Shelton Viney, MD, FACS
Dr. Viney is the founding partner of Midland Surgical Associates, one of the largest private surgical groups north of San Antonio and west of Dallas. He has cared for patients in West Texas for more than 35 years. He joined the medical staff at Midland Memorial Hospital in 1982, and has held numerous committee positions, including Chairman of the Surgery Department, Surgery Section Chief, and President of the Medical Staff. As Chief of Staff, he spearheaded MMH’s transition from paper to Electronic Medical Records.
Dr. Viney was appointed Regional Dean of the Department of Surgery for the Permian Basin for Texas Tech School of Medicine in 2007, a position he held until 2013. As dean of surgical services he initiated the first fourth year medical student rotations at Midland Memorial, worked with the Texas Tech Medical School faculty in Lubbock to develop the first surgical rotations in Midland for third and fourth year surgical residents, and played a major role in establishing Texas Tech Permian Basin’s medical school surgical training in Midland. Dr. Viney delights in the opportunity to teach surgical residents and medical students, preparing them to meet the demands of medical care in the Permian Basin and beyond.
Dr. Viney has maintained his certification by the American Board of Surgery and has been a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1983. He specializes in General, Vascular, and Endovascular surgery with emphasis in minimally invasive procedures. He has been instrumental in developing the Surgical Robotic program at Midland Memorial, and is Physician Champion of NSQUIP, an outcome based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care at MMH. His areas of interest include all aspects of Vascular and Oncological Surgery, especially esophageal and colon malignancies.
Dr. Viney grew up in Midland and received his undergraduate and medical degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He completed his surgical internship and residency at Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Clinic in Temple, TX where he trained in both General and Vascular Surgery. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association, Midland County Medical Society, Texas Surgical Society and Southern Society of Clinical Surgeons. He is a past-president of the Texas Surgical Society and served as the Society Secretary from 2007-2011.
Dr. Viney is married to his wife, JoAnn, has three adult children and six grandchildren.