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John Pierre Sabra, MD

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Surgery Office
1400 N I-35 Suite 300
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 324-7873
Fax: (512) 380-7503


  • Assistant Professor of Surgery for UT Austin Dell Medical School
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery for UTMB Austin
  • UTMB Surgery Medical Student Clerkship Director

Dr. Sabra received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1991 and remained there to obtain his Medical Degree in 1995. He accomplished this as part of a prestigious unified program and finished medical school with distinction. He then moved to Texas where he completed his internship and general surgery residency at University of Texas Southwestern Dallas and Parkland Memorial Hospital.

After finishing his surgical training in 2000, Dr. Sabra went on active duty in the U.S. Navy, completing four overseas tours while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. During this time he became a decorated Naval officer and advanced to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

He joined Seton Surgical Group in 2003 and has been instrumental in advancing the role of minimally invasive surgery. One of his areas of interest is in GI motility, and he is currently the only surgeon in Central Texas implanting gastric neurostimulators to treat gastroparesis. More recently, Dr. Sabra has fostered his interest in endocrine surgery by creating a monthly surgical endocrine conference in collaboration with local endocrinologists. He is excited to use his affiliation with the Department of Surgical Endocrinology at UT Southwestern Dallas to foster this growing program in Austin.

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