Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Residency Program Alumni

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As a resident in our program, you will follow in the path of our alumni, 96 percent of whom pursue subspecialty fellowships and match into top institutions. 

Class of 2020

Raheel Ali, M.D.
Fellowship: Adult Reconstruction Surgery – Anderson Clinic Post-Graduate Medical Education Foundation (Alexandra, Va.)

Alex Cruz, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Spine Surgery – University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, Wisc.)

Ryan Quigley, M.D., Ph.D.
Fellowship: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery – Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, Ill.)

Daniel Sun, M.D.
Fellowship: Adult Reconstruction Surgery- New England Baptist Hospital – Otto E. Aufranc Program (Boston, Mass.)

Nicholas Talluri, M.D.
Fellowship: Adult Reconstruction Surgery – Cleveland Clinic Florida (Weston, Fla.)

Shahram Yari, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand Surgery – Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisc.)

Class of 2019

Hibba Aziz, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery – University of Texas at Houston Orthopedic Surgery (Houston, Texas)
Current Practice: Kelsey-Seybold Orthopedic Surgery, Private Practice (Houston, Texas)

David Maxfield, M.D.
Fellowship: Adult Reconstructive Surgery – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (Tampa, Fla.)

Current Practice: Private Practice, Monument Health Orthopaedic & Specialty Hospital (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Darshan “Dash” Patel, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery – University of California-San Diego School of Medicine (San Diego, California)
Current Practice:  Private Practice, Monument Health Orthopaedic & Specialty Hospital (Rapid City, S.D.)

Michelle Coleman, M.D., Ph.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery - MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (Baltimore, Maryland)
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery (Atlanta, Ga.)

Henry Ran, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand Surgery – University of New Mexico Hospital & Medical School
Current Practice: Private Practice, Baylor Scott & White Health (Pflugerville, Texas)

Brian Vial, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery – Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisc.)
Current Practice: Private Practice, Advanced Orthopaedics & Sport Medicine (Houston, Texas)

Class of 2018

Omar Atassi, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Trauma Surgery - Florida Orthopedic Institute (Tampa, Fla.)
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery (Houston, Texas)

Jet Liu, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Orthopedic Surgery (Cleveland, Ohio)
Current Practice: Private Practice, Washington Township Medical Foundation (Fremont, Calif.)

Fernando Nussenbaum, M.D.
Fellowship: Adult Reconstruction Surgery - Hospital for Joint Diseases at NYU Langone Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery (New York, N.Y.)
Current Practice: Private Practice, Oneida Health Kemp (Oneida, N.Y.)

Alysia Robertson-Kemp, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Oncology Surgery - MD Anderson Cancer Center, Orthopedic Surgery (Houston, Texas)
Current Practice: Private Practice, Karmanos Cancer Institute (Detroit, Mich.)

David Sun, M.D.
Fellowship: Adult Reconstruction Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Orthopedic Surgery (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Current Practice: Private Practice, KSF Orthopaedic Center (Houston, Texas)

Class of 2017

Alex Davis, M.D.
Fellowship: Foot and Ankle Surgery - Stanford University Department of Orthopedic Surgery (Palo Alto, Calif.)
Current Practice: Foot and Ankle Surgery - Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston, Texas)

Ashraf El Naga, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Trauma Surgery - University of California, San Francisco Department of Orthopedic Surgery (San Francisco, Calif.)
Fellowship: Orthopedic Spine Surgery - University of Washington Orthopaedics (Seattle, Wash.)
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco, Department of Orthopedic Surgery – Spine/ Trauma & Problem Fractures (San Francisco, Calif.)

Ugonna "Ugo" Ihekweazu, M.D.
Fellowship: Adult Reconstructive Surgery - Hospital for Special Surgery Orthopedics (New York, N.Y.)
Current Practice: Adult Reconstruction Surgery - Texas Orthopedic Hospital (Houston, Texas)

Chanakya "Sean" Jandhyala, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Spine Surgery - Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery (New York, N.Y.)
Current Practice: Orthopedic Spine Surgery - Valley Orthopedic Specialists (Fairfield, Conn.)

Matthew Walker, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisc.)
Current Practice: Hand Surgery/ General Orthopedics - OrthoIndy Hospital (Indianapolis, Ind.)

Class of 2016

M. Cody Curry, M.D.
Current Practice: General Orthopedics – Curry Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Ada, Okla.)

Omar Dimachkieh, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery - University of Colorado Denver (Denver, Colo.)
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery - The University of Texas at Houston, Department of Orthopedic Surgery (Houston, Texas)

Drew Parker, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Sports Medicine – (ASMI) Alabama Sports Medicine Institute (Birmingham, Ala.)
Current Practice: Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgery - Texas Health Physicians Group/ Pinnacle Sports Medicine & Wellness (Forth Worth, Texas)

Michael Moustoukas, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery – University of Alabama Orthopedic Surgery (Birmingham, Ala.)
Current Practice: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery - Kennedy-White Orthopedic Center (Sarasota, Fla.)

Class of 2015

Bryce Bell, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisc.)
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopedics – Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Dallas, Texas)
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery (Houston, Texas)

Jason Bessey, M.D.
Fellowship: Spine Surgery – Harvard/Massachusetts General & Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, Mass.)
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Orthopedic Surgery (Boston, Mass.)

Richard Haigler, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine – Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, Ga.)
Current Practice: Private Practice – Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Novant Health – Orthopedics and Sport Medicine (Clemmons, N.C.)

Nicole Montgomery, M.D.
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopedics – Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas)
Fellowship: Orthopedic Oncology – MD Anderson Cancer Center, Orthopedic Surgery (Houston, Texas)
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery (Houston, Texas)

Benjamin Zellner, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand Surgery – Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisc.)
Current Practice: Private Practice – Hand and Upper Extremity, OSMS (Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists) of Green Bay (Green Bay, Wisc.)

Class of 2014

Keith Aldrich, Jr., M.D.
Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery – University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami, Fla.)

Current Practice: Private Practice – Hand and Upper Extremity, Comprehensive Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Care (Meridian, Conn.)

Christopher Burks, M.D.
Fellowship: Spine Surgery – University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Va.)

Current Practice: Private Practice – Spine Surgery, Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists (Biloxi, Miss.)

Michael Moghimi, M.D.
Fellowship: Spine Surgery – Harvard Medical School – Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham Women’s Hospital (Boston, Mass.)

Current Practice: Private Practice – Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin (Austin, Texas)

Michael Paxten, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Hand Surgery – University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, Ala.)

Current Practice: Private Practice – Hand Surgery, Rome Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (Rome, Ga.)

Joel Zarling, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Sports Medicine – Lenox Hill Hospital (New York, N.Y.)

Current Practice: Private Practice – Sports Medicine, Lake Pointe Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (Rockwall, Texas)

Class of 2013

Cameron Best, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand Surgery – Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisc.)
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin Orthopedic Surgery (Milwaukee, Wisc.)

Caleb Campbell, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand Surgery – Brown University – Rhode Island Hospital (Providence, R.I.)
Current Practice: Staff Physician, Tri State Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Graham Milam, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand Surgery – Health Partners Minnesota Program (St. Paul, Minn.)
Current Practice: Private Practice – Hand Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas, Texas)

Jennifer Wagner, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand Surgery – University of Colorado (Aurora, Colo.)
Current Practice: Private Practice – Hand Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital – Baytown (Baytown, Texas)

Class of 2012

Courtney Amor, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand Surgery – Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas)
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, UT Houston Orthopedic Surgery (Houston, Texas)

John “Jack” Dawson, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Trauma – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Current Practice: Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas)

Mary “Meg” Gilmer, M.D.
Fellowship: Foot and Ankle Surgery – UT/FOARR (Houston, Texas)
Current Practice: Staff Physician, Alabama Orthopedic, Spine & Sports Medicine Associate (Birmingham, Ala.)

Nicolas Lee, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand Surgery – Medical College of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (Milwaukee, Wisc.)
Current Practice: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of California at San Francisco Orthopedic Surgery (San Francisco, Calif.)

Catherine "Kate" Cahill, M.D.
Fellowship: Adult Reconstruction – New England Baptist Hospital (Boston, Mass.)
Current Practice: Staff Physician, Kelsey-Seybold Center and Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas)

Class of 2011

David Dice, Jr., M.D.
Fellowship: Plastic Hand Surgery – Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas)
Current Practice: Staff Physician, Houston Methodist Hospital (The Woodlands, Texas)

Shari Liberman, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand Surgery – Stanford University (Palo Alto, Calif.)
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, Houston Methodist Hospital Orthopedics (Houston, Texas)

Scott Murch, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Hand Surgery – University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Current Practice: Orthopaedic Associates of Wausau S.C. (Wausau, Wisc.)

Christopher Perkins, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand and Orthopedic Trauma Surgery – University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (Miami, Fla.)
Current Practice: Associate Professor and Clerkship Program Director, Baylor College of Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery (Houston, Texas)

Lanny Rudner, M.D.
Private Practice

Class of 2010

David Chafey, M.D.
Fellowships: Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons – Sonoran Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Orthopedic Oncology – MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Orthopedics (Houston, Texas)
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico Hospitals Orthopaedics Center (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Matthew Mellon, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Trauma – Temple University (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Current Practice: Staff Physician, Total Orthopedic & Sports Medicine (Massapequa, N.Y.)

Okechukwu Nwoko, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity – Duke University (Durham, N.C.)
Current Practice: Staff Physician, Wake Orthopaedics (Raleigh, N.C.)

Anand Srinivasan, M.D.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction – Rush University (Chicago, Ill/)
Current Practice: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Orthopedics/North Shore Hospital (Chicago, Ill.)

Class of 2009

Edward Jackson, M.D.
Fellowship: Sports Medicine – Emory Sports Medicine Center (Atlanta, Ga.)
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, Emory University Orthopedic Surgery (Atlanta, Ga.)

S. Babak Kalantar, M.D.
Fellowship: Spine Surgery – Emory Spine Center (Atlanta, Ga.)
Current Practice: Associate Professor and Chief of Spine Surgery, Georgetown University Orthopedics (Washington, D.C.)

Selina Poon, M.D.
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopedics – Columbia University (New York, N.Y.)
Current Practice: Staff Physician, Shriner's Hospital for Children Medical Center (Pasadena, Calif.)

Kris Radcliff, M.D.
Fellowship: Spine Surgery – Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, Jefferson University Hospitals Orthopedics/Rothman Institute (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.)

Lee Reichel, M.D.
Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity – University of Washington (Seattle, Wash.)
Orthopaedic Trauma – HealthPartners of Minnesota Program (St. Paul, Minn.)
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin Orthopedic Surgery (Austin, Texas)