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George Steer, PhD, RRT

  • Assistant Professor


    • A.A., 1978, Respiratory Therapy, Prince George's Community College
    • B.S., 1984, Physiology, University of Maryland College Park
    • M.S., 1987, Physiology, University of Maryland College Park
    • Ph.D., 2001, Cardiopulmonary Physiology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

    Licensure and Certifications: 

    • Certified and Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care
    • State of Maryland Respiratory Care Practitioner
    • State of Texas Respiratory Care Practitioner


    Dr. Steer began teaching at UMES in the fall of 2015.  Dr. Steer has practiced respiratory therapy and cardiopulmonary physiological monitoring and treatment for over 20 years in the acute critical care environment.  He maintains current clinical practice standards by regularly attending national and international conferences and by attending continuing educational activities as a member of the American Association of Respiratory Care and the American Thoracic Society.  He has presented clinical and pedagogical lectures at regional health care and educational conferences with topics such as pulmonary consequences of abdominal compartment syndrome and student and faculty perceptions of interprofessional learning in the multiple case trauma emergent care scenario. He has trained students at academic levels ranging from first year undergraduate freshmen to Allopathic medical students. Dr. Steer is uniquely prepared for presentation of cardiopulmonary clinical practice procedures.  As a respiratory therapist, he has provided all breathing therapies and life support.  As a cardiopulmonary (CP) physiologist, in the intensive care unit and as a CP researcher, he has exquisite knowledge in cardiopulmonary physiological monitoring in many cardiac and pulmonary disorders in both the acute care and diagnostic arenas.                                                                                                                    

    Primary Courses:

    PHYT 603 Exercise Physiology
    PHYT 637 Patient Management - Pulmonary
    PHYT 633 Patient Management - Cardiac
    PHYT 789 Research Project

    Contributing Professor:

    PHYT 605 Lifespan Development and Embryology - Histology
    PHYT 600 Advanced Physiology - Cardiac and pulmonary physiology
    PHYT 612 Clinical Medicine I - Pathophysiology - Cardiac and Pulmonary Pathophysiology

    Course Coordinator:

    PHYT 611 Pharmacology and Laboratory Values for the Physical Therapist