Faculty Profile

Bio-Emilio Gonzalez

  • 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 over 100 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals including 15 textbook chapters, including the Kelly's rheumatology textbook. His interests include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, and reactive arthritis. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a founding fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and a Master of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). 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 n listed in Super Doctors® from 2011 until the present.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University Hospital Asunción - Asunción, Paraguay, MD, 1972


    Rotating Internship, University Hospital Asunción - Asunción, Paraguay, 1974

    Transitional, Northeastern Hospital - Philadelphia, PA, 1975


    Internal Medicine, University Hospital Asunción - Asunción, Paraguay, 1974

    Internal Medicine, Danbury Hospital - Danbury, CT, 1978


    Allergy & Immunology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, PA, 1979

    Allergy & Immunology, National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine - Denver, CO, 1980

    Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1981


    American Board of Allergy and Immunology, Allergy and Immunology

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology