Michael E. DeBakey (b. Michel Dabaghi, Sept. 7, 1908, Lake Charles, LA–d. July 11, 2008, Houston, TX) was a famous cardiovascular surgeon. During World War II, DeBakey served in the U.S. Army and helped develop the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) units. He then joined the faculty of Baylor University College of Medicine, serving as faculty, president of college, and chancellor, and Chairman of the Department of Surgery. He was among the earlier surgeons to perform coronary artery bypass surgery and among the first to use an external heart pump. the Michael E. DeBakey Library and Museum at Baylor College of Medicine is named for him as is the DeBakey Medical Foundation.