NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Brittney Culp, M.D. is a Texas Health Care general surgeon practicing in Grapevine, Texas. Dr. Culp views medicine as both science and art, which is what inspired her to become a physician. She believes that the “art of medicine” has been lacking and she wants to bring that back to the profession.
A graduate of Texas Tech University, Dr. Culp received a Bachelor of General Studies in Spanish, English and Biology. Dr. Culp was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and Vice President of the Dr. Bernard Harris Pre-Medicine Society. She remained at Texas Tech for medical school, earning her medical degree from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. While in medical school, she served on the Texas Medical Association’s TEXPAC Board of Directors and was active in the American Medical Association’s Student Section.
Dr. Culp completed her residency in general surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Having trained in a surgery program that saw more trauma cases than 90 percent of training programs in the nation, Dr. Culp is quite experienced in trauma/acute care cases.
Dr. Culp feels fortunate to have been on the cusp of robotic surgery training before completing her residency and has had additional experience in robotics as a practicing physician. “Unfortunately, this isn’t always something that can be used in trauma and acute care, but it is still a great option for elective general surgery patients,” she says.
She is a member of the American College of Surgeons (Resident and Associate Fellow), the Association of Women Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the American Society of General Surgeons. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Culp practiced in Salt Lake City, Utah before returning to North Texas and joining Texas Health Care.
Dr. Culp is married to a fellow general surgeon and they have five dogs. She enjoys watching college football and hockey, loves to cook and does some interior decorating in her free time.
Awards & Honors
Best Short Oral Presentation North Texas Chapter American College of Surgeons Meeting 2013 Jacqulyn Hall-Werner Humanities Award 2009
Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Award 2008, 2009
Gold Humanism Honor Society 2009
American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award 2008
TTUHSC Thankathon Scholarship 2008
TTUHSC Presidential Endowed Scholarship 2005-2008
Texas Tech University Presidential Endowed Scholarship 2003-2005
In Her Own Words:
Why do you find surgery rewarding?
I really like results – being able to take someone from feeling terrible to feeling better in a matter of hours, and to provide answers to the patients who need them. While trauma and acute care can be emotionally trying, it is especially rewarding to be able to give trauma patients and their families comfort – even in their worst times.
My favorite movie is…
My last meal would be…
Pizza and Pumpkin Pie
My favorite place to travel to is…
Europe or New England in the fall.