UT Health Science Center Physician Accepts New Role
October 3, 2017
Emmanuel Elueze, M.D., Ph.D., has assumed the role of designated institutional official (DIO) for UT Health Science Center. According to The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), a DIO is the individual in a sponsoring institution who has the authority and responsibility for all of the ACGME-accredited graduate medical education programs.
Dr. Elueze will have oversight of the Offices of Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education, as well as the Office of Continuing Medical Education.
In addition to his new role as DIO, Dr. Elueze is the founding program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program sponsored by UT Health Science Center at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System in Longview, as well as Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine at UT Health Science Center. He will continue to serve in his capacity for the Internal Medicine Residency Program until a new director is identified for the program.
For 70 years, UT Health Science Center has provided excellent patient care to the citizens of Texas and beyond. Signature programs include cancer, chest diseases, primary care, behavioral health, and public and community health, along with over 25 additional medical specialties. As the only university medical center in Northeast Texas, its mission also includes education and research. Graduate medical education residencies are in family medicine, rural family medicine, internal medicine, occupational medicine, and psychiatry with many newly trained physicians electing to stay in Northeast Texas, a medically underserved region of the state. Graduate degrees include biotechnology and public health. In addition, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $137 million in competitive funding since 2004. With an annual operating budget of over $200 million, UT Health Science Center is a major economic engine for the region.