Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Robert Fromm, M.D.

Robert E. Fromm, M.D., M.P.H.


Robert E. Fromm, M.D., M.P.H.

Robert E. Fromm, M.D., M.P.H.

Clinical Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Co-Director, Coronary Intensive Care Unit
The Methodist Hospital
Clinical Professor of Medicine 
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

E-mail: RobertFromm@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-669-1670
Fax: 713-669-1671


B.S.   Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill (Pre-med)
M.D.   Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, lll
M.P.H.   The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX

Postdoctoral Training

Internal Medicine Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Surgical and Medical Critical Care Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Critical Care Medicine/Pulmonary/Cardiovascular Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD



After completing his postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health in 1988, Dr. Fromm joined the faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He became an Associate Professor there just two years later. Dr. Fromm has co-authored several books on critical care, including the Handbook of Practical Critical Care Medicine. He holds memberships in numerous medical societies and is a reviewer on several medical journals including the American Journal of Emergency Medicine and the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Fromm joined The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization in 2007.

Description of Research

Dr. Fromm’s research focuses on clinical investigations of acute cardiovascular disease.

Major Areas of Research

Acute cardiovascular disease

Recent Publications

Fromm RE Jr, Varon J. Prostaglandin inhibition and ischemia: where are the data? Am J Emerg Med. 2008 Jan;26(1):101-2. No abstract available.

Fromm RE Jr. Cardiac troponins in the intensive care unit: common causes of increased levels and interpretation. Crit Care Med. 2007 Feb;35(2):584-8. Review.

Fromm RE Jr, Varon J. NH2 terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide in cardiovascular dysfunction and septic shock. Crit Care Med. 2005 May;33(5):1156-7. No abstract available.

Varon J, Fromm RE Jr. Observation and critical care in the emergency department: watch what you do! J Emerg Med. 2004 Aug;27(2):195-6. No abstract available.

Varon J, Fromm RE Jr. To plug or not to plug? Crit Care. 2004 Apr;8(2):87-8. Epub 2004 Feb 24.