Welcome to Internal Medicine

  • 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. Erin Hommel 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.

  • Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

    Thursday, December 9, 2021
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Zoom Attendance Only

    Zoom Link:

    Hania Kassem, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Division of Nephrology, UTMB

    “Delaying the Progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease: Beyond the ACE Inhibitors and ARB’s”

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

    1. Review current standard practice in managing diabetic kidney disease (DKD)
    2. Analyze benefits of SGLT-2 inhibitors in CKD patients
    3. Examine the role of non-steriodal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists in DKD

    Target Audience and NeedsInternal Medicine faculty, staff, registered nurses, residents, fellows, students, and internists specializing in Allergy & Immunology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Medicine, Geriatrics, Hematology & Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Palliative Care, Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, and Rheumatology need to be regularly updated with new research and guidelines regarding the evaluation and management of medical disorders and implement them in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and improve patient outcomes.

    Educational Methods: Educational methods will include lectures, case presentations, literature review, and panel discussion.

    Activity Evaluation: Participants may be asked to complete a session evaluation.

    Accreditation/Credit Designation: Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Everyone is welcome.





Peter Cram MD, MBAPeter Cram, MD, MBA
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Edward Randall and Edward Randall Jr.,
Professor of Internal Medicine

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.