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Department of Surgery

H. Edward Garrett, Sr., M.D.

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Courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine ArchivesGene Guinn, M.D.
H. Edward Garrett Sr., M.D.

Dr. Garrett joined the Department of Surgery faculty after completing his training in general and thoracic surgery at BCM under the direction of Dr. Michael DeBakey. In 1964, Dr. Garrett performed the first successful coronary artery bypass and the following year, published the first series of bypass operations to arteries in the lower leg.