Faculty Profile

Bio-Joseph Hornak

  • Originally from the Dayton, Ohio area, Dr. Patrik Hornak completed both undergrad and medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He did internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) during which he received the Don W. Powell Award for Excellence and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha. He stayed at UTMB for fellowship training in infectious diseases and then joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.

    Clinically, he supervises physicians-in-training and medical students on the infectious diseases consult services at UTMB’s Galveston and League City campuses. In the outpatient clinic, he has a special interest in providing HIV/AIDS care. Dr. Hornak also has a passion for HIV prevention and treats patients seeking PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis).

    Dr. Hornak serves as Associate Program Director of the ID Fellowship Program and is heavily involved in teaching and currently is a facilitator in the Practice of Medicine and Transition to Residency courses, organizes the outpatient HIV elective for the internal medicine residency program, and gives numerous lectures to various audiences throughout the year. He also serves as Assistant Clinical Director of the AIDS Education & Training Center Program which conducts HIV-related education, training, mentorship, and outreach for healthcare professionals in the surrounding region. Lastly, he is active in various on-and-off campus projects involving medical education, HIV treatment and prevention, and LGBTQ+ health.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, Medical School, MD, 2017

    University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, Undergraduate School, 2013


    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2020


    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2022