The Michael E. DeBakey Library & Museum, which chronicles the life of the pioneering heart surgeon, as well as the history of the Baylor College of Medicine, opened its doors May 14, 2010.
A recreation of the Operating Room, presented as Dr. DeBakey designed it, is among the exhibits, as is a collection from among the hundreds of framed photographs Dr. DeBakey kept in his offices and conference room. His conference room table, which was the college's original board table, is part of the museum's exhibits. A replica of the sewing machine he used to make the first Dacron graft also is on display.
Memorabilia from DeBakey's long career includes many of his awards and honors. There are also many hours of videotape of Dr. DeBakey's surgeries, speeches and other events that can be accessed on large screen monitors.
DeBakey served as the College's first president, chancellor and chancellor emeritus. He was chair of surgery from 1948 until 1993. He was often referred to as the father of modern cardiovascular surgery.
Legacy of Excellence
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Walk Through History
Learn about The Michael E. DeBakey Library and Museum at Baylor College of Medicine.
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The museum is open for self-guided visits Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays.
No admission is charged at the Michael E. DeBakey Library and Museum.
For the Media
Additional information on Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, including photographs and archived video footage, is available through the Office of Public Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine.
Interviews with past and present leaders of Baylor College of Medicine and current faculty members also can be arranged through the Office of Communications & Community Outreach.
Office of Communications & Community Outreach
Michael E. DeBakey Library and Museum
Can't make it to the museum in person? See our Facebook photo album of the exhibits.