Joshua D. Septimus, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Joshua Septimus is a primary care internist with clinical faculty positions at both the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Baylor College of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and holds memberships in several committees at The Methodist Hospital, including the Internal Medicine Quality Improvement Committee and the Peer Review Committee. He trained and completed his residency at Baylor, where he received the Award of Excellence in Ambulatory Care, awarded to the graduating resident with the most outstanding performance in ambulatory care at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Septimus is a member of the Harris County Medical Society and the National Lipid Association, and is a diplomat in the American College of Physicians.

Description of Research

Dr. Septimus’ research interests include lipidology, and investigations of novel prevention strategies for atherosclerosis.

Areas Of Expertise

Cardiovascular disease lipidology Infectious diseases
Education & Training

, Baylor College of Medicine

Prostatitis due to Candida albicans
Septimus, JD & Septimus, EJ 2006, Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, vol 14, no. 4. DOI:

Healthcare use by veterans treated for diabetes mellitus in the Veterans Affairs medical care system
Ashton, CM , Septimus, J, Petersen, NJ, Souchek, J, Menke, TJ, Collins, TC & Wray, NP 2003, American Journal of Managed Care, vol 9, no. 2, pp. 145-150.

Mycobacterium simiae pseudo-outbreak resulting from a contaminated hospital water supply in Houston, Texas
El Sahly, HM, Septimus, E, Soini, H, Septimus, J, Wallace, RJ, Pan, X, Williams-Bouyer, N, Musser, JM & Graviss, EA 2002, Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol 35, no. 7, pp. 802-807. DOI:

Fournier's gangrene due to Candida glabrata: Case report and review of the literature
Septimus, JD, Samo, T & Fainstein, V 2002, Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, vol 11, no. 7, pp. 406-407.

Antimicrobial activities of beta-lactam antibiotics and gentamicin against penicillin-susceptible and penicillin-resistant pneumococci
Gross, ME, Giron, KP, Septimus, JD, Mason, EO & Musher, DM 1995, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, vol 39, no. 5, pp. 1166-1168.