Houston Methodist Department of Surgery

The surgical experts of the Houston Methodist Department of Surgery bring diverse expertise and experience to a collaborative care approach. Our team spans three centers of excellence — transplant, gastroenterology and cancer — and has national expertise in reconstructive, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, advancing surgical research and development. The esteemed faculty are passionate about educating the next generation of surgeons.


The Department of Surgery has top ranking in surgical safety and clinical outcomes, recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) as among the top 10% in the nation for general and colorectal surgery outcomes.

National Rankings Underscore Our Commitment to Excellence


Houston Methodist Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 10 specialties, including No. 5 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, No. 15 in Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and No. 20 in Cancer. 


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Our Team

Surgeons at Houston Methodist combine a team-based approach with advanced procedures and technology providing state-of-the-art care for complex procedures across a wide range of surgical disciplines — no matter the condition. Our team performs, develops and trains in advanced surgical procedures such as laparoscopic and robotic techniques, and applies groundbreaking therapies through robust clinical trials. Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & EducationSM at the Bookout Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive surgical education and research facilities in the world. We offer our residents and fellows the ability to experience and learn in an unparalleled environment and with realistic simulation.


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Active Clinical Trials


Research Grants


Peer-Reviewed Publications in 2023


Transplants in 2023

Our Research

Houston Methodist is a leader in the surgical innovation field, advancing state-of-the-art surgery and bringing new technologies and techniques to market. Our deep bench of faculty and researchers are at the forefront of discovery and pioneering innovation, such as developing novel cancer cell therapies and working on key regulatory cells to enhance transplant acceptance.


Our Patient Engagement Research Lab is an interdisciplinary collaboration of clinicians, faculty and researchers with expertise in patient engagement, health services, behavioral change, health communication and education development. Our team’s mission is to expand access to optimal treatments, reduce racial disparities and improve health outcomes. We are also pioneers in nerve reconstruction, stem cell therapy and organ bioengineering.

Liver Transplant & Sleeve Gastrectomy Give Hope
Study shows interval-staged liver transplant and sleeve gastrectomy a good option for patients who otherwise wouldn’t qualify for the procedures.  
CD4+ T Cell Immunity Dependent on Stem-Like Program
These findings unravel a stem-like program that controls the self-renewal capacity and effector differentiation potential of CD4+ TEP cells.
Complex Robotic Lung Resection
Using the robot in pneumonectomy, arterioplasty and bronchoplasty to provide information about the technical approach and postoperative management.
Breast Implant Utilization Trends
Study goals were to analyze and compare breast implant preferences between U.S. and European surgeons in terms of size, shape and surface texturing.

Education & Training

Affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical School and the Texas A&M University College of Medicine and School of Engineering Medicine, Houston Methodist provides all levels of surgical training, from early interest and foundational knowledge pre-college to skill refinement for career surgeons and a program of didactic education through conferences and lectures to keep surgeons and other health care professionals abreast of new surgical knowledge.


Our department offers a wide variety of accredited residency and fellowship programs for clinicians who want to pursue subspecialty training. Among numerous program assets, our simulation center allows residents to rehearse surgical skills and prepare for the operating room in a realistic and meaningful way. 


Weekly educational conferences, provided by residents, surgical and non-surgical faculty, and visiting professors, emphasize Houston Methodist’s Socratic approach to medical education. These conferences also include specialty areas such as thoracic, gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disease and treatment, and a morbidity and mortality conference to address complications and promote discussion and information sharing.

General Surgery Residency
This ACGME-accredited residency program maintains a standard of excellence by providing the best education for our residents and medical students.
Plastic Surgery Residency
The Houston Methodist Hospital Plastic Surgery Residency Program is a three-year independent program that enrolls two residents each year.
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
The fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship with two fellows in training per year in the heart of the world-famous Texas Medical Center.
Abdominal Multi-Organ Transplant Fellowship
This two-year TACC-accredited fellowship provides comprehensive experience in the pre-, intra- and postoperative care of the transplant patient.
For Patients

For Patients

Houston Methodist’s surgical experts use cutting-edge techniques and technology to prevent, diagnose, manage and treat the full range of conditions and surgical specialties.

Department of Surgery News & Events

Leading Medicine Blog — For Professionals
In The News — Recent Press
Events — Virtual & In-Person
Leading Medicine Blog — For Professionals
In The News — Recent Press
Events — Virtual & In-Person