Department of Surgery


About Us


The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery continues to build on our 75-year history of excellence in surgical care, education, research and innovation inspired by the legacy of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey. Our surgeons and scientists practice across a spectrum of specialties ranging from heart and lung transplantation to trauma surgery. We practice at iconic institutions across the Texas Medical Center campus, including Texas Children’s Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Our DeBakey Surgeon programs host over 130 trainees in 16 residency and fellowship programs. Our Global Surgery and Innovation Tracks, which complements our five-year clinical track and our seven-year research track in general surgery, are the only National Residency Matching Program-recognized training programs of their kind. Our Office of Surgical Research comprises a team of over 50 research specialists who manage the department’s research program, including more than 80 awarded grant projects and 260 active clinical studies, supported by over $18 million in annual, extramural funding.


Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
One Baylor Plaza MS390
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 798-8070