Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center


Clinical Fellowship at University of Chicago Hospitals
Critical Care and Burn Fellowship
Research Fellowship at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
John A. Boswick Burn Research Fellowship
Residency at Rush University Medical Center
General Surgery
MD from Northwestern University Medical School
BS from University of Miami


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

Professional Interests

  • Hernias
  • Enterocutaneous fistulas
  • Abdominal wound care
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Mesh removal

Professional Statement

Michele M. Loor, M.D. is a board-certified surgeon in Houston, Texas. Dr. Loor earned her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in 2001, and completed general surgery residency training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois (2008). During that time she spent two years completing a Burn Research Fellowship (2005). She then went on to complete her training in a Critical Care and Burn Fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals (2009).

After completing her training, Dr. Loor had faculty appointments at both Cleveland Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Her training and time spent at these institutions fostered her interest in the care of patients with complex abdominal wall problems. Dr. Loor offers robotic surgery as an option, which can decrease hospital stay and overall recovery time for her patients.

Dr. Loor’s research interests include surgical critical care, surgical infections, preoperative optimization, and enterocutaneous fistulas.

Selected Publications

  • Mallick R, Ronstrom C, Loor MM. "Mallick R, Ronstrom C, Loor MM. “Emphysematous splenic infection in the setting of disseminated Klebsiella pneumoniae." Surgical Infections Case Reports.
  • Thai H, Guerron AD, Bencsath KP, Liu X, Loor MM. "Fulminant Clostridium difficile enteritis causing abdominal compartment syndrome." Surg Infect (Larchmt).
  • Obeng-Gyasi S, Loor MM, Samotowka MA, Moorman ML. "Management of dabigatran-induced anticoagulation in trauma and acute care surgery patients." J Trauma and Acute Care Surg.
  • Asfaw SH, Kundu N, Liu X, Lee RT, Moores NG, Abdel-Aziz H, Loor MM. "Heterotopic pancreas as a lead point for ileo-ileal intussusception: a case report and review of the literature." Am Surg.
  • Valentino DJ, Walter RJ, Dennis AJ, Nagy K, Loor MM, Winners J, Bokhari F, Wiley D, Merchant A, Joseph K, Roberts R. "Acute effects of MK63 stun device discharges in miniature swine." Mil Med.
  • Valentino DJ, Walter RJ, Dennis AJ, Nagy K, Loor MM, Winners J, Bokhari F, Wiley D, Merchant A, Joseph K, Roberts R. "Neuromuscular Effects of Stun Device Discharges." J Surg Res.
  • Loor MM, Vern TZ, Latenser BA, Kowal-Vern A. "Trends in burn research as reflected in American Burn Association presentations 1998-2003." J Burn Care Rehabil.
  • Nadler RB, Rubenstein JN, Eggener SE, Loor MM, Smith ND. "The etiology of urolithiasis in HIV infected patients." J Urol.
  • Rubenstein JN, Parsons WG, Kim SC, Weiser AC, Loor MM, Kube DS, Nadler RB. "Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of pancreatic duct stones using the Healthtronics LithoTron lithotriptor and the Dornier HM3 Lithotripsy machine." J Urol.


American College of Surgeons
Surgical Infection Society
American Hernia Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Eastern Association for Surgery of Trauma