Emergency Medicine Faculty

Charles R. Bauer, MD

Professor, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Orthopedic Surgery
Director, Center for Public Health Preparedness and Biomedical Research, UTHSCSA

Photo - Dr. Bauer Department: Emergency Medicine
Email: bauerc@uthscsa.edu

Board Certifications:
Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Medical Management

Education:
Marquette University College of Medicine (Medical College of Wisconsin), Doctor of Medicine, 1958
College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1951-1954 (No Degree)

Postgraduate training:
University of Florida, Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, Florida, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, January-June 1967
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, July-December 1966
General Surgery, July 1962-June 1966
St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rotating internship, July 1958-June 1959

Research interests:
Emergency Response and Preparedness
Advanced Techniques for the identification of biological agent, pandemic and terrorism related
Border Security
Technology Transfer curriculum development

Clinical interests: Trauma Surgery and Resuscitation, Emergency Medicine

In the News:
Charles Bauer, MD, Emergency Medicine, addressed the 2nd session of the 'Preparing for and Responding to Disaster in North America' conference on the topic of an avian flu pandemic. The conference, held in early November at the downtown UTSA campus, focused on US, Canadian, and Mexican efforts to plan and respond to significant natural and man-made disasters on the North American continent.

 

Publications:

Biosketch: Charles R. Bauer, MD, graduated from Marquette University School of Medicine in 1958 and completed a rotating internship at St. Mary's Hospital. He entered the US Air Force and spent 3 years as a flight surgeon at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. From 1962-1967 he completed four years of general surgery residency and an additional year in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. From 1967-1970 he was stationed at Tachikawa Air Base, Japan caring for Vietnam war casualties. Dr. Bauer was Commander, 659th Air Transportable Hospital, USAF Hospital Luke, and USAF Kessler Medical Center (Brig. General position). He retired in 1982 as a Colonel with Chief Physician and Chief Flight Surgeon ratings and was awarded the Legion of Merit with 2 oak leaf clusters. Upon retirement from the Air Force, Dr. Bauer joined the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) as a general and trauma surgeon and as the Assistant Dean for Ambulatory and Emergency Services. He is board certified in general surgery, emergency medicine and medical management. The American College of Physician Executives has recognized him as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE). He continues clinical practice in emergency medicine and trauma surgery resuscitation at University Hospital. Dr. Bauer developed the South Texas Poison Center located at UTHSCSA and was instrumental in the establishment of the Texas Poison Center Network. He is a Colonel in the Texas State Guard, and serves as the Commander of the Alamo Group, Texas Medical Rangers. Dr. Bauer has been recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal with a Life Time Achievement Award for his community and medical services to San Antonio and Texas. He has completed numerous courses and teaches on the subjects of HazMat, Biological, Chemical, Nuclear and Radiation, Disaster Response, and Hospital Emergency Incident Command. He has been the course director for close to 100 Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Courses and also teaches Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Life Support (PALS), Advanced HazMat Life Support and Advanced Pediatric Life Support.

Awards:
2009, Governor's Lonestar Achievement Award
Scene in SA 'Top Doc' 2009
Life Time Achievement Award, San Antonio Business Journal, 2002

Professional societies:
American College of Surgeons (ACS)-Fellow
South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Committee on Trauma, South Texas Chapter-Member
Capital Program Team Member
American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)-Fellow
Certified Physician Executive
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) - Fellow
Section on Disaster Medicine, ACEP
Section on Toxicology, ACEP
Section on Aeromedical Transport, ACEP
Proposed section on Telemedicine, ACEP, (Vice Chair-elect)
Texas Chapter, ACEP
Academic Affairs Committee Texas ACEP
American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Fellow
American Academy of Medical Directors - (Integrated into American College Physician Executives, Jan 1989)
American Medical Association
Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
American Trauma Society - 1991 - Present
Texas Medical Association (TMA)
Committee on Rural Health, Member, May, 1998 - May, 2004
Committee on Trauma and EMS, May, 2004 - Present
J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society (UTHSCSA)
Woodward Surgical Society (University of Florida)
Alamo Area Emergency Physicians, President, 1990 - 1992, President 2001-2002
Bexar County Medical Society (BCMS)

 

 

 
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