Dr. Jett, a Dallas native, is distinguished by extensive surgical experience and research involving thoracic, cardiac, and vascular surgery. He is a board certified Diplomat of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and has taught innovative surgical techniques worldwide and been published numerous times.
Dr. Jett performs lung surgery in a minimally invasive fashion. Most of his operations use the da Vinci robot or video-assistance (VATS). He also repairs aortic aneurysms with endovascular stent grafts, and he performs carotid artery surgery.
Dr. Jett specializes in minimally invasive surgery, a technique that limits pain and enhances recovery. He has excelled in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, a technique that he helped to develop and to teach to many surgeons.
Dr. Jett graduated from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where he was the first student to complete an Honors Thesis in Chemistry. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He continued his training with an internship and residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and while there, he was a clinical instructor in surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Jett completed a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. He also completed a fellowship in cardiac surgery at the National Heart Institute- National Institutes of Health (NIH). While at the NIH, he was instrumental in the development of the first heart assist device approved by the FDA, and he has taught hundreds of heart surgeons around the world in its insertion and operation.
Dr. Jett is a marathon runner and has completed 29 marathons, 16 of which were the Boston Marathon. He has been a volunteer missionary surgeon in Kenya with World Medical Missions, Samaritan’s Purse. He accepts Medicare and most major insurance plans. Dr. Jett practices compassionate, patient-centered medicine with Cardiac Surgery Specialists, a Baylor Scott & White Health - Health Texas Affiliate.