Message from the Chief
Welcome to the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at the Baylor College of Medicine. We provide comprehensive care in treating diseases of the vascular system involving the arteries and veins, using contemporary medical and minimally invasive surgical therapies. A full array of services are utilized, ranging from medical management of vascular disease to minimally invasive endovascular approaches or, if necessary, open surgical reconstruction. Our goal is to provide accurate diagnosis and prompt therapy for patients with vascular disease through patient care, research, and education.
Our clinical faculty physicians are widely recognized as leaders in the field of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy. Our faculty members have presented their work in clinical outcomes and research findings at scientific meetings in the United States and throughout the world. The division has a robust basic science and clinical program, which includes 7 full-time clinical faculty physicians and 15 full-time research faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students.
Our division has a reputation for providing excellent clinical care to patients from either locally or internationally. Our clinical vascular surgery program is well established in the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical facility in the world. The clinical practice of our vascular program occurs within Baylor Clinic and several affiliated hospitals, which include the following institutions:
- Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
- Texas Heart Institute
- Texas Children's Hospital
- Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
- Ben Taub Hospital
- Park Plaza Hospital
- St. Joseph Medical Center
- University General Hospital
The Baylor Vascular Surgery Fellowship program was established in 1970 by Drs. Michael DeBakey and Stanley Crawford. It is one of the premier vascular surgery training programs in the country. Over the past four decades, more than 120 vascular surgeons from the United States and other countries have completed our training program and have become leaders in vascular surgery around the world.
I invite you to continue to visit our website, where a full range of information about our programs can be easily accessed. If you have any questions, please contact us at (713) 798-5700.
Peter H. Lin, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy