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 Track, which complements our five-year clinical track and our seven-year research track in general surgery, is the only National Residency Matching Program-recognized training program of its 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 $16 million in annual, extramural funding.
The department provides a broad range of educational programs for those interested in the field of surgery.
- 16 Residency and fellowship programs
- 130 Residents and fellows
- 1,350 Alumni
We are dedicated to creating an environment where surgical investigators discover new knowledge, develop innovations, and translate research advances into improvements in patient care.
- $7 million in NIH funding
- $16 million in extramural funding
Patients from around the world seek our highly trained and specialized surgeons who care for patients at our four iconic affiliate hospitals
- 240 Full-time faculty
- 30,000 Surgical cases a year
- 100,000 Patient visits
2022 State of the Department
Center for Global Surgery
The Center for Global Surgery offers a variety of programs in global surgery for residents, fellows and doctors with the goal of producing skilled surgeons who can provide safe surgical care in low-resourced areas.
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Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
One Baylor Plaza MS390
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 798-8070