Dr. Emmanuel Elueze obtained his MD degree from University of Ibadan Medical School, Nigeria and PhD in Pharmacology from University of London, United Kingdom. Completed residency in Internal Medicine, from St. Luke’s Medical Center (Case Western Reserve University), Cleveland Ohio. He is a Primary Care Internal Medicine doctor with Board certification in Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. He also has a certification in Pain Management.

Dr. Elueze joined The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler in 2011, as the founding program director of the Internal Medicine residency program at Longview and also served as Chair of the Department of Medicine from 2014 to 2018. He was appointed Professor of Medicine in 2014. He received the UT Regents Outstanding teaching Award in 2014 and is a member of the UT Kenneth Shine Academic of Healthcare Educators. He is currently the Designated Institutional officer and Vice President for Medical Education and Professional Development, with oversight over Graduate Medical Education, Undergraduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education.

Education & Training

UT Tyler MPA (HCA), 2013
Fellow of the American College of Physicians FACP, 2007
American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Certified, 2005, 2012
American Board of Preventive Medicine Board Certified, Addiction Medicine, 2017
American Academy of Pain Management Diplomate, 2003
American Board of Internal Medicine Board Certified, 1998, 2008, 2018
University of London PhD, 1994

Courses Taught

Internal medicine
Patient Safety
Quality Improvement
Pain management
Addiction medicine
Hospice and Palliative medicine
Faculty and leadership development topics in Graduate Medical Education

Research Interest

Quality improvement and patient Safety
Opioid addiction
Faculty development
Health disparities
Hospice and Palliative medicine

Publication Highlights

Ndetan H, Evans MW, Tanue T, Osuagwu C, Elueze E, Calhoun K, Singh KP. Therapeutic use of acetaminophen and light to moderate alcohol: Are there early disparate risks for kidney disease? Health Equity. 2020 Dec 14; 4(1):518-524. doi:10.1089/heq.2020.0072.

Ahaneku H, Umeh C, Cao M, Kapten B, Elhawagi B, Egbe T, Elueze E. Procalcitonin uptake and effect on antibiotics stewardship: A single institution experience. Int. J. Inn. Res. Med. Sci. 2020 Sep 15; 5(9):395-399.

Ndetan H, Menard RJ, Osuagwu CC, Singh KP, Elueze E. Obesity prevalence and potential comorbidities among rural primary care patients in east Texas. J Health Care and Research. 2020 May 2; 1(2):43-49.

Hvayrabedian M, Park J, Elueze E. Clinical and laboratory predictors of mortality in infection-related diagnoses: A retrospective cohort study. American Thoracic Society 2019 International Conference, May 2019,

Conference Paper. U. Maduforo, C. Martin, E. Elueze. Missed HIV Diagnosis with Devastating Acute Respiratory Failure from Pneumocystis Jiroveci. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2017, 195: A5580

H. Fakih, E. Elueze, R. Vij. Coronary bypass grafting in a patient with Idiopathic Cryoglobulinemia: Revisiting the issue. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives 2016, 6: 30351-30354

Shaheenn K, Alraies MC, Marwany H. Elueze E. Illicit drug, ischaemic bowel. American Journal of medicine. 2011 Aug: 124(8): 708-10.

Nicola Helm, Emmanuel Elueze & Terry Wolpaw. A multidisciplinary Ambulatory Curriculum for a Third year Rotation. Academic Medicine (2001) 76: 563.

F. Thakkar and E. Elueze. Patient Satisfaction in an Outpatient Setting. Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Conference. Dallas, Texas. October 2017.

Y. Achuo-Egbe and E. Elueze. Fostering Wellness and Preventing Burnout Among Resident Physicians: A Pilot Study. University of Texas System National Resiliency Training (BRT) Symposium. Houston, Texas. September 2017.