George Van Buren, II, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

George Van Buren, II, M.D., FACS Photo

Positions

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

Faculty Senator
Baylor College of Medicine

Associate Professor of Surgery
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Division of Surgical Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas United States

Medical Director
Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas United States

Member
Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Elkins Pancreas Center
Houston, Texas United States

Addresses

Baylor Medicine at McNair Campus (Office)
Elkins Pancreas Center
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
7200 Cambridge St, 7th floor
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-2262
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Baylor Medicine at McNair Campus (Clinic)
Elkins Pancreas Center
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
7200 Cambridge St, 7th floor
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-2262
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Certifications

  • Board Certified American Board of Surgery

  • Certificate in Complex Surgical Oncology Society of Surgical Oncology

  • Medical License Texas Medical Board

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American College of Surgeons

Education

  • Clinical Fellowship at University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    06/2012 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States

    Surgical Oncology Fellowship

    Pancreatic Surgery Fellowship

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship at University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    06/2007 - Houston, Texas United States

    Surgical Oncology

    NIH T32 Research Fellowship

  • Residency at University Of Texas Health Science Center
    06/2010 - Houston, Texas United States

    General Surgery Residency

  • MD from University Of Texas Health Science Center
    06/2003 - Houston, Texas United States
  • BA from University Of Texas At Austin
    05/1999 - Austin, Texas United States

    Biology

  • Graduate Certificate at Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business
    Houston

    Healthcare Management

Languages

  • English
    Native
  • Spanish
    Basic

Gender

  • Male

Professional Statement

George Van Buren, II, M.D. is an associate professor of surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Van Buren is a board-certified surgeon specializing surgical oncology and pancreatic disorders. A native Houstonian, Dr. Van Buren earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. During that time period, he spent two years at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an NIH T32 research fellow studying pancreatic cancer and neuroendocrine tumors. He completed his surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in the Translational Pancreas Research Track. During Dr. Van Buren's research and clinical fellowships, he was able to expand upon his interest in gastrointestinal surgical oncology and pancreatic disorders. Specifically, his training had a heavy emphasis on pancreatic and gastric malignancies with exposure to wide breadth of cases, including specialized procedures such as robotic pancreatic surgery. Dr. Van Buren is active in both patient care and research. He has spent over 15 years in training and in practice focusing on care for patients with pancreatic and gastrointestinal malignancies. He is involved in both basic science and clinical research and believes heavily in the surgeon's role as a leader of the translational research team. His goals are to provide high quality clinical care while offering his patients access to innovative clinical and therapeutic trials. He is a member of the Elkins Pancreas Center and Dan L. Duncan NCI Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Currently at the Elkins Pancreas Center we are enrolling patients in neoadjuvant, adjuvant, and metastatic clinical trials for pancreatic cancer. In addition, we do have ongoing surgical clinical trials to determine how to optimize acute surgical outcomes.

Professional Achievements

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching & Evaluation
    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care
    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Barry Stephen Smith Memorial Pancreatic Cancer Research Award
    Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Star Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care
    05/2020 - Baylor College of Medicine

  • Chief Resident Faculty Teaching Award
    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Houstonia Magazine, Top Doctors
    Houstonia Magazine

  • Texas Monthly, Texas Rising Stars
    Texas Monthly Magazine

  • Faculty Senate Member
    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Faculty Full Tenure
    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

  • Texas Monthly, Top Doctor
    Texas Monthly Magazine

  • Gene Guinn MD Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award
    Baylor College of Medicine

  • 2020 Top Doctor: General Surgery
    Houstonia Magazine

Professional Interests

  • Pancreas cancer surgery

  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple Procedure)

  • Surgical oncology

  • Stomach cancer

  • Colon cancer

  • Sentinel Lymph node biopsy

  • Distal Pancreatectomy

  • HIPEC

  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

  • Pancreatic adenocarcinoma

  • Minimally invasive surgery

  • Laparoscopic colectomy, gastrectomy and adrenalectomy

  • Pancreas Cancer

  • Gastric Adenocarcinoma

  • Neuroendocrine Tumors

  • Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)

  • Gastrectomy

Professional Specialties

  • Pancreas Cancer Surgery

  • Stomach cancer

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Colorectal Surgery

  • Surgical Oncology

  • Colon cancer

  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

  • Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

  • Chemoperfusion

  • Pancreas Surgery

  • Gastric Adenocarcinoma

  • Gastrectomy

  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)

  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy

  • Whipple Procedure

  • Distal Pancreatectomy

  • Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • Small Bowel Adenocarinoma

  • Neuroendocrine Tumors