Ronald Timothy Cotton, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor and Associate Clerkship Director
Baylor College of Medicine

Ronald Timothy Cotton, M.D., FACS Photo

Positions

Assistant Professor and Associate Clerkship Director
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

Surgical Director, Liver and Kidney Transplantation
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Address

Abdominal Transplant & Liver Disease (Clinic)
Baylor Clinic
6620 Main Street
Suite 1450
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
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Certification

  • Diplomate American Board of Surgery

Education

  • BS from University of Houston
    05/2002 - Houston, Texas United States

    Biology

  • MD from Baylor College of Medicine
    05/2006 - Houston, Texas United States
  • Residency at Baylor College of Medicine
    06/2013 - Houston, Texas United States

    General Surgery

  • Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
    06/2010 - Houston, Texas United States

    Division of Abdominal Transplantation and Human Genome Sequencing Center

  • Clinical Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, Texas United States

    Liver and Kidney Transplantation

Gender

  • Male

Professional Statement

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. His clinical roles in the Division of Abdominal Transplantation include serving as primary surgeon for the liver and kidney transplant programs at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Dr. Cotton's academic interests include undergraduate and post graduate medical education, where he is especially interested in improving access for all learners interested in careers in surgery. 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.

Professional Interests

  • Abdominal Transplantation

  • Liver Transplantation

  • Kidney Transplantation

  • Hepatobiliary Surgery

  • Surgical Education

  • Diversity and Inclusion

Professional Specialties

  • Abdominal Transplantation

  • Liver resection