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Steve Q. Quach, M.D.
Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine



Steve Q. Quach, M.D.

Steve Q. Quach, M.D.
Associate Professor
Chief Medical Officer
Director, Oliver Center for Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas 77555-0570
Phone: 409.772.5108
Fax: 409.772.5119
Email: General.Medicine@utmb.edu

Education

Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
B.A. 1994 Rice University, Houston, TX
M.A. 1997 Rice University, Houston, TX
M.D. 2001 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Internal Medicine 2004 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Overview

After completing an Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency, Dr. Quach became faculty in the Division of General Medicine and has risen to the rank of associate professor. His clinical practice is focused on primary care medicine. Early in his career, Dr. Quach became involved with administration as a clinic medical director and associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UTMB. His administrative interests expanded to include healthcare delivery systems and quality improvement. Eventually, he became director of quality management for the Internal Medicine Department. He joined the UTMB Health System administration in 2007 as assistant chief medical officer. Dr. Quach became chief medical officer for the UTMB Health System in 2009. In this role, he is responsible for leadership of medical staff affairs and coordination of clinical care for the institution.

Research⁄Administrative Interests

  • Performance Improvement in Healthcare Delivery
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Cost Effectiveness in Healthcare
  • Medical Student and Resident Education

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.

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