Dr. Matthew Dacso is a board-certified Physician and an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Global Health Education at UTMB, facilitating student, resident, and faculty educational collaborations with international partners. He earned his M.D. degree from UTMB and completed his Residency and Internship at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. He holds a master's degree in International Development Studies from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies.
Prior to joining the UTMB faculty, Dr. Dacso served as a clinician-educator with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership in Gaborone, Botswana. There, he managed a continuing education outreach program to district hospitals, assisted in the development of national treatment guidelines for acute and chronic HIV comorbidities, and provided support to the University of Botswana medicine residency training program. He remains an adjunct member of the University of Botswana School of Medicine faculty.
His research interests include global health medical education, HIV/TB and non-communicable diseases, social and economic determinants of health, medical decision-making in resource-limited settings, technology development for global health, and traditional medicine.
Dr. Dacso currently attends on general medicine wards, supervises residents in UHC clinic, and sees his patients with the Harborside Medical Group.