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James Ford Trotter

Transplant Hepatology, Hepatology

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About James Ford Trotter

James Trotter is Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas. He is board certified in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. His clinical interests include end-stage liver disease and management of liver transplant candidates and recipients. He has vast experience in immunosuppression and other complications after liver transplant. Dr. Trotter also specializes in viral hepatitis, ascites, complications of portal hypertension, including esophageal varices and hepatic encephalopathy. 

Dr. Trotter received his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He completed his internship and residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He went on to complete fellowships in Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. He later became Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at the University of Colorado before joining Liver Consultants of Texas at the Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute in 2009.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Trotter also serves as principal investigator for ongoing clinical trials for liver disease patients. He has published extensively on living donor liver transplantation, organ allocation and outcomes in liver transplant candidates and recipients. He co-authored the textbooks, Medical Care of the Liver Transplant Patient and Liver Transplantation, Challenging Controversies and Topics.

Read more about Dr. Trotter's publications on PubMed.gov and the Baylor Health Sciences Library.

Dr. Trotter was nominated for the twelfth consecutive year for D Magazine's 2021 Best Docs.



LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
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Aetna - HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Emory University School of Medicine (1989)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Parkland Health and Hospital System (1990)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Parkland Health and Hospital System (1992)
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Duke University Medical Center (1996)
Certifications
  • Transplant Hepatology - American Board of Internal Med/Transplant Hepatology
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, James Ford Trotter  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (151) for James Ford Trotter

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Nov 11, 2021
I feel this is the best run clinic I have ever attended. Professional friendly and prompt. Dr Trotter is an amazing doctor and stays on top of my care. I love My.bswhealth portal it is a step above to keep up with your entire care and correspond with Doctors
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Nov 9, 2021
Listened so well
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Nov 4, 2021
Always caring and is always accurate on emails.
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Nov 2, 2021
Outstanding services!
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Oct 30, 2021
Everything was great
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Oct 22, 2021
Best dr ever
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Oct 21, 2021
He answered all the questions for me and made me feel as though as I was just a number.
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Oct 21, 2021
I came to Dr Trotter with some liver issues and he got it under control safe an quickly
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Oct 20, 2021
The staff there were courteous, friendly, efficient and professional. Dr. Trotter provided exemplary care abd concern for me. He may be the best doctor I have seen this year. And I have seen many. Loved him
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Oct 13, 2021
I couldn't have asked for a better place and Dr. To coordinate and have had a kidney and liver transplant eight years ago. You all have been a blessing. Dr. Trotter is a man of support for his patients and continues to demonstrate compassion and concern.
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Oct 12, 2021
Love my visits with dr trotter & the entire staff
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Oct 9, 2021
Dr Trotter is very professional in the delivery of service. Always answers your questions and provides insight to your mredical solutions. Best Doctor I have ever had. Highly recommend.
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Oct 7, 2021
Dr Trodder was very polite and professional
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Oct 4, 2021
He was very knowledgeable about everything and provided answers that were very thorough and helpful to everything I was concerned about.
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Oct 1, 2021
Genuinely seemed to care and wanted to help me. I told him he was my hero. Forever grateful for kindness .
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Sep 24, 2021
Dr. Trotter is the most fabulous physician I have ever had. He has been my doctor for 10 years and I owe him for saving my life.
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Sep 20, 2021
I consider Dr. Trotter to be an excellent physician.
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Sep 19, 2021
Always caring and concerned in my care. Best Dr and assist I've ever experienced.
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Sep 17, 2021
I much appreciated being heard on my concerns.
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Sep 14, 2021
Dr. Trotter is, by far, exceptional to any physician in this area. Consistently kind, affable, patient and informative.
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Sep 12, 2021
Dr. Trotter is a rather amazing provider. His concern and care as a patient is top notch.
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Sep 2, 2021
Great care and customer service in a professional manner
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Aug 31, 2021
Dr. Trotter is TOP NOTCH!!!!
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Aug 28, 2021
All I can say is outstanding
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Aug 27, 2021
Very thorough, concerned that I understood everything and asked all the questions that I needed to in order to feel confident that I know all I can about my diagnosis and treatment plan.
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Aug 27, 2021
The Best Liver Specialist that our family could have hoped for!!!
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Aug 26, 2021
EXCEPIONAL ! ! !
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Aug 21, 2021
Organized and aware of my reason for being their. Outlined his plan of care for me. Gave me important contacthk!v
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Aug 17, 2021
Excellent all around!
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Aug 12, 2021
Experience, kindness, details of my care, very respectful of my believe. General, my provider is very excellent
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Aug 12, 2021
Dr Trotter and his staff have always taken good care of me.
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Aug 12, 2021
Dr. Trotter gave us opportunity to ask all questions. We felt he really cared
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Aug 12, 2021
The quality of care that I receive at BSW and partners is exceptional.
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Aug 10, 2021
Great doctor and staff.
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Jul 29, 2021
Dr. Trotter is the best.
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Jul 7, 2021
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Jun 23, 2021
Dr. Trotter has been my hepatologist since 2014. He is always very personable and friendly, and has always talked very frankly and honestly about my health with me.
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Jun 18, 2021
Dr Trotter is an exceptional doctor.
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Jun 16, 2021
Dr. Trotter The BEST around!!!!!!Great Dr. !!!!!!!
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Jun 15, 2021
From arriving to leaving. The staff and Dr Trotter were all great !
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Jun 8, 2021
very Curtis, explained everything well, very professional and polite....great doctor.
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