Gabriel Loor, MD

Division of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Circulatory Support,
Department of Surgery,
Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, USA

Dr. Loor’s mission is to provide hope and cures for patients with advanced heart and lung disease through clinical excellence, research and education. Through his training and experience he has gained significant expertise in routine and complex adult cardiac surgery and is committed to quality improvement and best practices to make a positive difference in patients’ lives. Dr. Loor is passionate about maximizing donor organs for lung transplant recipients given the high mortality of patients on the waitlist and a shortage of donor organs. He has successfully initiated portable ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) research and clinical programs and is credited with the first “breathing lung” transplant in the Midwest. 

Dr. Loor received his cardiac surgical and transplant training at Cleveland Clinic, after which he spent several years at the University of Minnesota as assistant professor in cardiac surgery and director of the lung transplant program. There he significantly increased the volume and quality of lung transplantation through donor utilization.

Presently, as surgical director of the lung transplant program at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Loor’s goal is to lead the world’s largest and highest quality lung transplant program. He also offers and supports the highest standards of clinical excellence and quality in cardiac surgery. Dr. Loor’s research interests focus on improving donor utilization and surgical outcomes through basic and translational science collaborations and participation in outcomes registries and clinical trials.