1943-1944 Judson L. Taylor, M.D., chair
1945- 1948 Herbert Poyner, M.D., chair
1999-2011 Charles Brunicardi M.D., chair
Dr. Brunicardi came to Houston in 1995 and joined the Baylor faculty as the George Jordan Professor. He also served as Chief of the Division of General Surgery from 1995 to 2004. In April 1999, Dr. Brunicardi was named DeBakey-Bard Professor and Chairman of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery.
Dr. Brunicardi was also consultant and attending surgeon at the St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Ben Taub Hospital. While at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Brunicardi's clinical and research interests include molecular engineering of islets for transplantation, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, minimally invasive surgery, molecular surgery, and personalized genomics.