Changyi Johnny Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery and Chief

Phone

  • 713-798-4401

Pancreatic cancer; PLGA-PEI based nanotechnology; Endothelial dysfunction and vascular disease; Angiogenesis; Atherosclerosis; Cardiovascular disease…

Stuart Corr, BEng, MEng, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • 713-798-3227

Nanomedicine; Non-invasive radiofrequency hyperthermia; Surgical Technology; Nanomaterials characterization

Xin-Hua Feng, Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • 713-798-4756

Embryonic stem cells; Serine/threonine phosphatases; SMAD; SUMOylation; TGF-ß/BMP; Ubiquitination

Kaiyi Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery

DNA Repair; Mechanisms for cancer formation; Personalized cancer treatment

Yulong Liang, Ph.D.

Instructor in Surgery

Phone

  • 713-798-1035

DNA damage response; Repair proteins; Breast cancer; Liver cancer; Double-strand breaks; Homologous recombination; Genomic instability; Tumorigenesis…

Xia Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 798-4899

Cancer; Diabetes; TGF-beta

Jian-Ming Lu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Nanoparticle drug delivery; Cardiovascular disease; Pancreatic Cancer; Oxidative stress, Free radicals and Antioxidants

Megumi Mathison, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • 713-798-3259

In situ cardiac regeneration; Cardiovascular disease; Cardiac cellular reprogramming

Lisa Kay Mullany, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 798-7882

Cardiac reprogramming; Transdifferentiation; Fibrosis

Hu Ying Shen, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery

Aortic aneurysms and dissections; Diabetic vascular diseases; Vascular biology and diseases

Vivek Singh, Ph.D.

Instructor

Phone

  • 713-798-3528

Hypertension/ Arrhythmia • Ischemia and Reperfusion • Diabetic Cardiomyopathy • Cellular Reprogramming • Diabetes/obesity • Gene Therapy

Jianchang Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • 713-798-5334

Cardiac progenitor regulation and direct cellular reprogramming; epigenetic mechanisms of gene expression…

Qizhi Cathy Yao, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • 713-798-1765

HIV vaccines; Pancreatic cancer pathogenesis; Nanoparticle targeted delivery

Joint Faculty: Surgical Research

Swathi Balaji, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Regenerative tissue repair; Fetal wound healing; Acute, burn and diabetic wound repair; ECM and fibrosis; Neovascularization

Bryan Burt, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Thoracic Surgery; Lung cancer; Esophageal cancer; Thymic malignancies including thymoma, thymic cancer, and advanced thymic malignancies…

Steven Curley, M.D.

Professor of Surgery and Chief

Phone

  • (713) 798-2262

Surgical Oncology; Liver, bile duct, and gallbladder cancer surgery; Neuroendocrine tumor surgery; Colorectal cancer surgery

William E Fisher, M.D.

Professor of Surgery and Chief

Phone

  • (713) 798-2262

Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure); Minimally invasive/laparoscopic/robotic pancreatic surgery; Pancreatitis; Pancreas cancer…

Shawn Groth, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 798-6376

Minimally invasive thoracic surgery; Robot-assisted thoracic surgery; Lung cancer; Robot-assisted VATS lobectomy for lung cancer; Esophageal cancer…

Pawel Jan Kolodziejski, M.D.

Instructor in Surgery

Phone

  • 713-790-3155

Pulmonary hypertension; Proteasomes; Nitric oxide

Ronald Kerman, Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • 713-798-3088

Histocompatibility testing; Cellular and antibody immune responsiveness of transplant patients; HLA antibodies

Scott Anthony LeMaire, M.D.

Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • 832-355-9910

Aortic surgery; Aortic root replacement; Ascending aortic replacement; Aortic arch replacement; Heart valve repair and replacement…

Bijan Najafi, Ph.D., MSc.

Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 798-7536

George P Noon, M.D.

Professor of Surgery

Organ transplantation; Cardiac assist devices

Jed Gregory Nuchtern, M.D.

Professor of Surgery and Chief

Phone

  • 832-822-3135

Pediatric surgical oncology; Adrenal tumors

Oluyinka Olutoye, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • 832-822-3135

Fetal surgery; Diaphragmatic hernia; CCAM; Lung malformation; Pectus excavatum, Chest wall deformities; Omphalocele; Gastroschisis; Esophagus atresia…

Todd Rosengart, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor of Surgery and Chairman

Phone

  • (713) 798-3020

Cardiothoracic Surgery; Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery; Off-pump Surgery; Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery; Closure of ASD or VSD…

Robert Ellis Southard, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

General surgery; Surgical critical care; Laparotomy; Appendectomy; Cholecystectomy

David J Sugarbaker, M.D.

Professor and Chief, Division of General Thoracic Surgery

Phone

  • 713.798.6376

Mesothelioma; General thoracic surgery; Minimally invasive surgery; Lung volume reduction surgery; Video-assisted thoracic surgery; Esophageal cancer

Barbara Wells Trautner, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Urinary tract infections; Healthcare-associated infections; Antimicrobial stewardship

Sanjeev Ayyangar Vasudevan, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • 832-822-3135

Pediatric surgical oncology; Neuroblastoma

John Moore Vierling, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Professor of Medicine and Surgery

Phone

  • 832-355-1400

Transplant Hepatology; Pre- and post-liver transplantation care; Liver failure; Hepatitis; Cirrhosis; Primary sclerosing cholangitis…

Lalita Wadhwa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • 832-826-1930