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Patient Care

Faculty Members in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at UTMB provide comprehensive state-of-the-art multidisciplinary cancer care for all stages of cancer. This includes common cancers such as breast, prostate, lung and colon as well as blood cancers such as lymphomas and leukemia. Each of our oncology physicians is ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) certified in Medical Oncology. Our physicians are also actively involved in clinical research and conduct a myriad of clinical trials including those in conjunction with NIH sponsored groups such as RTOG (Radiation Therapy Oncology Group).

Typically our oncology physicians are sub-specialized, lead multidisciplinary tumor boards and discuss patient care to arrive at optimal treatment recommendations. Dr. Alperin, Dr. Jana and Dr. Ninan also provide consultations for the entire spectrum of benign blood disorders including bleeding and clotting disorders, abnormal blood counts such as Anemia, Thrombocytopenia, leucocytosis, polycythemia, etc. as well as uncommon conditions such as amyloidosis and hemochromatosis.

UTMB has a long tradition of excellence in education and preparing physicians for practice. The Division of Hematology and Oncology trains fellows toward their careers and provides great opportunities for residents and medical students to learn more about oncology, hematology and clinical research in those areas.

Our Clinics

Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes
Cancer Center
2240 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.110
League City, Texas
Phone: 832-505-1910
Fax: 281-309-0147

Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes
Breast Health & Imaging Center
2240 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.110
League City, Texas
Phone: 832-505-1700
Fax: 281-309-0147

University Hospital Clinics (Oncology starting May 2013)
1005 Harborside Drive, 3rd Floor
Galveston, Texas

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.

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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.

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