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John W. Crommett, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation


Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1994 University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, MD, Doctor of Medicine
1990 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, BS, Microbiology

Postgraduate Training

1998-2000 Clinical Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
1995-1997 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, MS
1994-1995 Clinical Internship, Internal Medicine, Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, MS

Board Certifications

2000 Critical Care Medicine, Recertification Date: 2010
1997 Internal Medicine, Recertification Date: 2007


Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Care, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 11/2008-8/2013
Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 2003-2008
Assistant Professor, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD, 2001-2003
Assistant Professor, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, TX, 2000-2001

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Medical Director, Neurotrauma Intensive Care Unit, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX, 2005-2008
Chief of Medical Residents, Department of Internal Medicine, Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, MS, 1997-1998

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Acute & Critical Care Services Subcommittee, 2012-present
Member, UT Critical Care Fellowship Clinical Competence Committee, 2012-present
Member, CPR Committee, 2009-present

Honors and Awards

2008 Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, University of Texas Health Science Center
2005 Physician of the Year Nomination, Memorial Hermann Hospital
2004 Physician of the Year Nomination, Memorial Hermann Hospital
2003 Hero Award, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
2003 Outstanding Teaching Faculty, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
2001 Joint Services Commendation Medal
1999 Air Force Achievement Medal
1997 Outstanding Unit Citation
1997 Resident Diagnostician of the Year
1996 Outstanding Unit Citation
1996 Resident Diagnostician of the Year
1994 James Akers Award
1994 Outstanding Medical Student for Internal Medicine, Veterans Administration
1993-1994 Outstanding Medical Student in Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians
Member, 1996-present
American Medical Association
Member, 1994-2000
Association of American Medical Colleges
Representative, 1992-1994
Neurocritical Care Society
Member, 2004-present
Society of Air Force Physicians
Member, 1996-2003
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Member, 1999-present
Washington Area Critical Care Society
Member, 1998-2003

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Grossman R, Frankowski R, Burau K, Toups E, Crommett J, Johnson M, Fehlings M, Tator C, Shaffrey C, Harkema S, Hodes J, Aarabi B, Rosner M, Guest J, Harrop J. Incidence and severity of acute complications after spinal cord injury. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 17:119-128, 9/2012.
2. Hergenroeder G, Redell JB, Moore AN, Dubinsky WP, Funk RT, Powner M, Crommett JW, Powner DJ, Clifton GL, Levine RL, Valadka AB, Dash PK. Identification of Serum Biomarkers in Brain Injured Adults: Potential for Predicting Elevated Intracranial Pressure. Journal of Neurotrauma 25(2):79-93, 2/2008.
3. Powner DJ, Darby JM, Crommett JW, Levine, RL. Therapeutic Hypertension: Principles and Methods. Neurosurgical Review 27(4):227-235, 10/2004.
4. Powner DJ, Crommett JW. Advanced Assessment of Hemodynamic Parameters During Donor Care. Progress Transplantation 3:249-255, 12/2003.
5. Holcomb, JB, Dumire RD, Crommett JW. Evaluation of Trauma Team Performance Using an Advanced Human Patient Simulator for Resuscitation Training. Journal of Trauma 52(6):1078-1086, 6/2002.
6. Crommett JW, McCabe DM, Holcomb JB. Training for Transport of Critically Ill Adult Mechanically Ventilated Patients. Respiratory Care Clinics of North America:105-118, 3/2002.
7. Ling GS, Riechers RG, Crommett JW, et al. Diagnosis of Subdural and Intraparenchymal Intracranial Hemorrhage Using a Microwave-based Detector. Proceedings of SPIE 4037:212, 2000.

Book Chapters

1. Botz GH, Crommett JW. Medical Errors - Recognition, Reporting, Managing Response, and Limiting Harm. In: Safety and Quality in Medical Transport Systems: Creating an Effective Culture. Ashgate Publishing Limited: Great Britain, 205-212, 2012.
2. Crommett JW, Nates JL. Oncological Emergencies. In: Comprehensive Critical Care: Adult. Ed(s) P Roberts and S Todd. Society of Critical Care Medicine: Mount Prospect, IL, 571-592, 2012.
3. Crommett JW, Bowyer MW. Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria. In: Critical Care Secrets, 3, 211-215, 2003.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Effects of Erythropoietin on Cerebral Vascular Dysfuntion and Anemia in Traumatic Brain Injury
Funding Source: HSC
Role: Co-Investigator
Duration: 7/2007 - 11/2008
Title: North American Clinical Trials Network for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
Funding Source: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 2/2006 - 12/2008
Title: Hypothermia in Acute Traumatic Brain Injury
Funding Source: NABIS:HIIR
Role: Co-Investigator
Duration: 6/2005 - 6/2008
Title: Vasopressin Levels in Patients with Cervical Spinal Cord Injury and Neurologic Deficit
Funding Source: UCRC
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 1/2005 - 12/2007

Last updated: 5/22/2015