Positions

Professor and Chairman
Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery (Primary)
Professor of Surgery (Secondary)
Professor of Space Medicine (Secondary)
Chairman, Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Wilhelmina Barnhart Endowed Chair

Education

MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Surgery
Residency at University of Kansas Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microsurgery
DSc from University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Health Professions
Health Services Administration
BS from Stanford University
Biological Sciences
Fellowship at University of Kansas Medical Center
Orthopedic Surgery Research / Osteoinduction

Certifications

Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
TPI Certification
Titleist Performance Institute

Professional Interests

  • Hand, wrist, forearm & elbow disorders
  • Hand and wrist injuries in athletes & performing artists
  • Arthritic deformities involving the hand and wrist
  • Nerve injuries & compression neuropathies /upper extremity
  • Ligament injuries involving the hand, wrist, and forearm
  • Complex disorders related to the hand, wrist, and forearm

Professional Statement

Myself and my team provide highly individualized / innovative / patient-centered care with a strong focus on quality and patient safety. As a result, we are able to achieve predictable and effective outcomes following treatment of even the most complex problems impacting our patient's hands, wrists, forearms, and elbows. Our efforts are all geared to getting patients back to their active lives quickly.

Selected Publications

Memberships

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Association for Hand Surgery
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Orthopedic Association
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
NFL Houston Texans
Responsible for all injuries to the hand, wrist, and forearm
Titleist Performance Institute
Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas
National Football League Physicians Society
Twentieth Century Orthopaedic Association
Elite Athlete Hand and Wrist Group
AO North America

Professional Development

Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers
Sponsor: Harvard University School of Public Health
AOA Leadership and Management Series – Module 1 - 3
Sponsor: Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Baylor Scott & White Executive Education Program
Sponsor: Scott & White Healthcare
Strategy for Value-Based Health Care Delivery
Sponsor: Harvard and Rice Business Schools
Michael Porter and Robert Kaplan
Value-Based Healthcare Delivery - Executive Summit
Sponsor: Texas Medical Center
Leadership Fellows Program
Sponsor: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons leadership development track