Todd Rosengart, M.D., F.A.C.S. Photo

Todd Rosengart, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine



Baylor Medicine at McNair Campus (Clinic)
7200 Cambridge Street
6th Floor
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-4453
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  • Board Certified
    American Board of Surgery

  • Board Certified
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery


  • Clinical Fellowship at The New York Hospital
    New York

  • Research Fellowship at National Institutes of Health
    01/1987 - Bethesda, MD United States
  • Residency at New York University Medical Center
    01/1989 - New York, New York United States

  • Internship at New York University Medical Center
    01/1985 - New York, NY United States

  • MD from Northwestern University
    01/1983 - Chicago, IL United States


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Male

Professional Statement

Dr. Todd K. Rosengart, professor and chair of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery and DeBakey-Bard Chair of Surgery, is also professor of heart and vascular disease at the Texas Heart Institute and professor of molecular and cell biology at Baylor. He is an NIH-funded scientist with uninterrupted extramural funding since 1998. He is past president of the Society of Surgical Chairs, representing the academic chairs of surgery in North America, and is a member of the board of directors of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the world’s oldest society for cardiothoracic surgery. In 1997, Dr. Rosengart and his team at Cornell performed the world’s first viral-based cardiac gene transfer procedure, part of a landmark NIH and FDA-approved angiogenesis trial for “no option” patients with end stage coronary artery disease. He is PI of a cardiovascular surgery NIH T32 training grant, recipient of over $20 million in total research grants, holds thirteen U.S. patents (three additional patents pending) and is author of over 200 peer-reviewed articles and other publications with over 13,000 citations and an h-index of 61 (Google Scholar). He has mentored nearly 100 research and cardiac surgery trainees over the past 30 years. Dr. Rosengart is past chair of the NIH Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences Study Section, chair of a new American College of Surgeons National Surgeon Scientist Study Section and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Leducq Foundation. He is immediate past editor of Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, serving since 2013. Amongst other affiliations, he is a member of the American Surgical Association, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and councilor of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Society. Dr. Rosengart’s institutional roles include his serving as two-term chair of the BCM Faculty Group Practice Board of Governors and as a member of the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Board of Directors. He previously served as board chair of the Affiliated Medical Services, a 1000-member consortium of BCM and University of Texas faculty staffing the Harris Health county medical system, one of the largest in the US. He also previously served as national chair of the cardiac surgery service line for CHI (now Common Spirit), a 140-hospital not-for-profit organization with 40 cardiac surgery programs, the largest not-for-profit hospital system in the US. Dr. Rosengart is co-founder of (MDx, LLC, which before its recent acquisition had become one of the world’s largest web-based medical consumerism companies. He is also co-founder of XyloCor Therapeutics, a $60 million gene therapy startup that recently completed enrollment in an FDA Fast Track designated Phase I/II national trial of a “next-gen” angiogenic gene therapy for treating patients with end stage coronary artery disease.

Professional Achievements

  • Texas “Super Doctor”
    Texas Monthly
  • Top Doctors
    Houstonian Magazine
  • Top Doctors
    Chicago Magazine
  • Top Doctors
    New York Magazine
  • America’s Top Doctors
    Castle Connolly
  • Distinguished Scientist Award
    Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Professional Interests

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Off-pump Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally invasive Aortic or Mitral Repair or Replacement

Physician Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professional Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Chairs
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • Texas Surgical Society
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Heart Association
  • American Surgical Association
  • Association of Academic Surgeons
  • Andrew Morrow Society of Cardiac Surgeons
  • Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons