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Thomas A. Blackwell, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine

Thomas A. Blackwell, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Thomas A. Blackwell, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Division of General Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Edna S. and William C. Levin Professorship in Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0175
Phone: 409.772.2652
Fax: 409.772.9785
Email: General.Medicine@utmb.edu


Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
B.S. 1975 Pan American University, Edinburg, TX
M.D. 1978 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Internship 1979 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Residency 1981 University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Chief Resident 1982 University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK


Dr. Thomas Blackwell received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and completed his residency from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Blackwell is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. His special interests are student and residency education.

Dr. Blackwell is the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch. In addition to a busy private practice, he has major administrative and teaching duties at UTMB. As the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, he has administrative oversight of 50 residencies and approximately 550 residents / fellows in training. Most recently, he was the Director for the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Medical Director for the Harborside Medical Group. Also, he was the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency training program for 19 years.

At a national level, Dr. Blackwell has been selected for a 6-year appointment as a member of the ACGME Accreditation Appeals Panel for Internal Medicine. He is the past chair of the Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee, which regulates all training in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine from 2004 - 2008. Also, Dr. Thomas Blackwell has been selected as a "Texas Super Doctor" (by Texas Monthly Magazine) for the past 5 years.

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The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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The department of Internal Medicine has a large role in the Meaningful Use Initiative. Our participation is key for the success of the initiative. Please visit the meaningful use website for important communication and updates from the Meaningful Use Initiative.

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