General Surgeon Needed One Hour from Dallas

Athens, TX

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UT Health Athens, located in the beautiful Piney Woods of east Texas about an hour and 15 minutes from downtown Dallas, seeks a dynamic general surgeon to join a rapidly growing health system.  Our comprehensive program provides collaborative, multi-disciplinary care and access to cutting edge technologies.  We are also experiencing a period of unprecedented growth and development coupled with institutional expansion throughout east Texas.  Candidates must be eligible for licensure in Texas and board certified or board eligible. 

  • Competitive income with attractive benefits package
  • Excellent physician schedule and lifestyle
  • Friendly work environment with established physicians
  • Advanced diagnostics and technology on site
  • Strong referral network

The UT Health East Texas system is comprised of 10 hospitals, more than 50 physician clinics, 300 employed providers, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 45 ambulances and four helicopters, and a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including a Level 1 trauma center.  As a partner with the University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to provide east Texas patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals.  Graduate Medical Education is an integral component at UT Health East Texas and includes accredited residency programs in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Psychiatry.  An Internal Medicine and General Surgery residency will take their first classes summer 2020.  We encourage you to learn more by visiting our website at www.uthealtheasttexas.com.

Athens is a bustling small southern town and a hidden gem in the heart of east Texas.  Founded in 1846, Athens celebrates a fascinating heritage and is committed to preservation of it's history as well as continued growth for future generations.  With Cedar Creek Lake and the Trinity River to the west, Lake Athens to the East, and Dallas only 75 miles away, Athens is the perfect mix of small town charm with big city options. 

  • Outstanding area public and private schools – high test scores
  • Small-town comforts with easy proximity to metropolitan cities
  • A family-oriented lifestyle
  • The many lakes, tall pines and ideal climate make for scenic views and great outdoor recreation
  • Affordable housing and low cost of living
  • Various lifestyle choices for living – lake front, historical homes, or suburban – all within 15 to 30 minutes from the clinic/hospital
  • No state income tax
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