Dr. George Noon, left, and Dr. Michael DeBakey, right front, share a few words with LVAD and heart transplant patients at a Valentine's Day celebration.
Dr. George Noon has announced his retirement from his surgical practice at Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Noon, one of Houston Methodist's most respected surgeons,has been an integral and steady part of the transplant program at Houston Methodist literally from its inception in the 1960s, and his masterful skills and compassionate care for our patients will be missed.
As surgical partner to Dr. Michael DeBakey, Dr. Noon was part of the team who performed many of the world's firsts when organ transplant was new to health care, and he has been part of many firsts even in recent years. He has treated countless patients and trained numerous surgeons in the generations below him. His dedication to increasing and improving treatment options for organ failure patients has been a true blessing for the Methodist Transplant Center. However, I'm grateful that he has promised to remain on the medical staff, where he will continue research and academic duties.
On behalf of the Methodist Transplant Center, I congratulate Dr. Noon on the next phase of his career. We look forward to working with him for many years to come as he continues to research more innovative treatments for organ failure and to train future young surgeons.
A. Osama Gaber, M.D.
Methodist Transplant Center