Pulmonology, internal medicine, and infectious disease physicians join UTHSCT

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Three physicians recently joined The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

They are Eli Azzi, MD, a pulmonologist; Nasir Hussain, MD, an internal medicine physician; and Gustavo Valero, MD, an infectious disease specialist.

Dr. Azzi, an assistant professor of medicine, is board certified in three distinct specialties: internal medicine, critical care medicine, and pulmonary medicine.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Before joining UTHSCT, Dr. Azzi was medical director of the intensive care unit at Milford Memorial Hospital, Bayhealth Medical Center in Milford, Del.

He also was part of a private pulmonary and critical care medicine practice in Milford.

Dr. Azzi served his internal medicine residency at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, N.Y.

He completed his critical care medicine fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City and his pulmonary medicine fellowship at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn.

Dr. Azzi received the William Grace Fellow of the Year Award while at St. Vincent’s.

Dr. Hussain, a professor of medicine, joins UTHSCT as medical director for clinical operations and chief quality officer. He is board certified in internal medicine.

Before coming to UTHSCT, Dr. Hussain was associate professor of medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

He has served as an associate professor of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

During more than 12 years at UTMB, Dr. Hussain also was associate director of the Division of General Medicine and area medical director for Internal Medicine Clinics.

He completed his internal medicine residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Valero, an associate professor of medicine, is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease.

He comes to UTHSCT after a decade of private practice in McAllen as an infectious disease specialist.

During that time, he was a clinical assistant professor in family and community medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Regional Academic Health Center in McAllen and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at UTHSC at San Antonio’s Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen.

Dr. Valero completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio.

He completed an infectious disease fellowship at UTHSC at San Antonio.

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