Dr. Erik Wilson is fellowship trained in laparoendoscopic general surgery. While interested in general surgery, his primary focus is minimally invasive bariatric surgery.
Dr. Wilson attended Texas A&M University and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, where he ranked in the top quarter of his class. Dr. Wilson was a resident in general surgery at Texas A&M University Health Science Center Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, Texas. From there Dr. Wilson relocated to Houston for his fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth).
In 2002, Dr. Wilson began his career with UTHealth as Assistant Professor of Surgery and is now a Professor of Surgery and the MIST Fellowship Program Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST) program at UTHealth. He also serves as Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery and Service Chief, General Surgery at Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center and is the Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs for UTHealth.
Dr. Wilson is board certified with the American Board of Surgery and Fellow at American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is a member of numerous regional, national and international professional organizations. He is the past president and cofounder for The Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery as well as the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association. His interests focus on integrating new technology into surgical patient care to achieve better outcomes through a less invasive approach.