Theodore B. Shybut, M.D.


Assistant Professor
Orthopedic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


MD from Columbia University: College of Physicians & Surgeons
Internship at New York University Langone Medical Center - Hospital for Joint Diseases
Residency at New York University Langone Medical Center - Hospital for Joint Diseases
Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Medicine Surgery, Team Physician/Team Coverage, Treatment of Sports Injuries
AB from Harvard University
History and Science (Honors Thesis on History of Anabolic Steroids)


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
Sports Subspecialty Certificate
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine: The Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine is for those Board certified orthopaedic surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in sports medicine beyond those expected of other orthopaedic surgeons by virtue of additional training, a practice characterized by a majority of cases in sports medicine, and contributions to this field.

Professional Interests

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, Revision ACL surgery; Rotator cuff repair; Shoulder stabilization (Bankart, SLAP, labral repair, Laterjet); Cartilage restoration, Osteotomies of the knee; Stem cells, PRP; Shoulder replacement

Professional Statement

Theodore B. Shybut, MD is Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. He is an expert in orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and also holds subspecialty board certification in orthopedic sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder, and elbow, including complex revision surgeries. He was recently named a Rising Star by for 2015. He was named a Top Doctor in both orthopedic surgery and sports medicine categories in Houstonia Magazine's 2014 Top Doctors issue.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College, where he competed in intercollegiate lightweight crew. He graduated from Columbia University – College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed orthopedic surgery residency at New York University Langone Medical Center – Hospital for Joint Diseases (#4 for orthopedic surgery in US News 2014), then fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.

He currently provides care to collegiate athletes as a consultant for Texas Southern University.

He has provided care for Houston Texans, Rockets, Dynamo, Astros, University of Houston, New York University, Alvin Ailey Dance Co, PGA, and multiple high schools.

He is a member of American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and J. Robert Gladden Orthopedic Society. In addition to rowing intercollegiate crew at Harvard, he has run the Boston and New York Marathons with a 2:45 PR, and won the Flying Pig 5K in Cincinnati in 2007.

Dr. Shybut's research has been published in multiple journals, including the prestigious American Journal of Sports Medicine. In addition his research has been presented at national meetings. Dr. Shybut’s future research interest is biological enhancement of ligament, tendon, and cartilage repairs/reconstructions to improve outcomes and minimize later degenerative effects from sports injuries.

Selected Publications


American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
Houston Orthopedic Society


Sports Medicine
Arthroscopic Surgery
Knee Surgery
Shoulder Surgery
Stem Cell Therapy