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Dr. Eric M. Haas


Chief Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Methodist Hospital

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A native of New Orleans, Dr. Eric Haas graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where his outstanding achievement was noted by induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He then completed his General Surgery residency at St. Joseph Medical Center with training at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Haas went on to complete specialty fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School.

Dr. Haas is the Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital. He also serves as the Program Director of the Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery at the University of Texas at Houston and is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Haas is a world expert and innovator in laparoscopic, robotic and minimally invasive colorectal surgery for the treatment of colon and rectal cancer as well as Diverticulitis, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease.  He has specific expertise in treating the most complex patients who come to see him from around the world. He has developed and implemented numerous advanced techniques and protocols to address the most complex disease processes.

From his expansive experience, Dr. Haas is also a renowned clinical researcher, with work focused on enhanced recovery, optimizing patient outcomes and applying quality metrics to surgical care. Dr. Haas has developed the learning curves, resident education curriculum, and best practices for several minimally invasive surgical platforms and his work has been widely cited. To date, Dr. Haas has published more than 100 peer-reviewed abstracts and manuscripts, dozens of book chapters and review articles, and has been invited to present his work at over 100 lectures around the world.

Dr. Haas is a double board-certified Colorectal Surgeon, a Fellow of American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He chairs and serves on committees developing new technologies and educational curriculum for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and the Fellowship Council. The U.S. News & World Report has recognized Dr. Haas as the top 1% of doctors in America.  Dr. Haas resides in Houston with his wife and five children.