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Russell A. La Forte, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine



Russell A. La Forte, M.D.

Russell A. La Forte, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Center for Obesity – Victory Lakes Office
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch - Clinics
Harborside Medical Group 400 Harborside Dr
Galveston, TX 77555-1167
Phone: 409.747.1883
Fax: 409.747.8579

Victory Lakes Specialty Care Center
Center for Obesity 2240 Gulf Frwy So., Suite 2.402E
League City, TX 77573-1395
Phone: 832.505.1500
Fax: 281.614.0686

General Medicine Administration
301 University Blvd.
4.174 JSA
Galveston, TX 77555-0566
Phone: 409.772.4182
Fax: 409.772.6507
Email: General.Medicine@utmb.edu

Education

Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
M.D. 1992 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Internship & Residency 1995 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Overview

After attending the University of Texas, Dr. Russell LaForte received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at UTMB as well.

Dr. LaForte is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been a physician at the University Internist Group at UTMB since 1996. He was the medical director of the Wellness Continuum at UTMB, until it closed after Hurricane Ike.

His main areas of clinical interest are wellness and obesity. He enjoys leading his patients to healthier lifestyles. At present, Dr. LaForte serves as the Medical Director for the Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery at Victory Lakes.

Clinical Interests

  • Wellness & Obesity
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