Current Fellows


Curtis “Trey” Lowery III, MD, PhD

Dr. Curtis “Trey” Lowery III, M.D., Ph.D. was selected by UTHealth Houston as the 2nd Space Medicine Fellow and started his training in July 2023.

Dr. Lowery has worked at every level of the emergency medical system, beginning his career as a scribe in the ED, then working as an EMT and participating in wilderness search and rescue and culminating as an Emergency Medicine Attending. He completed his Residency in emergency medicine at UTHSC Memphis during which time he worked at an austere medicine clinic in the Philippines, undertook additional training in Hyperbaric medicine, and developed protocols to help protect providers while intubating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has used his Biochemistry Ph.D. background to develop several patents in conjunction with the VA to improve therapy for heart attacks, strokes, and combat related hemorrhagic reperfusion injury.

Dr. Lowery is passionate about Wilderness medicine, medical research, Search & Rescue, and the mission to make humanity a multiplanetary species. His hobbies include SCUBA diving, blacksmithing, hiking, canoeing, pickleball, racquetball, and trivia.