Phillip Mason, MD
Professor / Clinical
Phillip Mason, MD, MS is a clinical professor of Anesthesiology and Medical Director of the Cardiothoracic and Transplant ICU at UT Health San Antonio.
Dr. Mason completed his undergraduate training at Texas A&M University and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1999. He then completed a residency in emergency medicine at Carolinas Medical Center prior to entering active duty military service in the United States Air Force. Dr. Mason subsequently completed a fellowship in critical care medicine and a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and a fellowship in extracorporeal life support at Houston Methodist Hospital. His twenty-year military career included twelve overseas deployments in emergency medicine, critical care air transport and special operations support roles. Dr. Mason completed his military career serving as the Adult ECMO Medical Director at Brooke Army Medical Center.
- 2015 - Master of Science - Clinical Research - University of Pittsburgh
- 1999 - MD - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
- 1995 - Bachelor of Science - Biomedical Science - Texas A&M University
- 11/2022 - Present - Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology (Critical Care) - University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Instruction & Training
- 2014-2015, Fellowship, Cardiovascular Critical Care and Extracorporeal Life Support, Houston Methodist Hospital
- 2007-2009, Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
- 1999-2002, Internship and Residency, Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center
1. Thomas, J.M., et al., Adjunct Use of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Achieves Negative Fluid Balance and Enhances Oxygenation Which Improves Survival in Critically Ill Patients without Kidney Failure. Blood Purif, 2022. 51(6): p. 477-484. doi: 10.1159/000517896. Epub 2021 Sep 2.
2. Rosas, M.M., et al., Outcomes of Fungemia in Patients Receiving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Open Forum Infect Dis, 2022. 9(8): p. ofac374.
3. Nam, J.J., et al., Experience With Trauma-Induced ARDS: A Retrospective Study of US Wartime Casualties 2003-2015. J Spec Oper Med., 2022. 22(4): p. 111-116. doi: 10.55460/MTVH-ONCM.
4. Ivins-O'Keefe, K.M., et al., Percutaneous Pulmonary Artery Cannulation to Treat Acute Secondary Right Heart Failure While on Veno-venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. ASAIO J., 2022. 68(12): p. 1483-1489. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001692. Epub 2022 Mar 14.
5. Sattler, L.A., et al., Argatroban for Anticoagulation in Patients Requiring Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Coronavirus Disease 2019. Crit Care Explor., 2021. 3(9): p. e0530. doi: 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000530. eCollection 2021 Sep.
6. Piper, L.C., et al., A Case Report of Combat Blast Injury Requiring Combat Casualty Care, Far- Forward ECMO, Air Transport, and All Levels of Military Critical Care. Mil Med, 2021. 28(6358819).
7. Zakhary, B., et al., How I manage drainage insufficiency on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Crit Care, 2020. 24(1): p. 151.
8. Zakhary, B., et al., How I approach membrane lung dysfunction in patients receiving ECMO. Crit Care, 2020. 24(1): p. 671.
9. Warren, W.A., R.J. Walter, and P.E. Mason, COUNTERPOINT: Should Patients With Advanced Lung Disease Be Offered Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Bridge to Transplant If They Have Not Yet Been Listed for Lung Transplant? No. Chest., 2020. 158(1): p. 38-40. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.02.004. Epub 2020 Jul 2.
10. Warren, W.A., R.J. Walter, and P.E. Mason, Rebuttal From Dr Warren et al. Chest., 2020. 158(1): p. 41-42. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.11.056. Epub 2020 Jul 2.
11. Read, M.D., et al., Evolution of the United States Military Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Transport Team. Mil Med., 2020. 185(11-12): p. e2055-e2060. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usaa215.
12. Moulton, M.N., et al., A 21-Year-Old Man With a Cough. Chest., 2020. 158(4): p. e181-e185. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.05.556.
13. Maddry, J.K., et al., Development and Evaluation of An Abbreviated Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Course for Nonsurgical Physicians and Nurses. AEM Educ Train., 2020. 4(4): p. 347-358. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10447. eCollection 2020 Oct.
14. Hull, R.A., et al., Right Ventricular Failure Following Patent Foramen Ovale Closure on Venovenous-Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. JACC Case Rep., 2020. 2(15): p. 2387-2393. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.10.014. eCollection 2020 Dec.
15. Dado, D.N., et al., Outcomes among Patients Treated with Renal Replacement Therapy during Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Single-Center Retrospective Study. Blood Purif, 2020. 49(3): p. 341-347. doi: 10.1159/000504287. Epub 2019 Dec 19.
16. Broman, L.M., et al., International Survey on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Transport. ASAIO J, 2020. 66(2): p. 214-225.
17. Huprikar, N.A., et al., Salvage extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in induction-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome in acute leukemia patients: A case series. Int J Artif Organs., 2019. 42(1): p. 49-54. doi: 10.1177/0391398818799160. Epub 2018 Sep 17.
18. Muck, A.E., et al., Emergency Physicians at War. West J Emerg Med., 2018. 19(3): p. 542-547. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2018.1.36233. Epub 2018 Mar 8.
19. Maddry, J.K., et al., Impact of Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) ventilator management on combat mortality. J Trauma Acute Care Surg., 2018. 84(1): p. 157-164. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001607.
20. Hamm, M.S., et al., Case Report of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Aeromedical Evacuation at a Deployed Military Hospital. Mil Med., 2018. 183(suppl_1): p. 203-206. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usx160.
21. Cannon, J.W., P.E. Mason, and A.I. Batchinsky, Past and present role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in combat casualty care: How far will we go? J Trauma Acute Care Surg., 2018. 84(6S Suppl 1): p. S63-S68. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001846.
22. Bebarta, V.S., et al., Disease and Non-Battle Traumatic Injuries Evaluated by Emergency Physicians in a US Tertiary Combat Hospital. Prehosp Disaster Med., 2018. 33(1): p. 53-57. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X17007038. Epub 2017 Dec 13.
23. Fitousis, K., et al., Evaluation of a pharmacy managed heparin protocol for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients. Perfusion., 2017. 32(3): p. 238-244. doi: 10.1177/0267659116678057. Epub 2016 Nov 11.
24. Mason, P.E., J.S. Eadie, and A.D. Holder, Prospective observational study of United States (US) Air Force Critical Care Air Transport team operations in Iraq. J Emerg Med., 2011. 41(1): p. 8-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2008.06.032. Epub 2008 Dec 5.
25. Mason, P.E., et al., CORTICUS: the end of unconditional love for steroid use? Crit Care, 2009. 13(4): p. 309. doi: 10.1186/cc7986. Epub 2009 Aug 7.
26. Jones, A.E., et al., Sonographic intraperitoneal fluid in patients with pelvic fracture: two cases of traumatic intraperitoneal bladder rupture. J Emerg Med., 2003. 25(4): p. 373-7. doi: 10.1016/s0736-4679(03)00236-1.
27. Mason, P.E. and W.P. Kerns, 2nd, Gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) intoxication. Acad Emerg Med., 2002. 9(7): p. 730-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2002.tb02154.x.
Mason PE, Lantry JM. Crash VV ECMO. In Shinar Z & Badulak J (eds), Resuscitative ECMO(1st ed., pp). Extracorporeal Life Support Association.
Dorlac WC, Mason PE, Dorlac GR. (2019) Preparation for Long-Distance Aeromedical Evacuation. In Hurd WW & Beninati W (eds), Aeromedical Evacuation: Management of Acute and Stabilized Patients(2nd ed., pp. 77-91). Springer.
Norton D, Mason P, Johannigman J. (2020) Critical Care. In Savitsky E, Eastridge B, Katz D, Cooper R (eds), Combat casualty care: lessons learned from OEF and OIF(1st ed., pp.639-719). The Borden Institute.
Branson RD, Mason PE, Johannigman JA. (2012) Transport of the Ventilator-Supported Patient. In Tobin M (ed), Principles and Practice of Mechanical Ventilation(3rd ed., pp 669-682). McGraw-Hill Companies.
Krauss B, Mason PE. (2009) Devices for Assessing Oxygenation and Ventilation. In Roberts JR, Hedges JR, Chanmugan AS, Custalow CB, Chudnofsky CR, McManus JG (eds), Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine(5th ed., pp 22-36). Elsevier.
Reardon RF, Mason PE, Clinton JE. Basic Airway Management and Decision-Making. In Roberts JR, Hedges JR, Chanmugan AS, Custalow CB, Chudnofsky CR, McManus JG (eds), Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine(5th ed., pp 37-57). Elsevier.
- 2022 - Emergency Medicine
- 2013 - Critical Care Medicine
- 2012 - Emergency Medicine
- 2003 - Emergency Medicine