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Judith F. Aronson, M.D.
Judith F. Aronson, M.D.
Judith F. Aronson, M.D.
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Aronson has been on the UTMB faculty since 1994 and teaches pathology in small-group laboratory sessions. The director of the university's autopsy service, she also participates in elective courses for third- and fourth-year medical students as well as an autopsy exercise course for fourth-year students. She is a member of the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, and an associate professor of experimental pathology in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UTMB. Aronson has received several teaching awards at UTMB, including the Experimental Pathology Graduate Student Organization Award for Teaching and Mentoring, and the UTMB School of Medicine Class of 1947 Excellence in Education Award.

Aronson earned her M.D. in 1985 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and spent the next three years in residency training at the University of Washington's affiliated hospitals in Seattle. She spent part of 1988 studying in her hometown of Washington, D.C., at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. She also served that year as a physician and pathologist at Curran Lutheran Hospital in the West African country of Liberia. Aronson came to UTMB in 1989 as a McLaughlin Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pathology and became an assistant professor in the department in 1991. She returned to her alma mater a year later to work in the departments of Microbiology and Immunology, and Pathology. Aronson came back to UTMB as an assistant professor in 1994.

Patricia Beach, M.D.
Judith F. Aronson, M.D.
Patricia Beach, M.D.
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Dr. Patricia Beach is Director of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics, Chair of the School of Medicine Curriculum Committee and Chair of the Course Committee for the Year 4 Ambulatory Community Selective. She graduated from medical school at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. She has received several teaching awards including the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Resident Education, the Department of Pediatrics Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Education, and the Pediatric Educator Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education.

Dr. Beach has been a member of the UTMB Community on an intermittent basis since starting her residency in Pediatrics in 1979. She spent seven of the intervening years practicing pediatrics in rural North Carolina and in the Upper Midwest. Her commitment to excellence in pediatric education is reflected in the various roles she has served with the National Board of Medical Examiners, and in collaborating with other pediatric educators in the creation of a web-based resource, Guidelines for Pediatric Education, which are widely utilized by residency programs.

Michael C. Boyars, M.D.
Michael C. Boyars, M.D.
Michael C. Boyars, M.D.
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Dr. Michael Boyars is a Professor at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is currently the senior associate program director for the internal medicine residency program and the director of inpatient services for internal medicine. He is also the medical director for St. Vincent's nurse-managed health clinic and medical director for the UTMB community health outpatient care management program.

He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1972. He completed his internship and residency at Georgetown Medical Division District of Columbia General Hospital 1972-75. He also completed a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Georgetown 1975-77. Dr. Boyars is board certified in internal medicine. After completing his training, he was appointed as an instructor in medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine from 1977-81. He was appointed director of the chest clinic, the pulmonary function laboratory and director of bronchoscopy services at the D.C. General Hospital from 1977-82. In 1980, he was appointed assistant director of the Georgetown pulmonary division.

Dr. Boyars arrived at UTMB in 1982 and was appointed as an assistant professor of medicine, and the medical director of the medical intensive care unit from 1982-85. He has held numerous appointments throughout the university in the pulmonary division as director of clinical pulmonary procedures and bronchoscopy service and co-director of the fellowship program.

Richard Goodgame, M.D.
Richard Goodgame, M.D.
Richard Goodgame, M.D.
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Dr. Richard W. Goodgame is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine and Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency. He teaches advanced gastrointestinal endoscopy (ERCP and EUS) in the UTMB Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. He earned his BA (History-English-Religion) degree from Vanderbilt University in 1971 and MD degree in 1975 from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and was a senior resident in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He completed his Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Prior to UTMB, Dr. Goodgame served as Chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Texas, and Program Director of the Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship Program at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

In a former life, he spent two years in the Caribbean (St. Lucia) performing chemotherapy trials on schistosomiasis with the Rockefeller Foundation and spent 10 years in the Department of Internal Medicine at Makerere University School of Medicine and Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. His research interests focused on gastrointestinal and hepatic infections, and AIDS related infections. He authored 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Journal of Infectious Disease, and the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Kristene Gugliuzza, M.D.
Kristene Gugliuzza, M.D.
Kristene Gugliuzza, M.D.
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Dr. Gugliuzza attended medical school at the University of Illinois and achieved her residency training in General Surgery at Tulane University. She then completed fellowship training in Renal Transplantation at Tulane and Pancreatic Transplantation at the University of Minnesota. She now specializes in Pancreatic and Renal Transplant Surgery here at UTMB.

Her current research projects include effects of new immunosuppressive agents and computer use in the academic surgical setting.

Bernard Karnath, M.D.
Bernard Karnath, M.D.
Bernard Karnath, M.D.
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Dr. Karnath received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston in 1994. He was an intern and resident here at UTMB from 1994-1997. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas A&M in Kingsville, TX. Dr. Karnath is Board Certified in Internal Medicine; his special interest is in education.

Since 1998, Dr. Karnath has been involved in numerous education roles such as the UTMB Scholars in Education Diplomat, which is an institutionally sponsored educational program by the Office of Educational Development (OED). He has served as the assistant course director in the Practice of Medicine Course (POM) Year 1 and Year 2, now serving as the course director. He serves as a senior elective course director for the Internal Medicine Electives program. Dr. Karnath, along with another physician, participated in the development of a cardiovascular physical diagnosis self-teaching system (STS) and implemented a computer-based physical diagnosis course in cardiopulmonary medicine.

Dr. Karnath has attained many awards and honors. To name a few, he was given an award in February 2006 & 2007 for "Most Dedicated Faculty" by St. Vincent's Clinic. He was nominated for the "2006 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Humanism in Medicine Award". In April 2005 he won third place for the "Department of Internal Medicine Excellence in Teaching" award, however in April 2006 he won first place. In December 2005 he won the "John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award". Along with all of this, he still finds time to see his patients in the Harborside Medical Clinic.

William Mileski, M.D.
William Mileski, M.D.
William Mileski, M.D.
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Dr. Mileski is Professor in the Department of Surgery and holder of the Chela and Jimmy Storm Distinguished Professorship in Surgical Research. He also serves as Chief of Trauma Services. Dr. Mileski is a skilled and caring surgeon and an exceptional teacher. He has distinguished himself nationally and internationally as an investigator in the area of trauma and critical care. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has received significant funding from the NIH and fro private industry. Dr. Mileski has presented his work at professional meetings of national and international scope. He serves on the editorial board for Shock, Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, and Surgical Infection Forum. Dr. Mileski earned his MD degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey in 1983.

C. Joan Richardson, M.D.
C. Joan Richardson, M.D.
C. Joan Richardson, M.D.
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Richardson has served UTMB as an instructor, clinician, administrator and researcher for more than 26 years.

She maintains an active schedule at the university, serving as medical director for Inpatient Services of UTMB hospitals, vice chair of the Pediatrics Department , director of the Neonatology Division and medical director of the Infant Special Care Unit and Newborn Nursery. Richardson is also the UTMB institutional emergency preparedness officer and holds the John Sealy Centennial Chair in Neonatology and is a professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology .

She has been honored for her teaching enthusiasm, receiving the Golden Rattle Award for Excellence in Teaching, Pediatrics Department, in 1979 and 2000. Richardson received the Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Administrative Excellence in 1996 and was listed among the "Best Doctors in America, 1996-1997." She also was the keynote speaker for the 1999 UTMB "White Coat Ceremony," when incoming students receive white coats to symbolize the start of their medical education.

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