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Division of General & Acute Care (Trauma-Critical Care) Surgery

Trauma Care

Critical Care

Wound Care

 General 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


Student Clerkship/Administrative Office: 806-414-9558

The Department of Surgery is home to the Division of General and Acute Care Surgery, head and neck 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 provide 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.”

 -W.H. Auden