Department of Surgery

Office of Surgical Research


Research is one of the highest priorities for Baylor College of Medicine’s Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, driven by our vision to improve quality of life for patients and to train future leaders in academic surgery. To support this priority, the Office of Surgical Research (formerly known as the Surgical Research Core) was created in 2014 to support the research efforts of members of the Department of Surgery.

Our research support team includes a practicing M.D. with a Ph.D. in clinical investigation, biostatisticians, database experts, regulatory experts, clinical trial coordinators, grants and contracts managers, a medical editor, and a medical illustrator. These resources are shared among our divisions and are available without cost to all of our faculty and trainees.




We are here to help navigate the detailed, sometimes complex tasks required to conduct quality and compliant research studies. Our goal is to enable investigators to stay focused on their work at the bench and the bedside by offering the following services:

  • Research planning and study development
  • Grant proposal development
  • Clinical trial support
  • IRB templates/examples
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Statistical support
  • Budget support
  • Document/manuscript editing
  • Preparation of figures, tables, and medical illustrations
  • Proposal routing
  • Report submission

Want to Submit a Funding Proposal?


It is easy to begin the process. Fill out the short online Intent to Submit form provided to let us know about your project.

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