Tina Kochar, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology
Tina Kochar, M.D.
Division of Nephrology
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0764
Dr. Kochar received her medical degree from Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India in 2003. She then completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine (2008) and Fellowship in Nephrology (2010) at the University Of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. After completion of her fellowship, Dr. Kochar joined as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. She practices general Nephrology and is involved in taking care of transplant patients. Dr Kochar also sees patients at the Clear Lake Specialty Clinic, NASA Road 1. In addition to her practice, Dr. Kochar is engaged in clinical research.
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.
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.