Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

James R. Davis Ph.D

James R. Davis, Ph.D


James R. Davis, Ph.D

James R. Davis, Ph.D

Associate Member
Chair, IACUC Committee
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Director, Clinical Pathology Laboratory, Microbiology Section
The Methodist Hospital
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Phone: 713-441-2437
Fax: 713-441-3489


B.S.   Texas A&I University, Kingsville, TX
M.S.   University of Houston, Houston, TX
Ph.D.   University of Houston, Houston, TX (Microbiology)

Postdoctoral Training

Teaching Fellowship, Department of Biology, University of Houston, Houston, TX



Dr. Davis received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Houston in 1965, and completed his postdoctoral training there as well. He then joined the faculty at The University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston as an Assistant Professor of Microbiology. In 1968, Dr. Davis received an appointment at the Baylor College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Microbiology. He became an Associate Professor there in 1973, and held that appointment until he assumed his current positions at Methodist in 2004.

Description of Research

Dr. Davis conducts comparative effectiveness research in clinical pathology.

Major Areas of Research

Pathology, microbiology, comparative effectiveness.

Recent Publications

Granville LA, Cernoch P, Land GA, Davis JR. Performance assessment of the fecal leukocyte test for inpatients. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Mar;42(3):1254-6.

Rossmann SN, Cernoch PL, Davis JR. Dematiaceous fungi are an increasing cause of human
disease. Clin Infect Dis. 1996 Jan;22(1):73-80.

Stager CE, Fraire AE, Kim HS, Estrada R, Davis JR, Greenberg D, Guy ES, Guntupalli KK, McBride RA. Modification of the fungi-fluor and the genetic systems fluorescent antibody methods for detection of Pneumocystis carinii in bronchoalveolar lavage specimens. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1995 Feb;119(2):142-7.