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

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center welcomes Philip W. Carrott, Jr, M.D., FACS to the hospital’s cardiothoracic division, 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, paraoesophageal or hiatal hernias, achalasia, diaphragm paralysis and congenital diaphragm hernias, among other conditions.

Dr. Carrott brings a wealth of experience leading resident and medical student trainings, having developed the University of Michigan curriculum and research in peri-operative nutrition support, enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), and ischemic pre-conditioning of the stomach prior to esophagectomy. Currently, Dr. Carrott serves as assistant professor of surgery in the Divisions of General Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Transplantation & Circulatory Support at Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Prior to joining Baylor St. Luke’s, Dr. Carrott was on the faculty at the University of Michigan. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas and completed his general surgery training at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Carrott then completed a research fellowship in esophageal disease at the 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.

He is board-certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.