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Matt Dacso, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine



Matt Dacso, M.D.

Matt Dacso, M.D.
Director, Center for Global Health Education
Assistant Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0566
Phone: 409.772.0633
Fax: 409.772.6507
Email: General.Medicine@utmb.edu

Education

Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
M.Sc. 2004 School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK
M.D. 2006 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Internship & Residency 2009 Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Providence, RI

Overview

Dr. Matthew Dacso is a board-certified Physician and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Global Health Education at UTMB, facilitating student, resident, and faculty educational collaborations with international partners. He earned his M.D. degree from UTMB and completed his Residency and Internship at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. He holds a master's degree in International Development Studies from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies.

Prior to joining the UTMB faculty, Dr. Dacso served as a clinician-educator with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership in Gaborone, Botswana. There, he managed a continuing education outreach program to district hospitals, assisted in the development of national treatment guidelines for acute and chronic HIV comorbidities, and provided support to the University of Botswana medicine residency training program. He remains an adjunct member of the University of Botswana School of Medicine faculty.

His research interests include global health medical education, HIV/TB and non-communicable diseases, social and economic determinants of health, medical decision-making in resource-limited settings, technology development for global health, and traditional medicine.

Dr. Dacso currently attends on general medicine wards, supervises residents in UHC clinic, and sees his patients with the Harborside Medical Group.

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

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

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