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Robert Dorman, MD, PhD, FACS

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Breast Health
General Surgery
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
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

Robert Dorman, MD, PhD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon at UT Health Jacksonville. Dr. Dorman considers patient education a must. “I believe the patient must be fully informed of their treatment options, especially non-surgical options, so they can feel comfortable with their decisions.”

Additionally, building strong patient physician relationships is important to him. “Patients put their trust in me, and I hold that trust in the highest regard,” Dr. Dorman said. “I went into surgery because I enjoy operating, but I pay particular focus to bringing the patient through the pre-operative and post-operative phases of care as well. It is at these times that the most important aspects of the patient physician relationship are formed.

In his free time, Dr. Dorman enjoys running, weight lifting, reading, cooking and long walks on the beach with his beautiful wife.

Dr. Dorman 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


Surgical Infectious Disease,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Surgical Research, University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis

Surgical Endoscopy, University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis

General Surgery, University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis

Doctor of Philosphy:
University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences, Little Rock, Ark.

Doctor of Medicine:
University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences, Little Rock, Ark.

Best Surgeon - 2023 Tyler Morning Telegraph Best in Town Readers Choice Awards

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

American Medical Association, Member

American Society of Breast Surgeons, Member

Society of Toxicology, Member

Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Member

Society for Advanced Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery, Member

Featured Reviews



Dr Dorman did a great job I preshate everything he did for me I feel a lot better now I would tell any one to go to Dr Dorman he's a great surgeon thank you Dr Dorman

   — Theresa


My family moved from Louisiana to Texas for grandbabies.😊 For years I have been told that I had dense breast tissue and that it was nothing to worry about. I knew in my heart that my chances of getting breast cancer were high. All my family of three generations had breast cancer. My grandmother, mom and sister all had it. Thank the good Lord in heaven because he brought us to a wonderful surgeon by the name of Robert Dorman located in Athens, Texas. My mammogram came due at the end of October 2023. That’s where my journey began with the family history of breast cancer. Yes I had it in both breast and thank god for Dr. Robert Dorman and his t-totally wonderful staff!!!!! They have been nothing short of helpful, caring, loving, listening, crying, and anything other problems besides my cancer. they have gone to great lengths and I Love them!! Dr. Dorman is easy to talk to and explains everything in detail to where you KNOW what’s going on and gives you options on what can be done. I want to encourage anyone out there that maybe too scared to go and have a mammogram because it can save your life 4-sure! It did mine cause we caught it early thanks to the good Lord!! Thanks again, Dr. Robert Dorman, Melisa, and Lisa you guys ROCK. We are now Family!!! Susan Miller

   — Susan Miller


He did my emergency gallbladder removal and he was amazing. Talked me thru everything that he was going to do and very patient with all my questions. Great bedside manner

   — Ashley Spiker


He preformed gallbladder surgery and It was a great outcome. I no longer have stomach pain and my appetite has returned.

   — Bernie Hutson


Excellent Dr. Very skillful and professional...

   — Travis Sessions


I have been under Dr Dorman's care since May. I had a whole in my colon and had to have it repaired and have surgery and colostomy. I was scared to death after hearing the risk and possibly death. It was late at night and Dr. Dorman and his team prayed over me before surgery and made me feel so special and well taken care of. Dr. Dorman and his nurse Melissa made me feel like I was their own family. His whole staff as well as Lisa are so very dear to my heart. I went back to him for my reversal and then again for a Hernia repair. They called and checked on me on weekends and during the week. My care was always number one priorty to them. They made me feel as if i was thier only patient. I thank God for him and his team and for the kindness and compassion they have shown me in abundance. They are a blessing to me and I would recommend him above all else.

   — Gary Merrill