Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Message from the Chair of Orthopedic Surgery

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Douglas R. Dirschl
Douglas R. Dirschl, Wilhelmina Barnhart Chair, Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery

The Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine is home to surgical specialists dedicated to treating patients with high-quality personalized healthcare, groundbreaking musculoskeletal research, and a multidimensional approach from the finest and most innovative orthopedic surgeons in the country. Our primary focus is to provide patients the highest quality and most appropriate care, while also delivering an outstanding healthcare experience. Our specialists listen to and work closely with patients to understand their individual needs, to best achieve a swift and improved recovery.

As you look through our website, you will find profiles of our orthopedic experts, as well as surgical and non-surgical treatments informed by the latest cutting-edge research and science. Our team provides innovative and individualized care for any muscle, nerve, bone, or joint injury or disorder. We will even assist you with finding the best specialist on our team for your injury or condition; just contact us and we will get you to the appropriate specialist! 

To give our patients the best possible care, our orthopedic surgeons at Baylor College of Medicine collaborate with other medical specialties, including internal medicine, pain management, neurology, plastic surgery, and rheumatology. Incorporating research done by Baylor Medicine specialists, our surgeons are innovators and leaders in orthopedics for both their own colleagues and the next generation of surgeons. You can trust that our team of highly trained subspecialists will ensure that your orthopedic issue is understood at the fullest level. Our number one goal is to provide our patients with exceptional outcomes and get them back to a normal and active life. 

If you have any questions that have not been answered by our website, please feel free to contact us by phone or request an appointment online.


Douglas R. Dirschl
Wilhelmina Barnhart Chair
Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery