Ronald Timothy Cotton, M.D., FACS Photo

Ronald Timothy Cotton, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine



Abdominal Transplant & Liver Disease (Clinic)
Baylor Clinic
6620 Main Street
Suite 1450
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
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  • Diplomate
    American Board of Surgery


  • BS from University of Houston
    05/2002 - Houston, Texas United States

  • MD from Baylor College of Medicine
    05/2006 - Houston, Texas United States
  • Residency at Baylor College of Medicine
    06/2013 - Houston, Texas United States

  • Clinical Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
    05/2015 - Houston, Texas United States


  • Male

Professional Statement

A native Houstonian, Dr. Cotton graduated valedictorian from the Michael E. DeBakey High School of Health Professions in 1998 and summa cum laude from the University of Houston in 2002. He completed his undergraduate medical studies as well as residency and fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine. He joined the Baylor faculty in 2015. His clinical roles in the Division of Abdominal Transplantation include serving as primary surgeon for the liver and kidney transplant programs at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Dr. Cotton’s academic interests include undergraduate and post graduate medical education, where he is especially interested in improving access for all learners interested in careers in surgery. For Dr. Cotton, transplantation represents the epitome of medical collaboration, as each individual team member plays a vital and necessary role to create hope for the patient with end-stage disease. His clinical philosophy centers upon the delivery technically and clinically exceptional surgical care in a personal, compassionate manner.

Professional Interests

  • Abdominal Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Surgical Education
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Professional Specialties

  • Abdominal Transplantation
  • Liver resection


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease