Courtney Balentine, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

  • Division of Endocrine Surgery


  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2006
  • MPH, University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX, 2011
  • Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2014
  • Fellowship, Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care & Utilization, Houston, TX, 2014
  • Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Endocrine Surgery, 2016
  • Implementation Science Certificate Program, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2019

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Balentine is a board-certified endocrine surgeon specializing in hernia repairs, dialysis outcomes, and endocrine surgery for veterans.

Research Interests

Dr. Balentine’s research is focused on inguinal hernia surgery in older adults and acute care for the elderly and veterans.

Recent Publications

  • Hospital Performance on Failure to Rescue Correlates With Likelihood of Home Discharge.
    Stevens A, Meier J, Bhat A, Balentine C
    J Surg Res 2023 Mar 07; 287: 107-116
    [PubMed ID: 36893609]

  • Chief Residents Can Safely Operate on Older and Frail Patients.
    Meier J, Stevens A, Nunez J, Jacob A, Garza A, Bisgaard E, Abdelfattah K, Balentine C
    J Surg Res 2023 May; 285: 121-128
    [PubMed ID: 36669390]

  • Comparison of Postoperative Outcomes of Laparoscopic vs Open Inguinal Hernia Repair.
    Meier J, Stevens A, Berger M, Makris KI, Bramos A, Reisch J, Cullum CM, Lee SC, Sugg Skinner C, Zeh H, Brown CJ, Balentine CJ
    JAMA Surg 2023 Feb 01; 158(2): 172-180
    [PubMed ID: 36542394]

  • Age is associated with increased morbidity after laparoscopic appendectomy.
    Stevens A, Meier J, Bhat A, Bhat S, Balentine C
    Surgery 2022 Aug; 172(2): 488-493
    [PubMed ID: 35568586]

  • Resident Involvement in Inguinal Hernia Repair Is Safe but Associated With Increased Operative Time.
    Stevens A, Meier J, Balentine C
    J Surg Res 2022 Aug; 276: 305-313
    [PubMed ID: 35421741]

All Publications on PubMed