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Dr. Philip W. Carrott Joins Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

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Houston, TX (June 13, 2019) – Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center announced today that Philip W. Carrott, Jr, M.D., FACS has joined the hospital in the cardiothoracic division.

“Dr. Carrott brings great experience and expertise to the table, in clinical, educational and research settings,” said Dr. Kenneth Liao, chief of cardiothoracic transplantation. “This is a great addition for our program, and we look forward to working with Dr. Carrott to continue providing high-quality, compassionate patient care in Houston.”

With a specialization in thoracic surgery and lung transplantation, Dr. Carrott treats benign and malignant disorders of the lung, esophagus, and chest wall, as well as lung cancer, thymic tumors, esophageal cancer, paraesophageal or hiatal hernias, achalasia, diaphragm paralysis and congenital diaphragm hernias, among other conditions, and using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

He also serves as assistant professor of surgery in the Divisions of General Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Transplantation & Circulatory Support at Baylor College of Medicine.  He is board-certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. 
Dr. Carrott has experience in resident and medical student training, developing curriculum for students at University of Michigan, and research in peri-operative nutrition support, enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), and ischemic pre-conditioning of the stomach prior to esophagectomy.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He then earned his medical degree at the University of Kansas and completed 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.  

Prior to joining Baylor St. Luke’s, Dr. Carrott was on the faculty at the University of Michigan since 2013.  


About Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke’s Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area. 

About the CHI Texas Division

The CHI Texas Division, a member of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), is comprised of three markets―CHI St. Luke’s Health (St. Luke’s) is home of the Texas Heart® Institute (THI),  eight hospitals, eight emergency centers, Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Radiation & CyberKnife® Center, and numerous Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group locations throughout Greater Houston; St. Luke’s Health Memorial (three hospitals in East Texas); and St. Joseph Health (five hospitals and several St. Joseph Medical Group locations across Brazos Valley). In addition, St. Luke’s is a part of a joint venture agreement with Baylor College of Medicine®, which encompasses Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, the flagship facility and academic medical center of St. Luke’s, in the Texas Medical Center.  Together, St. Luke’s, THI, and Baylor College of Medicine are transforming healthcare delivery with a mission to usher in a new era of healthcare to create healthier communities. For more information, visit

About Catholic Health Initiatives

St. Luke’s Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CHI operates in 17 states and comprises 100 hospitals, including three academic health centers and major teaching hospitals; 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. Learn more at

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