Dr. Kamal Khalil previously held the position of Chief of Division of General Thoracic Surgery at the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and American Board of General Vascular Surgery. Dr. Khalil sees patients in a five county radius, other parts of Texas, and internationally. Dr. Khalil focuses on providing personalized patient care. His patients are a high priority and are always put first.

Dr. Khalil has authored numerous publications and given many lectures. He is an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, M.D. Anderson Associates, American College of Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Arab American Medical Association, Houston Surgical Society, and Texas Surgical Society. He has also received several awards throughout his career. In his spare time, Dr. Khalil enjoys tennis and gardening.


Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, 1961
Diploma of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, 1964
Diploma of Chest Disease
Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, 1965
Masters of Surgery
Cairo University, 1967
General & Thoracic/Vascular Surgery, New York Polyclinic Medical School, 1970
University of New York Upstate Medical Center, 1973
University and Children's Hospital, Columbus Ohio, 1974

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Thoracic surgery, Complex lung resections, Esophageal cancer, Tracheal surgery in cancer patients, Major vascular surgery

Additional Information

  • Dr. Khalil has authored numerous publications and given many lectures
  • Co-chairman of the Vascular Surgery Conference, Heart and Vascular Institute, Memorial Hermann Hospital and McGovern Medical School


  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Houston Surgical Society
  • Texas Surgical Society
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons


  • Elected First Vice President of the Texas Surgical Society 2012-2013
  • Honorary Fellowship, International College of Surgeons, 2011-2012
  • Elected President of the Houston Surgical Society 2007-2008
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who, Successful Achievers, 2004-2005
  • America’s Top Surgeons, 2004-2005, Consumer Research Council of America
  • Recipient of Distinguished Physicians Memorial, Memorial Hermann Hospital 2004
  • 2015 Houstonia Magazine Top Doctors

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 1975
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1976, recertified 1995 & 2004
  • American Board of Surgery, Certificate of Special Qualifications in General Vascular Surgery 1986, recertified 1993 and 2003