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Dr. Harold Bailey, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgeon


Physician Biography

A native Texan, Dr. Harold Bailey earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his surgical internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He completed his residency in general surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, followed by his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Ferguson Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Board certified in surgery and colon and rectal surgery, Dr. Bailey has practiced medicine since 1974. His clinical interests include colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, anorectal disease (particularly complex anorectal fistulae), colonoscopy (screening and removal of large polyps).
Dr. Bailey strives to see patients quickly and to provide them the highest quality compassionate care. He takes the time to listen to each patient and address their concerns. He treats adults and speaks Spanish.    
 A professor of surgery at  McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, Dr. Bailey also serves as a clinical professor of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M University Health Science Center and Weil Cornell Medical College. He has been recognized in multiple local and national "best doctor" listings.

He is a past president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and has also served as president of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and as a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons.  He is chief of the division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Memorial Hermann -Texas Medical Center.
Dr. Bailey and his wife live in West University. They have two adult children.  In his spare time he enjoys fishing, traveling and spending time with his family.

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