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The John W. Middleton, MD Lecture Series

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John W. Middleton, MD Annual Lecture in Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. John Wright Middleton was born in Greenville, Texas on August 3, 1912. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1933 and the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1937. Post-graduate training was done at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and a special fellowship in pulmonary disease was completed at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Dr. Middleton was a retired colonel in the United States Army. From 1940 to 1945, he was in active military service in the Army Medical Corps. Upon his return from service, Dr. Middleton was made a member of the faculty of the University of Texas Medical Branch where he devoted himself to the clinical field of pulmonary diseases, teaching at UTMB from 1946 to 1967 and serving as Director of Pulmonary Medicine. At UTMB, he was director of Student Health Services from 1947 to 1953, clinical director of Ziegler Hospital from 1953 to 1967, and chief of staff at UTMB in 1964. In addition, he served on the staff of St. Mary's Hospital from 1950 to 1985. In 1968, he joined Internal Medicine Associates to engage in the private practice of internal medicine, retiring from full-time practice in 1985.

Dr. Middleton was a member of the Texas Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the American Thoracic Society, the University of Texas Chapter Sigma Xi, the Texas Academy of Internal Medicine, the San Jacinto Tuberculosis and Respiratory Association, and the Texas Society of Internal Medicine. Dr. Middleton was also a member of the Galveston County Medical Society, the Antituberculosis Association of Galveston County, the Texas Club of Internists, and the board of directors of the Texas Tuberculosis Association, serving each organization as president. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and fellow of the Academy College of Chest Physicians, serving as president of the Texas Chapter from 1962-1963. Dr. Middleton died on February 12, 1998 in Galveston, Texas.

The John W. Middleton, M.D. Lectureship in Pulmonary Medicine was established by his family in his honor.

Distinguished Middleton Lecturers

Year Topic Distinguished Lecturer
2015 "Incidental Pulmonary Nodules: Fortuitous Finding or Iatrogenic Nuisance?" Michael K. Gould, M.D, MS
2014 "Nerves, eosinophils, and viruses in asthma and dermatitis" Dr. David Jacoby
2014 "Ambulatory Management of Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea" Dr. Samuel T. Kuna
2013 "The Trouble With Diagnosing IPF" Steven D. Nathan, MD
2013 "Nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease: time to turn the page" David E. Griffith, MD
2012 "Hemodynamic Monitoring: Beyond PA Catheters" Hung B. Nguyen, MD
2000 "The Emerging Disease of Pulmonary Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Lung Disease in Elderly Women Richard J. Wallace, Jr., MD

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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