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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Samuel Stal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Samuel Stal, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Listed as one of the best doctors in the nation in the field of Plastic Surgery, Samuel Stal, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a staff surgeon at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Board certified in otolaryngology and plastic surgery, he has special expertise in cleft palate/lip, craniofacial surgery, and maxillofacial surgery. Stal received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and his medical degree from Loyola University School of Medicine. His post-graduate training included general surgery and otolaryngology residency at the University of Illinois, and a plastic surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Stal is also a professor and the chief of surgery for the Division of Plastic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He has an appointment at Texas Children's Hospital, where he is the medical director for the Center for Facial Surgery, and chief of the Plastic Surgery Service. Stal also has appointments in pediatrics, otolaryngology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.