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Danny Pugh, MD

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General Surgery
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas Physicians Athens - Surgery

115 Medical Cir., Ste. 107
Athens, TX 75751

Danny P. Pugh, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon at UT Health Athens, who applies the Golden Rule when caring for his patients. “I truly believe that as a physician it’s my responsibility to care for and treat patients as I would want to be cared for and treated. The opportunity to do something that gives people a better life is the most gratifying of experiences.”

Dr. Pugh was drawn to general surgery because of the vast array of procedures involved and the opportunity to help patients experiencing a broad spectrum of issues.

“I was fortunate to experience an excellent education at Southwestern Medical School and rigorous residency program in Dallas at St. Paul Hospital (now part of Southwestern Medical Center),” Dr. Pugh said. “I trained at a time when the breadth of surgery residency was extensive. This has allowed me to perform non-cardiac thoracic, vascular, trauma and general abdominal, pelvic surgeries and laparoscopic surgeries.”

Dr. Pugh is employed as a clinical faculty physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler under the UT Tyler School of Medicine.

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Surgery, Certification


General Surgery,
St. Paul Hospital,





General Surgery,

University of Louisville General Hospital,

Louisville, Ky.


Doctor of Medicine:

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas


Bachelors of Arts:

Biology and Chemistry,

Austin College,


American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Texas Medical Association, Member

American Medical Association, Member

North Texas Chapter American College of Surgeons, Member

Southwestern Surgical Society, Member

Featured Reviews



I needed a hernia surgery in my stomach, and no doctor in my area would touch me because I'm over weight and they said risk of infection or complications would be high. Dr Pugh was recommendedby a friend . I went to see him and he did my surgery with no problem! I highly recommend Dr Danny Pugh to anyone who needs this surgery. Thank you so much, Dr Pugh! 👍👍👍👍

   — Melinda Sanders


In 2019 during a major surgery, my surgery turned into a crisis and my surgeon had to call Dr. Pugh for help. I have never met him, but from what I understand, he came in, took care of business, and saved my life. I'm Thankful to God for blessing Athens, TX with Dr. Pugh and all of the people who took care of me at UT Health Hospital, and Lakeland Medical Center, in Athens, TX

   — Kita Champion


Dr.Pugh was a nice good doctor explained everything about the surgery to me for my gallbladder to get removed really helped me. Thank you again I feel a lot better now.

   — Skye Houston


Thanks to you and your team for repairing my inguinal hernia and giving me my quality of life back, I would highly recommend you to everyone. Thanks again Dr.Pugh

   — Larry Grudier


Was recommended to Doctor Pugh for gallbladder surgery, went for appointment on Thursday 25, and Dr.Pugh went over all the details with me... Thank you Dr.Pugh for removing my gallbladder..road to recovery now.. You also have amazing staff.... Sincerely Brenda Pinkerton

   — Brenda Jenkins


I was referred to Dr. Pugh by my PCP to determine if surgery ro remove my gall bladder was needed. Dr. Pugh was very kind and explained everything thoroughly. He made me feel at ease and relieved my anxiousness. I was very pleased with him. His staff was efficient and their service is excellent.

   — Denise Villasana