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Professors

William J. Calhoun, MD William J. Calhoun, MD FACP FCCP FAAAAI FACAAI
Professor
Division Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Vice Chair for Research
Director, Multidisciplinary Clinical Trials Office
Director Coordination Key Resource, CTSA
Department of Internal Medicine
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Victor J. Cardenas, MD Victor J. Cardenas, MD
Clinical Professor
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
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William DeGroot, MD William DeGroot, MD
Professor Emeritus
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
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Alexander Duarte, MD Alexander Duarte, MD
Professor
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
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Vincent Valentine, MD Vincent Valentine, MD
Professor
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
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Associate Professors

Bill T. Ameredes, PhD. Bill T. Ameredes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
William C. Levin Chair, Environmental Toxicology
Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Director, Coordination Key Resource, NIH CTSA
Director, Environmental Inhalation Exposure Facility
Director, NIEHS Environmental Toxicology Training Program
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Academy of Master Teachers
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Tapas Hazra, PhD Tapas Hazra, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
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Anita Mercado, MD Anita Mercado, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Director of Pulmonary Clinics
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Gulshan Sharma, MD Gulshan Sharma, MD
Associate Professor
Sealy and Smith Distinguished Professor
Director, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program
Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Director, TDCJ Intensive Care Unit
Department of Internal Medicine
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Thomas K. Speer, MD Thomas K. Speer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Member of the American Psychological Association
Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine
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Assistant Professors

Shahzad Jokhio, MBBS, MD< Shahzad Jokhio, MD
Director, Sleep Medicine
Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
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Shawn Pua Eiko Nishi, MD Shawn Pua Eiko Nishi, MD
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director, PCCM Fellowship Program
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
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Shiwan K. Shah DO Shiwan K. Shah DO
Assistant Professor
Interventional Pulmonology
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Penny Wagner Penny Wagner, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
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Biostatistician

Wei Zhang Wei Zhang, MS
Biostatistician
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
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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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