John Westkaemper, MD

John Westkaemper, MD

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Dr. John G. Westkaemper specializes in hand, wrist and upper extremities. Prior to his medical training, he attended college in New Hampshire at Darthmouth College.

Dr. Westkaemper went back home for Medical School and studied at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine until 1990. After graduating medical school, he came to Texas to complete both his Internship and Residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. In 1996, Dr. Westkaemper completed his Fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine.

Becoming a physician had always been a childhood ambition for Dr. Westkaemper as well as one of his biggest challenges.

Despite his passion for orthopedic surgery, he also enjoys many activities outside of his medical profession. Dr. Westkaemper actively participates in cycling and playing ice hockey in his spare time. He makes the most out of his time away from clinic by relaxing at home, spending time with his family and doing “nothing medical related.”

Education & Training

1995-1996
University of Pittsburg School of Medicine
Fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery

1991-1995
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

1990-1991
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Internship in General Surgery
1990
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
D.

1986
Dartmouth College
A.B., Chemistry

  • Texas J0358 December 1991 (active)
  • Maryland D0053133 (inactive)
  • Pennsylvania MD-056066-L (inactive)
  • DEA: BW2812584 (active)
  • Texas DPS: F0118362 (active)
  • UPIN# E99979
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Additional certification in Surgery of the Hand (formerly CAQ Hand) subspecialty
  • Resident Teaching Award from Texas Tech University School of Medicine Class of 1992
  • Summa Cum Laude (Top 5% of graduating class) Phi Beta Kappa Honors in Chemistry
  • Wrist Arthroscopy for the Treatment of Wrist Ligament and Triangular Fibrocartilage Injuries. 15th Annual meeting: Arthroscopy Association of North America. Washington, D.C. April 1996
  • Treatment of Fractures in the Burned Patient. AOA 26th Annual Resident’s Conference. Seattle WA. March 19, 1993

Use of Computed Tomography in the Evaluation and Follow-up

Radial Tunnel Syndrome: Are Outcomes Predictable? AAOS 63rd Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. 1996

  • Westkaemper JG, Varitimidis SE, and Sotereanos DG: Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy in a Patient with Rheumatoid Synovitis of the Elbow and Review of the Literature. J Hand Surg. (Am) 24(4): 727-31, 1999
  • Sotereanos DG, Varitimidis SE, Giannakopoulos PN, and Westkaemper JG: Results of Surgical Treatment for Radial Tunnel Syndrome. J Hand Surg. (Am) 24 (3): 566-570, 1999
  • Tomaino MM, Sotereanos DG, Westkaemper JG, and Plakseychuk A. Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy Following Placement of the Compass Elbow Hinge for Instability: a case report. J Hand Surg. (Am) 24 (3): 566-570, 1999
  • Westkaemper JG, Mitsionis G, Giannakopoulos PN, and Sotereanos DG: Wrist Arthroscopy for the Treatment of Ligament and Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injuries. Arthroscopy 14(5): 479-483, 1998
  • Goitz RJ, Westkaemper JG, Tomaino MM, and Sotereanos DG: Soft-Tissue Defects of the Digits. Hand Clinics 12(2): 189-205, 1997
  • Constantine KJ, Westkaemper JG, and Sotereanos DG: Intrafocal (Kapandji) Pinning. Atlas of the Hand Clinics 2(1): 45-50, 1997
  • Lavet BJ, Westkaemper JG, Spencer TA: Syntheses of 9b(Hydroxymethyl)-4, 4, 10b-trimethyl-trans-decal-3b-oi. J. Org Chem. 1994, 59, 5492-95
  • Westkaemper JG, Dabezies E: Treatment of Fractures in the Burned Patient. Orthopaedic Transaction. 17(2); 459-60, 1993

Westkaemper JG and Herdon JH: Common Sports Injuries of the Hand and Wrist. Controversies in Sports Medicine. Chapter 37. Hong Kong: Williams and Wilkins Asia – pacific Ltd. 1998: pp 413-424

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R. Mills Roberts, MD

R. Mills Roberts, MD

Originally from Amarillo, TX, Dr. Richard Mills Roberts now specializes in orthopedic surgery at AOA Orthopedic Specialists in Irving, TX. Dr. Roberts completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1990. In 1995, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Dr. Roberts immediately went on to complete his Fellowship at San Diego Arthroscopic & Sports Medicine in 1996.

Dr. Roberts has volunteered much of his time to organizations as well as being the Team Physician for colleges, events, and high schools. Dr. Roberts currently serves as the team physician for the University of Dallas, the Dallas Diamonds WNFL, and Irving High School. He has been recognized on multiple occassions by Texas Monthly Super Doc and he has experience as the visiting professor at the Association of Mexican Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Tijuana, Mexico.

Outside of work, Dr. Roberts enjoys water and snow skiing, cheering on his alma mater, the “Fightin’ Texas Aggies,” and spending time with his four children.

Education & Training

1995-1996
San Diego Arthroscopic & Sports Medicine Fellowship
James P. Tasto, MD, Chairman
6719 Alvarado Rd, Suite 200,
San Diego, California 92120
Sports Medicine Fellowship

1991-1995
University of Missouri Kansas City
James J. Hamilton, MD, Chairman
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

1990-1991
Methodist Medical Center
PO Box 655999
Dallas, Texas 75265-5999
General Surgery Internship

1986-1990
University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston, Texas
Doctor of Medicine

1981-1986
Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science

  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2005
  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2006
  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2007
  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2012
  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2013
  • Rex L. Diveley Outstanding Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
  • Medical School
    • Rugby (Galveston City Team Champion)
    • Biomechanics Research (Jason H. Calhoun, MD)
  • Undergraduate
    • Texas A & M Corps of Cadets Battalion Commander
    • Ross Volunteer (State Governor’s Honor Guard)
    • Silver Taps Firing Squad
    • Distinguished Student, Deans Honor Roll
    • National Sojourner Award
    • Texas A & M Student Government Vice-President
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society

State of Texas

  • Roberts, R.M., Bernhardt, M., Accuracy of Fluoroscopic-Guided Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbosacral Spine, Ortho. Trans. 17(1):108-109, 1993.
  • Roberts, R.M., Bernhardt, M., Accuracy of Fluoroscopic-Guided Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbosacral Spine, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 13(4):545, 1993.
  • Adams, K., Roberts, R.M., Mader, J.T., Killing of Clostridium perfingens by Oxygen with and without Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes, 6th Int’l Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host, Peebles, Scotland, 1990.
  • Roberts, R.M., Tasto J.Pl, Hazel R.M. Acromioclavicular Joint Stability after Arthroscopic co-plaining. Arthroscopy. 14(4):419-20, 1998.
  • Roberts, R.M., Tasto, J.P., Hazel, R.M., The Effects of Acromioclavicular Stability after Arthroscopic Co-plaining. Seventeenth annual meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America in Orlando, FL April 15, 1998.
  • Roberts, R.M., Tasto, J.P., Shin, Sung-Il, The Effects of Acromioclavicular joint Stability after Arthroscopic Co-plaining. Thirteenth open meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, AAOS Conference San Francisco, CA, February 16, 1997.
  • Roberts, R.M., Tasto, J.P., Arthroscopic findings and treatment of the partially ruptured or attenuated subscapularis tendon. Residents & Fellows Arthroscopy Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, Mar. 28-31, 1996.
  • Roberts, R.M., Schmidt, T.L., Do, P.T., Shelf Acetabuloplasty for Treatment of Severe Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in the Older Child, Presented, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Thirteenth Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, April 19-23, 1995.
  • Roberts, R.M., Schmidt, T.L., Do, P.T., Shelf Acetabuloplasty for Treatment of Severe Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in the Older Child, Presented, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Thirteenth Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, April 19-23, 1995.
  • Roberts, R.M., Schmidt, T.L., DO, P.T., Shelf Acetabuloplasty for Treatment of Severe Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in the Older Child, Presented, American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Session, San Francisco, California, October 14, 1995.
  • Roberts, R.M., Bernhardt M., Accuracy of Fluoroscopic-Guided Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbosacral Spine. Presented, Scoliosis Research Society, Twenty-seventh Annual Meeting held in Kansas City, Missouri, Sept. 23-26, 1992.
  • Roberts, R.M., Bernhardt M., Accuracy of Fluoroscopic-Guided Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbosacral Spine. Presented, The American Orthopaedic Association 28th Annual Residents’ Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. March 29-April 1, 1995.
  • Association of Mexican Orthopaedics and Traumatology – Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Reconstruction Laboratory. Visiting Professor. Tijuana, Mexico. October 1995.
  • San Diego Shoulder Arthroscopy Meeting, Thirteenth Annual. Clinical Laboratory Faculty. San Diego, California. June 26-29, 1996.
  • AAOS Summer Institute – Faculty Assistant. Boston, MA. September 1995.
  • Chairman Orthopaedic Department Baylor Irving Medical Center 2001-2005
  • Chairman Orthopaedic Dept. Irving-Coppell Hospital 2003-2006
  • Team Physician University of Dallas 1996-Present
  • Team Physician Dallas Diamonds WNFL 2003-Present
  • Team Physician Irving High School 1996-Present
  • Paul Harris Fellow Irving Sunrise Rotary 2005
  • Irving YMCA Board of Directors 2002-2004
  • San Diego Gulls, Assistant Team Physician WCHL Professional Hockey 1995-1996
  • San Diego State University – Assistant Team Physician 1995-1996
  • Grossmont College, San Diego – Team Physician 1995-1996
  • Budlight Pro Beach Volleyball League – Event Physician 1995-96
  • Byron Nelson Golf Tournament – Staff Physician 1999-2001

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Mark Kazewych, MD

Mark Kazewych, MD

Originally from Union Lake, Michigan; Dr. Mark Kazewych specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. He graduated from Kettering University (GMI Engineering and Management Institute) in 1990 but later decided to pursue a career in medicine and attended Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine. Dr. Kazewych graduated Medical School in 1995 and Residency at Henry Ford Health Systems.

Dr. Kazewych specializes in orthopedic surgery including advanced arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee, and hip as well as joint preservation surgery. He has had over 20 years of experience and he has been recognized by Americas Top Orthopedic Surgeons as well as Good Morning Texas. In 2018 he became the Official Team Physician of the University of Texas at Arlington Athletics.

Dr Kazewych has used his engineering background to assist in design and manufacturing of orthopedic implants.  He is currently active as an FDA researcher for the national research study of Cartiheal, a cutting-edge new technology to restore damaged cartilage.  He has special interest in preserving joints through the use of MACI, osteotomies (limb realignment) cadaveric joint replacement.  When indicated, Dr Kazewych also performs traditional shoulder,  knee and hip replacements.

Dr. Kazewych admits that quitting engineering was one of his biggest challenges, but he doesn’t regret his decision. Outside of his busy work schedule he makes time to watch and coach his sons in hockey.

Education & Training

1995-2000
Henry Ford Health System Detroit, MI.
Intern & Orthopedic Surgery Residency

1995
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH.
Doctor of Medicine

GMI Engineering & Management Institute Flint, MI (now Kettering Institute) Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science. Subspecialty: Polymer Science 1990 Graduate; Pi Tau Sigma – Engineering Honor Society

1985-1986
Albion College, Albion, MI

  • Attending Orthopaedics Surgeon Baylor Irving Medical Center 1901 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving, TX 75061 2003-present
  • Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington
  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas TX (courtesy)
  • MacArthur Surgery Center, Irving, TX
  • Baylor Coppell Surgical Hospital
  • Baylor Medical Center, Irving, TX

State of Texas L5404 Medical License

ABOS General Orthopedics 2012-2022; 2002 -2012

  • Orthopaedics Attending Surgeon Mercy Hospital. Cadillac, MI 49601 9/1/00-12/31/02
  • Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI: Associate Team Physician (volunteer) Men’s Hockey 01,02
  • Residency: Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI: Orthopaedics 1995-2000
  • General Motors Corporation Inland Fisher Guide Division. Warren, MI Project Engineer 1990-91
  • Magna International – formerly Douglas & Lomason Company Farmington Hills, MI: Urethane Engineering, Quality Assurance, Plant Engineering, General Production. 1986-90
  • Fellow – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2012-2022; 2002-2012)
  • American Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • FDA Clinical Research 2018 – Present
  • ICJR – Internatiknal Cartilage & Joint Restoration member
  • Team Physician- UTA Div 1 sports.
  • Team Physician NAHL – Lonestar Brahmas

Available upon request

  • None: monetary, goods or services
  • MACI Procedure
  • HTO – High Tibial Osteotomy
  • DFO – Distal femoral Osteotomy
  • Trochleaplasty
  • TTO – Tibial tubercle Osteotomy
  • SCR – Superior capsular reconstruction
  • Stem Cell Injections

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Troy Foster, DO

Troy Foster, DO

Troy Foster, DO

As a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physiatrist, Dr. Troy Foster has been with AOA Orthopedic Specialists since July of 2015. He obtained his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the University of N. Texas HSC-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011.

A lifelong Texan, Dr. Foster originated from Ovilla, TX and he actively volunteers in Medical Services at Mission Arlington, Mansfield Cares, and The Arthritis Foundation Preparticipation Physicals, Habitat for Humanity, and several other organizations.

In addition to his medical history, Dr. Foster also enjoys outdoor activities such as backpacking, skiing, fishing, hunting, and spending his free time with his 7-year-old triplets.  Dr. Foster describes himself as a “do-it-yourself man” with a passion for traveling as well as maintaining an active lifestyle outside of work.

When asked about his biggest challenge, Dr. Foster replied,“During my second year of high-demanding medical-training, my wife was on complete bed rest with our triplets for 13 weeks.  We lived in a 2-bedroom apartment with 2 Labradors.”  

SPECIALTY

Practicing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Dr. Foster focuses on identifying and diagnosing causes of pain, planning out treatment, and managing levels of pain while actively working towards eliminating their source non-surgically. 

IDENTIFYING SOURCES OF PAIN

An initial visit will start with a physical and verbal examination to get a history of what symptoms are experienced, how long, medication history’s, and previous treatments. 

Dr. Foster is one of two doctors in the group that perform EMG/Nerve conduction studies.  These studies are used to diagnose nerve disorders involving impingement and damage.  In this study it will be determined if and where a nerve impingement exists, the extent of the impingement, and the extent of the damage that has occurred and where.

TREATMENTS

Treatments provided includes specialized exercise, steroid therapies such as oral, local injection, and x-ray guided injections into the spine under anesthesia, nerve blocks, nerve ablations, and, for chronic pain that fails to respond to anything else, he can preform a trials of implantable devices that override nerve signaling of pain.

Education & Training

2007-2011
University of N. Texas HSC-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX
Obtained Doctor of Osteopathy degree while completing expanded curriculum in Rural Osteopathic Medical Education

1988-1995
Harding University B.A. & M.S., Searcy, AR
Participated in Collegiate and Intramural sports programs. Held offices in men’s fraternity, student association, and campus ministry programs.

  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
    Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (July 2012-present)
    Chief Resident 2014-2015
    Completion date: June 2015
    Duties Include: assessment, evaluation, and management of the acute rehabilitation patient. Assessment, evaluation, and management of neuromusculoskeletal patients in the outpatient setting utilizing electrodiagnostic studies.
    6 Case Presentations for Radiology and PM&R residents.Provided resident and nursing lectures regarding EMG/NCS, musculoskeletal, TBI, and physiatry.
  • Columbus Regional Medical Center, Columbus, GA
    Transitional Internship (July 2011-July 2012)
    A rotating internship through Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Trauma and Emergency Medicine
    Received Intern of the Year Award
    Received “True Grit” Award
  • 2013 to Current
    Federal Bureau of Prisons via University of North Texas HSC
    Providing acute and chronic general medical care for federal inmates.
  • 2013 to 2014
    Legacy Physiatry Group
    Educated and supervised mid-level providers as they provided care to skilled nursing patients
    receiving rehabilitative care.
  • 2004 to 2009
    Baylor All Saints Hospital
    Physical Therapy Technician: assisted therapists in Acute, Inpatient Rehabilitation, and Outpatient
    settings to implement treatment plans.
  • 2001 to 2002
    Capstone Treatment Center
    Clinical Director/ Therapist for Wilderness/Experiential Based Long-term drug treatment center for
    adolescent males.
  • 1995 to 2000
    Baptist Medical Center
    Case Manager/Therapist: As LADAC, ACADAC, LAMFT provided case management in dual diagnosis
    drug and mental health facility including family, group and individual counseling/education.
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society

Licensed to practice medicine in State of Texas with current DPS/DEA. On track to be Board eligible in PM&R in July 2015.

  • “Back Hip Pain in Charcot Marie Tooth, A Case for Gait Training.”
  • “Readmission to Acute Care From Inpatient Rehab: Factors influencing premature discharge.” (current)
  • “Paroxysmal Autonomic Instability with Dystonia Syndrome: Senior Case Project.” (current)
  • Christian Service Award-Harding University
  • All-Conference Honors in Football and Team Captain- Harding University
  • “Cowtown Brush Up” Campaign
  • Habitat for Humanity, Fort Worth, TX
  • “Be Wise, Immunize” Campaign, Fort Worth, TX
  • Volunteer at Mission Arlington in medical services, Arlington, TX
  • Eastland Community Health Fair Project (MS IV Senior Project)
  • Red Oak High School Preparticipation Physicals
  • Quality Improvement Projects: “Patient Continuity in Evening Sign Out”, “Resident Education Improvement Project”, “Managing Chaos in Rapid Response and Code Responses”

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Todd Daniels, MD

Todd Daniels, MD

Todd Daniels, MD

Originally from Keller, Dr. M. Todd Daniels is a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician, specializing in musculoskeletal medicine and electro-diagnostics.  Dr. Daniels received his Doctor of Medicine and internship in internal medicine at the University of Texas at Houston in 1998 and 1999. In the same year, he also started his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, which he completed in 2002.

Although Dr. Daniels had a childhood ambition of becoming an FBI agent, he thoroughly enjoys what he does for a living now and takes pride in the care he provides to his patients.

Dr. Daniels is a father of two. He maintains an active lifestyle through running, hunting, and fishing. When it comes to healthy snacking, his go-to food is hummus.

Education & Training

1993
Angelo State University (San Angelo, Texas)
B.S.

1998
Medical School: University of Texas at Houston (Houston, Texas)

1999
Internship: University of Texas at Houston (Houston, Texas)

1999
Residency: Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Dallas, Texas)

2003-Present
Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Texas

  • Health Texas Physician Network/Baylor University Medical Center (2002-2004)
  • AOA Orthopedic Specialists (2004-present)
  • Baylor Scott and White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington – Active Privileges
  • Arlington Memorial Hospital – Consulting
  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington – Active Privileges
  • Medical Director of Rehabilitation – Kindred Hospital at Arlington, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital at Arlington (2013-2018)
  • Resident Educator – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation department of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas
  • Associations – American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports & Occupational Rehabilitation, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association
  • Current Societies – Tarrant County Medical Society, International Spinal Injection Society, North American Spine Society
  • Team Physician for Oakridge High School

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Adam Crawford, MD

Adam Crawford, MD

Adam Crawford, MD

Originally from Houston, Dr. Adam Crawford specializes in total joint arthroplasty, cartilage restoration techniques, and all types of fracture care (with a unique sub-specialty interest in foot and ankle surgery.)

He received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center in May of 2007, his Residency at the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2012, and his fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery in 2013 at the world-renown Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX.

Between his busy schedule of work and spending time with his family, including his wonderful wife Christina and his 3 children Cameron, Joel and Jonah, Dr. Crawford is an accomplished photographer and has parts of his collection displayed prominently in our AOA Irving Clinic.  He participates in a multitude of activities such as hiking, swimming, running, and watching his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys.

When asked what his perfect day would consist of, Dr. Crawford replied simply, “Hanging out at home with my family, going to the park with my kids, or smoking a brisket and watching the Cowboys win.”

Education & Training

May 2007
University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston
Medical Doctorate

May 2003
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science in Biology Suma Cum Laude

  • July 2013 | Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research | Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • June 2012 | University of Missouri – Columbia | Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
  • Membership American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society 2010-Present
  • Membership Missouri State Orthopaedic Association 2009-Present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery 2012
  • Enneking Tumor Course 2010
  • Foot and Ankle Review Course 2010
  • Hip and Knee Society Meeting 2009
  • Barry J. Gainor Resident Award for Education 2012
  • Tri Beta National Biology Honor Society 2003
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 2003
  • Golden Key National Honor Society 2003
  • Clinical research: High tension wounds with pie crusting
    • Accepted for poster presentation OTA, 2012
    • Presented William C. Allen Research Conference, 2010-Present
  • Clinical research: Trauma patients and the prevalence of psychiatric diagnoses, 2012- Present

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Cameron T. Atkinson, MD

Cameron T. Atkinson, MD

Cameron T. Atkinson, MD

Originally from West Deptford, New Jersey; Dr. Cameron Atkinson specializes in hand, wrist, and upper extremities. After graduating from Princeton University in June of 2003, he received his Doctor of Medicine at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in May of 2008. Dr. Atkinson completed his Orthopedic Residency at Vanderbilt Department of Orthopaedics in June of 2013 and Fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand Center at Thomas Jefferson University in July of 2014.

In addition to his medical accomplishments, Dr. Atkinson is also a multi-talented athlete. As a running back for Princeton University, he excelled both on and off the field. His love of sports transitions into a lifelong passion for strength and weight training. As a proud family man, Dr. Atkinson loves retelling patients the story his favorite memory – when he asked his wife to marry him. In his free time, he enjoys sitting in his office reading historical biographies and watching his favorite television show, the medical comedy, Scrubs.

When asked about his perfect day, Dr. Atkinson envisioned, “I would be at the beach with my wife and kids.”

Education & Training

September 1999 − June 2003
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, cum laude
Thesis: “Development and Application of a Fluorometric Assay for Prodomain-CARD Interaction.”

August 2004 − May 2008
Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
Doctor of Medicine

July 2008 − June 2013
Vanderbilt Department of Orthopaedics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Resident Physician

August 2013 – July 2014
The Philadelphia Hand Center at Thomas Jefferson University
Hand Fellow

State of Texas Issued 6/27/2014

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certificate in General Orthopedics July 2016

June 2008 – Sept 2014
Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology, Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Principal Investigator, Closed Suction Drainage after Resection of Upper and Lower Extremity Sarcomas: A Randomized Control Trial Principal investigator in prospective randomized trial comparing closed suction drainage with no drainage in the treatment of soft-tissue sarcomas. Manuscript ultimately rejected by Journal of Surgical Oncology.

June 2005 − August 2005
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Student in Vanderbilt Emphasis Program Performed a systematic review of the literature to answer the question “are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs effective in reducing pain and time lost to injury in acute ankle sprain?”

July 2003- August 2004
Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Research Assistant Designed tracking database and coordinated follow-up for patients involved in the Multicenter Orthopedic Outcomes Network’s (MOON) prospective R01-funded study of outcomes two years after ACL reconstruction.

June 2011
Best Consultant Award Awarded annually to the best house staff consultant to the Emergency Department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Fall 2003
National Football Foundation/College Football Hall of Fame National Scholar Athlete Selected as one of 14 finalists for the Draddy Trophy, the academic Heisman given to the top scholar athlete in college football across all divisions.

Spring 2002
2001 CoSIDA 2nd Team Academic All-American Running Back, Princeton Football

Atkinson CT, Watson J. Lunotriquetral ligament tears. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Oct;37(10):2142-4. doi: 10.1016/j. jhsa.2012.04.007.

Crosby SN, Snoddy MC, Atkinson CT, Lee DH, Weikert DR. Upper extremity myonecrosis caused by Edwardsiella tarda resulting in transhumeral amputation: case report. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jan;38(1):129-32. doi: 10.1016/j. jhsa.2012.10.009. Epub 2012 Nov 30.

To P, Atkinson CT, Lee DH, Pappas ND. The most cited articles in hand surgery over the past 20-plus years: a modern-day reading list. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 May;38(5):983-7.

Atkinson CT, Pappas ND, Lee DH. Irreducible posterolateral elbow dislocation. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2014 Feb;43(2):E34-6.

Atkinson CT, Budoff JE, Zelouf DS. Osteotomy of the Radius for Treatment of Kienböck Disease. In Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery 2nd Edition. Hunt TR and Kozin SH, section eds. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia. In Press

Atkinson CT, Streubel PN, Watson J. Distal Radius Fractures. In Orthopedic Traumatology: An Evidence-Based Approach. eds. Sethi MK, Jahangir AA, Obremskey WT, Springer, New York, NY, 2012. Atkinson CT, Lee DH. Proximal Phalanx Fractures. In Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand and Fingers. ed. Seitz WH. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Chicago, IL, 2013.

September 2005 – May 2006

Tutor Coordinator and Tutor to Medical Students Coordinated activities and meetings between __ tutors and first-year medical students while tutoring several students in Gross Anatomy and Physiology

September 2005 – May 2006
Tutor Coordinator and Tutor to Medical Students Coordinated activities and meetings between __ tutors and first-year medical students while tutoring several students in Gross Anatomy and Physiology

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member, 2005 – 2008
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow, 2017 – Present
Tarrant County Medical Association, 2014 – Present

Tennessee Donor Services Volunteer Speaker, January 2006 – June 2013

Speaking in a variety of venues about my personal experiences as a living organ donor and promoting organ and tissue donation.

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Andrew Freese, MD

Andrew Freese, MD

Andrew Freese, MD

Originally from Rockwall, Texas; Dr. Andrew Freese specializes in Sports Medicine in all ages at AOA Orthopedic Specialists.

SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIANS ARE FELLOWSHIP TRAINED PHYSICIANS WHO BOTH TREAT AND AID IN THE PREVENTION OF SPORTS AND EXERCISE RELATED INJURIES. PAIN IS NOT ALWAYS AN APPROPRIATE INDICATOR OF INJURY SEVERITY WHEN IT COMES TO SPORTS INJURIES. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO SEE A PHYSICIAN IF THERE IS ANY PAIN OR SWELLING LINGERING FOR MORE THAN A WEEK AFTER A SPORTS INJURY. IT IS IMPORTANT TO TREAT SPORTS RELATED INJURIES EARLY AND CORRECTLY IN ORDER TO PREVENT ANY FUTURE OR ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS THAT MAY HAVE POTENTIAL TO OCCUR. AT AOA ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALISTS, WE HAVE MULTIPLE SPORTS MEDICINE TRAINED ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS, PHYSICIANS, PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, AND ATHLETIC TRAINERS WHO ARE UTILIZING TODAY’S MOST CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2008, Dr. Freese graduated the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Indiana University in 2017 and spent an additional year of specialty fellowship-training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the University of Iowa.

A lifelong Sports Fan and multi-sport Athlete, Dr. Freese proudly served as a Team Physician for the University of Iowa’s football, basketball, and baseball athletic programs and will be working with University of Texas at Arlington as a Team Physician with AOA.  He aims to support any and all athletic programs in North Texas as well as offers cutting-edge Sports Science approaches to complex Sports Injuries.

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