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Lindsay K. Sonstein, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine

Lindsay K. Sonstein, M.D.

Lindsay K. Sonstein, M.D.
Associate Professor
Co-Director of Quality Improvement
Medical Director - J5D
UT System Distinguished Teaching Professor
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

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


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 since this time. She gained training in the field of health care quality by attending the MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Safety and Effectiveness course. She has presented her quality work locally and regionally and most recently won an award for her work at the UT System Building Bridges conference. Her current project include: improving inpatient patient satisfaction, improving transitions of care and standardizing quality improvement educational efforts in the department and at UTMB.

She also serves as the Associated Program director for the Internal Medicine residency program. She has won numerous teaching and educational awards and was inducted as a member of the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers in September 2012.

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. (PCP Clinic).

Clinical Interests

  • Quality Improvement
  • Resident Education
  • Anticoagulation

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 Order set
  • 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 Medications
  • 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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