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

Alexander Duarte, MD

Alexander Duarte, MD
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


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
  • COPD

Selected Publications

  1. Duarte A, Thomas S, Safdar Z, Torres F, Pacheco L, Feldman J, deBoisblanc B. Management of pregnancy and pulmonary arterial hypertension; a multicenter experience. Chest 2013;143:1330-1336.

  2. Cooke R, Duarte AG, Cowan D, Boor P. Chronic pulmonary artery dissection associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulmonary Circulation 2013;3:692-695.

  3. Duarte AG, Myers AC. Cough reflex in lung transplant recipients. Lung. 2011;190: 23-27.

  4. Duarte AG, Terminella L, Smith JT, Campbell GA, Myers AC, Lick S: Recovery of cough in lung transplant recipients. Chest 2008;134:310-316.

  5. 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.

Book Chapters

  1. Haque A, Duarte AG. Pulmonary Hypertension, Emboli, and Other Vascular Diseases. IN: Lung and Pleural Pathology. Ed: Cahill P. McGraw-HillĀ  2014.

  2. Duarte AG. Pulmonary Hypertension. IN: Maternal Medicine. Ed: Pacheco LD, Saade GR, Hankins GD. Mcgraw-Hill 2014

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

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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 Order set
  • 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 Medications
  • 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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