Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

TMHPO Department of Surgery

Brian J. Dunkin, M.D., FACS

Clinic Information

6550 Fannin Street, SM1601
Smith Tower, 16th Floor
Houston, Texas 77030

Clinic Phone:  713- 441-5141
Clinic Fax:      713-790-6470

Head, Section of Endoscopic Surgery
Medical Director, Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIESM)
Professor of Clinical Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

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
  • 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

Professional Activity

  • Board Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • 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