Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship


Department of Family Medicine
Associate Program Director
Grant Fowler, MD
Medical Degree: University of Texas Houston McGovern Medical School
Residency Training: University of Texas Houston Memorial Family Practice

Dr. Grant Fowler is an expert in geriatric and sports medicine, who previously served as the Vice Chair of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Fowler also served as the Residency Program Director for the University of Texas Medical School at Houston Family Practice Program. Dr. Fowler is past president of the Harris County Academy of Family Physicians and served in a national leadership position on the board of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. Dr. Fowler's numerous honors include the 2016 Texas Academy of Family Physicians Exemplary Teaching Award, the 2017 University of Texas System Regents Outstanding Teacher Award and induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as an alumnus in 2015. In addition to his role as Department Chair, Dr. Fowler is the Academic Chair of Family Medicine for the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine.

Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship
Lesca Hadley, MD, MBA, FAAFP, AGSF, CMD
Medical Degree: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Fellowship: John Peter Smith Hospital

My Texas roots run deep. My family is from west Texas, and I was raised on a farm near Cleburne, Texas. After graduating with a Biology degree from Abilene Christian University, I completed medical school at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas followed by a Family Medicine Residency and Geriatrics Fellowship at JPS. Before becoming the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Director, I served as the Geriatric Fellowship Program Director at JPS for 14 years. I enjoy seeing patients in the outpatient, inpatient, home, and long-term care settings. In addition to Geriatrics and Palliative Care, I have a passion for Refugee and Global Health. I have been blessed by caring for patients and teaching Geriatrics and Palliative Care in numerous countries throughout the world. When away from work, I enjoy outdoor activities, especially horseback riding.

Why JPS? Nowhere else will you get the same breadth of training, JPS sets the standard.

Program Coordinator
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program
Linda Ortega