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Matthew Dacso, MD
Associate Professor
Departments: Internal Medicine
Languages: English, French
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Dr. Matt Dacso is a board-certified physician and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He has been titled UT System Distinguished Teaching Professor. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Global Health Education at UTMB, facilitating student, resident, and faculty educational collaborations with international partners. He earned his M.D. degree from UTMB and completed his Residency and Internship at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. He holds a master's degree in International Development Studies from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies.

Prior to joining the UTMB faculty, Dr. Dacso served as a clinician-educator with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership in Gaborone, Botswana. There, he managed a continuing education outreach program to district hospitals, assisted in the development of national treatment guidelines for acute and chronic HIV comorbidities, and provided support to the University of Botswana medicine residency training program. He remains an adjunct member of the University of Botswana School of Medicine faculty.

His research interests include global health medical education, HIV/TB and non-communicable diseases, social and economic determinants of health, medical decision-making in resource-limited settings, technology development for global health, and traditional medicine.

Dr. Dacso currently attends on General Medicine wards, supervises residents in the UTMB Health Clinics, and sees his patients with the Harborside Medical Group.

LGBTQ preferred provider. Click to for LGBTQ resources.
Medical/Professional School:

University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2001


Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University - Providence, RI, 2006


Internal Medicine, Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University - Providence, RI, 2006


American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

UTMB Health Internal Medicine - Galveston
400 Harborside Drive Suite 105-107
Galveston, TX 77555
Fax: (409) 747-7012

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Excellent - Always available by email or phone. After hrs. & weekends. He is the best. My husbands & my fathers.Feb 14,2017
Gave me a copy of exercises to do to help me with the back pain.Apr 25,2017
*Dr. Dacso is a very caring, knowledgeable physician. He is very friendly and easy to talk with.Aug 08,2017
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