Biography

Dr. Meyer grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina as the oldest of three siblings. He attended college at East Carolina University (home of the fighting Pirates), where he graduated with undergraduate honors and a double major in Biology and Chemistry. He stayed on at East Carolina to earn a Master’s degree in Computational Inorganic Chemistry. To put himself through college and graduate school, he worked as an Applied Solution Chemist at a variety of bars and nightclubs in the Greenville, NC area, where he also gained minor notoriety for inadvertently insulting D-list celebrities.

Realizing that his passions lay elsewhere, Dr. Meyer attended medical school at The Ross University School of Medicine (which is widely considered to be the Harvard of the Caribbean). He graduated summa cum laude and went on to complete his residency in General Surgery at the University of Arizona. At the University of Texas at Houston, he completed fellowships in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery and was later invited to stay on as faculty. During college, he learned to channel all of his anger and frustration into the gym, and  he currently holds the unofficial deadlift and squat records for the UTHealth Department of Surgery. When not at work, Dr. Meyer enjoys puppies, good bourbon, and traveling with his beautiful wife.

Education

Undergrad
B.S., Biology and Chemistry, East Carolina University, 1997-2001
Graduate
M.S., Chemistry, East Carolina University, 2001-2004
Graduate
M.D., The Ross University School of Medicine, 2006-2010
Internship & Residency
General Surgery, The University of Arizona, 2010-2015
Fellowship
Acute Care Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (now known as McGovern Medical School at UTHealth), 2015-2016
Fellowship
Surgical Critical Care, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (now known as McGovern Medical School at UTHealth), 2016-2017

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Surgical Critical Care, Trauma Surgery, Emergency and Elective General Surgery


Research Interests

Traumatic brain injury, Resuscitation, and Vascular Trauma

Publications

Publication Information

Abstracts
  1. Wynne J, Meyer DE, O’Keeffe T, Friese RS, Kulvatunyou N, Joseph B, Tang A, Rhee P. Utility of contrasted CT head in blunt trauma patients. Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 42nd Critical Care Congress; January 19-23, 2013; San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  2. Joseph B, Meyer DE, Pandit V, Kulvatunyou N, Khalil M, Tang AL, Zangbar B, O’Keeffe T, Gries L, Friese RS, Rhee P. A prospective analysis of the dose dependent effect of pre-hospital aspirin therapy in patients with traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium; November 7-8, 2013; Scottsdale, AZ.
  3. Zangbar B, Wynne JL, Lemole M, Joseph B, Pandit V, Aziz H, Friese RS, Meyer DE, Kulvatunyou N, O’Keeffe T, Tang A, Rhee P. Incidence of traumatic intracranial aneurysm in blunt trauma patients: a 10-year report. J. Surg. Research. 2014; 186: 690.
  4. Joseph B, Meyer DE, Pandit V, Kulvatunyou N, Khalil M, Tang AL, Zangbar B, O’Keeffe T, Gries L, Friese RS, Rhee P. A prospective analysis of the dose dependent effect of pre-hospital aspirin therapy in patients with traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. Trauma Association of Canada; April 9-11, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  5. Meyer DE, Joseph B, Pandit V, Kulvatunyou N, Khalil M, O’Keeffe T, Tang AL, Vercruysse GA, Friese RS, Rhee P. Early use of venous thromboembolic prophylaxis in traumatic brain injury: a safe practice. Surgical Forum, American College of Surgeons 2014 Clinical Congress; October 26-30, 2014; Chicago, IL.
  6. Meyer DE, Joseph B, Pandit V, Kulvatunyou N, Khalil M, O’Keeffe T, Tang AL, Vercruysse GA, Friese RS, Rhee P. Early use of venous thromboembolic prophylaxis in traumatic brain injury: a safe practice. Southwestern Trauma and Acute Care Symposium; November 13-14, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ.
  7. Meyer DE, Vincent LE, Fox EE, O’Keeffe T, Inaba K, Bulger E, Holcomb JB, Cotton BA. Every minute counts: Time to arrival of initial massive transfusion cooler and its impact on mortality. Raymond H. Alexander Resident Paper Competition. EAST 2017 Annual Scientific Assembly; January 10-13, 2017; Hollywood Beach, FL.
  8. Meyer DE, Rahbar E, Fox E, Stein DM, Cohen MJ, Inaba K, Holcomb JB, Cotton BA. A comparison of resuscitation intensity (RI) and critical administration threshold (CAT) in predicting early mortality among bleeding trauma patients: a multicenter validation in 680 major transfusion patients. EAST 2018 Scientific Assembly; January 9-13, 2018; Lake Buena Vista, FL.
Refereed Original Articles in Journals
  1. Meyer DE, Sargent AL. An interactive computer program to help students learn molecular symmetry elements and operations. J. Chem. Educ. 2007; 84: 1551-1552.
  2. Joseph B, Pandit V, Butvidas L, Meyer DE, Kulvatunyou N, Khalil M, Tang AL, Zangbar B, O’Keeffe T, Gries L, Friese RS, Rhee P. The significance of platelet count in traumatic brain injury patients on antiplatelet therapy. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014; 77:417-421.
  3. Zangbar B, Wynne JL, Joseph B, Pandit V, Meyer DE, Kulvatunyou N, Khalil M, O’Keeffe T, Tang AL, Lemole JM, Friese RS, Rhee P. Traumatic intracranial aneurysm in blunt trauma. Brain Injury. 2015;29:601-606.
  4. Meyer DE, Vincent LE, Fox EE, O’Keeffe T, Inaba K, Bulger E, Holcomb JB, Cotton BA. Every minute counts: Time to delivery of initial massive transfusion cooler and its impact on mortality. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;83:19-24.
Chapters
  1. Meyer DE. Hemodynamic monitoring in the ICU. In: Moore JS, Todd SR, eds. Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery. 2nd ed. Switzerland: Springer International; 2017:63-70.
  2. Clark SE, Dawes LG, Meyer DE. Small bowel obstruction. In: Dimick J, Upchurch G, Sonnenday C, Kao L, eds. Clinical Scenarios in Surgery. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Accepted for publication.
Books
  1. Meyer DE. Computational Tools in Chemistry: From Software Development for the Advancement of Chemistry Education to Classic Quantum Chemical Research. M.S. Thesis, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2004.

Clinic Locations

UT Physicians Orthopedic Trauma Clinic
832.325.7125
6414 Fannin Street, Suite G.150
Houston, TX 77030