Michael DeBakey Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Michael DeBakey (Michel Dabaghi, Michael Ellis DeBakey)

Last Updated: 07 Sep, 2023 | Views: 310

Age: 99

Profession: Doctor

Other Profession(s): Teacher, Cardiac Surgeon

Famous For: American general and cardiovascular surgeon, scientist and medical educator

Higher Education: Tulane University (BS, MD)

Michael DeBakey Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
07 Sep, 1908 (99 Years 10 Months 4 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth District
Lake Charles
Birth Sign
Died on
11 Jul, 2008
Cause of Death
Natural Causes

Michael DeBakey Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):  

Michael DeBakey was a renowned American cardiovascular surgeon, innovator, and medical educator. He was born on September 7, 1908, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and passed away at the age of 99.

Michael DeBakey Early Life and Education

DeBakey was the son of Lebanese immigrants and grew up in Louisiana. He attended Tulane University for his undergraduate studies and received his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine in 1932. DeBakey then went on to complete his surgical residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and later completed fellowships at the University of Strasbourg in France and at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

Michael DeBakey Career

DeBakey began his medical career in New Orleans, where he became interested in the field of cardiovascular surgery. He later moved to Houston, Texas, where he became a professor of surgery and the chairman of the Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.

Throughout his career, DeBakey made numerous groundbreaking contributions to the field of cardiovascular surgery. He developed the roller pump, which made open-heart surgery possible, and also pioneered the use of Dacron grafts for aortic aneurysms. Additionally, DeBakey was the first surgeon to successfully implant an artificial heart in a human being.

DeBakey also played an important role in the development of medical education and research. He was instrumental in establishing the National Library of Medicine and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and he served as an advisor to several U.S. presidents.

Michael DeBakey Honors and Awards

DeBakey received numerous honors and awards throughout his career, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Science, and the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, which was named in his honor. He was also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal College of Surgeons.

Michael DeBakey Legacy

DeBakey is remembered as one of the most influential and innovative cardiovascular surgeons of the 20th century. His contributions to the field of cardiovascular surgery revolutionized the way heart disease is treated, and his work paved the way for many of the advances in the field that followed. Additionally, DeBakey's commitment to medical education and research helped to establish the groundwork for many of the medical advancements that have been made in recent decades.

Michael DeBakey Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In Feet & Inches 5'11"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 74 kg
In Pounds 163 Ibs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Michael DeBakey Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Shaker DeBakey
Mother's Name
Raheeja Dabaghi
Diana Cooper, Katrin Fehlhaber
Ernest DeBakey
Lois DeBakey, Selma DeBakey, Selena DeBakey
Denis DeBakey, Ernest O. DeBakey, Barry E. DeBakey, Michael DeBakey
Olga DeBakey
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