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Curriculum Viet of Joe Alex deLeon M.D.

Born on March 19, 1935 in Port Arthur, Texas.   

Graduated Thomas Jefferson High School May 1955. 

 Received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas in 1957.  

Earned Doctor of Medicine in 1961 From the University of Texas School of Medicine in Galveston, Texas.

Completed Medical Internship in 1962 from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.  

Completed Residency of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiac Catherization in 1962-1965 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. 

Commenced Private practice in Port Arthur, Texas from 1965-1998.

Elected 2 terms Chief of Staff of St. Marys Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas.

Completed Minor residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine from the University of California in San Francisco, California.

Completed Diving Program for physicians at United States Navy school of Diving in Washington D.C. and Hyperbaric Medicine at National Oceanic and aerospace administration (NOAA) Key Virginia, Florida.

 Trained at Glasgow, Scotland and the Norwegian Underwater Institute for qualifications to treat divers in Saturation diving in North Sea.

Chosen to become one of a group of trained physician divers along the coasts of the United States to treat underwater divers working in compressed air and saturation diving, like divers working on offshore oil rigs primarily in the Gulf of Texas. 

Completed course requirements for a master’s in Environmental & Occupational medicine at the University of Texas school of Public Health in Houston, Texas 

Author of Xylene and Toluene Toxicity chapters in Carl Zenz, M.D. editor of Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practical Applications.

Co-Author with Dr. Isam N. Anabtawi M.D of Arteriosclerotic Aneurysms of the coronary Arteries paper in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

During Private Practice assisted in establishing ICU-CCU units in St. Mary’s Hospital, in Port Arthur, Texas.

Established Pulmonary division, Inhalation Therapy, Dialysis and Cardiac Catheterization department at St. Mary Hospital Port Arthur, Texas.

Established a charitable Medical clinic at Tepehua community center in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico to treat the poor, orphans, children and prenatal and postnatal women.