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Texas Medical Center

General Surgery
Phone: 832-355-1400
Fax: 713-610-2479


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77030

John A. Goss, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Transplant Services, Texas Children's Hospital
Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Baylor College of Medicine
JLH Foundation Chair in Transplant Surgery, Texas Children's Hospital
Director of Liver Transplantation, St. Luke's Medical Center
Director of Liver Transplantation, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of California at Los Angeles Fellowship Transplant Surgery 1997
Washington University School of Medicine Residency General Surgery 1995
Washington University School Of Medicine Fellowship Transplant Research 1990
Washington University School of Medicine Internship General Surgery 1989
Creighton University School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1988
University Of Wyoming Bachelors Bachelor of Science 1984


John Goss, MD, FACS, is professor of surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of the division of Abdominal Transplantation. He specializes in adult and pediatric liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, and surgical management of liver tumors. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgery.

After earning his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Goss completed his general surgical residency at the Washington University School of Medicine Surgical Program. He then completed a 2-year multi-organ transplant fellowship in the Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation at the University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles (UCLA).

Dr. Goss has performed many surgical "firsts" in Houston, including the first split liver adult and pediatric transplants, the first adult living donor liver transplant, the first dual organ lung-liver transplant, and the first dual organ heart-liver transplant.


Organization Name Role
American Association for the Advancement of Science Member
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease Member
American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Member
American Liver Foundation Member
American Medical Association (AMA) Member
American Society of Transplant Surgeons Member
American Surgical Association Member
Association of Academic Surgery Member
International Liver Transplantation Society Member
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International Member
LifeGift Medical Advisory Board Board Member
Sigma Xi Member
Texas Transplant Society Nominations Committee
The Washington Manual of Surgery Co-Author
UNOS Region 4 Councilor, Member - Board of Directors

Selected Publications

Carter BA, Barshes NR, Karpen SJ, O'Mahony CA, Lee TC, Goss JA. Orthotopic liver transplantation for total parental nutrition-induced liver injury: the U.S. experience. Liver Transplantation 2010 (submitted).

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Awards & Honors

America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Top 10 Doctor in Pediatric Surgery, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Best Doctors in America Texas Super Doctors America’s Top Surgeons Houston Healthcare Hero’s Award, Houston Business Journal, 2009



* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.