Joseph S Coselli, M.D., FACS Photo

Joseph S Coselli, M.D., FACS

Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Surgery



Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (Clinic)
THI Outpatient Clinic
1101 Bates Avenue
Suite P115
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(832) 355-9910
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  • Thoracic Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery


  • Thoracic Surgery Residency from Baylor College of Medicine Affiliate Hospitals
    01/1982 - Houston, Texas United States
  • General Surgery Residency from Baylor College of Medicine Affiliate Hospitals
    01/1977 - Houston, Texas United States
  • M.D. from University Of Texas Medical School At Galveston
    01/1977 - Galveston, TX United States
  • B.S. from University Of Notre Dame
    01/1974 - Notre Dame, IN United States


  • English


  • Male

Professional Statement

Dr. Joseph S. Coselli specializes in the clinical evaluation and surgical treatment of diseases of the aorta, including the aortic valve and root, ascending aorta, aortic arch, descending thoracic aorta, and thoracoabdominal aorta. He was mentored by the pioneering aortic surgeon Dr. E. Stanley Crawford and continues to immerse himself in evolving approaches to aortic repair.

Professional Achievements

  • 2017 Michael E. DeBakey Award for Excellence in Research
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2017 Hero with a Heart Award
    The Marfan Foundation
  • 2008 Medical Award for Exceptional Accomplishments in the Field of Cardiovascular Disease
    American Heart Association, Texas Chapter
  • 2001 Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2017 Ray C. Fish Award for Scientific Achievement
    Texas Heart Institute
  • 6th Annual Emil T. Hofman Award
    Notre Dame University
  • Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award
    The University of Texas Medical Branch
  • 2020 Top Doctor: Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Houstonia Magazine

Professional Interests

  • Ascending aortic aneurysm repair
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms
  • Arch aneurysm repair
  • Heart valve repair and replacement, including TAVR
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Descending and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Surgical repair of other aortic and cardiac anomalies
  • Surgical treatment (sympathectomy) for Hyperhidrosis

Physician Specialties

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

Professional Specialties

  • Aortic Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneursym
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • National Marfan Foundation
  • Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society
  • Houston Surgical Society
  • Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society
  • American Vascular Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery Foundation
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Southern Surgical Association
  • Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education
  • Texas Surgical Society
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association