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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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"Best Doctors" in the Nation

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Best Doctors in America® List - Only 5% of the doctors in the country are selected.

John A. Goss, M.D. 
Listed as one of the best doctors in the nation in the field of surgery, John A. Goss, M.D., Liver Transplant Medical Director at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, poses with liver transplant patient Michael Abshire, a 63 year-old, U.S. Navy veteran from Webster, Tx. and Ralph G. Depalma, M.D., VA National Director of Surgery. Goss is professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He joined the Baylor faculty in July 1998 as an assistant professor of Surgery and has served as the director of Pancreatic Islet Transplantation, director of the Baylor/Methodist Liver Transplant Center at Baylor College of Medicine and the Methodist Hospital, director of Pediatric Liver Transplantation at Texas Children’s Hospital, and surgical director of the Liver Center at Texas Children’s Hospital. Goss’ clinical expertise is in adult and pediatric liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, surgical management of liver tumors, and pancreatic islet transplantation. He has established himself as a brilliant technical surgeon and has done the first split liver adult and pediatric transplants in Houston. In 2010, Goss performed his 1,000th liver transplant. The survival rate is more than 95 percent for Goss' liver transplant program. It is the No. 1 program in Texas among programs performing more than 35 transplants yearly.