Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Curriculum

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Service lines in the Orthopedic Surgery Residency program are as follows:

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Foot Service

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Foot Service consists of orthopedists specializing in surgery of the foot and ankle. On this service, residents will participate in patient evaluation, adult reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, and ankle arthroscopy at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. The service also maintains a weekly foot and ankle clinic at Ben Taub Hospital and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. William Granberry, M.D., and Oladapo Alade, M.D.

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Hand Service

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Hand Service is a multi-hospital based service designed to provide the complete exposure to acute, reconstructive and congenital hand surgery. The resident is involved in a multi-disciplinary care of the hand and upper extremity under the supervision of the hand staff. Hand clinics, surgery and patient care occur at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Ben Taub Hospital, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Texas Children's Hospital . The service experience includes microsurgery, the entire spectrum of upper extremity surgery for acute trauma, reconstructive surgery, brachial plexus, myocutaneous flaps, replantations, joint replacement, congenital deformities, and arthroscopy. Brian Adams, M.D.; Thomas Hunt, M.D.; David Netscher, M.D.; Jose Nolla, M.D., and Bryce Bell, M.D.

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Oncology Service

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Oncology Service at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is oriented to provide a comprehensive approach to the tumor systems affecting the musculoskeletal system. Emphasis is placed on the staging and diagnosis of primary and secondary neoplasms through a multi-discipline approach. Exposure is provided to pediatric and medical oncologists, as well as interventional and diagnostic radiologists. Routinely, a histopathologic study and review directed by pathologists with vast experience in musculoskeletal pathology is done weekly. Surgical exposure is extensive, involving three full-time orthopedic oncologists' practices. Valerae Lewis, M.D.

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Pediatric Orthopedics

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Pediatric Orthopedics is based at the Level 1 trauma center in Texas Children's Hospital, and Shriner’s Hospital for Children (complex pediatric cases). Both hospitals include a weekly topical journal club, a pre-operative indications and morbidity conference, and the Greater Houston Pediatric Orthopedic Grand Rounds Conference. William Phillips, M.D., Chief at Texas Children’s; and Douglas Barnes, M.D., Chief at Shriners Hospital

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Spine Service

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Spine Service is a multi-hospital based service at Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital. This service provides the residents with a comprehensive experience in traumatic and degenerative diseases of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine with a nationally recognized faculty. Geoffrey Kaung, M.D.

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Sports Medicine Service

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Sports Medicine Service is also a multi-hospital based service designed to provide a comprehensive exposure to sports injuries and their treatment. The service provides extensive experience with the diagnosis, office management, and surgical treatment of sports related injuries, emphasizing the knee and shoulder. Surgical experience emphasizes arthroscopy.

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Trauma Service

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Training in orthopedic trauma occurs across all rotations, with a particular emphasis at Ben Taub Hospital. Residents receive comprehensive training in evaluation and treatment of acute trauma of the spine, pelvis, and lower and upper extremities, as well as limb salvage and chronic sequelae of fractures such as non-unions, mal-unions, infection, and post traumatic arthritis. Jack Dawson, M.D., chief at Ben Taub; Doan Nguyen, M.D.; and Christopher Perkins, M.D.

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Veterans Service

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Veterans Service is based at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The MEDVAMC provides resident training in all phases of adult orthopedics. This includes joint replacement, spine, hand, foot and ankle, shoulder and knee, Trauma, and tumor surgery. David M. Green, M.D., chief at the MEDVAMC.

See the rotations schedule.

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Medical Missions

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There are also opportunities to spend two weeks in Guatemala on medical missions with Dr. Brian Parsley through Faith in Practice. This is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian organization that seeks to improve the physical, spiritual and economic conditions of the poor in Guatemala through short-term surgical, medical and dental mission trips and health-related educational programs.