Dr. Durgin, MD, FACS, FAACS

Dr. Durgin was born and raised in West Texas. He graduated as salutatorian from Lake View High School in San Angelo. Dr. Durgin graduated summa cum laude from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He then went to medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Durgin did his General Surgery Internship and Residency at Texas A & M – Scott and White Hospital. While at Scott and White, he served as Chief Resident and was awarded the John W. Roberts Award for scholarship.

As a member of the US Army Reserves, Dr. Durgin did two tours in Iraq as a Trauma Surgeon and was awarded an Army Commendation Medal during each tour. Dr. Durgin saw many traumatic injuries while overseas and is experienced in massive traumatic operations, including chest, abdominal, and vascular injuries. He received an honorable discharge, at the rank of Major, in September 2011.

Dr. Durgin previously held the title of Associate Professor of Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine and has served as the medical student Clerkship Director for Surgery for the Texas Tech Medical School- Permian Basin Campus. Dr. Durgin has held the position of Chief of Surgery in the past and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Midland Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Durgin’s professional memberships include: the prestigious Texas Surgical Society, the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, and the Midland County Medical Society. Dr. Durgin is a certified instructor in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).

In April of 2017, Dr. Durgin traveled to New Jersey to train in cosmetic surgery with a world-renowned cosmetic surgeon, Carlos Pelosi, II, MD, FACOG, FACS, FICS, FAACS. Dr. Durgin is now a fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, a member in good standing in the International Society of Cosmetogynecology, and Board Certified by the American Board of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine, as well as the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Durgin volunteers as the Director of the Emergency Medical Services in Glasscock County, Texas. Dr. Durgin and his wife are active in the community. They volunteer their time to the St. Ann’s Family Fair each year and are legacy members of the Midland Community Theater. Dr. Durgin has served on the Board of Directors for St. Ann’s School. Dr. Durgin is a member of the Knights of Columbus and actively participates in the YMCA Indian Princesses and Indian Guides with his five children.

What Patients Are Saying

“Nothing quite prepares you for the feeling you get when your child isn’t well. Our daughter was in pain and needed her appendix removed quickly. Dr. Durgin confidently reassured all of us as he explained the surgery he would perform. We were comforted knowing she was in very skilled hands as we waited. The surgery was successfully completed and now you can’t even see a scar! We are so grateful for his kindness and personal care. Dr Durgin is a gifted surgeon!” BC
“Dr. Durgin performed a complex liver procedure on my mother after the transplant sent her to the nursing home to wither away. He took the time perform multiple imaging tests and had the radiologist place a catheter to guide him. Dr. Durgin performed a miracle when no one else would. I am a operating room nurse and certified first assistant. I have seen his work and I wouldn’t let anyone else touch my family.” CH