Gonzalez, Emilio, MD, FACP, FACR

Emilio Gonzalez, MD, FACP, FACR
Professor and Chief

Division:  Rheumatology
Department:  Internal Medicine

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Dr. Emilio B. Gonzalez is professor of medicine and director of the division of rheumatology at UTMB. He joined the UTMB faculty in 2004 from Emory University and Atlanta Medical Center, in Atlanta, Georgia. He trained in allergy, immunology and rheumatology at the universities of Pittsburgh, Colorado, and Texas in Galveston. He is Board-certified in internal medicine, allergy-immunology, and rheumatology.

Dr. Gonzalez has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Arthritis & Rheumatism, the Archives of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He has also contributed to several textbook chapters including Kelly’s rheumatology textbook. He continues to serve as principal investigator in a number of research studies dealing with newer therapies in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. His interests also include systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, and reactive arthritis. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a founding fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. In 1996, he served as president of the Georgia society of rheumatology, and in 2004, as chairman of the medical & scientific committee of the Arthritis Foundation, Georgia chapter, in Atlanta. While at Emory, Dr. Gonzalez was the recipient of the Golden Apple award for excellence in teaching at Grady Memorial Hospital, department of medicine. At UTMB, he was elected as a member of the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers, and in 2009, Dr. Gonzalez was elected by the regents of the UT system in Austin as a distinguished teaching professor. He has been elected as a Texas SuperDoc from 2011 until the present.


Degree/Training CompletedYearName & Location
Bachelor of Biological Sciences and Humanities1966CAL College, Asuncion, Paraguay
M.D.1972National University, Asuncion, Paraguay
Internships03/73 – 01/74University Hospital, Asuncion – Paraguay
Resident2/1/74 to 6/74Internal Medicine for just 4 months at University Hospital, Asuncion, Paraguay. Left to come to the US in June 1974.
Rotating Internship 7/1/74 - 6/30/75Northeastern Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine Residency7/1/75 - 6/30/78Danbury Hospital (Affiliated with Yale University), Danbury, CT
Fellowships: Allergy-Clinical Immunology07/78 – 06/79University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Allergy/Clinical Immunology07/79 – 06/80National Jewish Hospital and University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals, Denver, CO
Clinical Immunology/Rheumatology07/80 – 06/81University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX