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 Center (1988)
Internship Children's Medical Center (1989), Pediatrics
Residency Children's Medical Center (1991), Pediatrics
Fellowship 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. Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center April 2009 22(2) 133-137
Human-centered design for neonatal apnea monitoring: application of the UFuRT process to analyze a monitor display layout
Brannon TS AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings November 2008 886

Honors & Awards

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

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association