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Alfred Scott Lea, M.D.
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

Alfred Scott Lea, M.D., Associate Professor

Alfred Scott Lea, M.D.
Infectious Diseases Clinic Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd, Marvin Graves Bldg., Rm 4.318
Galveston, Texas 77555-0435
Phone: 409.747.1856
Fax: 409.772.6527
Email: aslea@utmb.edu


Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
B.S. 1972 Baylor University, Waco, Texas — cum laude
M.D. 1975 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas — with honors
Fellowship 1976 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas — Medical Genetics
Internship & Residency 1979 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas — Internal Medicine
Residency 1980 Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Texas — Chief Resident
Fellowship 1982 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas — Infectious Diseases


A Scott Lea, MD graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1975, he then completed his internal medicine residency training in 1979 at the Baylor Affiliated Hospitals in Houston, Texas. He was the Chief Resident for internal medicine at the Ben Taub General Hospital during the 1979-1980 academic year. He completed his infectious disease training at the Baylor Affiliated Hospitals in 1982 and then entered the private consultative practice of infectious disease in Waco, Texas, serving in numerous capacities within the community and its hospitals for 22 years. He served as the Public Health Authority for the Waco-McLennnan County Health District for 19 years. He joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in 2004, and eventually became chief of the Baylor Infectious Disease Practice at both the Methodist Hospital and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. He came to University of Texas Medical Branch in 2007 as an Associate Professor of Medicine where his special interests include Transplant Infectious Diseases, Wound Care, Surgical Infections, and the business aspects of Infectious Disease Practice. He is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America, the Texan Medical Association, the Texas Infectious Disease Society, and the American College of Physicians. He has been named to both 'America's Top Physicians' and 'The Best Doctors in America' on several occasions.

Research Interests

  • Transplant Infectious Diseases
  • Wound Care
  • Surgical Infections
  • Infectious Diseases Practice

Select Publications

Lea AS, Trench Fever, eMedicine from WebMD, Updated Feb 20,2009.

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