TTUHSC Lubbock Surgery Faculty | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Brittany K Bankhead, MD, MS
email:  Brittany.Bankhead-­

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Acute Surgical Care

Patient Appointments:
Surgery Clinic : 806.743.2373

Clinic Location:
Surgery Clinic: Texas Tech Physicians Pavilion, 4th floor




Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Med, 2020


General Surgery, University of Texas at Austin, 2019
Residency, General Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, 2016

Medical School:

Ross University School of Medicine, 2013


American Board of Surgery 


Recent Publications:

In The News:  

How to Avoid a Trauma Surgeon This Summer

Trauma surgeons are trained to help you during your darkest hour.  The trauma team’s job (made up of surgeons, emergency physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, blood bank personnel and hospital staff), on what is often the worst day of your life, is to take every action to keep you or your loved ones alive. . More

A Doctor’s Dark Year.  The new Yorker.  By Dhruv Khullar. April 20, 2021

In the heart of the pandemic, a trauma surgeon travels to the edge and back.  Today in The New Yorker, I share a story that is raw & vulnerable- mostly in hopes that it will help someone who has been through the same, & that possibly, some day, it will help my kids to understand what it all meant..   More

Lung damage from coronavirus can be long lasting, health professionals warn

Texas trauma surgeon Dr. Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, who has used her social media platform during the pandemic to give insight into what is happening behind-the-scenes with patients and COVID-19 units across the country, shared her experience with NewsNation. . More

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