Surgeon Michelle McNutt has been lucky enough to work with important mentors.  Her Brownie Troop Leader was Dr. Nancy Dickey, first female president of the American Medical Association (and a graduate of our medical school), and the predominant reason McNutt became interested in Medicine.  But she’s always quick to point out that “I’m not a female surgeon.  I’m a surgeon.  Period.”

McNutt grew up in a small town (Richmond, Texas) but has lived in big cities ever since.  She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and is a die-hard Longhorn fan.  After finishing medical school in San Antonio, she moved to Houston for surgical training and has enjoyed returning to her hometown.

McNutt fell in love with trauma surgery during residency training.  She loves the fast pace, diversity, and important decision making that’s required when taking care of the critical patient.

If she weren’t a surgeon, McNutt says she would be a chef, a hobby she enjoys with skills she picked up over time.  “My grandmother was an amazing cook, plus I enjoy all the instruments I get to use in the kitchen.”

McNutt enjoys working in the busiest trauma center in the nation and takes great pride in seeing surgical residents hone their skills during their five years of training.  “I am so proud of our program and the graduates we have trained, and look forward to working with the next generation of surgeons.”


Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2004
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2009
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2010