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Philip Worthington Carrott, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine


Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Thoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine


Lung Transplantation (Hospital)
Heart and Lung Transplant Center
6770 Bertner Avenue
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(832) 355-3000
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General Thoracic Surgery (Clinic)
Baylor Medicine at McNair Campus
7200 Cambridge Street
Suite 6A
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-6376
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  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery


  • Clinical Fellowship at University of Virginia Health System

  • Research Fellowship at Virginia Mason Medical Center

  • Residency at Rhode Island Hospital / Brown University

  • MD from University of Kansas School of Medicine
    Kansas City
  • MS from University of Aberdeen

  • BS from Washington and Lee University


  • Male

CME Presentations

Surgical Innovation and Life-Long Learning: The Case of the Esophagus
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
September 30, 2020

Professional Statement

Dr. Philip W. Carrott as an assistant professor of surgery in the Divisions of General Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Circulatory Support. He is board-certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. A native of Kansas City, Dr. Carrott completed his undergraduate education at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He then earned his medical degree at the University of Kansas, and went on to complete his general surgery training at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Carrott then did a research fellowship in esophageal disease at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, before completing his training with a fellowship in thoracic surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 2013, Dr. Carrott joined the faculty at the University of Michigan as an assistant professor, and now joins us here at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Carrott specializes in thoracic surgery and lung transplantation and treats benign and malignant disorders of the lung, esophagus, and chest wall. He uses minimally invasive techniques (video-assisted thoracic surgery or VATS, and laparoscopic abdominal surgery) whenever possible to treat lung cancer, thymic tumors, esophageal cancer, paraesophageal or hiatal hernias, achalasia, diaphragm paralysis and congenital diaphragm hernias, pectus excavatum deformities, and rib tumors. Dr. Carrott also has extensive experience with recurrent or re-operative hiatal hernias and lung surgery. His research interests include peri-operative nutrition support, enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), and ischemic pre-conditioning of the stomach prior to esophagectomy. Dr. Carrott has been involved in resident and medical student teaching, and he developed a curriculum for nutrition and cardiothoracic surgery for students at the University of Michigan. He was the Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) for the Thoracic Surgery Residency and Fellowship at the University of Michigan, and has received training from the ACGME in trainee assessment. Dr. Carrott is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and has been awarded for leadership in medical school and residency.

Professional Achievements

  • Clinical Nutrition Fellowship for Physicians
    Nestle Nutrition Institute

Professional Interests

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Chest wall disease
  • Benign esophageal diseases

Physician Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Heart and Lung Transplant
  • Lung Surgery

Professional Specialties

  • Lung-volume reduction surgery (LVRS)
  • Giant paraesophageal hiatal hernia surgery
  • Pectus excavatum surgery (nuss procedure)
  • Minimally invasive lung lobectomy
  • Minimally invasive esophagectomy
  • Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS)
  • Lung resection for fungal or mycotic disease
  • Rib fracture treatment


  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation