Nitza M. Cintrón, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
Nitza M. Cintrón, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Medical Director, Harborside Medical Group
University of Texas Medical Branch - Clinics
Harborside Medical Group 400 Harborside Dr
Galveston, TX 77555-1167
General Medicine Administration
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0566
|Degree/Training Completed||Year||Name & Location|
|Ph.D.||1978||John Hopkins, Baltimore, MD|
|M.D.||1991||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
|Internship||1996||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
|Residency||2000||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
Dr. Cintrón received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas in 1991. She completed her internship in June of 1996 and residency in February of 2000 at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX. She received her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the John Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland in 1978. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology from the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Summa cum laude.
Before studying to be a medical doctor, Dr. Cintrón worked at NASA-JSC as a research scientist starting in 1978. She ultimately became Chief of the Space Medicine program. Dr. Cintrón remained a NASA employee while studying for her medical degree. Dr. Cintrón graduated from medicine with high honors, she is the recipient of a Doctorate in Science Honoris Causa from Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico, 2005, Alpha Omega Alpha member since 1993 Alpha Chapter of Texas, and AOA Visiting Professorship Gamma Chapter of Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, Puerto Rico, 2005. Dr. Cintrón serves as Medical liaison for the Centers for Cancers of the Head and Neck, and serves as Medical Director of the Harborside Medical Faculty Group. Dr. Cintrón can also be searched for on Wikopedia.com.
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.
The department of Internal Medicine has a large role in the Meaningful Use Initiative. Our participation is key for the success of the initiative. Please visit the meaningful use website for important communication and updates from the Meaningful Use Initiative.