To find a physician or for questions   903-541-5000

Robert Dorman, MD

5.0 out of 5 
Online Scheduling
General Surgery
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas Physicians Jacksonville - Surgery

203 Nacogdoches
Ste. 220
Jacksonville, TX 75766

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UT Health Jacksonville

501 S. Ragsdale St.
Jacksonville, TX 75766

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.

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.

American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Medical Association, 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 our son's Pilonidal Cystectomy & it went off without a hitch. It was our son's first, & hopefully last surgery, so we had stress & concerns but there was no need. He & his staff, as well as the staff at UT Health in Athens, were all clean, professional, friendly & helpful. All of our questions were answered & our concerns addressed with no attitude given. So many doctors these days rush everything & act like you're a burden for asking questions, but not Dr. Dorman. He was fast, efficient & patient. His nurse Melissa is a gem too! Thank ya'll for being there.

   — Christie's Cubby


My husband had double hernia surgery three weeks ago. Dr. Dorman did an awesome job! Took about two hours, recovery, and we were on our way home. No problems at all. Post Op appointment was yesterday, all was great! We were a little skeptical about having surgery in a smaller hospital, but after reading reviews on Dr. Dorman, we felt complete confidence in doing the surgery at UT Health East TX hospital in Athens TX. We would highly recommend Dr. Dorman for your surgical needs. The entire experience was very professional and, just good!

   — Norma Smith


They were very professional, and personal, dr dorman did great on my surgery, good experience all together.

   — Stephanie Dean


Fantastic surgeon with a great and helpful staff. Recommend fully

   — Joey Lockett


Dr. Dorman operated on my abdomen with absolutely no issues whatsoever. He was very thorough and showed care and concern like I have not experienced and it is obvious that he truly cares for his patients. I highly recommend him and think he is a wonderful surgeon.

   — Rebecca Boerner


In December of 2021 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer HER2 +. He placed my Mediport in January 2022, and on May 27, 2022, Dr. Dorman performed my Bilateral Mastectomy at UT Hospital in Athens, Tx. I was very suprised that a smaller hospital, out of the way, had such an amazing and capable surgeon and the means to perform a surgery of this magnitude! The attention to detail and overall experience was wonderful! He showed compassion and was very supportive through this entire process. I am confident in his knowledge and capability as a Surgeon and would highly recommend him to anyone! After my surgery I received the BEST NEWS of all from him, pathology came back and it was negative for cancer! Through this entire journey he stuck with me, encouraged me and With his support I can proudly say, I Finished The Fight and WON! #breastcancersurvivor

   — Melisa Collum