Robert Fader, PhD

Baylor Scott & White Health

Chief, Microbiology/Virology Laboratory

Clinical Pathology

Patient Care Emphasis
Infectious Disease Testing

Baylor Scott & White Appointment
September 7, 1999

  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, PhD, 1980
  • Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, BS, 1976

  • Specialty Training
  • Clinical Microbiology Fellowship, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • James W. McLaughlin Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Pathology

    Publications and Research
  • Fulcher SF, Fader RC, Rosa RH, Jr., Holmes GP. Delayed-onset mycobacterial keratitis after LASIK. Cornea; 21[6]:546-554.
  • Holmes GP, Bond GB, Fader RC, Fulcher SF. A Cluster of cases of Mycobacterium szulgai keratitis that occurred after laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. Clinical Infectious Diseases; 34[8]:1039-1046.
  • Fader RC, Houston CW, Davis CP. Inhibition of bacterial adherence to rat bladder epithelial-cells by human immune serum globulin. Current Microbiology; 10[1]:29-33.
  • Fader RC, Maurer A, Stein MD, Abston S, Herndon DN. Sodium hypochlorite decontamination of split-thickness cadaveric skin infected with bacteria and yeast with subsequent isolation and growth of basal cells to confluency in tissue culture. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; 24[2]:181-185.
  • Peterson JW, Molina NC, Houston CW, Fader RC. Elevated cAMP in intestinal epithelial cells during experimental cholera and salmonellosis. Toxicon; 21[6]:761-775.
  • Davis CP, Fader RC, Avots-Avotins AE, et al. Expression of hemagglutination is dependent on environmental-factors and bacterial concentration of escherichia-coli and klebsiella-pneumoniae. Current Microbiology; 7[3]:161-164.
  • Davis CP, Houston CW, Fader RC, Goldblum RM, Weaver EA, Goldman AS. Immunoglobulin A and secretory immunoglobulin A antibodies to purified type 1 Klebsiella pneumoniae pili in human colostrum. Infection and Immunity; 38[2]:496-501.
  • Fader RC, Duffy LK, Davis CP, Kurosky A. Purification and chemical characterization of type 1 pili isolated from Klebsiella pneumoniae. Journal of Biological Chemistry; 257[6]:3301-3305.
  • Fader RC, Davis CP. Klebsiella pneumoniae-induced experimental pyelitis: the effect of piliation on infectivity. Journal of Urology; 128[1]:197-201.
  • Moller PC, Evans MJ, Fader RC, Henson LC, Rogers B, Heggers JP. The effect of anti-exotoxin A on the adherence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to hamster tracheal epithelial cells in vitro. Tissue and Cell; 26[2]:181-188.
  • Dehring DJ, Lubbesmeyer HJ, Fader RC, Traber LD, Traber DL. Exaggerated cardiopulmonary response after bacteremia in sheep with week-old thermal injury. Crit Care Med.; 21[6]:888-893.
  • Midturi J, Baker DP, Winn R, Fader RC. Tubo-ovarian abscess caused by Vibrio vulnificus. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease; 51[2]:131-133.
  • Kurlandsky LE, Fader RC. In vitro activity of minocycline against respiratory pathogens from patients with cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology; 29[3]:210-212.
  • Avots-Avotins AE, Fader RC, Davis CP. Environmental alteration and two distinct mechanisms of E. coli adherence to bladder epithelial cells. Invest Urol.; 18[5]:364-370.
  • Davis CP, Avots-Avotins AE, Fader RC. Evidence for a bladder cell glycolipid receptor for Escherichia coli and the effect of neuraminic acid and colominic acid on adherence. Infection and Immunity; 34[3]:944-948.
  • Fader RC, Davis CP. Effect of piliation on Klebsiella pneumoniae infection in rat bladders. Infection and Immunity; 30[2]:554-561.
  • Fader RC, Davis CP. Adherence of klebsiella-pneumoniae to rat bladder epithelial-cells invitro. Texas Journal of Science; 31[4]:375.
  • Fader RC, Avots-Avotins AE, Davis CP. Evidence for pili-mediated adherence of Klebsiella pneumoniae to rat bladder epithelial cells in vitro. Infection and Immunity; 25[2]:729-737.
  • Dehring DJ, Fader RC, Traber LD, Traber DL. Cardiopulmonary changes occurring with pulmonary intravascular clearance of live bacteria in sheep. Circulatory Shock; 29[3]:245-256.
  • Ekenna O, Fader RC. Effect of thermal injury and immunosuppression on the dissemination of Candida albicans from the mouse gastrointestinal tract. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation; 10[2]:138-145.
  • Dehring DJ, Doty S, Kimura R, Fader RC, Traber LD, Herndon DN, Traber DL. Effect of preexisting inhalation injury on response to bacteremia in sheep. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation; 9[5]:467-471.
  • Dehring DJ, Traber DL, Fader RC, Traber L, Doty S.Dose dependent hemodynamic response to live pseudomonas in sheep. Progress in Clinical and Biological Research; 264,349-354.
  • Fader RC, Gondesen K, Tolley B, Ritchie DG, Moller P. Evidence that in vitro adherence of Klebsiella pneumoniae to ciliated hamster tracheal cells is mediated by type 1 fimbriae. Infection and Immunity; 56[11]:3011-3013.
  • Fader RC, Latimer J, Bannister E, Lucia H. Evaluation of 9-chloro-9-[4-(diethylamino)phenyl]- 9,10-dihydro-10-phenylacridine hydrochloride (C-390) in broth and agar media for identification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Clinical Microbiology; 26[9]:1901-1903.
  • Fader RC, McGinnis MR. Infections caused by dematiaceous fungi: chromoblastomycosis and phaeohyphomycosis. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America; 2[4]:925-938.
  • McGinnis MR, Fader RC. Mycetoma: a contemporary concept. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America; 2[4]:939-954.
  • Fader RC, Hals PJ, Koo FC. Staphylococcal toxins: screening of burn wound isolates and evidence for alpha-haemolysin production in the burn wound. Burns Incl.Therm.Inj.; 13[6]:462-468.
  • Linares HA, Fader RC. Evaluation of topical therapy with silver-kaolin (Argostop) in an experimental model of burn wound sepsis. Burns Incl.Therm.Inj.; 13[4]:281-285.
  • Fader RC. Systemic candidiasis after thermal-injury. Current Microbiology; 14[4]:231-234.
  • Fader RC, Winkler JB. Comparative study of hand cleansers used in hospitals: in vitro antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Candida albicans. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation; 7[3]:241-243.
  • Fader RC, Ewert A. Evolution of lymph thrombi in experimental Brugia malayi infections: a scanning electron microscopic study. Lymphology; 19[4]:146-152.
  • Cotter JL, Fader RC, Lilley C, Herndon DN. Chemical parameters, antimicrobial activities, and tissue toxicity of 0.1 and 0.5% sodium hypochlorite solutions. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; 28[1]:118-122.
  • Fader RC, Nunez D, Unbehagen J, Linares HA. Experimental candidiasis after thermal injury. Infection and Immunity; 49[3]:780-784.
  • Midturi, J., Baker, D., Winn, R., Fader, R. Tubo-ovarian abscess caused by Vibrio vulnificus. Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 51:131-133; 2005
  • Sierra-Hoffman, M, Watkins, K., Jinadatha, C., Fader, R., Carpenter, JL. Clinical signficance of Aerococcus urinae: a retrospective review. Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 53:289-292; 2005
  • Fader, R.C. Comparison of the Binax NOW Flu A enzyme immunochromatographic assay and R-mix shell vial culture for the 2003-2004 influenza season. J. Clin. Microbiol. 43:6133-6135; 2005
  • Cornelius, L., Reddix, R., Burchett, C, Bond, G, Fader, R. Cluster of Mycobacterium fortuitum prosthetic joint infections. J. Surg. Orthroped. Adv. 16: 196-198; 2007
  • White, RR, Pitzer, K, Fader, RC, Rajab, MH, Song, J. Pharmaco- kinetics of topical and intra-venous cefazolin in patients with clean surgical wounds. Plast. Reconstruc. Surg. 122: 1773-1779; 2008
  • Parvez, N., Cornelius, L.K., Fader, R. Brevibacillus brevis peritonitis. Am. J. Med. Sci. 337: 297-299, 2009
  • Linz, W., Fader, R., Smith, D. Retrograde transmission of Enterobacter cloacae during blood transfusion confirmed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Transfusion. 50: 968-969. 2010
  • Walker, E., Carpenter, J., Plemmons, R., Fader, R. Freshwater Non-O1 Vibrio cholerae infection. Southern Med J. 103:1061-1062. 2010
  • Parvez, N., Jinadatha, C, Cornelius, L., Huber, T, Fader, R, Carpenter, J.L. Universal MRSA Nasal Surveillance: Characterization of Outcomes at a Tertiary Care Center and Implications for Infection Control. Southern Med. J. 103:1084-1091, 2010
  • Fader, R.C. Anaerobes of Clinical Importance. In: Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 4th Edition. C. Mahon, D. Lehman, G. Manuselis, Eds. Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, MO
  • Rao, A., Fader, R., Hocker, K. Molecular detection and surveillance of healthcare-associated infections. In: Molecular Diagnostics: Techniques and Applications for the Clinical Laboratory. Chapter 27, 327-340; eds W. M Grody et al, 2010 Elsevier Inc.
  • Westblade, L., Ranganath, S., Dunne, WM., Burnham, CD., Fader, R., Ford, BA. Infection with a chlorophyllic eukaryote after a traumatic freshwater injury. N Engl J Med. 372:982-984; 2015
  • Brust, KB., Prince, WS., Fader, RC. Trouble in paradise. IDCases. 1:65-96; 2014
  • Harrington SM, Buchan BW, Doern C, Fader R, Ferraro MJ, Pillai DR, Rychert J, Doyle L, Lainesse A, Karchmer T, Mortensen JE. Multi-center evaluation of the BD MAX™ Enteric Bacterial Panel PCR assay for the rapid detection of Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., Campylobacter spp. (C. jejuni and C. coli), and Shiga toxin 1 and 2 genes. J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Mar 4 pii. JCM.03480-14

  • Professional Memberships
  • Diplomate, American Board of Medical Microbiology

  • Languages Spoken


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