Jeffrey A. Ross, D.P.M., M.D., associate professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, has accepted an appointment to the faculty of the Healer's Art 2018 Elective.
The Healer's Art Elective is a pre-clinical curriculum designed by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., director of the Remen Institute for the Study of health and Illness. It began at UCSF in 1992 and is now taught at over 70 medical schools. This is taught as a combined elective with UT Houston joining pre-clinical medical students across the Texas Medical Center. The Healer's Art addresses the hidden crisis in medicine, the growing loss of meaning and commitment experienced by physicians nationwide under the stresses of today's health-care system. It is a process-based curriculum that enables the formation of a community of inquiry between students and faculty. It takes a highly innovative, interactive, contemplative and didactic approach to enabling students to perceive the personal and universal meaning in their daily experience of medicine.
Since 1985, Dr. Ross has served as the podiatric attending chief for Ben Taub Hospital and the Quentin Meese Diabetic Foot Clinic. He has also served as the associate chief for the foot service at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (1995) and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine since 2006.
I am honored to be invited to be a part of Healer's Art elective for Baylor medical students. I look forward to lecturing these young minds on compassion and care of our patients," stated Dr. Ross. "I hope to share my commitment for healing, reverence for life, spiritual awareness, compassion and growth as a physician.
With over three decades of experience in his field, he has participated in over 150 lectures and/or presentations, and published 132 publications in various industry journals. He presents nationally and internationally on subjects ranging from sports medicine and biomechanics to wound healing and limb preservation. Dr. Ross served as past president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and served here in Texas as the co-chair of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness. He served for 12 years as a member of the Texas Department of State Health Services Council. He will become President Elect of the Texas Pediatric Medical Association in June, 2017.