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Scott Shurmur

Scott Shurmur

  • Ralph Paone Endowed Chair for Medical Excellence
  • Medical Director
  • Division Chief of Cardiology
  • Professor of Medicine
Office Phone: 806-743-1501
Mail Address: 3601 4th St Stop 9410
Lubbock TX 79430-9410


  • Ralph Paone Endowed Chair for Medical Excellence, Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, Texas 2016-Present
  • Medical Director, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, Texas 2015-Present
  • Division Chief of Cardiology, Cardiology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, Texas 2014-Present
  • Professor of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, TX 2014-Present

Post Doctoral Education:

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellow: New England Deaconess hospital, 1991
  • Cardiology Fellow: New England Deaconess hospital, 1990
  • Resident: New England Deaconess hospital, 1988
  • Intern: New England Deaconess hospital, 1986


  • MD: University of Massachusetts, 1985
  • BA: Univ Tulsa, 1981

Selected Publications:

  • Argueta E, Orellana-Barrios M, Nantsupawat T, Rosales A, Shurmur S. Pneumopericarditis: A Case of Acute Chest Pain with ST Segment Elevation. Case Reports in Cardiology 2015;2015.
  • Dobesh PB, Urban JF, Shurmur S, Oestreich JH. Impact of a high-fat meal on assessment of clopidogrel-induced platelet inhibition in healthy subjects.. Thrombosis Journal 2015;13(3):1-8.
  • Shurmur S. Lipid Luminations: Whither Fibrates?. SWLA LIpidSpin 2014.
  • Yates BC, Rowland S, Mancuso K, Kupzyk K, Norman JF, Shurmur S, Tesina K. Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Spouses of Cardiac Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial. West Journal of Nursing Research 2014;:1-18.
  • Anderson DR, Duryee MJ, Shurmur S, Um JY, Bussey WD, Hunter CD, Garvin RP, Mikuls TR, Klassen LW, Thiele GM. Unique Antibody Responses to Malondialdehyde-Acetaldehyde (MAA)-Protein Adducts Predict Coronary Artery Disease. PLOS One 2014;9(9):e107440.

Selected Presentations:

  • Advances in lipid lowering therapy. South Texas Primary Card, 2015.
  • Cardiovascular Risk Factors among College Students: Knowledge, Perception and Risk Assessment The Honor Society of Nursing, Las Vegas, NV; November 2015.
  • Partners Together in Health (PaTH) Intervention: Preliminary Results Midwest Nursing Research Society, Chicago, IL; March 2013.
  • Partners Together in Health (PaTH) Intervention to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk American Heart Association, Los Angeles, CA; November 2012.
  • Creating an intervention fidelity plan for a translational research study MNRSC, Dearborn, MI; April 2012.

Selected Contracts and Grants:

  • Themis Trail 2015-
    Awarded by Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals

Selected Awards:

  • Clinical Excellence in Medicine, University Medical Center (UMC), Lubbock, Texas, 2016.
  • Cardiovascular Center of Excellent Award, JD Power and Associates, 2009.
  • President's Young Investigator Award, Merck & Co, 1999.
  • Graduated "With Honor", University of Tulsa, 1981.

Selected Scheduled Teaching:

  • Cardiology Clinical Rotations - 2016
  • Cath Lab Interventional Clinical Work - 2016
  • Medical Student Simulations - 2016
  • PA Student Cardiology Course - 2016
  • PA Student Cardiology Course - 2015

Selected Non-Credit Instruction Taught:

  • Clinical Lipidology Update - 2016
  • New Oral Anticoagulants - 2015
  • Diabetes Panel - 2015
  • Anti-Platelet Strategies in ACS - 2012
  • Emerging Concepts in Aggressive Lipid Lowering and Acute Myocardial Infarction - 2012
Date last updated: 12/15/2017