Dr. James Suliburk joined the Baylor College of Medicine Department as faculty member in 2009. Prior to joining BCM he completed fellowship training as the prestigious TS Reeve international Fellow in Endocrine Surgery at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. He conducts research on the clinical outcomes in endocrine surgery in underserved and minority populations, outcomes in acute care and trauma surgery, and in the application of mobile technology to improve peri-operative surgical care and communication with patients to detect of impending complications. His research program at Ben Taub Hospital and Baylor St Lukes CHI Medical Center offers opportunities in translational science, clinical outcomes, and technology development and innovation. The research comes from the establishment of a comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment of endocrine surgical program at Ben Taub Hospital and Baylor Clinic in addition to the creation and standardization of shock resuscitation pathways for severely injured trauma patients.
Dr. Suliburk is currently focussed on leveraging mobile technology to better surgical outcomes through rigorous health services research and behavioral psychology interventions to improve patient engagement and self care. He collaborates with national surgical quality and safety expert Dr. David Berger and also with nationally recognized health services research Dr. Aanand Naik.