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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
ACS Fellow Since 2012

Sharmila Dissanaike, MD FACS FCCM

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery - General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care

Society Memberships

  • Southwestern Surg Cong
  • Amer Burn Assn
  • Western Surg Assn

Additional Information

Gender

Female

Type of Practice

Full-time Academic

General Surgery

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

3601 4th Street

MS 8312, Room 3A119A

Lubbock, TX 79430-0001

United States

Contact Information

Biography

I am an academic general surgeon specializing in the care of acutely ill patients, including trauma, burns and acute general surgery. My research interest is primarily (but not exclusively!) the care of severely burned and injured patients. I am very invested in educating the next generation of surgeons; I also teach methods to maintain physician wellness and cope with burnout, and am on the Ethics Committees of the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association. I serve as the Peter C. Canizaro Chair of the Department of Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and the Medical Director of the John. A. Griswold Level 1 Trauma Center in Lubbock TX.

Subspecialties and Areas of Clinical Concentration

Hernia Procedures

  • abdominal hernia
  • component separation
  • epigastric hernia
  • femoral hernia
  • inguinal hernia
  • laparoscopic hernia repair
  • paraesophageal hernia
  • umbilical hernia
  • ventral hernia

Skin & Soft Tissue Disorders/Procedures

  • cellulitis
  • component separation
  • decubitus ulcer
  • epidermal cyst
  • hand infections
  • nevi
  • skin and soft tissue infections
  • skin biopsy
  • skin gland tumors
  • skin grafting
  • tissue flaps
  • wound infections

Trauma/Injury Procedures

  • abdominal injuries
  • abdominal wall reconstruction
  • amputation
  • bladder injury
  • blunt trauma
  • bronchoscopy
  • burns
  • cardiac injury
  • chest injuries
  • cricothyroidotomy
  • extremity injury
  • female reproductive tract injury
  • finger injuries
  • foot/leg injury
  • hand/arm injury
  • intestine injuries
  • kidney injury
  • liver injury
  • reconstructive limb surgery
  • reconstructive spine surgery
  • skin grafting
  • stomach injuries
  • tracheotomy
  • wound debridement

Hospital Appointments

University Medical Center,

Lubbock,, TX

Trauma/Acute Care Surgeon

08/2007—Present

Academic Appointments

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Lubbock, TX

Assistant Professor

08/2007—05/2010

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Lubbock, TX

Associate Professor

06/2010—06/2014

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Lubbock, TX

Professor

06/2014—Present