Department of Surgery

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About Us

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The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery continues to build on our 75-year history of excellence in surgical care, education, research and innovation inspired by the legacy of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey. Our faculty surgeons and scientists practice across a spectrum of specialties ranging from heart and lung transplantation to trauma surgery. We practice at iconic institutions across the Texas Medical Center campus, including Texas Children’s Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Our education programs host over 130 trainees in nine residency tracks. Our Global Surgery Track, which complements our five-year clinical track and our seven-year research track in general surgery, is the only National Residency Matching Program-recognized training program of its kind. Our Office of Surgical Research comprises a team of over 70 research specialists who manage the department’s research program, including more than 80 awarded grant projects and 130 active clinical studies, supported by over $8.5 million in annual, extramural funding. We are honored to be ranked 13th for departments of surgery by U.S. News & World Report and invite you to learn more about our innovative environment and dynamic team.

 

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Education

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We are focused on training and educating the next generation of surgeons and surgeon-scientists.

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Research

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We are dedicated to creating an environment where surgical investigators discover new knowledge, develop innovations, and translate research advances into improvements in patient care.

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News and Events

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Healthcare

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Today, we treat more than 10,000 surgical cases and 37,000 patient visits a year, bringing together the knowledge and experience of over 140 faculty physicians. 

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Community

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Our commitment to community ranges near and far, and from engagements with existing charitable and not-for-profit organizations to those generated by department members.

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Virtual Surgery Grand Rounds