Associate Professor of Surgery, Director-Elective General Surgery, Co-Director: The Texas Center for Digestive. Health

F.P. (Tripp) Buckley, III, MD, FACS, is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at The University of Texas-Austin/Dell Medical School. Dr. Buckley serves as Chief of the Division of Elective General Surgery and Co-Director of the Texas Center for Digestive health at UT Health Austin. Dr. Buckley attended Tulane University Medical School and then completed his residency in the DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Buckley then served in the United States Air Force (USAF) on active duty for four years at Nellis Air Force Base with tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Buckley is one of only a few physicians to be awarded the USAF Air Medal.

After deployment, he retuned to Texas and joined Baylor Scott and White, where he began to focus on anti-reflux and esophageal surgery. He established a unique multidisciplinary center to take care of patients suffering for reflux disease. It grew to be one of the busiest centers in the country serving patients from all over Texas, throughout the country and even internationally.

In 2018 Dr. Buckley was recruited to the new Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin to further improve upon the concept of integrated, patient focused care founding The Center for Heartburn and Esophageal Disorders and then the Texas Center for Digestive Health, where GI and GI Surgery dyads along with nutritional medicine, behavioral therapists, and other sub-specialists come together in one clinic to focus on the patient. This has grown to include foregut, hepatobiliary, liver transplant, and colorectal surgeons along with their GI specialist counterparts.

Dr. Buckley is heavily involved in clinical research with numerous peer reviewed publications, national presentations, and current clinical trials. He either observed him operate or have had Dr. Buckley serve as their proctor, mentor.

Esophageal disorders are more than a professional interest for Dr. Buckley. In 2012 he was diagnosed with severe reflux and Barrett’s esophagus and has undergone several anti-reflux procedures himself and is able to connect and empathize with his patients like few others can.

F.P. (Tripp) Buckley III, MD, FACS, Asscociate Professor of Surgery
Director-Elective General Surgery
Co-Director: The Texas Center for Digestive. Health
The University of Texas at Austin – Dell Medical School
Assistant: Phillip Bowden c: 8327978982