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Kostantinos Makris, M.D., FACS


Investigator, Health Policy, Quality and Informatics Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Director, Endocrine Surgery Program, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery & Surgical Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX



Research Interests

  • Benign gastric and esophageal disorders: gastroesophageal reflux, hiatal hernia, achalasia
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Research
  • Healthcare system compliance with evidence-based clinical guidelines
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery


  • Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery, John Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery, Legacy Health System, Portland, OR
  • Residency in General Surgery, Creighton University, School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Internship in General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • M.D., National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, GR

Awards and Activities

  • Top Doctor: General Surgery, 2020, 2021
  • Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Baylor College of Medicine, 2020
  • Chief Award to an Outstanding Faculty Member, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, 2020
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2019

Dr. Makris PubMed Link *

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