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Vincent Valentine, MD
Professor, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Vincent Valentine, MD

Vincent Valentine, MD
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0772
Phone: 409.772.9838
Fax: 409.747.1901


Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
M.D. 1987 Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA
Residency 1990 Charity Hospital, LSU Affiliated Hospitals
New Orleans, LA
Fellow 1993 Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA
Advanced Fellow 1994 Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA

Research Interests:

  • Role of neutrophils in the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis
  • Managing patients with cystic fibrosis
  • Improving outcomes for heart-lung and lung transplant recipients
  • Genetic influences on the immunopathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Managing CMV Disease in transplantation
  • Defining and managing obliterative bronchiolitis/bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in the lung allograft
  • Pulmonary complications in the immunocompromised host
  • Managing septic shock

Selected Publications

  1. Valentine VG, Gupta MR, Walker JE, Seoane L, Bonvillain RW, Lombard GA, Weill D, Dhillon GS: Effect of etiology and timing of respiratory tract infections on the development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. J Heart Lung Transplant 28(2):163-169, 2009
  2. Painter RG, Marrero L, Lombard GA, Valentine VG, Nauseef WM, Wang G. CFTR-mediated halide transport in phagosomes of human neutrophils. J Leukoc Biol 87(5):933-942, 2010 PMID 20089668; PMCID2858676
  3. Gilani SR, Vuga LJ, Lindell KO, Gibson KF, Xue J, Kaminski N, Valentine VG, Lindsay EK, George MP, Steele C, Duncan SR. CD28 down-regulation on circulating CD4 T-cells is associated with poor prognoses of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. PLoS One 2010 Jan;5:e8959 PMID20126467; PMCID2813297
  4. Palmer SM, Limaye AP, Banks M, Gallup D, Chapman J, Lawrence EC, Dunitz J, Milstone A, Reynolds J, Yung GL, Chan KM, Aris R, Garrity E, Valentine V, McCall J, Chow SC, Davis RD, Avery R. Extended valganciclovir prophylaxis to prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) after lung transplantation: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med 2010 Jun 15;152(12):761-769; PMID 20547904
  5. Bhorade S, Ahya VN, Baz MA, Valentine VG, Arcasoy SM, Love RB, Seethamraju H, Alex CG, Bag R, Deoliveira NC, Husain A, Vigneswaran WT, Charbeneau J, Krishnan JA, Durazo-Arvizu R, Norwick L, Garrity E. Comparison of Sirolimus to Azathioprine in a Tacrolimus Based Immunosuppressive Regimen in Lung Transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Sep 10. PMID20833822

Clinical Interests:

  • Lung Transplantation
  • Advanced Pulmonary Diseases
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

Patient Care:

Victory Lakes Town Center
2660 Gulf Freeway South
League City, Texas 77573

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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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