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Welcome to the web pages of the Department of Surgery of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Use the links in the menu to the left or in the Quick Links to the right to help navigate our site. Patients looking for clinic or appointment information can find answers under the Patient/Clinic information section. In the Surgery Program Information section, prospective students can find out information about our Residency Program, including application information, curriculum, benefits  and resident goals and expectations. Current faculty and staff can find commonly used  pages under the Faculty/Staff links. We hope you easily find the information you are  looking for and enjoy your experience here as you find all we have to offer patients,  students and the community at large. 

Ari Omar Halldorsson, M.D. Memorial Fund
Ari Omar Halldorsson, M.D. Memorial Fund 

The Ari Omar Halldorsson, M.D. Memorial Fund has been launched in honor of our longtime friend, colleague, and Program Director.

Dr. Halldorsson was a dedicated surgeon, and a phenomenal surgical educator. We are starting this fund to honor his many accomplishments and contributions, and preserve his memory in a positive way.

The proceeds will be used to further Dr. H’s passion for surgical education, and aid current and future residents in their educational pursuits. Donations of any size are welcome, and we hope to be able to collect enough funds to meaningfully contribute to resident education initiatives.

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We train the best of the next generation of independent, confident surgeons ready for general surgery practice or to pursue advanced fellowship training upon graduation. We want to give you an insight into the Surgery Resident’s life in and out of the hospital, specifically emphasizing the resident’s collegiality and the strong personal relationships between faculty and residents.

In The News:

Governor Abbott Appoints Seven To Texas Medical Board District Three Review Committee

Join us in congratulating our Department Chair, Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike, for her appointment to the Texas Medical Board District Three Review Committee by Governor Greg Abbott.  More

50 Experts To Trust
50 Experts to Trust in a Pandemic

Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike has been recognized by a national article as an expert to trust regarding CoVID-19. " … Not every health expert on social media talking about Covid-19 is an epidemiologist or infectious disease doctor. Dissanaike focuses on questions around the coronavirus and how it impacts surgeons and hospitals. ... she stresses the importance of narrowly focused specialists working together with broad-based generalists and drawing on new ideas about how to tackle the pandemic from different disciplines. …" More

Our mission is to provide excellence in health care to humankind through education,research, patient care and service, accomplished with honesty, integrity, compassion and intellectual curiosity.

Sharmila Dissanaike, M.D.

Professor and Peter C. Canizaro Chair Department of Surgery

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