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Techksell M. Washington, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology



Techksell McKnight, MD

Techksell M. Washington, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Internal Medicine

UTMB Hematology/Oncology - Dickinson
301 University Blvd, Route 0565
Galveston, Texas 77555-0565
Phone: 409.772.1164
Fax: 409.772.3533
tmmcknig@utmb.edu

Biography

Dr. Techksell M. Washington completed her residency training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine. During this time, she developed an interest in cancer prevention which motivated her to complete a fellowship program in Medical Oncology at UTMB as well. Dr. Washington has a special interest in high risk breast cancer patients and has been tasked with designing a referral program to capture individuals with a genetic or familial predisposition to develop a malignancy but who have not yet developed cancer. The combination of her Preventive Medicine background and treating patients with cancer makes her a knowledgeable and skillful resource for this type of task.

Dr. Washington can also provide basic counseling about risk reduction options such as chemoprevention, prophylactic surgery or intense screening/surveillance programs and often collaborates with other sub-specialties, to develop a multidisciplinary comprehensive cancer risk reduction plan for individuals with and without a history malignancy.

»Curriculum Vitae

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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