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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 - Rochester, MN, 1983


Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN, 1985


Endocrinology, University of Virginia - Charlottesville, Virginia, 1987


American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

UTMB Health Stark Diabetes Clinic - Galveston
400 Harborside Drive Suite 100
Galveston, TX 77555
Fax: (409) 747-7014

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Dr. Urban is a rare doctor. At the top of his field and yet very patient friendly. His staff is very good.Feb 15,2017
outstandingApr 12,2017
Dr. Urban was attentive to my concerns, and despite a busy schedule, patiently answered my questions thoroughly and at a levelof understanding I could comprehend. Dr. Urban responded quickly and attentively to my emails a couple days before my appointment to address a prescription issue and resolved it quickly. Dr. Urban treated me with respect and provided outstanding care.Apr 19,2017
very happy with themMay 10,2017
Dr. Urban is extraordinary. He is spot on with every issue I have ever had. I have extreme respect for him and would always follow his advice. He found my medical problems and solved them when no one else could. I would say over 10 years seeing doctors with my issues and no one helping me. Dr. Urban resolved them in a few visits. He listens, recommends and advises with care and concern.Jun 21,2017
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