Doctor Michael Ellis DeBakey, internationally renowned
cardiovascular surgeon, medical inventor, medical statesman,
and teacher, has trained thousands of surgeons since
1948, when he accepted the chairmanship of the Department
of Surgery at Baylor University College of Medicine
in Houston. After the school separated from Baylor University,
he was appointed President of Baylor College of Medicine.
A group of Doctor DeBakey's trainees came together
in 1976 with the goal of founding an organization to
honor Doctor DeBakey, provide a forum for international
scientific exchange, recognize superior surgeons and
provide financial support for surgeons seeking postgraduate
training at Baylor College of Medicine. The Michael
E. DeBakey International Cardiovascular Surgical Society
was founded January 20, 1977, and subsequently was renamed
the Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society.
This organization now perpetuates Doctor DeBakey's vision
through scholarship, training and recognition. A fellowship
program provides continuing resource for training promising
surgeons, an award program biennially recognizes an
outstanding surgeon for significant contributions in
the field of surgery, and a biennial meeting provides
the opportunity for international exchange of scientific
advances and technology.
Doctor DeBakey's most visible legacy is reflected by
the work and accomplishments of his trainees throughout
the world. The seeds of knowledge, words of wisdom,
and unrelenting goals of excellence that Doctor Michael
E. DeBakey has planted in the minds and hearts of the
hundreds of physicians he has trained and thousands
he has touched through his teachings and writings germinate
to fruition each day and will continue to do so for
decades to come.
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