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Robert Ellis Southard, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine



Baylor Medicine at McNair Campus (Clinic)
7200 Cambridge Street
6th Floor
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-7911
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  • General Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

  • Surgical Critical Care
    American Board of Surgery


  • Residency at Baylor College of Medicine

  • Residency at Washington University School of Medicine
    St. Louis

  • MD from University of South Alabama College of Medicine
  • BS from University of Alabama


  • English


  • Male

CME Presentations

Critical Care Panel (June 9, 2021)
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
June 9, 2021

Professional Statement

Dr. Robert Ellis Southard earned his medical degree from the University of South Alabama. He completed training as a general surgeon at Baylor College of Medicine 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 in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. 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.

Professional Interests

  • General surgery
  • Surgical critical care
  • Laparotomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy

Professional Specialties

  • Surgical Critical Care
  • General Surgery


  • Alpha Omega Alpha