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Frank G. Moody M.D.

Professor , Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery

Department of Surgery

Frank G. Moody, M.D.
Phone 713.500.7205
Fax 713.500.7213

Administrative Coordinator
Elizabeth Clouser
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Frank G. Moody, M.D.

Chairman Emeritus of Department of Surgery

Frank Moody has been at UT Health Medical School for 30 years, and still comes in every day. For a man who has been extremely active his entire life, retirement is not for him. “I‟m still having fun watching the scene,” he says.

“Let’s put it this way, I’ve never worked – I’ve just always been doing something I love. I enjoy the environment and watching the seeds I planted grow,” he adds.

A native of Franklin, New Hampshire, Frank was a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne in Japan in 1946, where he also was on a ski team, since he was conveniently located in Sapporo. “That was the extent of my military service.”

“I like surgery because you solve problems with your hands, and I also enjoy training future academic surgeons, especially in gastrointestinal diseases.” Frank has seen eight of his former residents assume chairmanships within 10 years of graduation. His famous protégés include: Layton Rikkers (Nebraska, Wisconsin), Larry Cheung (Kansas), Steve Lowry (Rutgers), Bud Shaw (Nebraska), Jim Goodnight (UC-Sacramento), John Hunter (Oregon) and Nat Soper (Northwestern).

Advice? “Pursue your interests. Don‟t get worried about what is happening at the time. It will pass or it will get better.”


Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
B.A. 1948-1950


Cornell University Medical College, Ithaca, New York
M.D. 1954-1956


Cornell University Medical Center, Ithaca, New York
Surgery 1956-1963


University of California, San Francisco, California
Cardiovascular Fellowship 1963-1965


Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire
Advanced Degree 1952-1954