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Alexander Duarte, MD
Professor, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine



Alexander Duarte, MD

Alexander Duarte, MD
Professor
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0561
Phone: 409.772.2436
Fax: 409.772.9532
aduarte@utmb.edu

Education

Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
M.D. 1989 University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Residency 1992 Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Fellowship 1995 Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Research Interests

  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Management of Pulmonary Hypertension during Pregnancy
  • Innervation of the airways
  • Cough

Selected Publications

  1. Duarte AG, Sattar F, Granwehr B, Aronson J, Wang Z, Lick S: Disseminated acanthamoebiasis after lung transplantation. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant 25:237-240, 2006.
  2. Duarte AG, Bigler T, Justino E, Grady J: Outcomes of morbidly obese patients requiring mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure. Critical Care Medicine 35:732-7, 2007.
  3. Dweik M, Duarte AG, Baethge B: Coccidioidomycosis pneumonia in a non-endemic area associated with infliximab. Southern Medical Journal 100(5):517-518, 2007.
  4. Haque AK, Gadre A, Taylor J, Haque SA, Freeman D, Duarte AG. Pulmonary and cardiovascular complications of obesity: An autopsy study of 76 obese subjects. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 2008;132:1397-1404.
  5. Duarte AG, Terminella L, Smith JT, Campbell GA, Myers AC, Lick S: Recovery of cough in lung transplant recipients. Chest 134:310-316, 2008.

Clinical Interests

  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
  • COPD
  • Advanced Pulmonary Diseases
  • Lung Transplantation

Patient Care

Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic
2660 Gulf Freeway South
League City, Texas 77573
832.505.2000


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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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