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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-355-1400


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Houston, TX 77030

Ronald T. Cotton, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplantation

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Abdominal Transplantation 2015
Baylor College of Medicine Residency General Surgery 2013
Baylor College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2006


A native Houstonian, Dr. Cotton graduated valedictorian from the Michael E. DeBakey High School of Health Professions in 1998 and summa cum laude from the University of Houston in 2002.  He completed his undergraduate medical studies as well as residency and fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine.  He joined the Baylor faculty in 2015.  For Dr. Cotton, transplantation represents the epitome of medical collaboration, as each individual team member plays a vital and necessary role to create hope for the patient with end-stage disease.  His clinical philosophy centers upon the delivery technically and clinically exceptional surgical care in a personal, compassionate manner

Clinical Interests:

Kidney Transplantation
Liver Transplantation
Hepatobiliary Surgery
General Surgery


Organization Name Role
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease Member
American Board of Surgery Diplomate
American College of Surgeons Fellow
American Society of Transplant Surgeons Member

Selected Publications

Kueht ML, Cotton RT, Godfrey EL, Dreyer ZE, Fishman DS, Goss JA.  Deliberate liver transplantation for fulminant liver failure with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Liver Transplantation 2016 Dec;22(12):1724-1726.

Rana A, Cotton R, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA.  Veterans Administration Liver Transplant Programs Perform as Well as Their Affiliated Academic Institutions.  Annals of Surgery 2016 Aug;264(2):239-40.

Rana A, Kueht ML, Nicholas SK, Jindra PT, Himes RW, Desai MS, Cotton RT, Galvan NT, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA.  Pediatric Liver Transplantation Across the ABO Blood Group Barrier: Is It an Obstacle in the Modern Era?  Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2016 Apr;222(4):681-9.

Khaderi S, Guiteau J, Cotton RT, O'Mahony C, Rana A, Goss JA.  Role of liver transplantation in the management of hepatoblastoma in the pediatric population.  World Journal of Transplantation 2014 Dec 24;4(4):294-8. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v4.i4.294. Review.

Totoki Y, Tatsuno K, Covington KR, Ueda H, Creighton CJ, Kato M, Tsuji S, Donehower LA, Slagle BL, Nakamura H, Yamamoto S, Shinbrot E, Hama N, Lehmkuhl M, Hosoda F, Arai Y, Walker K, Dahdouli M, Gotoh K, Nagae G, Gingras MC, Muzny DM, Ojima H, Shimada K, Midorikawa Y, Goss JA, Cotton R, Hayashi A, Shibahara J, Ishikawa S, Guiteau J, Tanaka M, Urushidate T, Ohashi S, Okada N, Doddapaneni H, Wang M, Zhu Y, Dinh H, Okusaka T, Kokudo N, Kosuge T, Takayama T, Fukayama M, Gibbs RA, Wheeler DA, Aburatani H, Shibata T.  Trans-ancestry mutational landscape of hepatocellular carcinoma genomes.  Nature Genetics 2014 Dec;46(12):1267-73.

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