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Dr. Philip Rascoe MD

Dr. Philip Rascoe MD

Thoracic Surgeon

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 486-5100


Philip A. Rascoe, M.D., FACS

Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Associate Professor of Surgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Philip A. Rascoe, M.D. is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and an associate professor in the department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School.

Board certified in cardiothoracic and general surgery, Dr. Rascoe earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University, and completed his general surgery internship and residency at UTHealth. He performed a Thoracic Oncology Postdoctoral Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Rascoe is also a member of the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the Association for Academic Surgery. With extensive experience in performing minimally-invasive operations for diseases of the chest, his clinical focus is on benign and malignant diseases of the lungs, mediastinum, pleura, trachea, and esophagus.

Dr. Rascoe's clinical areas of expertise

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Minimally-invasive lung surgery
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
  • VATS lobectomy
  • Minimally-invasive esophagectomy (MIE)
  • Mediastinal masses
  • Thymoma and thymic cancer
  • VATS thymectomy
  • Transcervival thymectomy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Hyperhidrosis and VATS sympathectomy
  • Tracheal surgery
  • Pleural diseases
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pectus excavatum and carinatum
  • Substernal goiters
  • Long volume reduction surgery (LVRS) and bullectomy

Physician Details

Medical Education
Louisiana State University at Shreveport, 2000
Internships & Residency
University of Texas at Houston, 2003
University of Texas at Houston, 2007
MD Anderson Cancer Center / Graduate Medicical Education, 2005
University of Pennsylvania - Graduate Medical Education, 2009
Clinical Interests
Lung Cancer
PCP Number
Cities Served
Bellaire, Deer Park, Friendswood, Galena Park, Houston


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp

In The News

Patient Education presentation

Lung Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and the Latest Treatment Options
Memorial Hermann-TMC affiliated cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Philip Rascoe discusses lung cancer screening, diagnosis and the latest treatment options available for the treatment of lung cancer.

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