Matt Dacso, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
Matt Dacso, M.D.
Director, Center for Global Health Education
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0566
|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|
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
- 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.
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.