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The Division of Rheumatology is here to provide the highest quality of care to patients with rheumatic diseases while training fellows, residents and students with up-to-date and evidence based knowledge of disease processes and treatments.

We are engaged in clinical and basic research in antiphospholipid syndrome and scleroderma.

Emilio Gonzalez, M.D.
Emilio Gonzalez, M.D.
Congratulations to Dr. Emilio Gonzalez who was named one of Texas Super Doctors® and featured in a special advertising section in the December 2011 issue of Texas Monthly. Whether providing excellent patient care, conducting biomedical research or educating tomorrow's physicians, each demonstrates an unwavering commitment to improving the health of Texas..

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UTMB Multispecialty Center
UTMB Multispecialty Center

Moving to a New Home
We are pleased to announce our new clinic location in League City, TX.

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Assistant Professor, Brock Harper, MD
Brock Harper, MD

Exciting News
The Division of Rheumatology would like to welcome
our newest faculty member, Dr. Brock Harper.

Dr. Silvia Pierangeli is selected as a member
of a NIH Study Section:

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It is with great pride that the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology recognizes Dr. Silvia S. Pierangeli for being selected to serve as a member of the Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.

Members of the Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin Study Section, Center for Scientific Review are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors. Service on a study section also requires mature judgment and objectivity as well as the ability to work effectively in a group.

This honor of represents a major commitment of professional time and energy as well as a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort. Study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science. These functions are of great value to medical and allied research in this country.

We are very proud to have Dr. Pierangeli as a part of our Division and outstanding honors like this prove her ability to be a successful leader in her field of study.

News & Events: JSA hospital building
JSA Hospital in Galveston

Future Clinics
Stay tuned for information about the reopening of our clinics on UTMB Main Campus in Galveston.

Our Clinics

UTMB Multispecialty Center
2660 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2
League City, Texas 77573
Phone: 832.505.2150
Fax: 281.337.0704
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Medical & Surgical Specialties
121 W. Parkwood, #121(near the intersection of FM 528 and 518)
Friendswood, TX 77546
Phone: 281.482.0303
Fax: 281.992.2909
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University Hospital Clinics (UHC)
1005 Harborside Dr., 5th Floor (just east of 11th St.)
Galveston, TX 77555-1326
Please park in UTMB Public Parking Garage 2 on Harborside Dr.
Phone: 409.772.2222
Fax: 409.772.4456
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Academic Office

Division of Rheumatology
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard, Rte. 1165
Galveston, TX 77555-1165
Phone: 409.772.2863
Fax: 409.772.7355

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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