A Houstonian since 1960, Dr. Gathe graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with honors in 1981 and was voted into the AA honor society. He completed his internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine. After which he received the Henri J. Kaiser Merit Scholar Award for outstanding resident over the three years and was chosen as a chief resident at St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital. He completed his Infectious Diseases training at Baylor College of Medicine-The Methodist Hospital. Subsequent highlights have included:
- Board certification in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease, 1988.
- Fellowship in the American College of Physicians
- Fellowship in the Infectious Diseases Society of America
- Chief of Infectious Diseases at Park Plaza Hospital, 1990-2006
Dr. Gathe actively practices Internal Medicine and general Infectious Diseases both inpatient and outpatient as well as maintaining a Travel Medicine Clinic, but he is probably best known as a national and international thought leader in the care of HIV patients. His experience includes one of the largest active HIV private practices in the United States.
Dr. Gathe has been Principal or Co-Investigator for over 83 protocols focused on improving the status of persons living with HIV. He has published extensively on these topics in such professional journals as AIDS, The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes Diseases and American Journal of Medicine. Adding in poster and oral presentations at national and international conferences.
Dr. Gathe has authored or co-authored 68 publications in many different peer review articles.
Joseph C. Gathe, Jr., M.D., received his medical degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas in 1981. He completed his internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine, St. Luke’s Affiliated Hospital, Houston, Texas, where he was also Chief Resident. Culminating in Board Certification in Infectious Diseases. He is also a fellow in the Infectious Diseases Society of America. During this time he received the Alpha Omega Honor Society Henri J. Kaiser Merit Scholar Award and the Henry O. McIntosh Award for Outstanding Resident in Internal Medicine. Dr. Gathe completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, and the Methodist Hospital. Dr. Gathe is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a fellow in the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Gathe is a clinical instructor, Department of internal medicine, Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Gathe is a member of many medical and scientific societies and was recognized by the African-American Health Care Trailblazers Hall of Fame in both 1998 and 1999.