Positions

Distinguished Service Professor
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Chief of Staff and Surgeon-in-Chief
Ben Taub Hospital

Education

Advanced Training from Baylor College Of Medicine Affiliate Hospitals
Advanced Training from Baylor College Of Medicine Affiliate Hospitals
Advanced Training from Baylor College Of Medicine Affiliate Hospitals
M.D. from Baylor College Of Medicine
B.S. from Wayland Baptist University

Certifications

Board Certified
American Board of Surgery
Board Certified
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Honors & Awards

2012 Rotary Distinguished Citizen Award
Houston Top Doctors
The Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson, Jr. Award for Excellence in Education
The Best Doctors in America
Best Doctors in Houston
Who's Who in America
2015 EMS Journey of Excellence Award

Professional Interests

  • Trauma
  • Acute Care Surgery

Professional Statement

Dr. Kenneth L. Mattox is a Distinguished Service Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Staff and Surgeon-in-Chief at Ben Taub Hospital, where he has worked since 1973. BTH has been at the forefront of surgical critical care, breaking ground with its automated system for the storage and retrieval of laboratory data in 1975. Dr. Mattox helped develop the internationally renowned Ben Taub Hospital Emergency Center and its equally respected Trauma Center.

His reputation as an innovator in trauma care is known worldwide. Dr. Mattox is past President of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Secretary-Treasurer of the Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society. He previously chaired the Mayor's Red Ribbon Committee to address Houston Fire Department Emergency Medical Services, and sat on the Hospital Subcommittee of the Mayor's Special Task Force on the Medical Aspects of Disaster.

Currently, Dr. Mattox serves as consultant to the Center for Biologic Evaluation and Research of the FDA. Dr. Mattox has served on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Houston, Doctors’ Club of Houston, Wayland Baptist University, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Southeast Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors, and serves as Chairman of the Board of the John P. McGovern Museum for Health & Medical Science.

Selected Publications

Memberships

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
American Trauma Society
Harris County Medical Society
Houston Surgical Society
Houston Academy of Medicine
Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society
Society of Vascular Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Texas Surgical Society
University Association for Emergency Medicine
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
American College of Cardiology
American College of Chest Physicians
American Medical Association
American Surgical Association
Association for Academic Surgery
Halstead Society
International Society of Surgery
Pan Pacific Surgical Association
Society of Thoracic Surgery
Society of University Surgeons
Southern Surgical Association