Mark D. Holden, MD, FACP
Division Director General Internal Medicine
Mark D. Holden, MD, FACP
Edna S. and William C. Levin Professor in Internal Medicine
Division Director, General Internal Medicine
Vice Chair for Undergraduate and Continuing Education
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0566
|Degree/Training Completed||Year||Name & Location|
|M.D.||1985||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
|Internship||1986||University of Texas Health Science Center,
|Residency||1988||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
Dr. Mark Holden graduated from the UTMB School of Medicine in 1985, completed his internship in Internal Medicine in San Antonio, and then did his residency in Internal Medicine at UTMB. He joined the UTMB Internal Medicine faculty in 1988, becoming actively involved as a clinician educator. He subsequently completed a faculty development fellowship focusing on education at Michigan State University. The Houston native has contributed to the education of many students and residents in Internal Medicine and has directed four courses at UTMB, including Practice of Medicine 2, Great Syndromes, and Renal, Fluids, and Electrolytes. After being selected as a scholar in the McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine, Dr. Holden organized the implementation of the Osler Student Societies at UTMB in 2006. Dr. Holden has been recognized for his clinical skills, bedside teaching, and curriculum development, and was a founding member of The University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education. He serves as the Vice Chair for Undergraduate and Continuing Education for the Department of Internal Medicine.
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.
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.