Surgeon: A physician who specializes in the treatment of diseases, injuries, and deformities
by manual or operative methods.
University: An institution of higher education, a center of advanced education with teaching
Texas Tech Physicians: The place in Amarillo where you will receive dedicated, quality care from our faculty
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Surgeons are highly trained physicians, experienced and dedicated providing expert surgical
care to the Panhandle region, with medical student education for those who will care
Division of General & Acute Care (Trauma-Critical Care) Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology/Head & Neck Surgery
Section of Thoracic Oncology
Section of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
Amarillo Breast Center of Excellence
General Surgical Oncology
Patient Appointments: 806-414-9558
Student Clerkship/Administrative Office: 806-414-9558
The Department of Surgery is home to the Division of General and Acute Care Surgery,
head and heck surgery and surgical oncology.
Faculty practice at the Texas Panhandle’s three major hospitals: Northwest Texas Hospital,
Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital and the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center. Surgeons
at TTUHSC work with all other medical and surgery centers in the Amarillo area.
Our surgeons perform the spectrum of laparoscopic, open general, breast, endocrine
and chest, head and neck procedures. We also have a team of specialized pediatric
surgeons on campus.
Other specialty surgical practices based in the community include neurosurgery, orthopedic,
vascular, plastic and bariatric surgery. Many practices have clinical faculty appointments
with TTUHSC, which gives third and fourth-year medical students educational exposure
to a variety of disciplines.
TTUHSC faculty provides medical education to third and fourth-year medical students
during their surgical rotations. Resident physicians of other disciplines including
internal medicine, family medicine and OB-GYN, are also educated in surgical illnesses
through cooperative programs with faculty in this department. Physician assistants
and nurse practitioners from regional programs are also provided surgical education.
“A doctor, like anyone else who has to deal with human beings, each of them unique,
cannot be a scientist; he is either, like the surgeon, a craftsman, or, like the physician
and the psychologist, an artist.... This means that in order to be a good doctor a
man must also have a good character, that is to say, whatever weaknesses and foibles
he may have, he must love his fellow human beings in the concrete and desire their
good before his own.”