Scott LeMaire, MD

Scott A. LeMaire, M.D. is a Professor of Surgery and of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, the Vice Chair for Research in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, and the Director of Research in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, as well as a member of the professional staff in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Texas Heart Institute and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Show full bio

Dr. LeMaire graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1992 and completed residency training in cardiothoracic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in 1999. His primary clinical interest focuses on the management of patients with thoracic aortic disease, with a particular emphasis on treatment of aortic dissection and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. His corresponding research program focuses on organ protection during aortic surgery, genetic aspects of thoracic aortic disease, and molecular mechanisms of aortic degeneration. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education for his research studying the pathobiology of thoracic aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection. Dr. LeMaire is a past-president of the Association for Academic Surgery and is the current editor-in-chief of the Journal of Surgical Research.

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  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Mentorship and academic career development
  • Marfan syndrome and other heritable forms of aortic disease


  • Undergraduate:

    Quincy College

  • Medical School:

    Northwestern University

  • Internship:

    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Residency:

    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Fellowships:

    Baylor College of Medicine


  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Honors, Awards and Memberships

  • Texas Super Doctors, Texas Monthly Magazine
  • DeBakey Distinguished Service Award
  • Fulbright & Jaworski L. L. P. Faculty Excellence Award
  • Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award
  • American Heart Association Research Administration Volunteer Recognition Award
  • Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Heart Association
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Texas Heart Institute Professional Staff