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Joseph L. Mills, M.D., FACS


Texas Medical Center

Phone: 713-798-5700


Vascular Surgery (Clinic)
7200 Cambridge St.
Houston, TX 77030

Joseph L. Mills, M.D., FACS

Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine
John W. “Jack” Reid, M.D., ’43 and Josephine L. Reid Endowed Professorship in Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director, Diabetic Foot and Wound Care Center, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center


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Joseph L. Mills, M.D. is a board certified vascular surgeon in Houston, Texas specializing in diabetic foot amputation prevention and limb salvage. Dr. Mills earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his surgical internship and residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas. He went on to train in Vascular Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, and also completed a senior fellowship in Endovascular Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Among his great many honors, he has served as president of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, president of the Western Vascular Society, president of the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery, director of the American Board of Surgery (ABS), immediate past chair of the Vascular Surgery Board of the ABS, and is currently a member of the Surgery Residency Review Committee of the ACGME. He is co-editor of the prestigious "Rutherford's Vascular Surgery" (7th and 8th editions), the “go-to” textbook for vascular surgery.

Dr. Mills has authored nearly 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, focused on his clinical and research interests in noninvasive diagnosis, vein graft stenosis, intimal hyperplasia and limb-salvage in patients with diabetes mellitus. He has been the principal investigator for over 40 clinical trials, including a number of current investigations.

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