Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital (Critical Care Medicine)

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital (MHSW) is a 425-bed hospital located in southwest Houston and the second largest hospital in the Memorial Hermann system. The hospital also caters to one of the most diverse populations in Houston, including the medically underserved neighborhoods of southwest Houston in accepting transfers for higher level of care outside the greater Houston area.

In addition to the anesthesiology critical care medicine fellows, anesthesiology residents and family practice residents rotate in the MHSW ICU.  The MHSW ICU is a 54-bed ICU separated into six pods and is comprised of medical, surgical, neurosurgical, and cardiovascular critically ill patients. The ICU has a very high acuity level and is one of the busiest in Houston.

The intensivists are a close group of board-certified anesthesiologists intensivists, emergency medicine intensivists, and pulmonologists who provide 24/7 in-house faculty coverage. The ICU team is multidisciplinary and in addition to the physician staff includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dieticians, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists.

Dr. Daniel ContrerasDaniel Contreras, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology