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Abu Sharifeh, Tareq, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology



Abu Sharifeh, Tareq, M.D.

Abu Sharifeh, Tareq, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiology
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0553
Phone: 409.772.4890
tasharif@utmb.edu

Clinical Expertise

  1. TEE
  2. Intra-Operative TEE
  3. Stress Echo

Clinic Location

University Cardiology Clinic in Texas City, University Hospital Clinics in Galveston.

Research Interests

  1. Hyperlipidemia
  2. Hypertension
  3. Metabolic Syndrome

Overview

Dr. Sharifeh is a firm believer is preventive cardiology and risk factor control. As clinical research proved over the past many years preventing the disease has much better outcome for the community. Healthy diet, appropriate exercise, and weight loss are excellent start before pharmacologic management of risk.

Education

Degree Year Institution
M.D. 1996 Alexandria University School of medicine,
Alexandria, Egypt
Residency
Internal Medicine
 
2000-2003
 
Western Pennsylvania hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Fellowship
Cardiovascular Disease
 
2003-2006
 
Western Pennsylvania hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

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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