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2014 Texas Super Doctor®
Congratulations to every one of our physicians honored as a 2014 Texas Super Doctor®.
Whether providing excellent patient care, conducting biomedical research or educating tomorrow's physicians, each demonstrated an unwavering commitment to improving the health of Texas.

[ Dr. Karl E. Anderson, Dr. Thomas A. Blackwell, Dr. Vincent R. Conti, Dr. Emilio B. Gonzalez, Dr. J. Andrea Grant, Jr., Dr. Philip H. Keiser, Dr. Aritides P. Koutrouvelis, Dr. A. Scott Lea, Dr. Kevin McKinney, Dr. Peter Melby, Dr. Mukaila A. Raji, Dr. Juan C. Sarria, Dr. Gulshan Sharma, Dr. Sanjiv Sur, Dr. Randall J. Urban, Dr, Vincent G. Valentine, Dr. A. Clinton White Jr.]

2014 Texas Super Doctors

Tenth Annual Respiratory Disease Young Investigator's Forum
Kristin Sokol MD (Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy) recently presented her work at a high profile, invited symposium for promising young academic physician-scientists.

The project, entitled "Choosing Wisely: Adherence by Physicians to Recommended Use of Spirometry in the Diagnosis and Management of Adult Asthma", was awarded a tie for first place in the clinical research section of the Tenth Annual Respiratory Disease Young Investigator's Forum in Washington DC.

Congratulations to Dr Sokol on this prestigious award.

Department of Internal Medicine Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Bernard Karnath!
He is the recipient of the 2013 Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Educator. This is a national award given by the American College of Physicians.

Congratulation to Dr. Sonstein and Dr. Sharma on their recent
recognition at the UT System Quality Conference.

Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Polymyaligia Rheumatica in the elderly

Maria E. Camacho, M.D.
Associate Professor Geriatrics
UTMB - Division of Geriatrics

Thursday, March 26, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Research Bldg. #6, 1.206 Auditorium

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Recommend appropriate perioperative cardiac testing using the current ACC/AHA guidelines and risk calculators.
  2. Recommend use of beta blockers using the current ACC/AHA guidelines.
  3. Update on statin use and perioperative medicine.

Dr. Gupta has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT (Planning Committee Members):
Drs. Randall Urban, Mark Holden, Richard Goodgame and Mrs. Kimblyn Raschke have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 52 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Everyone is welcome to attend

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Grand rounds will be broadcast weekly.
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Grand rounds are an integral component of medical education, consisting of presenting new innovations in medicine to an audience of doctors, residents and medical students. Presentations are given by faculty members from each of our divisions as well as invited guest speakers from across the nation. Grand rounds attendees qualify for CME credit.

They are held every Thursday from 8-9am in the Clinical Science Auditorium.

» Recordings of all Grand Rounds presentations are available on tegrity.


Recent Grand Rounds for 2012
View list here...
Date Topic Speaker
June. 14, 2012 Beyond Acute Rejection:
BK Virus Nephropathy in Kidney Transplantation
Pradeep V. Kadambi, MD, MBA
June. 7, 2012 New Development in Interventional Radiology Treatment for GI Bleeds and Deep Venous Thrombosis Eric M. Walser, MD
May. 31, 2012 The Role of Minimally Invasive Liver Resection In Colorectal Liver Metastases Kimberly M. Brown, MD, FACS
May. 24, 2012 Applying the Lean Methodology to Healthcare – an Introduction for Clinical Leaders Martha E. K Beltz, PhD, LSSBB, CPHQ
May. 17, 2012 Sudden Cardiac Arrest Dr. Carayannopoulos, MD
May. 10, 2012 What Genetics Tells Us about the Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Steven R. Brant, MD
May. 3, 2012 2012 Update on Sepsis Hung Bryant Nguyen, MD, MS
Apr. 26, 2012 Radiation Therapy in the Management of Prostate Cancer Dr. Todd A. Swanson
Apr. 19, 2012 The Primary Pyodermas A. Scott Lea, MD
Apr. 12, 2012 No Grand Rounds  
Apr. 5, 2012 Outcomes of hospitalist care at US hospitals James S. Goodwin, MD
Mar. 29, 2012 M&M Lindsay K. Sonstein, MD
Mar. 22, 2012 Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS):
Lessons from the clinic and the bench
Emilio B. Gonzalez, MD
Silvia S. Pierangeli, PhD
Mar. 8, 2012 Renal Artery Stenosis: The Witch Hunt Dr. Ann Kathleen N. Gamilla-Crudo
Mar. 1, 2012 Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia:
Current concepts in management
Dr. Mary J. Ninan
Feb. 23, 2012 Advanced Heart Failure Management The importance of team approach and early referral Dr. Wissam Khalife
Feb. 16, 2012 More than skin deep Dr. Godfrey Lule, FRCP (E)
Feb. 9, 2012 Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Dr. Keith G. Tolman
Feb. 2, 2012 Sleep Apnea: Clinical Implications Dr. Shahzad Jokhio
Jan. 26, 2012 Obesity, Kinases and Insulin Resistance Dr. Nicola Abate
Dr. Ronald Tilton
2011 Grand Rounds
View list here...
Date Topic Speaker
December 15, 2011 The Charcot Attack in the Foot Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD
December 8, 2011 Clinical-Investigator Role Conflicts:
Basic Ethical Considerations
E. Bernadette McKinney, JD, PhD
December 1, 2011 Basic-Clinical Science Symposia Molecular Pathogenesis of Coronary Artery Disease Ken Fujise, MD &
Allan R. Brasier, MD
November 17, 2011 Who moved my cheese?:
The changing landscape of healthcare delivery
Steve Quach, MD
November 10, 2011 Filling the Tank...or not John Badalamenti, MD
November 3, 2011 CPC A. Scott Lea, MD
October 27, 2011 Diagnostic workup and treatment of low back pain Thomas Louis Jones, II, MD
October 20, 2011 Nicotine Addiction Robert E. Rakel, MD
October 6, 2011 49 year old Diabetic Female with a Toe Ulcer A. Scott Lea, MD
September 29, 2011 M&M Presentation Lindsay K. Sonstein, MD
September 22, 2011 Mechanisms of Allergic Inflammation in Asthma William J. Calhoun, MD
September 15, 2011 Managing Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) 2011 Update Vincent G. Valentine, MD, FCCP, FACP
July 14, 2011 Why Do Things Keep Changing? urrent Issues in Medical Education Karen A. Szauter, MD, FACP
June 30, 2011 Hypoglycemia after Bariatric Surgery and NIPHS (Non-insulinoma Pancreatogenous Hypoglycemia Syndrome) Jasmine Boparai, MD
June 23, 2011 A Case to Cry-O'ver Adeel Ahmad, MD
June 16, 2011 Elder Mistreatment: An Ignored Problem Vinod P. Kaushik, MD
June 2, 2011 Cultural Competence: Addressing the Relationship between Health Disparities and Professional Development in Medicine Rebecca J. Hester, MA, PhD
May 26, 2011 IM Quality & Resident
Research Forum
Dr. Bela Patel
May 19, 2011 Bloodborne pathogen transmission through unsafe therapeutic injections Miriam J. Alter, PhD
May 12, 2011 To B27 or Not to B27 Brock Harper, MD
May 5, 2011 Peripheral Arterial Disease Syed A. Gilani, MD
Apr. 28, 2011 Gastroenterology Sreeram Parupudi, MD
Apr. 21, 2011 CPC Brock Harper, MD and Brent Kelly, MD
Apr. 14, 2011 Internal Medicine Faculty Meeting  
Apr. 7, 2011 The Innocent Bystander:
Hepatorenal Syndrome
Tina Kochar, MD
Mar. 31, 2011 Care for te Caregiver Erin L. Hommel, MD
Mar. 24, 2011 Angioedema George W. Browne, MD
Mar. 10, 2011 Leishmaniasis Peter C. Melby, MD
Feb. 24, 2011 Occupational and Environmental Health Medical Sleuthing at its Best Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD
Jan. 27, 2011 Department of Internal Medicine
The use and abuse of anabolic steroids in young men
Robert E. Beach, MD
Jan. 20, 2011 Department of Internal Medicine "Home Sweet Home" Kevin H. McKinney, MD, FACE, FACP
Jan. 13, 2011 Department of Internal Medicine Faculty Meeting Dr. David Callender (GS)
Jan. 6, 2011 Translating Biomarker Information
into Practice:
From Theoretical Science
to Applied Medicine
Bill T. Ameredes, PhD
2010 Grand Rounds
View list here...
Date Topic Speaker
Dec. 9, 2010 M&M Conference Dr. Lindsay Sonstein (QM)
Dec. 2, 2010 CPC Conference Dr. Nichole Luna and Dr. Jack Alperin
Nov. 25, 2010 Thanksgiving Holiday  
Nov. 18, 2010 “All it takes is one sick patient, continuity and workload” Dr. Kathlyn Fletcher (Guest)
Nov. 11, 2010 “Medical Decision Making and Personalized Medicine” Dr. Harry Burke (Guest)
Nov. 4, 2010 “What every clinicial should know about regenerative medicine” Dr. Don Powell (Gastroenterology)
Oct. 28, 2010 Cancelled due to power outage  
Oc. 21, 2010 “Opportunities for IM collaboration with the CTSA” Dr. Allan Brasier (Endocrinology)
Oct. 14, 2010 Faculty Meeting  
Oct. 7, 2010 “Screening for Cancer in the Elderly” Dr. Jim Goodwin (Geriatrics)
Sept. 30, 2010 “Adverse reactions to antibiotics –give or not give?” Dr. Meera Gupta (Allergy and Immunology)
Sept. 23, 2010 “Pain Management in the hospitalized patient” Dr. Maurice Willis (Heme/Onc)
Sept. 16, 2010 M&M Conference Dr. Lindsay Sonstein (QM)
Sept. 9, 2010 “Physician Depression and Suicide” Dr. Gary Kesling (Infectious Disease)
Sept. 2, 2010 “Chronic Pancreatitis, When in doubt spin and snout” Dr. Richard Goodgame (Gastroenterology)

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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