Positions

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director, Trauma Surgery ICU
Ben Taub Hospital

Education

Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Acute Care Surgery
Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Surgical Critical Care
Residency at New York University School of Medicine
General Surgery
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
NIH T-32 Research Fellowship
MD from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
BA from Vanderbilt University

Certifications

Board Certified - Surgical Critical Care
American Board of Surgery
Board Certified - General Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Honors & Awards

Dr. H. Leon Pachter Award for Teaching Excellence
Early-Career Award for Excellence in Patient Care

Professional Interests

  • Elective general surgery
  • Emergency general surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Surgical critical care

Professional Statement

Dr. Jeremy L. Ward is an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of General Surgery of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He is board-certified for both Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. His clinical interests include elective and emergency general surgery, trauma surgery, and the management of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit.

Dr. Ward earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors in mathematics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He then earned his medical degree at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He began his general surgery residency at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. During that time, he spent two years as an NIH T32 research fellow studying sepsis in murine models. He completed his final three years of residency training at NYU School of Medicine in New York City where he was chief resident at Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Ward then completed a two year Acute Care Surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, which included a Surgical Critical Care fellowship through the Department of Critical Care Medicine followed by a one year appointment as Clinical Instructor with the Division of Trauma and General Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. During this time Dr. Ward obtained additional training in the use of extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO) in the management of advanced cardiac and respiratory failure through the Department of Critical Care Medicine.

Selected Publications

  • Ward JL, Harting MT, Cox CS, Mercer DW. "Effects of Ketamine on Endotoxin and Traumatic Brain Injury Induced Cytokine Production in the Rat." J Trauma.
  • Laparotomy Attenuates Lipopolysaccharide Induced Gastric Bleeding. "Ward JL, Delano BA, Adams SD, Mercer EE, Mercer DW." Dig Dis Sci.
  • Ward JL, Adams SD, Delano BA, Clarke C, Radhakrishnan RS, Weisbrodt NW, Mercer DW. "Ketamine Suppresses LPS-induced Bile Reflux and Gastric Bleeding in the Rat." J Trauma.
  • Suliburk JW, Ward JL, Helmer KS, Zuckerbraun BS, Mercer DW. "Ketamine Induced Hepatoprotection: The Role of Heme Oxygenase-1." Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol.
  • Ward JL, Prieto VG, Joseph A, Chevray P, Kronowitz S, Sturgis EM. "Neurothekeoma." Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.

Memberships

American College of Surgeons