Please Save the Date for the 22nd Congress of the
To Friends and Colleagues,
Please save the date and join us for the next Michael E DeBakey International Surgical Society meeting to be held at the Gaylord Texan August 23-25, 2018. We will celebrate the Living Legacy of Dr. DeBakey and his contributions across a multitude of surgical specialties and education. We will have an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of surgical masters as well as young investigators and residents. The meeting will offer an opportunity to exchange scholarly ideas and ample time to visit with old friends. We are excited to share a flavor of the Old West and some of the rich Texas heritage. Mark your calendars now!!!!! More program information and online registration will be following.
Alison Wilson, MD, FACS
President, Michael E DeBakey International Surgical Society
Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.
Pioneer, Innovator, Miracle Maker, Samaritan
Michael Ellis DeBakey is internationally recognized as a pioneer of modern medicine. An ingenious medical inventor and innovator, a gifted and dedicated teacher, a premier surgeon, and an international medical statesman, Dr. DeBakey is relentlessly pursuing new avenues in which modern technology can be applied to the practice of healing and saving lives.
This prolific surgeon and humanitarian has performed more than 60,000 cardiovascular procedures and has trained thousands of surgeons who practice around the world. In 1976, his students founded the Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society. His name is affixed to a number of organizations, centers for learning, and projects devoted to medical education and health education for the general public.
Dr. DeBakey has received numerous honorary degrees from prestigious colleges and universities, as well as innumerable awards from educational institutions, professional and civic organizations, and governments worldwide. In 1969, he received the highest honor a United States citizen can receive – the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan awarded the National Medal of Science to DeBakey.