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Chair for the Department of Surgery

Dr. Tyroch

Alan H. Tyroch, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor and Chair for the Department of Surgery

Phone: 915-215-5310

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Trauma Medical Director

Alan H. Tyroch, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor in the Department of Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso, Texas. Dr. Tyroch is Board Certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Dr. Tyroch is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, TX, where he received his M.D. Degree. He is a graduate of the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program in Phoenix, AZ. After graduation, he completed a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the University of California in Fresno, CA in 1997.

Dr. Tyroch participates in the following professional memberships: American College of Surgeons (Fellow), American College of Surgeons-South Texas Chapter, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Texas Surgical Society, Southwestern Surgical Congress, American Trauma Society, Pan-American Trauma Society and Western Surgical Association. He also serves on these committees: Governor's EMS & Trauma Advisory Council-Trauma Systems Committee (2002-present), and American College of Surgeons South Texas Committee on Trauma (2000-present). He is the past Chief of Staff at Thomason Hospital.

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columnTexas 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.