Matt Dacso, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
Matt Dacso, M.D.
Director, Center for Global Health Education
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0566
|Degree/Training Completed||Year||Name & Location|
|M.Sc.||2004||School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK|
|M.D.||2006||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
|Internship & Residency||2009||Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Providence, RI|
Dr. Matthew Dacso is a board-certified Physician and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Global Health Education at UTMB and as an Associate Executive Director of the Coordinating Center for Global Health. He earned his M.D. degree from UTMB and completed his Residency and Internship at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. He holds a master's degree in International Development Studies from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies.
Prior to joining the UTMB faculty, Dr. Dacso served as a clinician-educator with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership in Gaborone, Botswana. There, he managed a continuing education outreach program to district hospitals, assisted in the development of national treatment guidelines for acute and chronic HIV comorbidities, and provided support to the University of Botswana medicine residency training program. He remains an adjunct member of the University of Botswana School of Medicine faculty.
His research interests include global health medical education, HIV/TB and non-communicable diseases, social and economic determinants of health, medical decision-making in resource-limited settings, and traditional medicine.
Dr. Dacso currently attends on general medicine wards, supervises residents in UHC clinic, and sees his patients with the Harborside Medical Group.
The UTMB Center for Global Health Education (CGHE) is dedicated to the training of tomorrow's global health work force to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world. Check out their website for more information on the global health programs and education going on in our department.
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.
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.