Representative Cohen Mourns Loss of DeBakey

Jul. 12, 2008 in Press Releases

State Representative Ellen Cohen extends her sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Dr. Michael DeBakey.

Cohen recently met with the legendary heart surgeon (see photo gallery) whose ties included The Baylor College of Medicine and Methodist Hospital, both part of District 134, which Cohen represents in the Texas legislature.

“Dr. DeBakey’s career was awe-inspiring – seven decades of dedicated service. Spending time with him in his office was a privilege. He had a great way of recounting the history of the Medical Center with humor and insight,” said Cohen. “Our city, our state, our country and the entire world was enriched by his presence as we are diminished by his loss.”

State Representative Ellen Cohen was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006 to represent District 134. District 134 includes all of Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice University and the Texas Medical Center, along with parts of Meyerland and Montrose. For more information, visit, email or call 713-838-0134.