Lindsay K. Sonstein, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
Lindsay K. Sonstein, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Director of Quality Improvement
Anticoagulation Clinic Co-Director
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
General Medicine Administration
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0566
|Degree/Training Completed||Year||Name & Location|
|M.D.||2005||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
|Internship & Residency||2008||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
|Chief Resident||2009||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
Dr. Sonstein joined the faculty in 2009 after completing her Chief Residency at UTMB in Galveston. She was appointed the director of Quality Improvement for the Department of Internal Medicine and has been leading the department in its quality efforts for the last 2 years. She gained training in the field of health care quality by attending the MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Safety and Effectiveness course. Some of her current quality improvement projects include: improving length of stay on the Internal Medicine ward services, improving pneumovax rates in the outpatient primary care clinics, and improving the transition of care for hospitalized patients on Warfarin.
She currently attends on the wards in John Sealy Hospital and the TDCJ hospital, is a faculty preceptor in the Daniel's Resident Clinic, and sees private patients with the Harborside Medical Group. (UHC building).
- Quality Improvement
- Resident Education
The UTMB Center for Global Health Education (CGHE) is dedicated to the training of tomorrow's global health work force to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world. Check out their website for more information on the global health programs and education going on in our department.
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.