Job ID: 290071850  |  Last Updated: 4/26/2023

Trauma/Critical Care Surgeon

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
El Paso, TX
Applicant Contact
Dr. Alan Tyroch M.D.
Founding Chair and Professor
(915) 215-5310
(915) 215-8605
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

The Department of Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSCEP) is seeking a trauma/critical care surgeon with a strong interest in developing a career in academic surgery. The position is a full-time appointment at TTUHSC-EP and the salary is competitive.

The successful candidate will be employed by TTUHSCEP at an academic rank commensurate with qualifications. The surgeon will provide patient care at University Medical Center of El Paso and El Paso Childrens Hospital. UMC-EP is the only ACS-verified Level 1 trauma center for a 270-mile radius. The trauma center annually admits more than 3000 injured patients from a catchment area of 1.3M individuals in far west Texas and southern New Mexico. The candidate should enjoy teaching residents and medical students as well as pursuing research and other scholarly activities within the Surgery Department.

El Paso is the 6th most populous city in Texas and the 22nd in the United States. In 2018, El Paso was ranked as the city with the lowest cost of living by Forbes magazine and the second safest city in the U.S. Exceptional public schools and private schools are available. The city has minor league baseball and soccer, symphony, museums, excellent dining options and shopping. The El Paso International Airport is easy to access, making travel simple and efficient. One can enjoy living in the mountains and skiing is just two hours away.
TTUHSCEP is one of five independent universities in the Texas Tech University System. The Health Sciences Center consists of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine.
The position requires a M.D. /D.O. degree, completion of an ACGME approved residency in general surgery and successful completion of a surgical critical care fellowship as well as board certification/eligibility in general surgery and surgical critical care.

Qualified applicants must have or be eligible for an unrestricted Texas license. Interested applicants must apply online at (Job Requisition #26226BR) and forward their curriculum vitae to:

Alan H. Tyroch, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M.
Professor and Founding Chair of Surgery
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Texas Tech University HSC-El Paso
4800 Alberta Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79905

Phone: 915-215-5310 or E-mail:

The position is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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