Dr. DeBakey received his B.S. from Tulane in 1930, his M.D. in 1932, and a M.S. in 1935. He was a faculty member of the Tulane School of Medicine's Department of Surgery from 1937 to 1948. He invented the roller pump while still a student at Tulane, which became an essential component of his heart-lung machine.
TULANE TALK (Dr. Michael DeBakey by Scott Cowen, Tulane President), July 14 , 2008
For more information: McCollum, C. The distinguished service award medal for the Society of Vascular Surgery, 1999: Michael Ellis DeBakey, MD. Journal of Vascular Surgery , Volume 31 , Issue 2 , Pages 406 - 409. doi:10.1016/S0741-5214(00)90171-X