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Trauma Surgery - academic practice in modern mid-sized west Texas city

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtySurgery : Trauma
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J-1 or H-1B
Salary Range$0 to $0
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeNot Specified
Bonuses OfferedSign-on, Relocation

Job Description

Opportunity Details:

Northwest Texas Healthcare System is assisting Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), Amarillo campus in recruiting a fellowship-trained BC/BE Trauma Surgeon for an employed faculty position providing trauma, acute, and critical care services at our hospital in Amarillo, TX. 


The Department of Surgery at TTUHSC at Amarillo is a collegial, well-trained team of faculty surgeons focused on delivering compassionate, quality care and optimal outcomes to trauma and acute patients, and enjoys a strong reputation in the region. 


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Opportunity highlights:

  • Employed position and faculty appointment with TTUHSC Amarillo
  • NWTHS is the trauma center for the 26-county Texas Panhandle
  • Service area extends to surrounding states
  • Hospital has ~ 1,600 trauma admissions annually
  • Wide range of case types
  • Surgical and Trauma call coverage on a rotating, block monthly schedule
  • Current team of four Trauma surgeons and one Trauma surgical P.A.
  • Surgical consultations and follow-up care in the clinic at TTUHSC Amarillo campus
  • Provide medical education and supervision to residents and medical students in surgical rotations
  • Competitive salary and compensation plan with full benefits package 


  • BC in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
  • Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited surgical residency program
  • Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited SCC/Trauma fellowship
  • Exemplary clinical skills, a team spirit, collegiality, and interest in teaching
  • Clean background and medical license record

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine has three campuses in Lubbock, Amarillo, and the Permean Basin. Serving the healthcare needs of over 2.5 Million people in a 108-county area, Texas Tech  physicians provide care in a comprehensive range of specialties as well as clinical research and teaching.


Northwest Texas Healthcare System is a tertiary care facility and teaching hospital known throughout the region for cardiac, stroke, emergency, and children's services.  The 58-bed Heart Hospital at NWTHS is the only dedicated specialty heart hospital in the Panhandle, and an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI. As a Level II and the Lead Trauma Center for the 26-county Texas Panhandle and certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, the hospital treats over 64,000 patients in its ED each year. Northwest Children•™s Hospital is the Panhandle•™s primary Pediatric provider, offering subspecialty care, a 35-bed Level III NICU and a 12-bed PICU. The Childbirth Center, Inpatient Behavioral Health care, Surgical services in robotics, neurosurgery, orthopedics, ortho trauma, and other key services make Northwest the healthcare system of choice in the region. NWTHS is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services (UHS), one of the nation's largest hospital and healthcare management companies.


Amarillo, Texas is where working ranches and Texas hospitality intersect with a modern, vibrant economy. At 3,671 feet altitude, the area enjoys 270 days of sunshine, consistent breezes, low humidity, and four distinct seasons. Top-rated schools, upscale neighborhoods, and a less hectic lifestyle combine to offer an exceptional quality of life. Hike or ride horseback at nearby Palo Duro Canyon, the second-largest canyon in the country. Recreation and entertainment options feature 32 miles of walking trails, world-class golf, upscale day spas, diverse cuisine, annual festivals, a winery, and a historic, revitalized downtown with a new minor league baseball park. Amarillo boasts a vibrant cultural arts scene with a symphony, ballet company, opera, museums, jazz scene, and art galleries. A modern, international airport offering over 50 flights daily and world-class skiing a 5-hour drive away in Taos, NM make for easy getaways. Discover Amarillo, Texas! 


If you have interest in this opportunity, please contact:


Nathan Arnett

NWTHS Physician Recruiter

949.285.4947 mobile (call/text)

Facility & Address

  • Northwest Texas Healthcare System
  • 1501 South Coulter Street Amarillo TX 79106


Contact Information

Nathan Arnett In-House Physician Recruiter

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