Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Thoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, General Thoracic Surgery Research
Baylor College of Medicine
Interim Chief, General Thoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Interests


Residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Thoracic Surgery
Residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital
General Surgery
MD from Weill Medical College of Cornell University
BA from New York University

Bryan Burt, M.D., is a general thoracic surgeon and thoracic surgical oncologist in Houston. Dr. Burt feels privileged to care for patients with thoracic cancers and other thoracic surgical problems. In the laboratory, his research efforts concentrate on immunologic determinants of pleural mesothelioma and non-small cell lung cancer, he is currently focusing efforts on novel therapeutic intraoperative treatments of pleural mesothelioma.

Dr. Burt has a special interest in treating mesothelioma and thoracic outlet syndrome.


American College of Surgeons
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group
American Medical Association
General Thoracic Biology Club
American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Honors & Awards

TSFRE Research Award
Peter Bent Brigham Scholar Award
Alpha Omega Alpha
Clarence Coryell Prize in Surgery
Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care

Selected Publications

  • Hamaji M, Ali OS, and Burt BM. "A meta-analysis of surgical versus non-surgical management of recurrent thymoma." Ann Thorac Surg.
  • Burt BM, Kosinski AS, Shrager JB, Onaitis MW, Weigel T. "Thoracoscopic lobectomy is associated with acceptable morbidity and mortality in patients with predicted postoperative forced expiratory volume in 1 second or diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide less than 40% of normal." J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  • Burt BM, Cameron RB, Mollberg NM, Kosinski AS, Schipper PH, Shrager JB, Vigneswaran WT. "Malignant pleural mesothelioma and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database: An analysis of surgical morbidity and mortality." J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  • Padda SK, Burt BM, Trakul N, Wakelee HA. "Early-stage non-small cell lung cancer: surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and individualized adjuvant therapy." Semin Oncol.
  • Burt BM, Ali SO, DaSilva MC, Yeap BY, Richards WG, Baldini EH, Sugarbaker DJ. "Clinical indications and results after chest wall resection for recurrent mesothelioma." J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  • Burt BM, Bader A, Winter D, Rodig SJ, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ. "Expression of interleukin-4 receptor alpha in human pleural mesothelioma is associated with poor survival and promotion of tumor inflammation."
  • Burt BM, Ocejo S, Mery C, Dasilva M, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ, Jaklitsch M. "Aggressive and repeated metastasectomy for leiomyosarcoma pulmonary metastases extends survival."
  • Burt BM, Rodig SJ, Tilleman T, Elbardissi AW, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ. "Circulating and tumor-infiltrating myeloid cells predict survival in human pleural mesothelioma." Cancer.
  • Burt BM, Plitas G, Zheng Z, Bamboat Z, Nguyen HM, Dupont B, and DeMatteo RP. "The lytic potential of human liver natural killer cells is restricted by their expression of killer immunoglobulin-like receptors." J Immunol.
  • Mery CM, Pappas AN, Burt BM, Bueno R, Linden PA, Sugarbaker DJ, Jaklitsch MT. "Diameter of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Correlates With Long-term Survival: Implications for T Stage." Chest.