Dr. Baron L. Hamman was born in Memphis, Tennessee and grew up in Madisonville, Kentucky where his father was a prominent thoracic surgeon. He then completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at Stanford University. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Harvard Medical School. After an internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Louisville Hospital System, he continued his residency and fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham under Albert D. Pacifico MD. He served on the Faculty of the University of Alabama for one year. He enjoys fly fishing, hunting and flying a small airplane;he has invented and patented a number of medical and aviation tools. Dr. Hamman is the chairman of the department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center - Dallas. He has authored numerous medical articles. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of the Sarnoff Society of Scholars, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Hamman routinely performs minimally invasive and port access cardiac surgery. He is an expert in off-pump coronary artery bypass graft operation, re-operative cardiac surgery and congenital heart surgery in adults. He is married to Susan Hamman, a Pediatric Radiologist, and proud father of 3 beautiful children.