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Richard E. Helmer III, M.D., FACP

Richard E. Helmer III, M.D., FACP

Provider Type: Physician

Specialties:
Board Certifications:
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

General Summary

Education

  • 1963-1967, Zoology/Pre-Medicine, BA
    University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • 1967-1971, School of Medicine, MD
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
  • 1971-1972, Straight Medicine Internship
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
  • 1972-1974, Medical Residency
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
  • 1977-1979, Fellowship, Division of Hematology-Oncology
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

Medical Practice

  • 1982 - Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine-Hematology
  • 1974 - Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 1975-1977, Major, US Army Medical Corps, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
  • 1974-1975, Major, US Army Medical Corps, US Army Hospital, Okinawa, Japan

Research Interest

Surgery Locations

Other Information

Dr. Helmer is married and has three children and five grandchildren. He is a fifth generation Texan and history buff who donates his time volunteering in health clinics and medical mission trips to places like Peru, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras. He enjoys fishing, Old Hymns, classical Rock 'N Roll,  country  music, BBQ, Southern cooking, Tex-Mex and sushi.

Accolades & Memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Christian Medical and Dental Society
  • European Society of Medical Oncology
  • European Hematology Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Travis County Medical Society
  • Texas Society of Medical Oncology President 2002-2005
  • President's Cabinet and Development Board, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Board of Directors, Silver Spurs Alumni Association, University of Texas

Community Service

Videos:

Publications

  • Clinical Decision Making in Oncology Treatment in Aging and Medically Fragile Residents

    27th Annual Habilitation Therapies Conference, 2017

  • Therapies and Patient Treatment Options

     MDS Foundation Educational Patient-Caregiver Forum, 2016

  • Treatment of Acquired von Willebrand Syndrome and Prevention of Bleeding Postautologous Stem Cell Transplant during Severe Panctopenia with IVIG

    Case Reports in Hematology, 2015

  • Lung Cancer

    Presentations: SAGE PROGRAM, 2015

  • Decitibine Improves Patient Outcomes in Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Results of a Phase III Randomized Study

    Cancer, 2006

Show all Publications
  • The Effects of Dexamethasone on the Growth of Bone Marrow Fibroblasts in Aplastic Anemia

    Progress in Clinical and Biological Research, 1984

  • Abnormal Marrow Fibroblast in Aplastic Anemia

    Experimental Hematology, 1984

  • Bone Marrow Imaging with Indium-111 Chloride in Aplastic Anemia and Myelofibrosis: Concise Communication

    Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 1982

  • The Uptake of Etiocholanolone by Human Bone Marrow Immature Granulocytes

    American Journal of Hematology, 1982

  • Hepatic Artery Occlusion with Perfusion in the Treatment of Carcinoid Syndrome

    Oncology, 1981

  • Lung Uptake of 99Te Sulfur Colloid (TSC) Secondary to Androgen Therapy in Patients with Anemia

    Nuclear Medicine Communications, 1981

  • Apheresis Therapy

    Journal of the Travis County Medical Society, 1981

  • Effect of Testosterone, Etiocholanolone and Dexamethasone on Normal Bone Marrow Fibroblasts: Differences in Specific Binding of 3[H]-Dexamethasoneby Bone Marrow Fibroblasts from Normal Subjects and Patients with Aplastic Anemia

    Blood, 1981

  • Chronic Leukemias

    Central Texas Cancer Symposium II, 1980

  • Isolation of Human Bone Marrow Myeloid Cells by Ion Exchange Filtration

    Experimental Hematology, 1980

  • Aminocaproic Acid Use in Control of Hemorrhage in Patients with Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia

    Journal of the American Medical Association, 1980

  • Anaphylactic Reactions Following Infusion of Factor VIII in a Patient with Classical Hemophilia

    American Journal of Medicine, 1980

  • Isolation of Nucleated Cells from Human Bone Marrow

    Experientia, 1979

  • Indium Chloride Bone Scintigraphy and Ferrokinetic Studies in a Case of Sickle Cell Anemia with Transient Erythroid Aplasia

    Acta Haematologica, 1979

  • Epsilon Amino Caproic Acid (EACA) to Control Bleeding in the Thrombocytopenic Patient

    Clinical Research, 1979

  • Hepatic Artery Occlusion with Perfusion in the Treatment of Carcinoid Syndrome

    Proceedings American Association for Cancer Research and American Society of Clinical Oncology, 1979

  • Proliferation of Bone Marrow Fibroblasts in Anaplastic Anemia

    Blood, 1979

  • Lung Uptake of 99Te Sulfur Colloid (TSC) in Anemia Patients Following Androgen Therapy

    Blood, 1979

  • The Binding of Etiocholanolone to Human Bone Marrow Cells

    Blood, 1979

  • Correlation of 111Indium Bone Marrow Imaging with Ferrokinetics and Bone Marrow Biopsies in Anaplastic Anemia and Myelofibrosis

    Texas Medical University Hematology-Oncology Symposium, 1978

  • Correlation of 111Indium Bone Marrow Imaging with Ferrokinetics and Bone Marrow Biopsies in Anaplastic Anemia and Myelofibrosis

    Blood, 1978

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Review

    Brooke Army Medical Center Progress Notes, 1976

  • Hypoglycorrachia in Leptospirosis

    Annals of Internal Medicine, 1973