Ian A. Makey, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Makey earned his Medical Degree at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans LA in 2006 where he received the Sam McCool Excellence in Surgery Award.  He completed General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston MA in 2011 and 2013 respectively.  He is board certified in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery.  His clinical interests include all aspects of General Thoracic Surgery.  He performs minimally invasive foregut surgery such as Heller Myotomy and hiatal hernia repair.  He performs robotic lobectomies for lung cancer.  He performs lung transplant operations.  He has research interests in operative risk prediction and medical device design.  Dr. Makey joined the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center as Assistant Professor in 2013.  

Board Certifications:

American Board of Surgery
American Board Thoracic Surgery


MD, Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana 8/2002 - 5/2006
BS, Cum Laude, Millsaps College Jackson, MS Physics 8/1996 - 5/2000

Postgraduate Training

Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 6/2011 – 7/2013,
General Surgery Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 6/2007 – 6/2011
Surgery Internship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 7/2006 - 6/2007


Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in the management of penetrating and blunt thoracic trauma. Milanchi S, Makey I, McKenna R, Margulies DR. J Minim Access Surg. 2009 Jul-Sep;5(3):63-6.

Jian-Wei Gu, Giovani Gadonskik, Julie Wang, Ian Makey, Thomas Adair. Ethanol Stimulates Tumor Progression and Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Chick Embryos. Cancer 2005;103:422-431. Research Assistant

Jian-Wei Gu, Giovani Gadonski, Julie Wang, Ian Makey, Thomas H Adair. Exercise Increases Endostatin in Circulation of Healthy Volunteers. BMC Physiology 2004;4: 2-8. Research Assistant

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