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Emilio Gonzalez

Emilio B Gonzalez MD, FACP, MACR

Professor, Director of Rheumatology, The University of Texas Medical Branch (utmb Health), Galveston, TX

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 90 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals including 15 textbook chapters, including the Kelly’s rheumatology textbook. He continues to serve as the principal investigator in a number of research studies dealing with newer therapies in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, and the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a founding fellow of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), being elected an ACR master in 2014. 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. He has been elected as a Texas Super Doc for several years, and as one of America’s Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd). At UTMB, he was elected as a member of the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers, and in 2009 appointed as a distinguished teaching professor by the University of Texas Board Of Regents.


Dr. Gonzalez reports no disclosures.