Department of Surgery

DeBakey Surgical Award

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Each biennial meeting year since 1978, the Awards Committee of the Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society has selected a DeBakey Surgeon to receive the DeBakey Surgical Award.

This is a singular honor bestowed only on the world’s most outstanding surgeons for their significant contributions to surgery.

DeBakey Surgical Award Recipients

2020    Charles H. McCollum 
2018    Joseph Coselli, MD
2014    Kenneth L. Mattox, M.D.
2008    George P. Noon, MD   
2004    Norman M. Rich, M.D.    
2000    John O. Ochsner, M.D.    
1998    F. William Blaisdell, M.D.
1996    Frank C. Spencer, M.D.    
1994    C. Rollins Hanlon, M.D.
1992    Henry Bahnson, M.D.    
1990    E. Stanley Crawford, M.D.
1988    John Kirklin, M.D.    
1986    Norman Shumway, M.D.
1984    David Sabiston, M.D.    
1982    Frank Gerbode, M.D.
1980    Alton Ochsner, M.D.    
1978    Charles Dubost, M.D.