The office of Dr. Joseph Gathe, Jr. is pleased to offer both in office visits as well as telemedicine services.

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713 526 9821

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Joseph C. Gathe, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Board Certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine - Travel Medicine Consultant

Dr GatheA Houstonian since 1960, Joseph Gathe Jr. graduated from Strake Jesuit College Preparatory as the second ranked academic student and was recognized with top honors in both science and foreign language. He then attended and graduated from Trinity University in three years Summa Cum Laude and was awarded the Presidential scholarship every year for maintenance of a 4.0 grade point average. Subsequently, Dr. Gathe received his MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine with honors in 1981. During medical school he was the recipient of the Alpha Omega Honor Society Award, and was recognized as a Henri J. Kaiser Merit Scholar. Dr.Gathe completed an internship and residency program at Baylor College of Medicine and was recognized over that period of time as the Most Outstanding Resident in Internal Medicine. Prior to his fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at the Methodist Hospital in Houston he was appointed as the first African American Chief Resident at St. Luke’s Hospital in 1984. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and a Fellow in the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Dr. Gathe has been in private practice in Houston since 1986, providing both inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases specialty care, serving in the community where he was born and raised. He maintains one of the largest private practice clinics for HIV patients in the United States and experience gained here has led to his recognition as an International Thought Leader in the care of those living with HIV infection. As part of his clinic, Dr. Gathe has an active clinical research initiative and has been Principal or Co-Investigator for over 200 protocols focused on improving the status of persons living with HIV. He has published extensively on these topics in professional journals such as AIDS, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and American Journal of Medicine. Importantly, he has several ‘world’s first” presentations including the successful treatment of CNS toxoplasmosis (a fatal parasitic infection of the brain) with tetracycline derivatives (1991), effective treatment of cryptosporidium diarrhea (which prior had led to dehydration and death) with Paramomcyin (1991) and Rifaximin (2008), and finally the first presentation describing the ability to control the HIV virus in a high percentage of patients with simply using one active HIV drug instead of three (2004).

While healthcare delivery continues to change, Dr. Gathe remains dedicated to the patients he serves and to the advancement of medical science to ensure equal access to the most advanced medical care for all.

4900 Fannin st.
Houston Tx. 77004
713 526 9821

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