Dr. Bloom is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  A 1990 graduate of Southwestern Medical School, he is proud and humbled to follow in the footsteps of his distinguished predecessors and lead the department which owes so much to them. 

Born in California, Dr. Bloom received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985.  After graduating from medical school, he completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital and then pursued a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology here.  In 1995, he was awarded the Jack and Signe Pritchard Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. 

Following the path of mentors like Drs. Paul MacDonald, Norman Gant, F. Gary Cunningham, and Kenneth Leveno, Dr. Bloom joined the faculty at UT Southwestern following his fellowship.  He credits these faculty members, as well as Dr. Jack Pritchard (chairman 1955-1960), with influencing his decision to specialize in maternal-fetal medicine.  

Dr. Bloom is board certified both in obstetrics and gynecology and in maternal-fetal medicine.  He is an established clinical investigator and has served as co-investigator on several of the studies conducted by the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  A specialist in high-risk pregnancy, he has published widely on such topics as the recurrence of preterm birth, intrapartum management, and the complications of anesthesia for cesarean delivery.  He is also an author of Williams Obstetrics – the leading textbook on obstetrics. 

He is married and has two children.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1990)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1994), Obstetrics & Gynecology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1996), Maternal Fetal Medicine


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Neonatal outcomes and operative vaginal delivery versus cesarean delivery.
Contag SA, Clifton RG, Bloom SL, Spong CY, Varner MW, Rouse DJ, Ramin SM, Caritis SN, Peaceman AM, Sorokin Y, Sciscione A, Carpenter MW, Mercer BM, Thorp JM, Malone FD, Iams JD Am J Perinatol 2010 Jun 27 6 493-9
Second-stage labor duration in nulliparous women: relationship to maternal and perinatal outcomes.
Rouse DJ, Weiner SJ, Bloom SL, Varner MW, Spong CY, Ramin SM, Caritis SN, Peaceman AM, Sorokin Y, Sciscione A, Carpenter MW, Mercer BM, Thorp JM, Malone FD, Harper M, Iams JD, Anderson GD Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2009 Oct 201 4 357.e1-7


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Honors & Awards

  • Research Excellence Award
    Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (2006)
  • Distinguished Physician Award
    Parkland Health & Hospital System (2005)
  • Jack A. & Signe Pritchard Fellow
    Award in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (1995)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (2008)
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Texas Medical Association