Angela Abouassi, MD, MPH
Dr. Angela Abouassi joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2018. She is a resident physician in training at the Family Medicine Clinic - Island East.
Dr. Abouassi earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas, and a Doctorate of Medicine from St. George's University in True Blue Point, Grenada.
Dr. Abouassi is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).
Dr. Abouassi's academic and clinical interests include maternal and child health, preventive medicine, obstetrics, and dermatology.
A Personal Note from Dr. Abouassi
Hello and Welcome to UTMB! I am a native Texan, born and raised in Houston and I am so grateful to be here at UTMB for my residency training. I grew up coming to Galveston on the weekend with my family and coming to UTMB physicians as a child and teenager. I knew what an integral role UTMB plays into the community it serves and beyond and I am very excited to be a part of such a wonderful institution.
I attended the the University of Houston for my undergraduate studies, where I studied Biology. During this time I was able to volunteer in Galveston and Houston on various community outreach initiatives and was shocked to see how many barriers to care many of the patients we volunteered with faced. It was during this time I became interested in pursuing graduate studies in Public Health. I have always been passionate about serving vulnerable patient populations and using public health initiatives to reach out into the communities that need it most. I was very grateful to study Public Health at the University of Texas School Of Public Health at Houston and earn my MPH degree while working with an excellent organization called Doctors for Change. It was through this organization where I saw how I could realistically combine my passion for public health with my dream of becoming a physician. I realized that Family Medicine would allow me the opportunity to combine these two passions into a career I would be excited about daily.
After completing my MPH I started medical school at St. George's University where I got to study in Grenada, the United Kingdom and Miami, Florida. I was able to see medicine practiced in such a variety of settings and see how physicians and health care systems have to adjust to the resources and means they have available no matter how difficult the situation may be. After traveling for a few years in Medical School, I knew home was where I wanted to be for residency and I am so happy to be at such a supportive program with a wide diversity of patients and pathologies and excellent attending physicians!
My interests are under-served patient populations, global health, refugee health, obstetrics and emergency and urgent care. I am really grateful to be at UTMB where I have gotten excellent exposure to many of these fields in just a few short months in my first year of residency!