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Baylor College of Medicine

Surgery Icons Honored by Alumni Association


May 29, 2019

Two faculty members from the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery won major awards during the 2019 annual Alumni Awards and Recognition Dinner at the St. Regis Hotel in Houston on May 2, 2019. The awards were presented by Dr. Paul Klotman, president, CEO and executive dean of Baylor College of Medicine, and alumni association president Dr. George Perry, Ph.D., Postdoc '82.

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Dr. George P. Noon (center) is presented with the Distinguished Service Award.

George P. Noon, M.D. ’60, won the Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding service to Baylor College of Medicine and the Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association. Dr. Noon completed his medical degree and surgical and thoracic residencies at Baylor before being recruited as a faculty member by Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. The duo performed the world’s first multi-organ transplant and developed the heart pump. He has been sought out by several foreign leaders for his surgical abilities and has established several cardiovascular surgery programs worldwide. He currently is president of the DeBakey Medical Foundation and is professor of Surgery in the Division of Transplant and Assist Devices at Baylor. (watch video)

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Kenneth L. Mattox, M.D. '64, with his Lifetime Achievement Award.

Kenneth L. Mattox, M.D. '64, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to alumni whose lifelong pursuits have achieved the zenith of accomplishment and who serve as an inspiration to others. Dr. Mattox helped develop the internationally renowned Ben Taub Hospital Emergency Center and Trauma Center and is a professor in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor. As one of the most recognized surgeons around the world, he also has served as program director for the Las Vegas Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery Conference and the Medical Disaster Response Conference. He has led several national organizations and frequently helps to form and pass legislation to improve care for trauma patients at the local, state, and national levels. (watch video)

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