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 McGovern Medical School. 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.


Medical Degree
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 2000
University of Texas Health Science Center, 2003
University of Texas Health Science Center, 2007
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2005
University of Pennsylvania, 2009

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • 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
  • Transcervical 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