Meet Dr. James Ludwick

 

Dr. James Ludwick was born in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1994 with a B.S. in Chemistry. His first professional job was at Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals where he performed prep-scale synthetic organic chemistry for investigational drug testing. While working as a bench chemist satisfied his scientific curiosity, it left out a major character trait Dr. Ludwick inherited from his late grandfather – his love of interacting with people.

Upon realizing that chemistry wasn’t his true calling, Dr. Ludwick applied to medical school and graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in 1999 in the top 10% of his class, gaining him acceptance into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and a position at one of the best Otolaryngology programs in the country – Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He moved to Houston in 1999.

Completing his residency in 2004, Dr. Ludwick received a faculty appointment with Baylor as an Assistant Professor and split his time between Texas Children’s Hospital, The Methodist Hospital, and The Ben Taub Hospital. Extremely interested in Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a resident, Dr. Ludwick completed a Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Baylor in 2005. He subsequently passed both the Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine Board examinations.

Dr. Ludwick opened his private practice in West Houston in April 2006 while maintaining his Assistant Professor position at Baylor and staffing the Ben Taub Hospital part-time teaching residents and medical students until January 2010.

Dr. Ludwick has many interests and hobbies. When he’s not spending time with his young son, he takes flying lessons, enjoys tinkering with cars, working out at the gym, and motorcycle riding. Passionate about the great outdoors, he also enjoys snow skiing, wakeboarding, and waterskiing.

 

 

Scientific Presentations

  • Radiation therapy.  Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine/Veterans Affair’s Medical Center Grand Rounds, October 25, 2000.
  • Acoustic Neuroma:  Blade vs. Photon.  Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds, January 4, 2001.
  • Parathyroid disease: Do new technologies simplify treatment?  Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine Grand Rounds, March 29, 2001.
  • Hemostatic agents: When, why, where, and how much.  Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine/The Methodist Hospital Grand Rounds, August 2, 2001.
  • Inverting papilloma.  Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine/Veterans Affairs Medical Center Grand Rounds, December 27, 2001.
  • Hemangiomas.  Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds, March 21, 2002.
  • Orbital complications of sinusitis:  Changes in management and treatment options.  Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine/Veterans Affairs Medical Center Grand Rounds, July 25, 2002.
  • Selective neck dissection for treatment of the N+ neck.  Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine/Ben Taub General Hospital Grand Rounds, December 12, 2002.
  • Osteoradionecrosis of the head and neck.  Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine/Veterans Affairs Medical Center Grand Rounds, July 24, 2003.
  • Surgical Interventions for Sleep Apnea.  Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine/The Methodist Hospital Grand Rounds, February 6, 2003.
  • Sleep Medicine for Otolaryngologists. Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine/The Methodist Hospital Grand Rounds, December 22, 2005
  • Sleep Medicine: A Dual Specialists Perspective. Presented at the West Houston Medical Center Continuing Medical Education Seminar, January 12, 2007

 

 

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • The Akt inhibitor KP372-1 inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis and anoikis in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Oral Oncology, 2006 Apr; 42(4):430-9, Mandal M, Younes M, Swan EA, Jasser SA, Doan D, Yigibasi O, McMurphey A, Ludwick J, El-Naggar AK, Bucana C, Mills GB, Myers JN.
  • The bacteriostatic properties of ear tubes made of absorbable polylactic acid. Int J. Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 2006 Mar; 70(3):407-410, Ludwick JJ, Rossmann SN, Johnson MM, Edmonds JL.
  • Geometrically-controlled and site-specifically-functionalized phenylacetylene macromolecules. J Am Chem Soc, 1994; 116:4227-4239, Zhang, J, Pesak DJ, Ludwick JJ, Moore JS.
  • A computed tomographic guide to endoscopic sinus surgery: Axial and coronal views. J Com Assisted Tomography, 2002; 26:317-322, Ludwick J, Taber KH, Manolidis S, Sarna A, Hayman LA.

 

Presentations

  • Role of VEG-C in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Resident Research Day, June 2003.
  • The bacteriostatic properties of ear tubes made of absorbable polylactic acid. Ludwick JJ, Edmonds JL. Presented at SENTAC, Atlanta, GA, October 2002.
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Education

  • University of Michigan – B.S./Chemistry, 1994
  • Medical College of Ohio – M.D., 1999

 

Internship

  • Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) – Department of Surgery

 

Residency

  • Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) – Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

 

Fellowship

  • Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) – Department of Pulmonary Medicine – Sleep Medicine

 

Licensure

  • Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine

 

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) – 2004-Present
  • The Bobby R. Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences

 

Hospital Affiliations

  • West Houston Medical Center
  • The Methodist Hospital – Sugarland
  • The Methodist Hospital – Medical Center
  • Ben Taub General Hospital
  • Texas Children’s Hospital

 

Honors and Awards

  • AOA, Medical College of Ohio (1998)
  • Literature, Science and Arts Scholarship, University of Michigan (1990-1994)
  • Pre-Gomberg Research Fellowship, University of Michigan (1992)

 

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association

 

 
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