Luis Pacheco, MD

Medical Director, L&D, Director, Maternal Critical Care Services

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Dr. Luis Pacheco is the Division Chief of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine as well as Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Surgical Critical Care at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Dr. Pacheco has been a member of the faculty of UTMB since 2008 and serves as the Director of Obstetrical Critical Care and Director of the Residency Education Program for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. He is the Departmental Director of the Obstetrical Patient Safety Committee and Chair of the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee.

Dr. Pacheco completed medical school and his first residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Costa Rica. He then completed a second residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and two fellowships, one in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the other in Anesthesiology Critical Care, all at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is triple board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Pacheco’s work in both maternal fetal medicine and critical care medicine is unique in that he is the only maternal-fetal medicine specialist in the country who actually staffs a non-obstetrical surgical critical care unit along with other critical care specialists. His publications have contributed significantly to the education of maternal fetal medicine doctors and general obstetricians regarding medical complications during pregnancy. He has written a textbook addressing medical diseases in pregnancy and has directed courses around the United States in similar topics. Dr. Pacheco has written expert opinion papers for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine in topics such as amniotic fluid embolism.

His research interest is in critical care obstetrics.

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