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Dr. Kamal Khalil, MD

Thoracic Surgeon


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Physician Biography

Dr. Kamal G. Khalil earned his medical degree at Cairo University Faculty of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt, where he also received his Masters of Surgery. He subsequently completed his general surgery residency at both New York Polyclinic Medical School and the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center where he was chief resident. He then went on to his fellowship in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus.

Board certified in surgery, thoracic and vascular surgery, Dr. Khalil specializes in general thoracic and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include complex surgical resection for lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, tracheal resection and reconstruction, sleeve lobectomy, carotid endarterectomy and lower extremity revascularization.

Dr. Khalil is dedicated to delivering adult patients the highest quality, customized surgical care with the availability of all expert consultations and services. He is committed to providing each patient with caring, unhurried and thoughtful care with particular attention to individual needs. He speaks French, Arabic and basic Spanish.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Khalil is on the faculty of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School where he serves as a clinical professor of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. He is also chief of thoracic surgery at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center.

A member of numerous professional societies, Dr. Khalil was elected First Vice President of the Texas Surgical Society and President of the Houston Surgical Society. He was named one of America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumer Research Council of America, a Top Doctor by Houstonia Magazine, and was honored with the Distinguished Houston Surgeon’s Award by the Houston Surgical Society.

Residents of the Texas Medical Center area, Dr. Khalil and his wife have four adult children. His favorite leisure-time activities are gardening, hiking and music.

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