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Danny Pugh, MD

4.0 out of 5 
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General Surgery
Practices At: 

UT Health Athens

2000 S. Palestine St.
Athens, TX 75751

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.”

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



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


In my opinion Dr. Pugh is unique in that he sincerely cares about his patients. He explains every detail and encourages his patients every step of the way. I listened to him and followed every suggestion he made and as a result I am up and getting around much sooner and easier than I would have expected. As a surgeon, he is great. As a doctor, he is the best.

   — Gwendolynn Sue Lancaster


Highly recommended. I was under his care for a perforated colon for 15 days. He performed surgery on Feb. 4th. I received exceptional care from Dr. Pugh and his staff. I’m forever grateful for his professionalism, knowledge and care for me during my stay at UT Health.

   — Sonja Sutten