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Emilio Gonzalez

Emilio Gonzalez, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Rheumatology
    Languages: English
    Spanish
  • UTMB Health Rheumatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance B
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-2150
    • Fax: (281) 337-0704
  • 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 100 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals including 15 textbook chapters, including the Kelly's rheumatology textbook. His interests include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, and reactive arthritis. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a founding fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and a Master of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). 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. At UTMB, he was elected as a member of the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers, and in 2009, Dr. Gonzalez was elected by the regents of the UT system in Austin as a distinguished teaching professor. He has been n listed in Super Doctors® from 2011 until the present.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University Hospital Asunción - Asunción, Paraguay, MD, 1972

    Internships:

    Rotating Internship, University Hospital Asunción - Asunción, Paraguay, 1974

    Transitional, Northeastern Hospital - Philadelphia, PA, 1975

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, University Hospital Asunción - Asunción, Paraguay, 1974

    Internal Medicine, Danbury Hospital - Danbury, CT, 1978

    Fellowships:

    Allergy & Immunology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, PA, 1979

    Allergy & Immunology, National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine - Denver, CO, 1980

    Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1981


    Certifications:

    American Board of Allergy and Immunology, Allergy and Immunology

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Vijaya Murthy

Vijaya Murthy, MBBS UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Rheumatology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Rheumatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance B
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-2150
    • Fax: (281) 337-0704
    UTMB Health Rheumatology, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 100
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-0755
    • Fax: (409) 747-7014
  • Dr. Vijaya Murthy is a graduate of JSS Medical College, Mysore, India. She has advanced training from the UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch). Her clinical interests include Rheumatology.

    The diversity and challenges in the field of Rheumatology keeps her driven, grounded and committed to providing the best care possible.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    JSS Medical College - Mysore, India, MD, 2003

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2010

    Fellowships:

    Rheumatology, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2012

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Raymond Pertusi

Raymond Pertusi, DO, FACP, FACR, FACOI UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Rheumatology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Rheumatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance B
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-2150
    • Fax: (281) 337-0704
    UTMB Health Rheumatology, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 100
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-0755
    • Fax: (409) 747-7014
  • Dr. Raymond M. Pertusi is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UTMB. He joined the UTMB faculty in 2014 from UMASS Memorial / UMASS Medical School in Worcester, MA. Prior to that, he held positions as Chief of Rheumatology at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston, Massachusetts; where he was an associate physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and University of North Texas Health Science center in Fort Worth. He trained in rheumatology at Seaton Hall University Post Graduate School of Medicine / Saint Michael's Medical Center. He is Board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology.

    Dr. Pertusi has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has also contributed to textbook chapters. He has served as principal investigator in a few research studies and co-investigator in many studies. His interests include general rheumatology and non-narcotic pain management. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine - Old Westbury, NY, DO, 1983

    Internships:

    Rotating Medical, Saddle Brook Hospital - Saddle Brook, NJ, 1984

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, Saint Michael's Medical Center - Newark, NJ, 1987

    Fellowships:

    Rheumatology, Saint Michael's Medical Center - Newark, NJ, 1989

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Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy, PA-C UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Rheumatology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Rheumatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance B
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-2150
    • Fax: (281) 337-0704
    UTMB Health Rheumatology, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 100
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-0755
    • Fax: (409) 747-7014
  • Mrs. Laura Murphy graduated from the UTMB Physician Assistant program in 2011. She has worked in Rheumatology since graduation in multiple clinics including Houston, Tacoma, WA, and Killeen, Texas prior to joining the UTMB department in 2021.

    Laura is originally from the Dallas area but considers Galveston her home. When she is not working, she enjoys playing beach volleyball, reading, and spending time outdoors with her husband. As a UTMB alumna, Laura has a strong commitment to the local community and strives to provide the best quality care to her patients.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MPAS, The University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2018

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