Jan. 30, 2019
Robert Ellis Southard, M.D., assistant professor of surgery in the Division of General Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, was appointed Director of Surgical Critical Care at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.
Dr. Southard earned his medical degree from the University of South Alabama. He completed training as a general surgeon at Baylor before completing additional training at Washington University in St. Louis in surgical critical care. Dr. Southard continued to work at Washington University in the fields of general surgery, trauma surgery and surgical critical care until moving back to Houston to join the Division of General Surgery. His research interests involve determining why critically ill and injured patients develop hospital-acquired infections. Dr. Southard also has a strong interest in resident and medical student education.
Michele Loor, M.D., assistant professor of surgery in the Division of General Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, fills the role of Medical Director for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, a position previously held by Dr. Southard.
Dr. Loor earned her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and completed General Surgery Residency training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. During that time, she spent two years completing a Burn Research Fellowship. She then went on to complete a Critical Care and Burn Fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals. After completing her training, Dr. Loor had faculty appointments at both Cleveland Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include surgical infections, wound healing, and surgical quality.