Russell L. Deter, II, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
One Baylor Plaza
MS: BCM 610
Houston, Texas 77030
Dr. Russell Deter has been a member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1977 and professor of OB/GYN since 1985. His work has been primarily in Obstetrical Ultrasonography, although he has extensive training and experience in cell biology. Dr. Deter's research in OB Ultrasound began very early (first publication in 1979) and has resulted in over 170 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and books on a variety of topics. He has focused on fetal age assessment, growth evaluation, weight estimation and determination of physiological status. A number of methods used throughout the world have been developed from this research.
Research and Clinical Interests
Dr. Deter is particularly interested in the application of statistics and mathematical modeling to clinical problems. Because of his research work, he served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound (1982 to 1997), and is currently on the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. He also reviews for seven other ultrasound journals. He was responsible for the development of the Departmental Obstetrical Ultrasonography section and generated ultrasound teaching programs for medical students, residents, fellows and practicing physicians that were used for 20 years. His clinical work has been centered on the application of ultrasound in High Risk Obstetrics.
For the Harris Health System, Dr. Deter was director of the Intrauterine Growth Abnormality Clinic for 22 years and founder of the Outpatient Ultrasound Program. As medical director of the clinic, he supervised the delivery of over 70,000 screening ultrasound examinations (during 20 years) to low income patients in Harris County.