James W. Suliburk, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor and Chief, Endocrine Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

James W. Suliburk, M.D., FACS Photo

Positions

Associate Professor and Chief, Endocrine Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

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

Addresses

Thyroid and Parathyroid Center (Clinic)
Baylor Medicine at McNair Campus
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
7200 Cambridge St, 7th floor
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-4321
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Certification

  • Board Certified American Board of Surgery

Education

  • NIH T32 Research Fellowship from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    Houston, Texas United States
  • Endocrine Surgery Fellowship from Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney
    St. Leonards, Sydney Australia
  • General Surgery Residency from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    Houston, Texas United States
  • MD from University of Oklahoma College Of Medicine
    06/2001 - Oklahoma City, OK United States

Language

  • English

Gender

  • Male

Program Director

Vein Graft Disease: What Have We Learned about Making a Vein into an Artery?
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
January 29, 2020

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

Adolescent Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
February 19, 2020

Surgical Coaching for Continuous Performance Improvement
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
February 26, 2020

In the Time of Covid-19: What We Should Know?
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
April 8, 2020

We Are Not Bullies, Are We? Diversity, Inclusion, Unconscious Bias, and Microaggression
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
April 22, 2020

Gender Equality in Surgery and Surgical Training
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
April 29, 2020

Chief Resident Presentations 2020, Part 1
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
May 6, 2020

Chief Resident Presentations 2020, Part 2
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
May 13, 2020

Chief Resident Presentations 2020, Part 3
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
May 20, 2020

Debunking Myths in Bariatric Surgery
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
September 9, 2020

Surgical Innovation and Life-Long Learning: The Case of the Esophagus
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
September 30, 2020

Controversies in Surgical Thyroidology in 2020
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
October 14, 2020

The Elegant Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
November 4, 2020

Global Surgery Education, Ethics, and the Surgical Trainee
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
November 18, 2020

Resident Presentations - December 2020
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
December 2, 2020

2020: Annus Horribilis, or Annus Mirabilis?
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
December 9, 2020

Planning Committee

Vein Graft Disease: What Have We Learned about Making a Vein into an Artery?
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
January 29, 2020

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

Adolescent Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
February 19, 2020

Surgical Coaching for Continuous Performance Improvement
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
February 26, 2020

In the Time of Covid-19: What We Should Know?
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
April 8, 2020

We Are Not Bullies, Are We? Diversity, Inclusion, Unconscious Bias, and Microaggression
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
April 22, 2020

Gender Equality in Surgery and Surgical Training
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
April 29, 2020

Chief Resident Presentations 2020, Part 1
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
May 6, 2020

Chief Resident Presentations 2020, Part 2
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
May 13, 2020

Chief Resident Presentations 2020, Part 3
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
May 20, 2020

Debunking Myths in Bariatric Surgery
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
September 9, 2020

Surgical Innovation and Life-Long Learning: The Case of the Esophagus
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
September 30, 2020

Controversies in Surgical Thyroidology in 2020
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
October 14, 2020

The Elegant Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
November 4, 2020

Global Surgery Education, Ethics, and the Surgical Trainee
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
November 18, 2020

Resident Presentations - December 2020
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
December 2, 2020

2020: Annus Horribilis, or Annus Mirabilis?
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
December 9, 2020

Professional Statement

Dr. James Suliburk is a board-certified surgeon specializing in the treatment of tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal gland in Houston and the surrounding area (Bryan-College Station, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Beaumont). As a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon, he specializes in the care of patients with thyroid nodules, goiter, Graves' disease, thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal masses, pheochromocytoma, Cushing's, and Conn's diseases. His advanced surgical expertise includes minimally invasive parathyroidectomy and thyroidectomy, traditional open thyroidectomy, central, selective and modified radical neck dissection, single incision laparoscopic adrenalectomy, and traditional laparoscopic adrenalectomy. He conducts research on the clinical outcomes in endocrine surgery in underserved and minority populations, outcomes in acute care and trauma surgery, and in the application of mobile technology to improve peri-operative surgical care and communication with patients to detect of impending complications.

Professional Achievements

  • 2020 Top Doctor: General Surgery
    Houstonia Magazine

  • Patient Care Innovation Grant Career Development Award
    08/2014 - Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

  • Chief Resident Award as Most Outstanding Faculty
    06/2016 - Baylor College of Medicine

  • Rising Star Award
    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Educational Grant
    Academy of Distinguished Educators

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

  • That's the Way! Award
    Baylor College of Medicine

  • National Surgical Forum Research Award in Clinical Outcomes, Patient Safety and Quality
    American College of Surgeons

Professional Interests

  • Endocrine surgery

  • Parathyroid surgery

  • Thyroid surgery

  • Goiter

  • Adrenal Surgery

  • Thyroid Nodules

  • Graves Disease

  • Hyperparathyroidism

  • Pheochromocytoma

  • Papillary, medullary and follicular thyroid cancer

  • Paraganglioma

  • Hyperaldosteronism

  • Cushing's Syndrome

  • Familial endocrine disease

Professional Specialties

  • Endocrine Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Thyroid Surgery

  • Surgical Oncology

  • General Surgery