Apr 1, 2022

James Keith Rose, MD – Baylor

Pursuit of Greatness
James Keith Rose, MD – Baylor

Brother James K. Rose, MD, Baylor ’87, is an internationally recognized surgeon and tactical medicine physician. Dr. Rose has performed plastic and reconstructive surgery for CURE International and SMILE TRAIN patients in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Africa for the past eleven years. Rose is also the CEO of Southwest Medical Strategies, a south Texas-based company providing medical risk management to over 250 companies.

Rose is a former army captain assigned to a forward surgical team supporting asymmetrical ground operations. Upon leaving the military, Rose continued to work in tactical medical physician training, military, law enforcement, and government agencies.

In 2008, Rose developed and patented the Integrated Tourniquet System (ITS), used by the United States Naval Special Warfare Command, law enforcement, and militaries around the world.

Rose is the CEO and president of Southwest Medical Strategies and Rose Medical Management, South Texas-based companies providing onsite occupational clinics, permanent occupational clinics, and medical risk management services to over 250 companies and municipalities in Texas, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Dakota, Louisiana, and Florida. ​

​He also owns and operates The Doctors Center Urgent Care, with four clinics in south Texas, which he started over nineteen years ago. TDC has several large municipality occupational contracts, including the City of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD), and the Regional Terminal Authority (RTA). TDCUC is the largest privately held Urgent Care Clinic system in South Texas.​

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