Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Joshua Septimus, M.D.

Joshua Septimus, M.D.

Joshua Septimus, M.D.

Joshua Septimus, M.D.

Clinical Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Physician, Department of Medicine
The Methodist Hospital

E-mail: jseptimus@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-797-1087
Fax: 713-797-9814


B.A.   Duke University, Durham, NC (Religious Studies)
M.D.   Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Postdoctoral Training

Internal Medicine Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX



Dr. Joshua Septimus is a private practice internist and laboratory director for Associates in Medicine, 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 infectious diseases, lipidology, and investigations of novel prevention strategies for atherosclerosis.

Major Areas of Research

Cardiovascular disease, lipidology, infectious diseases

Recent Publications

Septimus JD, Samo T, Fainstein V. Fournier’s Gangrene Due to Candida glabrata: a Case Report and Review of the Literature. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 11(7):406-407, 2002.

Septimus JD, Septimus EJ. Serious MRSA Infections: A Review. Infectious Disease Practice for Clinicians. April-June, 2002, 134-6.

El-Salhy H, Septimus EJ, Soini H, Septimus JD, Wallace RJ, Pan X, Williams-Bouyer N, Musser JM, Graviss EA. Mycobacterium simiae pseudo-outbreak resulting from a contaminated hospital water supply in Houston, Texas. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Oct 1;35(7):802-7. Epub 2002 Sep 10.