Biography

Robert A. Hetz, M.D. is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital. He isĀ an assistant professor in the department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

Board-certified in general surgery, Dr. Hetz earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. He completed his general surgery internship and residency at McGovern Medical School. He performed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston under Dr. Charles S. Cox, MD, performing both clinical and basic science research on the use of progenitor cell therapies for the treatment of central nervous system diseases. He then went on to complete his Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center/UTHealth in Houston.

Awards:

Texas Surgical Society Raleigh Ross Scholarship 2016

Board Certified:

Surgery 2017

Thoracic Surgery 2019

Education

Bachelors of Science in Human Biology
University of Texas at Austin
Medical Degree
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Residency
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Fellowship
MD Anderson Cancer Center/UT Houston, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • VATS Lobectomy
  • Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Minimally-Invasive Thymectomy
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Pleural Disease
  • Mesothelioma
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • VATS Sympathectomy
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Valve Surgery

Additional Information

Awards:

Texas Surgical Society Raleigh Ross Scholarship 2016

Board Certified:

Thoracic Surgery, 2019

Surgery, 2017