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William DeGroot, MD
Professor Emeritus, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine



William DeGroot, MD

William DeGroot, MD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, Immunology, Critical Care,
and Sleep

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0819
Phone: 409.772.2436
Fax: 409.747.1885
wjdegroo@utmb.edu

Education

Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
M.D. 1954 Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Intern 1955 St. Vincent's Hospital, Worcester, MA
Junior Assistance Resident 1956 Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Assistant Resident 1957 District of Columbia General Hospital, Georgetown University Service, Washington, D.C.
Pulmonary Fellow 1958 D.C. General Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Research Fellow American Heart Association 1959 D.C. General Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Research Fellow American Heart Association 1960 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Research Fellow National Institutes of Health 1961 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Research Interests

1954-1972 Undergraduate Heart Training Program. NIH Training Grant.
1969-1970 Urokinase Pulmonary Embolism Trial. NIH Training Grant.
1970-1973 Urokinase-Streptokinase Pulmonary Embolism Trial. NIH Training Grant.

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Patient Care (clinics days, sites)

»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
  • 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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