Biography

Dr. Estrera is a Professor and Ad Interim Chair in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery Section, at the McGovern Medical School. He is a faculty member of many interacting medical facilities at McGovern Medical School. He is also Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at the Heart and Vascular Institute, Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center. He specializes in diseases of the aorta, specifically focused on thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection.

Dr. Estrera has been an integral part in building the department and the cardiovascular surgical service at McGovern Medical School. Dr. Anthony Estrera has authored and co-authored 35 book chapters and over 150 publications and peer-reviewed medical journals. His studies have led to refinements in surgical techniques for the treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection. In collaboration with Dianna Milewicz, M.D. Chief of Medical Genetics at The University of Texas Houston, their combined efforts have led to the identification of multiple genes associated with the etiology of thoracic aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection. Dr Estrera has lectured and conducted workshops worldwide which has provided integral training for cardiovascular surgeons.

He is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons,and a member of DeBakey International Surgical Society, the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNET), the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He is certified with both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Estrera also serves on the editorial board for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and for The American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Estrera is married and has 3 children.

Education

Medical Degree
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
Residency
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Residency
Chief Resident General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Fellowship
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Additional Information

Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • DeBakey International Surgical Society
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNET)
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American Heart Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medial Society
  • Texas Surgical Society
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Honors

  • 2015 Houstonia Magazine Top Doctors
  • 2016 Houstonia Magazine Top Doctors

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery