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Pioneering Heart Surgeon Michael E. DeBakey Dies at 99
Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., 99, noted heart surgeon who had been on the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital for decades, was a mentor of James T. Willerson, M.D., outgoing president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and president elect of Texas Heart Institute.
"We have lost a great leader, builder, medical statesman, and pioneer in cardiovascular surgery," said Dr. Willerson. "Dr. DeBakey's contributions to the building and growth of the Texas Medical Center, the Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital have been monumental."
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