Steven Curley, MD
CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic

Steven Curley, MD

Surgical Oncology

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother of Frances Oncology Institute Chair
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North Texas Distinguished Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Curley comes to Northeast Texas in 2018 from the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas where he was the local and regional director of oncology, as well as a professor and chief of surgical oncology at the Baylor College of Medicine.

From 1990 through 2013 he was professor of surgical oncology and chief of gastrointestinal. When not seeing patients or teaching, Dr. Curley dedicates the remainder of his time to developing world-class multidisciplinary care programs for patients with all types of cancers through basic, translational, and clinical research efforts. His clinical focus is on providing surgical care for a wide range of hard-to-treat cancers, including but not limited to patients with hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal malignancies.

Sophisticated Care

  • Adrenalectomy for primary and metastatic tumors
  • Bile duct resections for hilar (Klatskin) and gallbladder cholangiocarcinoma
  • Colon resection for cancer
  • Distal pancreatectomy for adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine tumors
  • Duodenal resections for polyps and cancer
  • Irreversible electroporation of unresectable liver and pancreas cancers
  • Liver resections
  • Low anterior resection and abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancers
  • Microwave ablation of unresectable liver cancers
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple) for adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine tumors
  • Partial and total gastrectomy (stomach) for polyps, cancer, and carcinoids
  • Resection of gastrointestinal stoma tumors (GIST)
  • Resection of retroperitoneal and extremity sarcomas
  • Small bowel resections for malignant tumors (adenocarcinoma or carcinoids)
  • Splenectomy Continued on back

Education and Experience

  • Institute Chair: CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Oncology Institute
  • Board Certified: Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Author: In My Hands
  • Fellowship: Surgical oncology | The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Professor: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX | 1990-2013
  • Chief: Gastrointestinal Tumor Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology | The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX | 1993-2013
  • Associate Director for Clinical Affairs: Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center | Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX | 2014-2018
  • Chief: Surgical Oncology |Baylor St. Luke’s College of Medicine, Houston, TX | 2014-2018

Associations and Awards

  • Texas Super Doctors, Texas Monthly | 2016-2022
  • Listed in America’s Top Doctors for Castle Connolly | 2016-2022
  • Listed in America’s Top Doctors for Cancer Database | 2009-2022
  • Tribeca Disruptive Innovator Award | 2012
  • Top 1% of Physicians by US News & World Report | 2012-2022
  • Patients’ Choice Award, America’s Most Compassionate Doctors | 2001-2022
  • Patients’ Choice Recognition, Consumer Research | 2008-2022
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America Database | 2006-present
  • University Cancer Foundation Fellowship | 1994
  • Matrix Pharmaceutical Grant | 1993-1994
  • PRS clinical Research Grant | 1992-1993
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Surgical Oncology Fellows | UT MD Anderson Cancer Center 1992 | 2001 | 2011
  • Dunn Foundation Grant | 1992-1993
  • Smith, Kline & French Outstanding Research by a Fellow | UT MD Anderson Cancer Center | 1990
Hospital Affiliations
CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler

Meet Dr. Curley, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Oncology Institute, Institute Chair


Patient Ratings & Reviews

  • Provider explained things in an understandable way 4.9
  • Provider listened carefully 4.9
  • Provider courtesy and respect 4.9
  • Provider overall care rating 5
  • Provider time spent with patient 4.9

Education & Certifications

  • Education


    University Of Texas At Houston