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Curtis J. Wray M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Minimally Invasive and Elective General Surgery

Department of Surgery

Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital and Clinic

Located at 5656 Kelley Street, Houston, Texas 77026-1967

Phone 713.566.5000

Phone 713.566.5098
Fax 713.566.4583

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Curtis J. Wray, M.D.

An only child who grew up in Kentucky and Ohio, Curtis Wray has an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Louisville and an MD from the University of Kentucky.

He was inspired by his soon-to-be wife’s father – himself a doctor – to pursue a medical career. Wray later trained at MD Anderson Cancer Center as a surgical oncologist. “In addition to finding operations challenging and rewarding, it was my first big exposure to research and such an intellectual, exploratory environment. And now I’m working in the best residency program in Texas.”

Wray, whose wife is Filipino, appreciates Houston’s culturally diverse environment, restaurant scene, and weather. “No more cold winters, and the people are very nice.” If he weren’t a surgeon, Wray would pursue a career in Formula One racing, as he loves to drive. “Or I might be a pilot. I like the combination of speed and height – two things that go well together.”



University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 1989-1993


University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky
Doctorate of Medicine 1994-1998


University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
General Surgery 1998-2005


University of Cincinnati Department of Surgery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Critical Care Research 2000-2002


University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Surgical Oncology 2005-2008

The University Of Texas Health Science Center , Houston, Texs
Master’s Science in Clinical Research 2008-