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Emilio Gonzalez, MD, FACP, FACR
Director and Chief, Division of Rheumatology



Emilio Gonzalez, MD

Emilio Gonzalez, MD, FACP, FACR
Director and Chief
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0565
Phone: 409.772.2863
Fax: 409.772.3533

Biography

Dr. Emilio B. Gonzalez is professor of medicine and director of the division of rheumatology at UTMB. He joined the UTMB faculty in 2004 from Emory University and Atlanta Medical Center, in Atlanta, Georgia. He trained in allergy, immunology and rheumatology at the universities of Pittsburgh, Colorado, and Texas in Galveston. He is Board-certified in internal medicine, allergy-immunology, and rheumatology.

Dr. Gonzalez has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Arthritis & Rheumatism, the Archives of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He has also contributed to several textbook chapters including Kelly’s rheumatology textbook. He continues to serve as principal investigator in a number of research studies dealing with newer therapies in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. His interests also include systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, and reactive arthritis. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a founding fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. In 1996, he served as president of the Georgia society of rheumatology, and in 2004, as chairman of the medical & scientific committee of the Arthritis Foundation, Georgia chapter, in Atlanta. While at Emory, Dr. Gonzalez was the recipient of the Golden Apple award for excellence in teaching at Grady Memorial Hospital, department of medicine. At UTMB, he was elected as a member of the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers, and in 2009, Dr. Gonzalez was elected by the regents of the UT system in Austin as a distinguished teaching professor. He has been elected as a Texas SuperDoc from 2011 until the present.

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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
  • 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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