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Welcome to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso website! As you navigate the site, you will be introduced to the unique and fascinating components of the only health sciences center on the U.S./Mexico border. Located at the western-most point of Texas and sharing borders with New Mexico and Mexico, TTUHSC El Paso is a microcosm of the nation’s future cultural make-up. Age-old and emerging diseases cross borders, making our location a prime spot to acquire and apply treatment and research skills. Dedicated researchers work diligently to unravel the mysteries of these diseases and integrate that knowledge into the education of our learners in the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. At our Texas Tech Physicians offices, our faculty offer comprehensive care in general medicine, pediatrics, and the full spectrum of specialties.

Our community strives to ensure that those living in the region have quality health care available now and for decades to come. TTUHSC El Paso is the culmination of this determined, pioneering spirit. I invite you to explore these pages to learn more.

We are “Education, Research, Patient Care…Beyond Borders.”



Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, the Texas Tech University System’s fourth university, with a mission to provide education, research, and patient care to West Texas and beyond. It is comprised of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing and is a regional campus for a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The university has a clinical practice called Texas Tech Physicians that is part of the largest network of healthcare physicians in West Texas. Research focuses on cancer, diabetes & obesity, infectious diseases, and neurology. 

The President of TTUHSC reports to the Chancellor, who is theChief Executive Officer of the System. The Chancellor and the President are responsible to the Texas Tech University Board of Regents, which sets overall policy for the Texas Tech University System.