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Randall Urban, MD
Departments: Internal Medicine
Specialties: Endocrinology
Languages: English
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Dr. Randall J. Urban is the Edward Randall and Edward Randall, Jr., Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine and Professor and Chair of the Department of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX. Dr. Urban is a native Texan who graduated with honors from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and with honors from Texas A&M Medical School in 1982. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 1985 and a two-year fellowship in Endocrinology at the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville, VA in 1987. He was a member of the faculty at UVA from 1987 to 1990 and joined the faculty at UTMB in 1990. He became the Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director in 1992, Chief of the Endocrinology Division in 1998, and Director of the Stark Diabetes Center in 2000. In 2002, Dr. Urban was appointed Chair ad interim of the Department of Internal Medicine and in 2004 was appointed Chair of the Department.

Dr. Urban's research focuses on four major areas; steroidogenesis and polycystic ovarian disease, androgens and skeletal muscle function in older men and women, pituitary dysfunction after traumatic brain injury and umbilical cord blood stem cells for the treatment and cure of diabetes. He also coordinates community outreach programs that partner the Stark Diabetes Center with communities for management and treatment of diabetes. He has published over 75 scientific papers and chapters and is a member of numerous societies including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the American College of Physicians (Fellow), the Endocrine Society and the American Diabetes Association.

Medical/Professional School:

Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center College of Medicine - College Station, TX, MD, 1982


Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic - Phoenix, AZ, 1985


Endocrinology, University of Virginia - Charlottesville, Virginia, 1987


Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic - Phoenix, AZ, 1983


Internal Medicine,American Board of Internal Medicine

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism,American Board of Internal Medicine

UTMB Health Stark Diabetes Center - Galveston
400 Harborside Drive #100
Galveston, TX 77550
Fax: (409) 747-7014

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Always a good experience.Sep 28,2016
He listens and only tells me what the truth even though I do not like it. He does not sugar coat it.Aug 17,2016
Dr. Urban is fantastic. He is incredibly knowledgeable about every detail of my condition and is very friendly, professional, and spends an appropriate amount of time with patients. I often feel rushed at specialists' clinics, but never get that feeling with Dr. Urban.Jun 15,2016
*Dr. Urban was amazing the time he spent explaining my disease & the rational was appreciate. He is very intelligent. This will be my new provider.Jun 08,2016
Excellent provider!Jun 08,2016
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