Dr. Leah E. Low is Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and works as both a Hospitalist in Jennie Sealy Hospital and as an ambulatory physician at our Primary Care Pavilion in Galveston. She currently serves as both the Medical Director of the Department of Care Management and the Medical Director of the Patient Placement Center. Additionally, she is our Lead Physician Advisor.
Dr. Low has an extensive background in leadership and quality improvement for the institution. In her role as lead physician advisor, she heads the Utilization Management Committee for our health system and serves on the Quality Chairs Committee. Previously, she served as a Medical Director of several of the inpatient units, Team Leader over a group of faculty physicians, Co-Chair of Quality Improvement for the Department of Internal Medicine, and as an Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is a graduate of our Scholars in Education course, our Clinical Safety and Effectiveness course, and the Physician Leadership Academy. She is also a diplomat of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians with special certification in Healthcare Quality Management.
Dr. Low also enjoys the opportunity to educate and mentor others. As a faculty physician, Dr. Low closely supervises residents and medical students to ensure appropriate clinical educational opportunities while also maintaining safe and exceptional care of our patients. She has served as a mentor to many students, residents, and junior faculty over the past 11 years. In her role as Physician Advisor and Medical Director of Care Management, she often educates peers on utilization management and CMS guidelines.
Dr. Low’s educational background includes a BA in both Chemistry and Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and an MD degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 2006. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine in 2009, also at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.