Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Dr. Brian Dunkin

Dr. Brian J. Dunkin
6550 Fannin Street, SM1601
Smith Tower, 16th Floor
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 713- 441-5141
Fax: 713-790-6470

Brian J. Dunkin, M.D., FACS

Head, Section of Endoscopic Surgery
Medical Director, Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE)

Clinical Expertise

  • Minimally invasive inguinal and abdominal wall hernia repair
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery for acid reflux and hiatal hernia, achalasia, solid organs (adrenal, spleen, pancreas), gallbladder, donor nephrectomy, upper and lower gastrointestinal disorders
  • Advanced flexible endoscopy including ERCP, colonoscopy, and upper endoscopy

Professional Activity

  • Board Member, Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
  • Reseach in simulation technology, novel endoscopic therapies, and natural orifice surgery
  • Lectured and taught nationally and internationally on therapeutic endoscopy and advanced laparoscopy

Research Interests

  • Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES)
  • Mucosal ablation for Barrett’s esophagus
  • Use of simulation for procedural training
  • Image guided surgery


  • Fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery and flexible endoscopy - Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Surgical Research Fellowship - The Veteran's Administration Hospital, Washington, DC
  • General Surgery Residency - George Washington University
  • University of Nevada School of Medicine, M.D., 1989
  • Boston University College of Engineering, B.S., Cum Laude, 1985