Internal Medicine

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Taking care of patients is our top priority in the UTMB Department of Internal Medicine. Our department offers excellent clinical care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Our faculty, fellows, and residents staff all inpatient medicine and subspecialty services at John Sealy hospital as well as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital located adjacent to the UTMB main campus. We strive to provide top notch outpatient care in primary care and all medical specialties. With clinics located on Galveston island as well as on the mainland we are here to meet all of your patient care needs. The links to the left of this page include information about our various clinics, driving directions, and introduces you faculty in every division. We look forward to taking care of you and your family in the future.

The Department of Internal Medicine has a diverse and robust research enterprise that reaches across the translational spectrum. From basic physiology, and cellular and molecular studies in humans, to interventional clinical trials, and disease outcome investigations, the Department of Internal Medicine has investigations and investigators advancing the boundaries of medical science. In the past fiscal year, the Department received almost $6 million in federal funding, and nearly $3 million sourced from other agencies. At present, there are 225 active projects within the Department of Internal Medicine. At least 38 of our faculty have submitted applications for external funding of their work, and additional faculty are involved as active collaborators. Investigators in the Department submitted 85 applications during this fiscal year – a testament to the work ethic and performance of these talented researchers. In addition, post-doctoral fellows and staff researchers have been awarded training grants, travel grants, and fellowship recognition awards.

The Department of Internal Medicine is committed to delivering state of the art, quality healthcare as well as the utmost in customer service. Towards this end, our faculty and staff are active in practicing and teaching systematic quality improvement that is based on data and results driven. This quest for quality is championed by Dr. Lindsay Sonstein who serves as the Director of Quality Management for the Department of Internal Medicine. A formal quality improvement education curriculum for residents and faculty has been implemented and quality improvement projects are currently ongoing in both the ambulatory and inpatient arenas. Use the menu links on the left for useful information.

Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

COPD GOLD Update for the busy clinician

Alexander G. Duarte, MD
Professor, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

Thursday, February 21, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Research Building #6, 1.206 Auditorium

OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Review strategies to improve diagnosis and symptom assessment of COPD
  2. Examine strategies to prevent the severity of exacerbations
  3. Review selection and use of therapies based on unique patient needs and comorbidities

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT (Speaker): ): Alexander G. Duarte, MD has no relevant financial relationship with commercial interests to disclose.

Educational Method: Lecture

Target Audience: MDs, Residents, Students and Alumni

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT (Planning Committee Members):
Dr. Rex McCallum, Dr. Lindsay Sonstein, Dr. Bernard Karnath and Brenda Johnson MEd, CHCP have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 52 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Everyone is welcome.

Pizza provided – Bring your own drink
(1st come, 1st served)


Learn more about Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Rex McCallum, MD
Rex McCallum, MD, FACP, FACR
Chair ad interim, Department of Internal Medicine
Edward Randall and Edward Randall Jr.,
    Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine
Vice President, Chief Physician Executive
    Faculty Group Practice
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Medicine/Rheumatology

The Department of Internal Medicine is committed to the principles of excellence, integrity, fairness and accountability. We are achieving our missions of patient-centered clinical care, cutting-edge translational research and value-based education through a team approach. We practice listening, understanding, and innovation in our daily activities.