Dr. Richard Andrassy earned his medical degree from the Medical
College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and completed
an internship and residency at Wilford Hall Medical College, Lackland Air Force
Base in San Antonio. He finished a second residency in pediatric surgery at the
University of Southern California and a fellowship in pediatric surgical
oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
Board certified in general surgery
and pediatric surgery, Dr. Andrassy’s clinical interests include abdominal
wall reconstruction, hernias, and thyroid and parathyroid disease. In practice since 1980, he treats patients of
all ages and speaks Spanish.
Andrassy is professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University
of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, where he
holds the Denton A. Cooley, M.D., Chair in Surgery and the Jack H. Mayfield,
M.D., Distinguished University Chair in Surgery. He has been recognized
with the 2009 Arnold M. Salzberg Mentorship Award, the 2006 Houston Surgical
Distinguished Surgeon of the Year, and numerous UTHealth Dean's Teaching
A Memorial-area resident,
Dr. Andrassy is married to a physician and has three daughters and six
grandchildren. His favorite leisure-time interests are golf, hunting and his
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