Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Joseph J. Naples, M.D.

Joseph Naples, M.D.


Joseph Naples, M.D.

Joseph Naples, M.D.

Senior Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
The Methodist Hospital
Professor of Anesthesiology 
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Phone: 713-441-3493
Fax: 713-790-2006
E-mail: JoeNaples@houstonmethodist.org


B.A.   Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH (Pre-Med)
M.D.   Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MI

Postdoctoral Training

Rotating Internship, Youngstown Hospital Association, Youngstown, OH
Anesthesiology Residency, Youngstown Hospital Association, Youngstown, OH







Dr. Naples received his first academic appointment in 1979 as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery/Anesthesia at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina. While at the University of South Carolina, he became the Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology and Vice Chief of Cardiovascular Services of Providence Hospital, the university teaching hospital.

Dr. Naples joined the faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas shortly thereafter as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. He also held staff positions as a Senior Attending Anesthesiologist and the Fondren-Brown Cardiovascular Unit Anesthesia Service Chief at The Methodist Hospital during that time. Dr. Naples then spent 15 years at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as a Professor of Anesthesiology with a dual appointment as a Professor in the Division of Thoracic Surgery. He became the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology there in 1999. Dr. Naples returned to Methodist as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology in 2005.

Description of Research

Dr. Naples' research centers on anesthesia applications in heart and lung surgeries.

Major Areas of Research

Anesthesia, cardiopulmonary bypass, lung transplantation, heart preservation

Recent Publications

Sabo B, Dodd GD 3rd, Halff GA, Naples JJ. Anesthetic considerations in patients undergoing percutaneous radiofrequency interstitial tissue ablation. AANA J. 1999 Oct;67(5):467-8.

Bracken CA, Gurkowski MA, Naples JJ. Lung transplantation: historical perspective, current concepts, and anesthetic considerations. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1997 Apr;11(2):220-41. Review.

Calhoon JH, Bunegin L, Gelineau JF, Felger MC, Naples JJ, Miller OL, Sako EY. Twelve-hour canine heart preservation with a simple, portable hypothermic organ perfusion device. Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Jul;62(1):91-3.

Bracken CA, Gurkowski MA, Naples JJ, Smith H, Steinmann A, Samuel J, Strickler FR, VanDenburgh J, Sheikh F, Lumb P, et al. Case 6--1993. Cardiopulmonary bypass in two patients with previously undetected cold agglutinins. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1993 Dec;7(6):743-9.