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Dr. Ariel Santos


Dr. Santos, trauma and acute care surgeon and surgical critical care intensivist is a graduate of The University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines and earned his Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. His post-doctoral education included a Residency in General Surgery followed by a Fellowship in Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Louisville as well as Clinical fellowship in Trauma at University of Toronto where he is a leader in tele-consultation and tele-trauma.

Dr. Santos was later recruited to join the Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care division at Penn State University Medical Center where he also held the position of Associate Program Director of Emergency General Surgery for three years. He joined TTUHSC in 2013 where he set up Tele-trauma in Amarillo. He is recently appointed as the Telemedicine director of the School of Medicine and the Chief of the Acute Care Surgery Service of Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. He is a fellow of The American College of Surgeon, The Royal College of Surgeon and Physician of Canada and The American College of Critical Care Medicine. He is an active member of ACS, Eastern Association for Surgery of Trauma (EAST), and Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is a recipient of numerous research and teaching awards and licensed to practice in three countries – USA, Philippines and Canada.