Edward R. Rensimer, MD, Infectious Disease, Houston, TX, Houston Methodist West Hospital

Edward R.RensimerMDFACP

Infectious Disease Houston, TX

HIV/AIDS Medicine, Healthcare Associated Infections, International Health, Travel & Tropical

Director, International Medicine Center

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  • My medical community refers me the broad array of infectious diseases as well as unorthodox internal medicine and diagnostic problems.
    I was the 2nd physician in Texas to have a full-service, in-house pharmacy by which we deliver IV Abx, TPN, IVIG, etc. We have also developed the highest expertise in the state in handling rabies exposures and are one of only a few outpatient centers to stock HRIG and rabies vaccine.
    Our International Medicine Center(IMC) serves the general public and corporate/professional worldwide travelers with vaccines, travel medicine kits, travel medicine consultations(particularly post-travel illness, tropical diseases, and otherwise), and Doctor at a Distance(TM) telemedicine consultations in remote sites(foreign countries, shipboard, drilling rigs, etc). We also serve Fortune 500 and smaller companies in addressing specific medical needs: ill patients, triage, medical evacuation, remote specialty support, policies and procedures(SARS, Ebola, Zika) work-fitness eval.s for those traveling to and working in remote/health-hostile locations with marginal or no access to reliable medical expertise, and medical director/advisor capacities.
    Websites: traveldoc.com; rensimer.com; rabiesdoc.com

Skills & Expertise

  • Infective endocarditis, Rabies, Travel and tropical medicine, Malaria, Typhoid fever, Osteomyelitis, Systemic inflammatory response syndrome, Snake bites, Antimalarials, Falciparum Malaria

Education & Training

  • University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston
    University of Texas Health Science Center - HoustonFELLOWSHIP
  • Northwestern University HospitalsRESIDENCY
  • Northwestern University HospitalsINTERNSHIP
  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Temple University School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1979 - 2022
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1976 - Present
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease
  • American Society for Tropical Medicine & HygieneCertification in Tropical and Travel Medicine
  • International Society for Travel MedicineCertificate of Proficiency in Travel-Related Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Hospital Chief of Staff(elected) Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Houston, TX, 2010-2011
  • FACP American College of Physicians, 1995

Publications & Presentations



  • Member, Physician-Patient Advocacy Committee, Texas Medical Association 2013 - 2018
  • Member, Board of Socioeconomics, Harris County Medical Society 2013 - 2016
  • Chair, Council of Chiefs of Staffs, Harris County Medical Society 2010 - 2011
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Harris County Medical Society 2010 - 2011

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