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Clare McCormick-Baw joined the UT Southwestern faculty in July of 2019 following completion of her fellowship training in Medical Microbiology at UT Southwestern. She began her college education at Texas A&M University in College Station where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology before moving back to her hometown of New Orleans to pursue her graduate training under the mentorship of Dr. Richard O'Callaghan. Clare completed her Masters of Science at LSU Health Sciences Center in Medical Microbiology and followed her mentor to Jackson, Mississippi, where he took the position as chair of the department of microbiology. Clare completed her research and defended her dissertation at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2009 before entering into medical school at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She graduated from medical school in 2014 and entered pathology residency at Scott and White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. Clare completed Anatomic and Clinical Pathology training in 2018 and is a board certified anatomic and clinical pathologist with a subspecialty board certification in medical microbiology. Clare's research interests focus on diagnostic stewardship and utilization and she is very passionate about teaching. 


Medical School
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans (2014)
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center (2018), Pathology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019), Medical Microbiology

Research Interest

  • Education Development
  • Utilization of Laboratory Testing


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Saliva for use with a point of care assay for the rapid diagnosis of COVID-19.
SoRelle JA, Mahimainathan L, McCormick-Baw C, Cavuoti D, Lee F, Thomas A, Sarode R, Clark AE, Muthukumar A, Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry 2020 Sep
Saliva as an Alternate Specimen Source for Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Symptomatic Patients Using Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2.
McCormick-Baw C, Morgan K, Gaffney D, Cazares Y, Jaworski K, Byrd A, Molberg K, Cavuoti D, J Clin Microbiol 2020 Jul 58 8
Staphylococcus aureus infection of the rabbit cornea following topical administration.
Tang A, Balzli CL, Caballero AR, McCormick CC, Taylor SD, O'Callaghan RJ, Curr Eye Res 2012 Dec 37 12 1075-83
Diverse virulence of Staphylococcus aureus strains for the conjunctiva.
McCormick CC, Caballero AR, Balzli CL, Tang A, Weeks A, O'Callaghan RJ, Curr Eye Res 2011 Jan 36 1 14-20
The effectiveness of an improved combination therapy for experimental Staphylococcus aureus keratitis.
Balzli CL, McCormick CC, Caballero AR, Tang A, O'Callaghan RJ, Adv Ther 2010 Dec 27 12 933-40
A highly virulent Staphylococcus aureus: rabbit anterior chamber infection, characterization, and genetic analysis.
Balzli CL, Bartell J, Dajcs JJ, McCormick CC, Caballero AR, Stroman D, O'Callaghan RJ, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010 Oct 51 10 5114-20
Sustained anti-staphylococcal effect of lysostaphin in the rabbit aqueous humor.
Balzli CL, McCormick CC, Caballero AR, O'Callaghan RJ, Curr Eye Res 2010 Jun 35 6 480-6
Properties of PASP: a Pseudomonas protease capable of mediating corneal erosions.
Tang A, Marquart ME, Fratkin JD, McCormick CC, Caballero AR, Gatlin HP, O'Callaghan RJ, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2009 Aug 50 8 3794-801
Chemical inhibition of alpha-toxin, a key corneal virulence factor of Staphylococcus aureus.
McCormick CC, Caballero AR, Balzli CL, Tang A, O'Callaghan RJ, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2009 Jun 50 6 2848-54
Development of a Streptococcus pneumoniae keratitis model in mice.
Moore QC, McCormick CC, Norcross EW, Onwubiko C, Sanders ME, Fratkin J, McDaniel LS, O'Callaghan RJ, Marquart ME, Ophthalmic Res 2009 42 3 141-6

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Children's Medical Center (2019)
  • Clements University Hospital (2019)
  • Parkland Health and Hospital Systems (2019)