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Leah E. Low, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine



Leah E. Low, M.D.

Leah E. Low, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director
Medical Director, John Sealy Hospital Units 7A and 7B
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0566
Phone: 409.772.4182
Fax: 409.772.6507
Email: General.Medicine@utmb.edu

Education

Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
B.A. 2002 University of Texas, Austin, TX
M.D. 2006 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Internship & Residency 2008 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Overview

Dr. Leah E. Low is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine. Her educational background includes a BA in both Chemistry and Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and an MD degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 2006.

During her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Medical Branch, she was nominated for Outstanding Resident Performance in the TDCJ and awarded Outstanding Intern Performance in Clinic. She was also elected and served as both Secretary and President of the House Officers Association.

Currently, she is working as a Hospitalist and attends on the wards at John Sealy hospital. She was appointed Medical Director of several of the inpatient units at John Sealy Hospital which allows her to work closely with the nursing staff and care management to focus on patient safety, satisfaction, and implement necessary changes. She is a member of the Hospital Leadership Council, the Utilization Review Committee, and is the divisional representative for Quality Improvement. She gained training in the field of health care quality by attending the UTMB Clinical Safety and Effectiveness course. Some of her current quality improvement projects include: improving length of stay on the Internal Medicine ward services, improving patient satisfaction through distribution of team facesheets, and reducing medication dosing error in patients with impaired renal function.

Additionally, Dr. Low enjoys working very closely with the medical school and residency program helping to educate many of our future doctors and specialists. She serves as one of the Associate Program Directors of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, a position she was honored to accept. She also teaches the medical students on the wards and periodically in their first year Practice of Medicine Course.

Clinical Interests

  • Resident and Medical Student Education
  • Quality Improvement
  • Utilization Review
  • Patient Satisfaction

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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