Sam Kirkendall, M.D.


General Surgery

Practices at:

  • Amarillo Surgical Group
  • 6 Medical Drive
  • Amarillo, TX 79106
  • (806) 212-6604

Review Score:

5.0 out of 5 (See Reviews)

Sam Kirkendall, MD is board certified by the American Board of Surgeons in general surgery. Dr. Kirkendall specializes in robotic surgery for minimally invasive repair of complex abdominal wall and paraesophageal hernias. 

Dr. Kirkendall is a member of the following professional associations: American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Americas Hernia Society, Texas Medical Association, and the Potter-Randall Medical Society. 

In his free time, Dr. Kirkendall enjoys time with his wife and three children. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, cooking, reading, and trail running. Dr. Kirkendall is fluent in Spanish.

Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Featured Reviews



Was very impressed by Dr Kirkendall He was very thorough and wasn’t in a hurry. He’s taking out my gallbladder Friday Wish us both lots of luck

   — Sharon Lemond


Sam Kirkendall Is a really great Dr. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone to have him as their MD. He’s very patient, very knowledgeable, I like how he gets straight to the point. He’s quick and very respectful. The day I met him for the first time I already had this sense of trust in him. Again. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr.Kirkendall to anyone. 5 stars is underrated.



Very kind, considerate, and highly professional. I came in for a consultation (I thought), but he performed the surgical procedure in less than an hour. I highly recommend him and will go back to him should the need arise.

   — Sally Gaines


Very professional, explained the procedure in a clear manner, and exceeded my expectations .

   — Shane


3rd time I've seen Dr. Kirkendall for surgical procedures. He is immensely talented and remembers you from the moment he walks in the door. I trust what he has to say and follow his suggestions. He's upfront and his staff is just as honest. If it involves surgery and I have a choice, it will be Kirkendall everytime.

   — Christopher LeMaster


Dr. Kirkendall and his team at BSA were wonderful with my son, who has non-verbal autism spectrum dx. They were kind and considerate of his special needs and made accommodations for his procedure to go as smooth as possible. Thank you all so much??

   — Alanna Hepler