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Matthew Dacso, MD
UTMB Health Provider
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. Provider is LGBTQ Responsive

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

400 Harborside Drive Suite 105-107
Galveston, TX 77555
Fax: (409) 747-7012
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A little slow in follow-ups (i.e. prescriptions)Feb 19,2019
it was a great experience. thank you.Feb 12,2019
Dr. Dacso was attentive to every detail in my complex case.Jan 08,2019
Dr Dasco is very professional and kind. he spends time with me and remembers from each appointment my concerns. BEST Dr. ever!Dec 18,2018
Listened with concern to a very sensitive and troubling problem. Worked with me to get a way forward in response to the problem.Oct 03,2018
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