Biography

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My fields of interest include clinical microbiology-related epidemiology, the evaluation of new diagnostic methods in clinical microbiology, the evaluation of new antimicrobial agents in vitro, general and tropical infectious diseases, especially Chagas’ disease, neurocysticercosis, as well as traveler’s health.

Education

Undergraduate
Abilene Christian University (1953), Accounting
Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1959), Law
Medical School
London School of Hygiene & Tro (1993), Medicine

Research Interest

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Diagnostic methods in clinical microbiology
  • Epidemiology of Chagas Disease in Belize
  • Neurocysticercosis in North America

Publications

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Effect of potassium depletion on gentamicin nephrotoxicity.
Brinker KR, Bulger RE, Dobyan DC, Stacey TR, Southern PM, Henrich WL, Cronin RE J. Lab. Clin. Med. 1981 Aug 98 2 292-301
Pseudomonas paucimobilis bacteremia.
Southern PM, Kutscher AE J. Clin. Microbiol. 1981 Jun 13 6 1070-3
Polymicrobial sepsis: an analysis of 184 cases using log linear models.
Mackowiak PA, Browne RH, Southern PM, Smith JW Am. J. Med. Sci. 1980 Sep-Oct 280 2 73-80
Natural history of aminoglycoside nephrotoxicity in the dog.
Cronin RE, Bulger RE, Southern P, Henrich WL J. Lab. Clin. Med. 1980 Mar 95 3 463-74
New developments in automation and rapid methods in microbiology
Southern, P.M. Food Tech 1979 33 54-56,62
Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns (antibiograms) as an aid in differentiating Citrobacter species.
Southern PM, Bagby MK Am. J. Clin. Pathol. 1977 Feb 67 2 187-9
Bacteremia due to Succinivibrio dextrinosolvens. Report of a case.
Southern PM Am. J. Clin. Pathol. 1975 Oct 64 4 540-3
A rapid flagellar stain for the clinical microbiology laboratory
Cook, J.H., and Southern, P.M. IRCS medical science 1975 3 5 238-239
In vitro effects of iodinated arthrographic contrast media on bacterial growth.
Melson GL, McDaniel RC, Southern PM, Staple TW Radiology 1974 Sep 112 3 593-5
Antimicrobial therapy in experimental pseudomonas infection. II.
McDaniel RC, Southern PM Curr Ther Res Clin Exp 1974 Apr 16 4 375-84

Honors & Awards

  • Secretary-Treasurer, ACCTMTH (Clinical section of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)
    National tropical diseases professional organization (2011)
  • Kuwait University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology
    Visiting Professor (2009-2009)
  • Kuwait University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology
    Visiting Professor (1982)
  • President and charter member
    Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology (1982)
  • Kuwait University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology
    Visiting Professor (1981-1981)
  • President and charter member
    Texas Infectious Diseases Society (1980)
  • Visiting Professor
    St. Thomas’s Hospital and Medical School, London (1980)
  • President and cofounder
    Texas Society for Clinical Microbiology (1973)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    Honor Medical Society (1959)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Anaerobe Society of the Americas (2005)
  • International Society of Travel Medicine (2005)
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1995)
  • Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1993)
  • College of American Pathologists (1980)
  • Texas Infectious Diseases Society (1980)
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (1977)
  • Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology (1975)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (1974)
  • American Society for Microbiology (1967)