March 30 is National Doctors’ Day, a time to recognize the heroic measures doctors take to keep their communities safe and healthy. We would like to personally thank the remarkable physicians at Coppell ER!
Our incredible team of emergency physicians go above and beyond to put our patients first. We appreciate each of you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the long hours you endure, the sacrifices you make, and the courageous work you do for our community. Coppell ER would not be where it is today without our amazing team of doctors!
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein.
Get to Know Our Extraordinary Doctors
Dr. Linh Huynh
Linh Huynh, MD, a New Orleans native and LSU alumni, is an FM board-certified physician, who has practiced in emergency medicine for more than 15 years. She is a natural leader, served as chief resident, and then as area medical director in her previous employment. She is a part of TMA, AAFP, and ABFM societies. Her patients appreciate her thoroughness and great bedside manner. She is an advocate for patient education and tailoring her treatments to each individual patient. In addition to English, she’s fluent in Vietnamese. In her free time, Dr. Huynh enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Professionally, her life’s goal is to be more active in providing healthcare and education to underserved communities, locally and overseas.
Dr. Abd El Kader
Dr. Abd El Kader has been board certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine. He has over 18 years of experience in Surgery, Ob/GYN, family medicine, Hospitalist, and Emergency Medicine. His approach to patient care combines clinical excellence with a personalized doctor-patient relationship. He came to the Dallas area 10 years ago with his wife and 3 boys and immediately knew that this would be where they would call “home.” He and his family enjoy a wide range of sports activities and have a passion for traveling around the globe.
Dr. Trent Stephenson
Dr. Stephenson completed his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and went on to earn his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University. He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at UTSW in Dallas, Texas and now has over 12 years of experience.
Dr. Stephenson grew up in Tyler, Texas playing sports and wanting to be a physician since 1st grade. He was the kicker for the Southern Methodist Football team and was on the All-Conference academic team. While in college, he also worked as a physician scribe in the emergency department. He enjoyed seeing a wide variety of patient complaints and meeting new people every day, which lead him to choose emergency medicine as his specialty. He trained in emergency medicine at Parkland Hospital, in associated with UTSW, where he served as a chief resident. When he is not working, he is pumping iron, telling dad jokes, and spending time with his lovely wife and two children.
Dr. Leslie Pidgeon
Dr. Pidgeon was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and is a 7th generation Texan. She attended The University of Texas at Austin and Medical School at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, completing her Internship and Residency at Methodist Health System. Since completing her Residency, Dr. Pidgeon has continued to serve Texas patients in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care with her affiliations to various medical centers. With over 15 years of experience, she has been a faculty member with the Methodist Health System, training MHS residents and medical students from UNTHSC and UTSW; and served on Peer Review, ICU, and ER committees.
Dr. Pidgeon is a past board member of Texas ACOFP-TX, has served as the president of TOMA, the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association for Dallas District V. She has served as a member of the Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees and TMA Delegate to the AMA. She volunteers for various nonprofit organizations, both in the medical field and in her community.
Dr. Angela Straface
Dr. Straface was born in Port Neches, TX. After completing her residency in Pittsburgh, she has called Texas her home. Dr. Straface is passionate about advocating for her patients and providing them with the best care possible. With 27 years of experience, she’s been named Top Doctor by several magazines and organizations throughout her career. In addition to practicing emergency medicine, Dr. Straface runs her own medical spa, helping patients live their fullest potential in mind and body. When she’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Straface can be found at home with her daughters, of whom she takes the greatest pride. And when she’s not practicing medicine or hanging out with her daughters, Dr. Straface fosters medically fragile newborns in her free time.
Dr. Jeffrey Cain
Dr. Cain is currently a staff Emergency Medicine physician with over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training organization in San Marcos, Texas and for the Protective Service Medics supporting the US Embassy in Bagdad, Iraq. He is a medical and security consultant for several civilian entities. He earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was initially commissioned as an Infantry officer and served in various Company-level leadership positions prior to attending medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood Texas in 2001.
From July 2001 to July 2003, he served as the Battalion Physician for the 1stBattalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, where he completed several combat deployments. Other military assignments included Chief of Emergency Medicine for Reynolds Army Community Hospital at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Research Physician with the US Army Institute of Surgical Research. His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Combat Medic Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, Airborne wings, Pathfinder torch, Ranger tab, Army Flight Surgeon wings, and Air Assault wings. His foreign awards include the French Commando badge and Canadian Airborne wings.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Advisory Board member, and former Vice Chairman for the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care and a Guidelines Committee member for the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care.
Dr. Andrew Rutherford
Dr. Andrew Rutherford, MD is an Emergency Medicine Specialist with over 13 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2009. He is passionate about health care and takes great pride in helping his patients.
We tip our hat to these seven accomplished doctors who help make Coppell ER the highly regarded medical facility it is. In honor of #DoctorsDay, be sure to thank a doctor in your life who has made an impact on you!