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Our Faculty are well-known for their strong interest in clinical and research activities.

Professors

Mukaila Raji, M.D., MS Mukaila Raji, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P.
Professor & Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Edgar Gnitzinger Distinguished Professorship in Aging
Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Biography
Pub Med Search
Curriculum Vitae

James S. Goodwin, M.D. James S. Goodwin, M.D.
Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine
George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair of Geriatric Medicine
Director, Sealy Center on Aging
Biography
Pub Med Search
Curriculum Vitae

Jean L. Freeman, Ph.D. Jean L. Freeman, Ph.D.
Grace Bucksch Gnitzinger Distinguished Professor in Aging
Departments of Internal Medicine (Geriatrics) and Preventive Medicine & Community Health (Epidemiology & Biostatistics)
Biography
Pub Med Search
Curriculum Vitae

Elena Volpi, M.D., Ph.D. Elena Volpi, M.D., Ph.D.
Daisy Emery Allen Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine
Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine-Geriatrics and Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Sealy Center on Aging Metabolism Research Core Laboratory
Director, UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Associate Director, Institute for Translational Sciences
Associate Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Internal Medicine
Biography
Pub Med Search
Curriculum Vitae

 

Labros Sidossis, Ph.D. Labros Sidossis, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine-Geriatrics UT Medical Branch at Galveston, USA
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens Greece
Biography
Pub Med Search
Curriculum Vitae

 

Karl Eschbach, Ph.D. Karl Eschbach, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Internal and Preventive Medicine & Community Health
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Director of Population Research, Sealy Center on Aging
Fellow, Sealy Center on Aging
Biography
Pub Med Search
Curriculum Vitae

 

Yong-Fang Kuo, Ph.D. Yong-Fang Kuo, Ph.D.
Don W. and Frances Powell Professorship
in Aging Research
Associate Professor to Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Biography
Pub Med Search
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professors

Maria E. Camacho, M.D. Maria E. Camacho, M.D.
Associate Professor
Internal Medicine-Geriatrics
Biography
Pub Med Search
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professors

Vinod Kaushik, M.D. Vinod Kaushik, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine-Geriatrics
Biography
Pub Med Search
Curriculum Vitae

Stephen C. Lippold, M.D. Stephen C. Lippold, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine-Geriatrics
Biography
Pub Med Search
Curriculum Vitae

Erin L. Hommel, M.D. Erin L. Hommel, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine-Geriatrics
Biography
Curriculum Vitae

Anna Rotkiewicz-Piorun, M.D. Anna Rotkiewicz-Piorun, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine-Geriatrics
Biography
Pub Med Search
Curriculum Vitae

Nurse Practitioners

Jonne L. Davis, A.N.P. Jonne L. Davis, A.N.P.
Nurse Practitioner
Department: Geriatric Clinic
Biography
Pub Med Search
Curriculum Vitae

Andrea Wirt, M.S.N., R.N. Andrea Wirt, M.S.N., R.N.
Department: Geriatric Clinic
Biography
Curriculum Vitae

Bronia Michejenko, G.N.P. Bronia Michejenko, G.N.P.
Clinical Educator II
Nursing Adm – Adult Pat Care Svc
Biography
Pub Med Search
Curriculum Vitae

Administrative Staff

Jay Torres Jay Torres
Administrative Manager
Nephrology & Hypertension
301 University Blvd, JSA 4.200, Galveston, TX 77555-0562
Office: 409.772.1811 | Fax: 409.772.5451

Geriatric Medicine
301 University Blvd, Rebecca Sealy 6.600 Galveston, TX 77555-0177
Office: 409.747.2135 | Fax: 409.772.4982
E-mail: johtorre@utmb.edu

Deana CampbellDayna Compton
Business Coordinator
Department of Internal Medicine –Division of Geriatric Medicine
301 University Blvd, 6.608 Rebecca Sealy
Galveston, TX 77555-0177
Division Main: 409.266.9635 | Fax: 409.747.3585
Email: dacompto@utmb.edu

2013-2014 Fellows

Mashhoor BeragdarMashhoor Beragdar
PGY-4

Soujanya Challa Soujanya Challa
PGY-4

Kyaw Lwin Kyaw Lwin
PGY-4

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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