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TTUHSC Lubbock Campus

The 61st Legislature created Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1969 as a multi-campus institution with Lubbock as an administrative center and regional campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, Midland and Odessa and the Permian Basin. Since then, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has grown into a comprehensive academic health care system, serving a population of more than 2 million people dispersed across a vast 108-county area of West Texas. 

Office of the President

TTUHSC President Tedd Mitchell, M.D.

Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell is the eighth President of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, a comprehensive health sciences university with campuses in Lubbock, Amarillo, Abilene, Dallas, Midland, and Odessa. Prior to his appointment in 2010, Mitchell served as president and chief executive officer of the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, an internationally recognized center of excellence in preventive medicine.

We have much to be proud of at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. As a relatively young institution, we've already achieved excellence in many areas. We are the premier institution in training health care professionals for West Texas and beyond.

In the past three and half decades, nearly 24,000 students have graduated from TTUHSC. We now graduate more health care professionals than any other health related instituion in the state of Texas.

Council of Deans

The Council of Deans (COD) is a decision-making body comprised of the deans from each of the university’s five schools. Meet the Council of Deans.

President's Executive Council

The President’s Executive Council (PEC) is the executive advisory council comprised of the university’s deans, vice presidents, select senior administrators.  Meet the President's Executive Council.

Regional Leadership

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences center is part of the Texas Tech University System and operates medical and health care education and patient care at multiple campuses across the state of Texas. Meet our regional leadership.

Success Story

Theresa Byrd, Ph.D.

A number of TTUHSC faculty members have been recognized and honored for their excellence in teaching, research, and service.
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Fulfilling Needs

In our short 35-year history, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center not only has fulfilled the need for health care service and education in West Texas, but it has become a source of pride for the state and the entire Southwest region.

Early views of construction of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Main Building — 1974

- Early views of construction of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Main Building — 1974

Governor Preston Smith

- Governor Preston Smith

Preston Smith signs the legislation establishing Texas Tech University School of Medicine- 1969

- Preston Smith signs the legislation establishing Texas Tech University School of Medicine- 1969

Class of 1975

- Class of 1975