Robert Taylor Ripley, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

Robert Taylor Ripley, M.D. Photo

Positions

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Thoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas United States

Director, Mesothelioma Treatment Center
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Houston, Texas United States

Co-Editor
Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Co-Director, Thoracic Oncology Working Group
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Houston, Texas United States

Member
Baylor College of Medicine
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Houston, Texas United States

Addresses

General Thoracic Surgery (Clinic)
Baylor Medicine at McNair Campus
7200 Cambridge Street
Suite 6A
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-6376
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Lung Institute (Clinic)
Baylor Medicine at McNair Campus
7200 Cambridge Street
Suite 6A
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-6376
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Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Education

  • Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center / New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    New York
  • Residency at University of Colorado Denver
    Denver
  • MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Nashville
  • BS from Boston College
    Chestnut Hill

    Biochemistry

  • Fellowship at National Cancer Institute, NIH
    Bethesda

Gender

  • Male

Presentations

Minority MOMP: An Oncogenic Mechanism Or An Opportunity to Kill the Cancer Cell?
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
February 12, 2020

Contributor

Minority MOMP: An Oncogenic Mechanism Or An Opportunity to Kill the Cancer Cell?
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
February 12, 2020

Professional Statement

Dr. R. Taylor Ripley is the Director of the Mesothelioma Treatment Center. He is a nationally recognized, board-certified thoracic surgeon and expert in mesothelioma and thoracic surgical oncology. In addition to mesothelioma, he focuses on chest wall tumors, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and thymoma / thymic carcinoma. For most tumors, Dr. Ripley specializes in robotic surgery to provide minimally invasive approaches to thoracic diseases. He also practices all facets of general thoracic surgery including infectious lung disease, benign esophageal diseases, and endoluminal interventions. Prior to joining the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ripley was an Associate Professor of Surgery at National Cancer Institute, NIH. While at the NIH, Dr. Ripley was awarded the NCI Director's Innovation Award for targeting specific p53-mutations for the treatment of esophageal adenocarcinoma. He established the Foregut Team at the NIH Clinical Center for the management of patients with esophageal cancer. He also started robotic thoracic surgery at the NCI, NIH. He established a laboratory in the metabolic reprogramming of thoracic cancer and has continued that work at Baylor College of Medicine. Prior to his faculty appointment at the NCI, Dr. Ripley trained extensively in the care of patients with mesothelioma under world-renowned surgeons during his fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He also completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the NCI, NIH. Dr. Ripley did general surgery residency at the University of Colorado and received his Medical Doctorate from Vanderbilt University.

Professional Achievements

  • 2016 NCI Director's Innovation Award
    National Cancer Institute, NIH

  • 2020 NCI Director's Innovation Award
    National Cancer Institute, NIH

Professional Interests

  • Mesothelioma

  • Chest Wall Tumors and Reconstruction

  • Lung Cancer

  • Esophageal Cancer

  • Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma

  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery

  • Infectious Lung Diseases

  • Pulmonary Metastases

  • Thoracic Surgery

  • Robotic Mediastinal Surgery

  • Hiatal Hernias, Reflux, and Achalasia

Professional Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

  • Lung cancer

  • Esophageal Cancer

  • Mesothelioma

  • Pulmonary Metastasectomy

  • Robotic Minimally-Invasive Thoracic Surgery