Spotlight: Joseph Lightfoot

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Joe Lightfoot with the Department of Medicine.

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Joseph Lightfoot

Name: Joe Lightfoot

Title: Administrator

Department: Medicine

How long have you been at BCM? Two years

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? The team that I am fortunate to be a part of, with Medicine and Baylor at-large

Where were you born? San Diego, Calif.

What is your favorite kind of food? Spicy Asian fusion

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? Killen’s Steakhouse (actually Pearland); the Wagyu beef is amazing

What’s on your music playlist? I’m all over the place when it comes to music; very eclectic. I’ve been on a Tom Petty fix lately – both when playing my guitar and listening.

What is your dream vacation? I’ve been all over Europe but have yet to make it to Greece. Santorini during the slow season with no real agenda – that would be a great trip.

What is your favorite TV show? “Man v. Wild” (Bear Grylls)

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … Am amazing at group karaoke (I usually know the lyrics by heart too).

What are some of your personal hobbies? Golfing, saltwater fishing and entertaining my 4-year-old

Last book you read? Re-read “Old Man and the Sea”

Last movie you saw? “Lord of the Rings – Return of the King” (on TV)

Any kids? Pets? 4-year old son, Sebastian; 2-year-old male Boston Terrier, Bailey. The two are inseparable.

Favorite food on campus? The Reuben sandwich at Mary O’s (Jamail)

Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? My office at McNair; a lot of good brainstorming and collaboration happens there.