John F., Jr. and Carolyn Bookout Chair in Surgical Innovation and Technology, Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education
Professor of Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Dr. Dunkin joined the faculty of the University of Maryland in Baltimore as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in 1997. While there, he was also an attending physician at the VA Medical Center. Dr. Dunkin later accepted an appointment at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida where he would soon be promoted to an Associate Professor. With a particular interest in teaching and mentoring, Dr. Dunkin has a long history in training the next generation of surgeons. He assumed his current positions at Houston Methodist in 2007, and is responsible for the development of education programs at MITIE that use virtual reality simulation, robotics, telepresence, and preclinical models.
Dr. Dunkin's research centers on the development of novel methods and devices for endoscopic surgery, as well as the use of cutting-edge technology in the development of improved training programs for surgeons.