TTUHSC's new President formally introduced to his new family - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/15/10

TTUHSC's new President formally introduced to his new academic family

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By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – More than 200 people showed up today in the biggest classroom at the medical school to learn about the new doctor who will lead the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance formally introduced Dr. Tedd Mitchell to his new academic family and to many from the community who are just interested in this new face for Texas Tech. The Chancellor says Dr. Mitchell brings new prestige to the corner office.

"Tedd Mitchell is going to be a great plus for Texas Tech Health Sciences Center," said Kent Hance, the Chancellor at Texas Tech University.  "He's a people person, he's prestigious, he's known nationwide, he's been the personal doctor for President Bush, the personal doctor for Governor Perry, I mean he has contacts throughout the state and I think he'll help us in fundraising."

Dr. Mitchell is an internist, who has recently been serving as CEO at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, he also writes a weekly column called "Healthsmart," which is published in 600 papers across the country.  He says people everywhere should know that the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is not just Lubbock, but includes 6 great campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Midland-Odessa, El Paso, Dallas and Marble Falls.

"I want the people of Lubbock in the School of Medicine be every bit as fired up as people in Amarillo at the School of Medicine and in El Paso and by the same token I want the people in the School of Pharmacy in Amarillo to excited about Abilene in the likes," said Tedd Mitchell, M.D., and President of the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center  I think that the way that we've looked at the system to an extent has been city by city, campus by campus, not school by school."

Dr. Mitchell's wife is also an internist, Dr. Janet Tornelli Mitchell will practice here as well and they're not just looking for a house in Lubbock.  She is looking for the right barn because she is also an avid equestrian.

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