Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of
Joseph Coselli, MD
as he is recognized with the DeBakey Surgical Award at this years 22nd Congress.

DeBakey Surgical Award recipient
22nd Congress of the Micheal E DeBakey International Surgical Society

Conference Registration for the 22nd Congress is OPEN


For the latest Information, Registration, Hotel Accommodations and Attractions, please visit the 22nd Congress Home page



Featured Speakers for the 22nd Congress

William “Billy” Cohn, MD
Vice President
Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies

Kenneth Mattox, MD
Vice Chair of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

Ernesto Soltero, MD
Director Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Todd Rosengart, MD
DeBakey-Bard Chair of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

Roger Gregory, MD, RVT, FACS
Chief of Vascular Surgery (Ret)
Eastern Virginia Medical School








Full List of Speakers for the 22nd Congress


The Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society would like to thank the following sponsors who helped make this event a success:




Dr. Debakey pic4 Time Mag Cover
Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.
Pioneer, Innovator, Miracle Maker, Samaritan

A Legend
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.

Dr. Debakey pic6 Pres BushThis 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.