Dr. Brannon completed a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine (neonatology) at Southwestern in 1994, and worked in private practice at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas for the next 14 years. In 1996 he implemented a computerized clinical information system for the Baylor Neonatal ICU, an early-generation EMR and the first of its kind in the Dallas area. He holds a Master of Science degree in Health Informatics from the UT Health Science Center at Houston, and practices neonatology and medical informatics at UT Southwestern.

In December, 2013, Dr. Brannon was among the first group of physicians to become Board-Certified in Clinical Informatics, a new subspecialty sponsored by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1988)
Children's Health Dallas (1989), Pediatrics
Children's Health Dallas (1991), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1994), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Graduate School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2010), Health Informatics

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Medical Informatics
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Software Usability
  • Research Interest

    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Software Usability


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Use of instructional video to prepare parents for learning infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
    Brannon TS, White LA, Kilcrease JN, Richard LD, Spillers JG, Phelps CL Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2009 Apr 22 2 133-7
    Human-centered design for neonatal apnea monitoring: application of the UFuRT process to analyze a monitor display layout.
    Brannon TS AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2008 886
    Ad hoc versus standardized admixtures for continuous infusion drugs in neonatal intensive care: cognitive task analysis of safety at the bedside.
    Brannon TS AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2006 862
    Prolonged in vivo hypoxia enhances nitric oxide synthase type I and type III gene expression in adult rat lung.
    Shaul PW, North AJ, Brannon TS, Ujiie K, Wells LB, Nisen PA, Lowenstein CJ, Snyder SH, Star RA Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. 1995 Aug 13 2 167-74
    Endothelial nitric oxide synthase is expressed in cultured human bronchiolar epithelium.
    Shaul PW, North AJ, Wu LC, Wells LB, Brannon TS, Lau KS, Michel T, Margraf LR, Star RA J. Clin. Invest. 1994 Dec 94 6 2231-6
    Hypoxia stimulates prostacyclin synthesis in newborn pulmonary artery endothelium by increasing cyclooxygenase-1 protein.
    North AJ, Brannon TS, Wells LB, Campbell WB, Shaul PW Circ. Res. 1994 Jul 75 1 33-40
    Nitric oxide synthase type I and type III gene expression are developmentally regulated in rat lung.
    North AJ, Star RA, Brannon TS, Ujiie K, Wells LB, Lowenstein CJ, Snyder SH, Shaul PW Am. J. Physiol. 1994 Jun 266 6 Pt 1 L635-41
    Prostacyclin synthesis in ovine pulmonary artery is developmentally regulated by changes in cyclooxygenase-1 gene expression.
    Brannon TS, North AJ, Wells LB, Shaul PW J. Clin. Invest. 1994 May 93 5 2230-5
    Milrinone effects in the isolated immature rabbit heart.
    Parrish MD, Brannon TS, Payne A, Ayres N, Fixler DE Dev Pharmacol Ther 1988 11 6 328-37

    Honors & Awards

    • Roberta Joy Uhr Award
      in Pediatric Research, Southwestern Medical School (1988)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Medical Informatics Association (1998)
    • American Medical Association (1994)
    • Dallas County Medical Society (1994)
    • Texas Medical Association (1994)