Baylor University, B.A. University Scholar

Board Certification

American Board of Emergency Medicine

Member

American Academy of Emergency Medicine
American College of Emergency Medicine
Harris County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association

Robert Joseph Phelan III, M.D.

Emergency Physician, ACLS, APLS, ATLS, BLS Certified

Dr. Phelan specializes in Advanced Pediatric Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Medical Life Support. He also has extensive Emergency Department experience from previous emergency care positions at Del Sol Medical Center, Thomason Hospital, Providence Memorial Pediatric ER and Williams Beaumont Army Hospital (El Paso, Texas); Mountain View Regional Medical Center (Las Cruces, NM); Medical Center Hospital Trauma Center (Odessa, TX); and Shannon Hospital Trauma Center (San Angelo, TX).

Residency

Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech Emergency Medicine Program, El Paso, Texas

Internship

Denver General, University of Colorado, Veterans Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Education

The Sullivan Group, Medical Management Risk Reduction Course, 2002-2006 M.D., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, 1998 B.A., Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1989
Paramedic, St. Anthony’s Hospital, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1988 B.S., Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1986

Member

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Emergency Medicine Residents Association
American Academy of Emergency Medicine
National Association of EMS Physician Advisors
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
El Paso County Medical Society
Aero Medical Physician Association