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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.

Matthew Dacso, M.D.
Michael C. Boyars, M.D.
Matthew Dacso, M.D.
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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.

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.

Susan D. Mccammon, M.D
Susan D. Mccammon, M.D
Susan D. Mccammon, M.D
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Dr. Susan McCammon graduated from Columbia University in 1988 with a B.A. in Music History. She then went on to complete an M.F.A. in Historical Musicology at Princeton University. After several years of teaching and researching the role of the surgically altered voice, Dr. McCammon matriculated at the University of Alabama School of Medicine where she received her M.D., magna cum laude, and continued into her chosen field of head and neck surgery, with an internship in General Surgery and a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. In 2005, Dr. McCammon completed her advanced fellowship training in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In March 2006, Dr. McCammon joined the UTMB full-time faculty, where she serves as the Co-Director of the Center for Cancers of the Head and Neck.

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.

Patricia A. Rogers, M.D
Patricia A. Rogers, M.D
Patricia A. Rogers, M.D
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Dr. Patricia Ann Rogers is a Professor of Pediatrics at UTMB. She is a member of the Academy of Master Teachers as well as has the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor as a member of the University Of Texas Academy Of Health Science Education. Her passion, needless to say is teaching learners who include medical students and residents. Although she has received numerous teaching awards her pride and joy are the two she received for Excellence in Clinical Teaching by the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. In 2014 she received her second Golden Rattle Award once again for excellence in clinical teaching. She has been featured yearly in the Texas Monthly Magazine as a Super Doctor.

Dr. Rogers graduated from Vanderbilt University, attended Medical School at the University of Tennessee, and subsequently ended up in the Galveston where she did her residency in Pediatrics. She stayed on as Chief-Resident and went to Plano, Texas for thirteen years where she was in private practice. Since her return to UTMB in 1998 she has served on numerous committees, sees her private patients and precepts residents. She is active in the community and has held a position as a board of directors member with the Galveston County Health District. She is active in a medical ministry at her church, Live Oak in Galveston, Texas.

Dwight Wolf, M.D
Patricia A. Rogers, M.D
Dwight Wolf, M.D
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Dr. Wolf is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Child and Adolescent Division, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at UTMB. He has served as the Department’s Outpatient Medical Director since 2000 and has been the Chairman of IRB-2 since 2010. He maintains an active private practice and provides clinical supervision of the Child Psychiatry fellows and medical students in the UTMB Psychiatry clinics and the St. Vincent’s Clinic. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, both for General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Wolf attended college at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. Dr. Wolf attended Medical School at UTMB graduating in 1986, completed his residency in General Psychiatry in 1993 and his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1995. He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry in 1995. Dr. Wolf’s areas of interest include Team Based Learning in Medical Student Education, the use of popular cinema in Medical Student Psychiatry Education, Psychopharmacology and Medication Side Effects, and Bipolar Disorder in youth.

Dr. Wolf has received numerous awards including awards for his dedication and service to NAMI Gulf Coast, Most Dedicated Faculty Award at the St. Vincent’s Clinic, and the Medical Student Teaching Award in The Department of Psychiatry. He serves as the course director for the Psychiatry component of the Practice of Medicine course for second year medicals students and the course director for two elective/selective courses; Psychiatry and Cinema, and Diagnosis Simply Through Movies (DSM5). He is a member of the national Team Based Learning Conference Planning Committee and Team Based Learning Collaborative Nominating Committee. His regular lecture modules to the residents and medical students include Developmental Learning Disorders, Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, the Pharmacologic treatment of Depression and Bipolar Disorder in youth, Substance Abuse, Autism, Childhood Schizophrenia, Emergency Psychiatry, and Neurocognitive Disorders. He is a frequent invited speaker to community support groups for those affected by mental illness.

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