Dr. David Harmon, Chief Medical Director at Superior HealthPlan, presents the 2014 Superior HealthPlan Community Champions for Children Award to Dr. Kim Cheung during an awards luncheon Nov. 10.
Dr. David Harmon, Chief Medical Director at Superior HealthPlan, presents the 2014 Superior HealthPlan Community Champions for Children Award to Dr. Kim Cheung during an awards luncheon Nov. 10.

Dr. Kim Cheung, associate professor of pediatrics, is one of two winners of the 2014 Superior HealthPlan Community Champions for Children Award.

Superior annually recognizes providers who show extraordinary commitment to the well-being of STAR Health Members through advocacy or community service with a Community Champion for Children Award. STAR Health is a part of the Medicaid program, which provides health care services throughout the state of Texas to children in foster care.

Cheung leads the Harris County Children’s Protective Services (CPS) Medical Clinic. The clinic provides comprehensive general pediatric care for children with CPS involvement, including cases of suspected abuse and neglect. Under Cheung’s direction, medical care is provided 24/7 in order to perform assessments for this vulnerable population.

Cheung received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Princeton University and her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at Louisiana State University School of Medicine and Rutgers Medical School. She joined McGovern Medical School faculty in 1994 and also serves as the medical director of pediatric service for the Harris County Child Protective Services Medical Clinic. She also is on staff at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Dr. Anu Partap, of UT Southwestern Medical Center, is the other awardee.

“Superior is thrilled to present this award to both Dr. Cheung and Dr. Partap,” said Dr. David Harmon, chief medical director at Superior HealthPlan. “We are proud to recognize both providers for all their hard work, leadership and advocacy in serving this vulnerable population.”

Superior HealthPlan is a managed health care company that works with the State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission to provide STAR (Medicaid), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), CHIP Perinatal Care, and STAR+PLUS in many cities and counties across Texas.