National Center for Cognitive Informatics & Decision Making

Michael Speer MD

 Dr. Michael Speer, Member of Advisory Committee for SHARPC

Michael Speer, MD

SHARPC Project Advisory Committee

Academic Appointments This Site

Professor of Pediatrics & Ethics—Neonatology


Clinical Titles

Associate Chief, Newborn & Premature Service, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

Medical Director of Nurseries, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

Deputy Chief, Pediatric Service, The Methodist Hospital

Medical Director of Nurseries, The Methodist Hospital

Medical Director, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, Texas Children's Hospital

Medical Director, Quality and Outcomes Management Department, Texas Children’s Hospital


Board Certifications


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Current Positions in Professional Organizations

Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees, Texas Medical Association

Board of Trustees, Texas Pediatric Society

Board of Trustees, Texas Perinatal Association

Chair Board of Trustees, Houston Academy of Medicine, Texas Medical Center Library

Board of Trustees, John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science

Board of Trustees, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

Board of Trustees, Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library


Professional History

M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX, 1968

Intern, Ben Taub General Hospital and Jefferson Davis Hospital, Houston TX, 1968–1969

Resident in Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston TX, 1969–1970 and 1972–1973

Fellowship in Infectious Disease, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX, 1973–1974

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX, 1974–1976


Academic Interests

Infectious diseases of the newborn

Measurement of quality of care

Health literacy & patient safety