Texas Tech University School of Medicine Community Outreach Award

Annually, each school honors the accomplishments of its respective alumni by bestowing a number of awards to alumni with outstanding achievements. These awards recognize alumni who have made significant contributions to society and whose accomplishments and careers have brought significant credit to TTUHSC.

We are proud to announce our Medical Director, Roger Wolcott, M.D., is a recent recipient of this Award.

A Lubbock native, he graduated from Coronado High School and joined the Navy as a hospital corpsman assigned to a Marine Corps hospital unit. Wolcott received his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Texas Tech University and his Doctor of Medicine from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He became a diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation after completing a residency at the University of Utah.

Since completing his residency, Wolcott has been in private practice in Lubbock, Texas. His outpatient practice encompasses both children and adults, treating catastrophic injury such as brain and spinal cord injury as well as cerebral palsy. He began TrustPoint, an acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital, in 2007, and that same year established a Lubbock campus for the Transitional Learning Center, a post-acute brain injury rehabilitation program. He is the medical director for both facilities.

Wolcott is an advocate for the Americans with Disabilities Act and champions causes that remove obstacles and promote accessibility for everyone. He has built an accessible boat, which can accommodate up to eight wheelchairs at a time, and has had several excursions with patients, including a fishing trip. Wolcott also established an accessible aquatic center that includes a therapy pool. This facility can accommodate SCUBA training for patients with disabilities. Wolcott’s future goals include establishing an accessible ranch for riding, hunting and fishing. His greatest enjoyment is spending time with his wife and three children.

Congratulations Dr. Wolcott!