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Pediatric Surgery - Academic practice in modern, mid-sized west Texas city

Universal Health Services
United States, Texas, Amarillo
1501 Coulter Street South (Show on map)
February 23, 2024

Northwest Texas Children's Hospital at Northwest Texas Healthcare System is assisting Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), Amarillo campus in recruiting a BC/BE Pediatric Surgeon for an employed faculty position providing pediatric surgical services at our hospital in Amarillo, TX.

The Department of Surgery and the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Residency Program at TTUHSC at Amarillo are a collegial, tight-knit community of residents and faculty with a big mission to train confident and compassionate physicians and deliver evidence-based, family-centered care for a diverse population in an open learning environment. The department of 10 Pediatricians and 5 APPs enjoys a strong reputation in the region and includes general pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties including neonatal-perinatal, cardiology, critical care, endocrinology, hematology-oncology, neurology, sports medicine, surgery, and developmental-behavioral.

Discover here what makes Amarillo, Texas a wonderful place to call home!

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Employed position and faculty appointment with TTUHSC Amarillo
  • NWTHS is the trauma center for the 26-county Texas Panhandle
  • TTUHSC faculty provides pediatric surgery as well as adult trauma and acute care surgical services to the hospital
  • Hospital surgical services and consultations while on service
  • Shared call with another pediatric surgeon
  • Surgical consultations and follow-up care in the clinic at TTUHSC Amarillo campus 2 days per week
  • Provide medical education and supervision to residents and medical students in surgical rotations
  • Competitive salary and compensation plan with full benefits package


  • BC/BE in Pediatric Surgery
  • Become board certified within a year of hire date if BE
  • Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited Surgical residency program
  • Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Surgery fellowship
  • Exemplary clinical skills, a team spirit, collegiality, an interested in training pediatric residents and medical students
  • 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. TTUHSC's campus at Amarillo is a tight-knit community of physicians and surgeons with a mission to train confident and compassionate physicians who deliver evidence-based and family-centered care for a diverse population in an open learning environment.

Northwest Texas Healthcare System provides comprehensive acute care and outpatient services to the 500,000+ residents of the Texas Panhandle and surrounding region. As the Trauma Center for the Texas Panhandle and a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, the hospital treats over 64,000 patients in its Emergency Department each year. Northwest Children's Hospital is the Panhandle's primary pediatric provider, with many pediatric subspecialties available through our partnership with Texas Tech Amarillo. The hospital offers a 35-bed Level III NICU and a 12-bed PICU to serve patients and families. The Childbirth Center at NWTHS is a Level III Maternal Designation facility with care provided by faculty and community OB/GYNs, MFM specialists, 24-hour OB-certified CRNAs, and high-risk OB trained nurses. Surgical services including the da Vinci Robotic system, Primary Care, and inpatient Behavioral Health care combine with other key specialties to 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: At 3,672 feet altitude with consistent breezes and low humidity, Amarillo enjoys 270 days of sunshine annually and four distinct seasons. Top-rated schools, upscale neighborhoods with views, and well-appointed country clubs offer families and individuals an exceptional quality of life. Outdoor recreation opportunities are plentiful at nearby Palo Duro Canyon, the second-largest canyon in the United States. World-class skiing and snowboarding can be found in Taos, NM, only a 5-hour drive away. Amarillo boasts a vibrant cultural arts scene including a symphony, ballet, opera, museums, and art galleries. Sports teams, diverse restaurants and cuisine, great shopping, annual festivals, and a historic, revitalized downtown with a brand-new baseball park and minor league team combine to present a variety of entertainment options. With a metro area population of 300,000 and an international airport with quick flights to other Texas and U.S. cities, Amarillo is an emerging city with abundant opportunities!

If you have interest in this opportunity, please contact:

Nathan Arnett

In-house Physician Recruiter


949-285-4947 mobile (text/call)

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