Kim I. de la Cruz, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP

Dr. Kim I. de la Cruz is an Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and is currently Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine. Show full bio

Dr. Kim I. de la Cruz’s clinical and research interests include diseases of the aorta requiring complex open or endovascular repairs, heart valve repair or replacement, myocardial revascularization, redo operations, mechanical circulatory support, and heart and lung transplantation. Dr. de la Cruz is committed to providing the finest, patient-oriented care to those with thoracic aortic disease and other complex cardiovascular problems. This vision combines a dedication to research, exceptional education, and the development of newer, better treatments and procedures.

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  • Undergraduate:

    University of the Philippines

  • Medical School:

    University of the Philippines College of Medicine

  • Residency:

    The Brooklyn Hospital Center
    Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine

  • Fellowships:

    Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine


  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Honors, Awards and Memberships

  • Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Chief Award to an Outstanding Faculty Member for Outstanding Leadership and Training, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, Cooley Hands Society
  • Member, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons