David A. Cross, MD

Anesthesiologist
Baylor Scott & White Health

Specialties
Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine


Patient Care Emphasis
Vascular Anesthesia


Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Critical Care Medicine

  • Baylor Scott & White Appointment
    October 1, 2001


    Education
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, MD, 1968
  • Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK, BA, 1964

  • Specialty Training
  • Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
  • Anesthesiology Residency, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
  • Rotating Internship, Naval Aerospace Medical Center, Pensacola, FL

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology


    Publications and Research
  • Cross DA, Nikas D. The effects of carbon dioxide management on plasma levels of fentanyl and sufentanil during hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass. J Cardiothorac.Vasc.Anesth. 8[6], 649-652.
  • Cross DA. Quality versus variance: a plea for a different focus and terminology. Physician Executive 20[4], 9-12.
  • Cross DA. Guidelines for Regional Anesthesia in Obstetrics: potential impact on obstetric anesthesia services in rural Alabama. South.Med.J 86[1], 33-37.
  • Cross DA. Solving physician-hospital administration conflicts: a physician strategy for the '90s. Physician Executive 18[6], 39-42.
  • Cross DA, Hunt JB. Feasibility of epidural morphine for postoperative analgesia in a small community hospital. Anesthesia and Analgesia 72[6], 765-768.
  • Thurlkill RL, Cross DA, Scholtz JM, Pace CN. pKa of fentanyl varies with temperature: implications for acid-base management during extremes of body temperature. J Cardiothorac.Vasc.Anesth. 19[6], 759-762.
  • Cross DA, Baskerville JR. Comparison of perceived pain with different immobilization techniques. Prehospital Emergency Care 5[3], 270-274.
  • Cross DA, Collins JR. Hypertension and anesthesia: cause for concern. South.Med.J 71[2], 161-165.
  • Cross DA, Krupin T. Implications of the effects of general anesthesia on basal tear production. Anesthesia and Analgesia 56[1], 35-37.
  • Krupin T, Cross DA, Becker B. Decreased basal tear production associated with general anesthesia. Archives of Ophthalmology 95[1], 107-108.
  • Cross DA. A variation of the intermittent mandatory ventilation assembly. Anesthesiology 44[2], 182-184.
  • Cross DA. Evaluating a prospective practice.Residents' Practice Management Conference (in conjunction with the ASA Conference on Practice Management Conference), Phoeniz, AZ, January.
  • Cross DA, Clardy M. Evaluating a prospective practice: pearls and the hard questions. Texas Society of Anesthesiologists Bulletin 20, 30-33.
  • Cross DA. Evaluating contracts for anesthesiology services: a view from the clinician's perspective. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter 72, 32-33-48.
  • Cross DA. Anesthetic management of a term parturient in labor, nonreassuring fetal heart tones, and a significant family history of malignant hyperthermia. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Orlando, FL.
  • Cross DA. Evaluating a prospective practice. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Resident Practice Management Session, Orlando, FL, October.
  • Hulin JB, Matthews TK, III, Cross DA. Difficult airway complicating malignant pheochromocytoma. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Orlando, FL, October.
  • Cross DA. 2007 Anesthesia: Board Review Practice Questions. Medtext, Inc.,
  • Cross DA. Value-added services: should expanded services always immediately contribute to the group's bottom line? American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter , 71.
  • Cross DA, Meyer JS: Postoperative deaths due to unsuspected pheochromocytoma. Southern Med J 1977;70:1320-21.
  • Cross DA. Evaluating contracts for anesthesiology services: A view from the clinician''s perspective. ASA Newsletter 2008;72:24-25
  • Cross DA, Seiden SC: Practice Management: ASA efforts toward resident education in practice management. ASA Newsletter 2009;73:24-25
  • Cross DA. Henry hill Hickman-the unsung discoverer of inhalaton anesthesia; in The History of Anesthesia; Third International Symposium Proceedings (BR Fink, ed.) Woods Library museum of anestehsiology, Park Ridge, IL, 1992, p 129-33
  • Cross DA. The historical role of cafbogen in the treatment of psychoneuroses; in History of Anesthesia; Third International Symposium Proceedings (BR Fink, ed.) Woods Library Museum of Anesthesiology, Park Ridge, IL 1992, p 124-8
  • Cross, DA. Use of a hemoconcentrator for management of sudden acute hyperkalemia during hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass. JECT 1992;24:33-5
  • Cross DA, Johnston WE. Biventricular pacing in conjunction wtih epicardial atrial pacing adversely affects timing of intra-aortic balloon pump. JECT 2010;42:150-52
  • Cross DA. Hospital-medical staff organization and relations. Residents'' Track Conference on Practice Management (in conjunction wtih the ASA Conference on Practice Management)
  • Cross DA. Being successful in the private practice of anesthesiology. Residents'' Practice Management Session (at ASA annual meeting)
  • Carbon dioxide management during hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass: Who put the alpha in the alpha-stat?
  • Cross DA. Managing the airway in the multiple trauma patient. Annual meeting of the Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists.
  • THurkill R, Cross DA, Scholtz JM, Pace CN: The pKa of fentanyl changes with temperature: Implications for acid-base management during extremes of body temperature. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2005;19:759-62.
  • Value=added services: Should expanded services always immediately contribute to the group'sbottomline? American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter 2007;71
  • Cross DA, Clardy M: Evaluating a Prospective Practice: Pearls and Hard Questions. Texas Society of Anesthesiologists Bulletin 2008;20:30-33.
  • Cross DA, Evaluating Contracts for Anesthesiology Services: A View from the Clinician's Perspective. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter 2008;72:24-25.
  • Cross DA, Seiden SC: Practice Management: ASA Efforts Toward Resident Education in Paractice Management. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter 2009;73:24-25.

  • Awards and Honors
  • American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award with commendation through July, 2013

  • Professional Memberships
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • International Anesthesia Research Society

  • Languages Spoken
    English, Spanish-Medical


    Locations


    Scott & White Clinic - Temple
    2401 S. 31st St.
    Temple, TX 76508
    254-724-2150

    Appointments