For more than six decades, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey trained thousands of surgeons who have gone on to practice around the world. He instilled in them the desire to be lifelong learners, to continually strive for excellence, and to share their expertise for the benefit of humankind.
The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center was founded by Dr. DeBakey as a multidisciplinary center of excellence dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular diseases.
Building on Dr. DeBakey's commitment to educational excellence, the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center launched a first-of-its-kind national center for comprehensive continuing medical education in cardiovascular and vascular disease: the DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education and Training (DICET).
This institute sustains Dr. DeBakey's ideals by providing a premier, centralized venue for advanced vascular and cardiovascular education. Most importantly, it helps ensure a brighter future for heart patients everywhere.