Yesenia Rojas-Khalil, M.D., FACS Photo

Yesenia Rojas-Khalil, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine



Colorectal Surgery (Clinic)
Baylor Medicine at McNair Campus
7200 Cambridge Street
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-4321
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  • Texas Medical Board

  • General Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

  • Surgical Critical Care
    American Board of Surgery


  • BA from University of St. Thomas
    06/2005 - Houston, Texas United States
  • MD from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    06/2009 - Dallas, Texas United States
  • Residency at University of Texas Medical Branch
    07/2017 - Galveston, Texas United States

  • Research Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine/ Texas Children's Hospital
    07/2014 - Houston, Texas United States
  • Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
    07/2018 - Houston, Texas United States

  • Fellowship at University of Louisville
    08/2019 - Louisville, Kentucky United States


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CME Presentations

Colorectal Cancer: Update in Screening Guidelines
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
February 3, 2021

Professional Statement

Dr. Yesenia Rojas-Khalil returns to Houston after completing a Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, where her specialty training focused primarily in robotic and minimally invasive surgery, colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), and complex re-operative pelvic and abdominal surgery. She is a born and raised Texan, and native Spanish speaker. Dr. Rojas-Khalil graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and obtained her Medical Degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. She then completed an 8-year General Surgery residency at the University of Texas-Medical Branch in Galveston, which included a 3-year research fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital with a focus in cancer genetics. In addition, she completed a Surgical Critical Care fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, caring for the most critically ill surgical patients. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, and board-eligible for certification in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Rojas-Khalil has authored and co-authored many original research publications, in addition to contributing to surgical textbook chapters in Current Surgical Therapy, Scientific American Surgery, and The SCORE Curriculum for resident education. She is also the Spanish Video Commentator and Contributing Abstract Translator for Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (DC&R), the official journal for the American Society of Colon and Rectum Surgeons (ASCRS). Dr. Rojas-Khalil is an active member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Society of Colon and Rectum Surgeons (ASCRS).

Professional Interests

  • General surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Professional Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Colorectal Surgery


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons