Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Baylor College of Medicine
Location: Meadows Place, Texas, United States
Thomas A. Krouskop, professor emeritus at Baylor College of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medicine and healthcare science.
Dr. Krouskop is a professor emeritus of allied health sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, where he spent more than three decades teaching biomedical engineering and medicine. He joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1979, rising to associate in 1982, and was a professor of biomedical engineering from 1987 until 2006, when he shifted his specialty to allied health sciences. A Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas, Dr. Krouskop holds numerous patents for medical devices including disposable surgical support surfaces, prosthetic finger joints, and mattress overlays for nonsurgical patient care. He has been extensively published and is the author of several works on wound care, including “Care, Treatment, and Prevention of Pressure Sores,” 1985, “Pressure Sore: Clinical Practice and Scientific Approach,” and “Chronic Wound Care: A Clinical Sourcebook for Healthcare Professionals,” 1990.
Dr. Krouskop was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy by Carnegie-Mellon University in 1971, and began his career as an assistant professor at Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, where he would remain through 1979. Dr. Krouskop is a former adjunct professor at Rice University, the University of Houston, and Texas Woman’s University, and served as the director of the National Center for Human Performance between 2008 and 2014. He has consulted for the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Handicap Research, and helped establish the first motion analysis laboratory at Shriners Hospital in Houston. His research contributed significantly to ultrasound elastography, allowing clinicians to identify malignant tumors in breast tissue without biopsy, work that he considers one of the highlights of his career. In recognition of his contributions to the field, Dr. Krouskop was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the Carnegie-Mellon University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2011, and has received awards from the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Outside his work in medicine, Dr. Krouskop is active in the Boy Scouts of America, and is a member of the staff at the National Junior Leader Instructor Camp at Philmont Scout Ranch.
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