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September 4, 2019

Executive Compensation at the Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group

by Anne Paddock

The Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group (HMSPG) is also known as the TMH Physician Organization. A 501 (c) (3), HMSPG is based out of Houston, Texas and part of the healthcare organization known as Houston Methodist, which has dozens of non-profits that are affiliated and related.  Consequently, each non-profit files its own Form 990 with the IRS annually.

HMSPG employed 2,754 individuals who were compensated $385 million in 2016, which equates to an average compensation of $140,000.  However, only 721 employees were compensated more than $100,000.  The 38 most highly compensated employees were reported to be:

  1. $2,794,423:  Marc L Boom, MD, Officer, Former
  2. $2,471,611:  Warren Ellsworth, MD, Physician
  3. $2,385,256:  Aldona Spiegel, MD, Physician
  4. $1,784,465:  Vincent C Phan, MD, Physician
  5. $1,632,489:  Barbara L Bass, MD, Director
  6. $1,497,166:  Bhadresh Shah, MD, Physician
  7. $1,468,965:  Ramon M Cantu, Secretary, Former
  8. $1,435,108:  Bin S Teh, MD, Physician
  9. $1,389,982:  Gavin S Britz, MD, Director
  10. $1,360,238:  Kevin E Varner, MD, Director
  11. $1,312,850:  Robert A Phillips, MD, PhD, Director, Chair, EVP, CMO, President and CEO*
  12. $1,263,057:  Kevin J Burns, Secretary*
  13. $1,243,484:  Brian Butler, MD, Director
  14. $1,219,699:  Roberta L Schwartz, PhD, VP*
  15. $1,075,773:  Timothy B Boone, MD, PhD, Director
  16. $  977,137:   Alan B Lumsden, MD, Director
  17. $  946,230:  James M Musser, MD, Director
  18. $  944,920:  Chris Siebenaler, VP*
  19. $  931,640:  Richard J Robbins, MD, Director
  20. $  889,968:  Deborah F Sukin, PhD, VP*
  21. $  778,402:  Stanley H Appel, MD, Director
  22. $  754,198:  Wayne M Voss, VP*
  23. $  747,627:  Jenny Chang, MD, Director
  24. $  683,227:  Edward L Tyrrell, Treasurer*
  25. $  671,170:  William Zoghbi, MD, Director
  26. $  590,891:  Keith Barber, VP*
  27. $ 571,093:  Joseph J Naples, MD, Director
  28. $  559,746:  David P Bernard, VP*
  29. $  552,970:  Tristi Muir, MD, Director
  30. $  545,117:  Andrew G Lee, MD, Director
  31. $  525,442:  Stephen E Spielman, COO
  32. $  524,450:  Reginald Munden, MD, Director Part Year
  33. $  513,166:  Miguel A Quinones, MD, Director Part Year
  34. $  499,793:  Jaime Gateno, DDS, MD, Director
  35. $  438,571:  Stuart M Dobbs, MD, Director
  36. $  409,702:  Daniel B Newman, VP*
  37. $  357,897:  David W Campbell IV, VP Corp Ops and Business
  38. $  345,280:  Jeff Carr, VP of Finance

*Compensated from a related organization

32 of the 38 (84%) most highly compensated employees are male while 6 of the 38 (16%) are female. Of the 10 most highly compensated employees, 8 are male while 2 are female.

To read the IRS Form 990 for HMSPG (2016), click here.

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