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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Antimicrobial therapy in experimental pseudomonas infection.
Thomas MZ, Southern PM Tex. Rep. Biol. Med. 1974 32 2 569-77
Habitual abortion and toxoplasmosis. Is there a relationship?
Southern PM Obstet Gynecol 1972 Jan 39 1 45-7
Comparison of the pulmonary bactericidal capacity of mice and rats against strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Southern PM, Pierce AK, Sanford JP Appl Microbiol 1971 Feb 21 2 377-8
Clearance of Serratia marcescens from Lungs of Normal Mice.
Southern PM, Pierce AK, Sanford JP Infect. Immun. 1971 Jan 3 1 187-8
Pulmonary clearance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Southern PM, Mays BB, Pierce AK, Sanford JP J. Lab. Clin. Med. 1970 Oct 76 4 548-59
Bacteremia in septic abortion: complications and treatment.
Smith JW, Southern PM, Lehmann JD Obstet Gynecol 1970 May 35 5 704-8
In vitro susceptibility of meningococci to antimicrobial agents.
Southern PM, Kutscher E Antimicrob Agents Chemother (Bethesda) 1970 10 531-3
Gram-negative bacillary necrotizing pneumonia: a bacteriologic and histopathologic correlation.
Mays BB, Thomas GD, Leonard JS, Southern PM, Pierce AK, Sanford JP J. Infect. Dis. 1969 Dec 120 6 687-97
Clinical and laboratory features of epidemic St. Louis encephalitis.
Southern PM, Smith JW, Luby JP, Barnett JA, Sanford JP Ann. Intern. Med. 1969 Oct 71 4 681-9
Meningococcal meningitis--soboptimal response to cephalothin therapy.
Southern PM, Sanford JP N. Engl. J. Med. 1969 May 280 21 1163-5

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)