Donald Stewart, MD

Donald Stewart, MD

Dr. Donald Stewart is a Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon. His interests consist of a blend of sports medicine as well as trauma and hindfoot/midfoot reconstruction. He completed his Fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Foundation Orthopedic Athletic and Reconstruction Research Fellowship in Houston in 2008 as well as another two month fellowship in Germany.

Since 2007, Dr. Stewart has volunteered as the assistant team physician for Rice Athletics and the Houston Rockets. He also treats achilles injuries and in cases that require surgery, he will perform minimally invasive incisions for faster healing time.

As a native of Fort Worth, he spends his free time hosting cookouts with his family and friends.

Education & Training

2010
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery and Foot and Ankle Surgery

2010
Advanced Taylor Spatial Frame Training – Pretoria, South Africa
One week course for evaluation and management of complex limb salvage problems using computer assisted multiplanar external fixators

2008
AO Fellowship – Dresden, Germany
Two month fellowship with Dr. Zwipp/ Rammelt – Focus on lower extremity trauma and posttraumatic reconstruction

2007-2008
Foundation Orthopedic Athletic and Reconstr., Houston, TX
Research Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery – Director: Thomas O. Clanton MD – Contact: 713-799-2429

2002-2007
Scott and White Hospital, Temple, TX
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program – Chairman: Robert A. Probe MD – Contact: 254-724-6734

1998-2002
UT Southwestern Medical School – Dallas, TX
Degree: Medical Doctorate – Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha

1994-1998
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science Honors: Summa Cum Laude

  • 2011-present Arlington Orthopedic Associates P.A. – Arlington, TX Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery and Foot and Ankle and Lower Extremity Reconstruction – Practice Includes Subspecialty Orthopedic foot and ankle and lower extremity reconstruction. Also practice general orthopedic trauma
  • 2008- 2011 – UNT Health Science Center – Fort Worth, TX – Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery Specialty Foot and Ankle and Lower Extremity Reconstruction – Chairman: David M Lichtman MD
  • 2016 – Cromeens, Stewart, et al. An Attachment-Based Description of the Medial Collateral and Spring Ligament Complexes. Foot and Ankle International. Vol36(6) 710-721.
  • 2013 – Brinker. Review of Orthopedic Trauma. Primary author for chapter on Injuries of the Ankle and chapter on Injuries of the foot.
  • 2012 – Chaput, Dangott, Rahm, Hitt, Stewart, Sampson. A proteomic Variation Between Osteopenic and Age-matched Control Bone Tissue. Experimental Biology and Medicine00: 1-8, 2012.
  • 2011 – Cromeens, B; Patterson R; Sheedlo H; Motley T; Stewart D.: Association of hindfoot ligament tears and osteochondral lesions. Foot Ankle Int. 32:1164-1174, 2011.
  • 2016
    Arlington, TX – Biomechanical Study on Fixation of Syndesmotic Injuries with Ultrasound Evaluation
    • Sequential fixation with tightropes and internal brace
    • Goal is to restore rotation to normal physiology
  • 2005
     Houston, TX – Shriner’s Hospital – Effect Of Lateral Column Lengthening and Medial Column Stabilization on Foot Pressures in Cerebral Palsy
    • Analyzing foot pressures after surgery for pes planovalgus deformity and comparing to pre-operative foot pressures
    • Podium presentation at AAOS
  • 6/97-8/98
    Dallas, TX – Molecular and Cell Biology Department – Undergraduate Research Fellow
    • Isolation of a promoter sequence in Drosophila melanogaster for signaling apoptosis
  • 2016-present
    Arthrex Speaker and Laboratory Instructor
    • Focus on sports injuries and foot and ankle reconstruction
  • 2014-present
    Work Twice Weekly with Orthopedic Residents John Petersmith Hospital
    • Residents assist in clinic and operating room
    • Provide Grand Rounds and Lecture three times a year
  • 2010-present
    Course Instructor Smith Nephew TSF
    • Lecture Presentation and laboratory assistance for multiplanar external fixators/ Taylor Spatial Frames
  • 2008-2010
    AO Instructor for Synthes
    • Focus is on trauma reconstruction foot and ankle
  • 2007
    AAOS Podium Presentation
    • Effect Of Lateral Column Lengthening and Medial Column Stabilization on Foot Pressures in Cerebral Palsy
  • 2011-present
    Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital
    • Director of Foot and Ankle
  • 2015-2018
    TCU Athletics
    • Assistant Team Physician/ Orthopedic Foot and Ankle
  • 2007-2008 – Houston, TX
    Assistant Team Physician for the Houston Rockets
    • Assist with care of professional athletes in the training room and during games
  • 2007-2008
    Foundation Orthopedic Athletic and Reconstruction Research Assistant Team Physician for Rice Athletics
    • Game coverage and athletic care for football, volleyball, basketball, soccer
  • 1999, 2001 – Dallas, TX
    UT Southwestern Department of Anatomy Teaching Assistant
  • 1999-2001 – Gainesville, TX
    Camp Sweeney Diabetic Education Camp Medical Staff
    • Care and education of diabetic children included monitoring and adjusting daily insulin regimens and general and emergency pediatric care
  • 1997-1998 – College Station, TX
    Texas A&M Department of Physiology
    • Teaching Assistant
  • 1996 – Arlington, TX
    Dr. Steven Walters DDS/OMFS
    • Surgical Assistant
  • 2015, 2016 Irving Marathon Orthopedic Physician
  • 2012-present Faith In Practice
    Orthopedic Medical Staff for Mission trips to Antigua Guatemala
    • Annual one week mission trips focused on complex foot and ankle problems
  • 2007-2008 – Houston, TX
    UT Houston
    Assistant Team Physician for Rice Athletics and Houston Rockets
  • 2006 -Temple, TX 
    Scott and White Hospital Physician
    • Sports medicine talks for personal trainers
  • 2002-2003 – Temple, TX
    Scott and White Hospital
    • Team Physician local high schools
  • 2001-2005 – Temple, TX
    Scott and White Hospital Physician
    • Participate in high school physicals 2-3 times per year
  • 1999 – Dallas, TX
    UT Southwestern Medical School
    Member of Welcome Committee
    • Attended all interviews and set up interview lunches
  • 1994-1997 – College Station, TX
    Texas A&M Bonfire Building Crew Member
    • Participated 50-60 hours each fall in cutting trees and building bonfire for the rally before the Texas A&M and University of Texas football game

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America 1993

  • Work with residents and medical students as a mentor so they may gain experience in both orthopedic and patient care
  • Participate in medical Mission trips outside of the US to provide basic orthopedic care; my goal is to volunteer for one trip a year.
  • Advance the field in Foot and Ankle sports medicine through research
  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
    • Blend of sports medicine oriented as well as trauma and hindfoot/ midfoot reconstructive
    • Interest in Ilizarov and AO applications to trauma
  • Sports Medicine
    • Assist with high school and collegiate athletics for foot and ankle injuries
  • Trauma
    • Complex lower extremity trauma as, especially the ankle and foot
    • Deformity correction
    • Limb salvage
  • Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Texas 
  • Married May 24, 2003 to Samantha Stewart (pharmacist)
  • Adopted Matthew Stewart 2013
  • Adopted Mia Stewart 2016
  • Travel
  • Running- completed Austin Marathon 2008; completed Spartan races 2011, 2012, and Trifecta 2015
  • Camping and Backpacking
  • Crossfit
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Cars
  • Movies
  • Nutritional Science and metabolic disorders
  • Movement disorders and how they relate to injury and rehab

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Eric Wieser, MD

Eric Wieser, MD

A lifelong Texan, Dr. Eric Wieser is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, who has been practicing in North Texas for nearly 15 years.  After graduating with honors from Trinity University in 1994, Dr. Wieser completed Medical School with honors from the Baylor College of Medicine.  In 2003, he finished his Residency at Vanderbilt University.  Following his Fellowship in Spine Medicine at the prestigious UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Wieser returned to North Texas and joined the staff of Arlington Orthopedic Associates where he became one of the co-founders of the Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital in Arlington.

In addition to his many professional accolades, Dr. Wieser is the founder and medical director of the Texas Comprehensive Spine Center, where he specializes in minimally-invasive spinal surgery as well as complex cervical and lumbar spinal reconstruction.  Dr. Wieser has been consistently recognized by his peers as a “Top Doc” in Fort Worth Magazine, Big D Magazine, Living Magazine, Texas Monthly, and has been featured in several periodicals in Texas.

Aside from his medical accomplishments, Dr. Wieser is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, running, going to the lake, and cheering on his favorite sports team, the Dallas Cowboys.

Education & Training

1990
China Spring High School (China Spring, TX)
High School Valedictorian

1990-1994
Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)
Bachelor of Science, Biology, with honors 

1994-1998
Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)
Doctor of Medicine with honors

1998- 1999
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville, TN)
Internship

1999-2003
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville, TN)
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery

2003-2004
UCLA School of Medicine (Los Angeles, CA)
Fellowship: Spinal Surgery

  • AOA Orthopedic Specialists (Arlington, TX) August 1, 2004- Present

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) 2006 – Present

  • Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington – Active Privileges
  •  USMD Hospital Arlington – Active Privileges
  • Methodist Mansfield Medical Center – Active Privileges
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • North American Spine Society
  • Texas Orthopedic Association
  • 1994 Wieser ES, Luong A., Ryan KL, Frei MR. “Chronic Nitric Oxide (NO) Inhibition: Effects on Hypotension induced by 35-GHzRadiofrequency Radiation (RFR) Exposure.” In Foundation of Applied Science and Experimental Biology Program, 1994
  • 2001 Wieser ES and Gregory Mencio.“Pediatric Cervical Spine Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.”In Seminars in Spine Surgery, Vol 13, No 2, June 2001.
  • 2004, Wieser ES and Wang JC, Spinal Infections. In Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 8, in
  • 2004, Wieser ES and Wang JC. Surgery for neck pain: A review. In Neurosurgery, in print.
  • 2004, Wieser ES and Wang JC. VertespanTM Vertebral Body Replacement In Surgical Techniques In Spinal Instrumentation, in print.
  • 2004, Wieser ES and Khoo L. CD Horizon Sextant Percutaneous Pedicle Screw System. In Surgical Techniques in Spinal Instrumentation, in print.
  • 1994, Wieser ES, et “Chronic Nitric Oxider (NO) Inhibition: Effects on Hypotension induced by 35-GHz Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR) Exposure.” Presented at the Foundation of Applied Science and Experimental Biology Program. Anaheim, CA., April 1994.
  • 2001, Wieser ES, HSU W, and Spengler “Elective Bilateral Disectomy for Central Herniated Discs-An Outcomes Study”. Presented at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. June 2001.
  • 2002, Vachtsevanos J, Wieser ES, Noble P, and Eppright R. “Articular Contact Area and Intraarticular Pressure Variation with varying the CE angle of the Hip” Presented at the 69th annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Dallas, TX 2002 and to the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.
  • 2002, Wieser ES, Kusuma S, Mencio GA. “Myelomeningocele Kyphectomy: Review of the Effects of Cordotomy on Urodynamics.” Presented At the Scoliosis Research Society Meeting in Seattle, Washington in September 2002.
  • 2003, Wieser “Surgery for Neck Pain.” Presented At Challenges in Spine Surgery Symposium, New York, New York in December 2003.
  • 2004, Wieser “Cervical Lateral Mass and Pedicle Fixation.” Presented at the 9th Advanced Techniques In Cervical Spine Decompression and Stabilization In St. Louis, Missouri in January 2004.
  • Golf
  • Basketball
  • Snow skiing
  • Working out
  • Wake surfing
  • Hunting

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Joseph H. Kay Jr., MD

Joseph H. Kay Jr., MD

Dr. Joseph Kay practices Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in 1991 and completed his Residency at the University of Texas Health System.  Dr. Kay has been proudly servicing North Texas and practicing for over 20 years. As a Physiatrist, Dr. Kay specializes in non-operative management of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Kay completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Methodist Hospital in 1992. He is a team physician and sports medicine consultant for the DFW Express baseball organization. He has been the Medical Director for Parkland’s Camp for Burn Injured Children for over 20 years. Voted consistently by his Medical Peers as a “Top Doc” for Tarrant County, Dr. Kay continues to receive raved reviews from his patients and their families.

Outside of work, Dr. Kay enjoys traveling with his wife and two kids, his fondest travel memory “experiencing the Magic of Disneyworld with his family.” Dr. Kay maintains a healthy lifestyle by staying active through golfing, hiking, and running errands. When he finds time to relax, he tries to catch up on leisure reading.

Education & Training

1981-1986
College: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

1987-1991
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica

1991-1992
Internship: Internal Medicine, Methodist Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

1992-1995
Residency: The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Tennessee State Board of Medical Examiners 6/97
  • Texas State Board of Medical Examiners 8/95
  • Arkansas State Board of Medical Examiners 9/92
  • Diplomat, American board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 5/96
  • Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 10/96
  • Fellow, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSPR) 11/97
  • Physiatrist, Arlington Orthopaedics Associates, Arlington, Texas 7/00-present
  • Medical Director and Camp Physician, Camp I-Thonka-Chi, Parkland’s Summer Camp for Burn Injured Children 5/93-present
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 7/97-present
  • Medical Director, Rehab Care Center, Arlington Medical Center, Arlington, Texas 7/00-2008
  • Physiatrist, Hovis Orthopaedics Clinic, Knoxville, Tennessee 7/97-6/00
  • Physiatric Consultant, Rehab Care Center at Lakeway Regional, Morristown, Tennessee 6/98-7/00
  • Advisory Board Member for The Arthritis Foundation, The Smokey Mountain Chapter, Knoxville, Tennessee 11/97-6/00
  • Assistant Professor of PM&R, The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 8/95-6/97
  • Joint Appointment in the Orthopaedic Surgery Dept. for Non-Operative Spine Care, The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 2/97-6/97
  • Assistant Medical Director of PM&R, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas 12/95-6/97
  • Medical Director of PM&R, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas 8/95-6/97
  • Physiatric Consultant, Eugene McDermott Pain Management Center, The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 8/95-6/97
  • Physiatric Consultant, Adult Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 8/95-2/97
  • Chief Resident and Clinical Instructor, The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 3/94-6/95
  • American Academy of PM&R, Residency Program Council Representative, The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 93-94
  • Intern of the Year, Methodist Hospital of Memphis 91-92

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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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Ryan Murphy, MD

Ryan Murphy, MD

Born and raised a Texan, Dr. Ryan Murphy joins us as a fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon. After completing undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, he would go on to complete medical school and residency in Orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. Following his Orthopedic training, he further specialized in the field of Spine Surgery; completing a fellowship in spine surgery under the direction of both Orthopedic Spine and Neurosurgery Spine surgeons at the University of Southern California.

Finding his way back to Texas, Dr. Murphy has joined AOA Orthopedic Specialists with an interest in bringing minimally invasive and single position surgical techniques, including robotically assisted spine surgery, to the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex.

Outside of the office and OR, Dr. Murphy enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, working in the garage and on cars, or getting outdoors to go hunting, golfing, or skiing.

Education & Training

2007-2011
Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Bachelor of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

2011-2015
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (Houston, TX) Doctor of Medicine

2015-2020
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (Houston, TX)
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery

2020-2021
The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine (Los Angeles, CA)
Fellowship: Spinal Surgery

  • AOA Orthopedic Specialists (Arlington, TX) September 15, 2021- Present
  • AO North America Spine Fellow
  • American Orthopedic Association
  • Lumbar Spine Research Society (Applied)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association
  • AO Trauma Association
  • Student Orthopedic Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • 2020 Murphy R., Paine J., Higbie S., Kleighege J., Bailey L., Lowe W., Use of Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Following ACL Reconstruction
    with Altered Weight Bearing: A Randomized Control Trial (Pending Submission)
  • 2018 Cherney S., Murphy R., Achor T., Choo A. Technical Trick: Subscapularis Peel for Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Proximal Humerus Fractures with a Head Split: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma; 2018, Ref NO. JOT9088R2
  • 2020, Roberts S., Murphy R., Formanek B., Buser Z., Wang J. Complication Rates Following Posterior Lumbar Fusion in Osteoporotic Patients Taking Bisphosphonates- Global spine Congress 2020
  • 2018, Babcock S., Murphy R., Choo A., Achor T., Symptomatic implant removal following mini-fragment plating for olecranon fractures. -Presenting Abstract at Orthopedic Trauma Association Fall Meeting
  • 2012, Murphy R., Ambrose C., Lowe W. A comparison study of Anatomical Femoral Tunnel Placement for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Presented at UTMSH Summer research program– 1st place winner in C. Frank Webber Research Competition
  • 2011, Murphy R., Morgan A., Moraguez B., Briggs E., Gupta R. Flexible Stabilization Arm for Ultrasound Guided Surgery. Presented at Vanderbilt Engineering senior design competition
  • 2020, University of Texas Orthopedic Research Symposium- Use of blood flow restriction therapy following ACL
    reconstruction: A RCT. Murphy R., Paine J., Higbie S., Kleighege J., Bailey L., Lowe W.
  • 2018, 3rd Annual Orthopedic Trauma Symposium- Spine Extraction Maneuvers and C-Collars
  • 2018, Grand Rounds: Orthopedics Sports Grand Rounds: Latissimus Dorsi case presentation. Murphy R., Harner C., Lowe W.
  • 2018, Grand Rounds: Orthopedics Sports Grand Rounds: The PCL and PLC Tear. Murphy R., Harner C., Lowe W.
  • Spending time with wife and two children
  • Automotive modification and racing cars
  • Athletics (Working out, tennis, golfing, skiing)
  • Shooting sports (Hunting, target shooting and sporting clays)
  • Freshwater aquariums
  • Photography

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Jason K. Lowry, MD

Jason K. Lowry, MD

Originally from Monett, Missouri; Dr. Jason Lowry is a Board-Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon, specializing in reconstruction of the hip, knee, and shoulder. Dr. Lowry offers several surgical solutions to his patients, including the extremely successful direct anterior replacement and revision of the hip.

Dr. Lowry received his Doctorate of Medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine (Omaha, NE) in 2003, his Residency at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2008, and his Fellowship at the Adult Reconstruction Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics.

Dr. Lowry has been recognized for his hard work, philanthropy, and care.  In 2017, he was recognized as a Distinguished Medical Member of the American Arthritis Foundation and has been consistently recognized by his Orthopedic peers as a Top Doc and Super Doc in North Texas. He thoroughly enjoys helping patients regain their mobility and get back to enjoying their lives again. Aside from his many accomplishments as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lowry enjoys spending time with his family and relaxing at home.

Education & Training

JULY 2011-JULY 2012
Fellow: Adult Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics. Sinai Hospital (Baltimore, MD). Chairman: Michael A. Mont, MD. Director: Ronald E. Delanois, MD

JULY 2003-JUNE
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City Truman Medical Center (Kansas City, MO). Chairman: Dr. James Hamilton

JULY 1999- JUNE 2003
Creighton University School of Medicine (Omaha, NE)
Doctorate of Medicine
Health Professions Scholarship Program, USAF

Creighton University (Omaha, NE)
Bachelor of Science, Associates of Arts in Theology
Magna Cum Laude
Phi Sigma, Honors Fraternity in Biology
Theta Alpha Kappa, Honors Fraternity in Theology
Omicron Delta Kappa, Honors Fraternity in Leadership
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, P. Programming
1998 Creighton University Homecoming King

  • Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington – Active Privileges
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at Irving – Active Privileges
  • Methodist Mansfield Medical Center – Active Privileges
  • USMD Hospital at Arlington – Active Privileges
  • 2015-PRESENT Orthopedic Surgeon, Adult Reconstruction Hip, Knee & Shoulder AOA Orthopedic Specialists, Arlington & Mansfield, TX
  • JULY 2012-FEB 2015 Orthopaedic Surgeon, Adult Reconstruction Hip, Knee & Shoulder Texas Orthopaedic Surgical Associates, Dallas, TX
  • SEP 2010-JUNE 2011 Orthopaedic Surgeon, Riverside Medical Center, Newport News, VACredentialed September 2010
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Call Coverage
  • JULY 2008-JULY 2011 Orthopaedic Surgeon, Major, USAF 1st FW Hospital, Langley AFB, VACredentialed Aug 2008
  • Operation Iraqi/Enduring Freedom, 506 EMEDS Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq Jan – May 2009
  • Honorable Discharge, Date of Separation: July 31, 2011
  • OCT 2008-DEC 2010 Orthopaedic Surgeon, CompHealth Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg, MOCredentialed Oct 2008
  • Locum Tenens coverage
  • ABOS Part I: Passed July 18, 2009
  • ABOS Part II: Passed July 21, 2010
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: July 23, 2010.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: February 11, 2012

2011-2012

  • Achieving Neutral Alignment According to the Pre-Operative Plan of Patient-specific Instrumentation. Issa, K, Lowry, J, Mont, M. Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics, Baltimore, MD. Podium Presentation at the 22nd AAHKS meeting Nov, 2012 & poster presentation at the AAOS 80th Annual Meeting March, 2013.
  • Prediction of Intra-operative Usage According to Pre-operative Planning by Patient-Specific Instrumentation in TKA. Issa, K, Lowry, J, Mont, M. Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics, Baltimore, MD. Podium Presentation at the 22nd AAHKS meeting Nov, 2012 & poster presentation at the AAOS 80th Annual Meeting March, 2013.
  • Patient-Specific Instrumentation Compared to Manual Instrumentation in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. Issa, K, Lowry, J, Mont, M. Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics, Baltimore, MD. Podium Presentation at the 22nd AAHKS meeting Nov, 2012 & poster presentation at the AAOS 80th Annual Meeting March, 2013.
  • Femoral Component Revision in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Lowry, JK, Pivek, R, & Mont, MA
  • Patient-Specific Instrumentation in TKA: Tips & Tricks. Lowry, JK & Mont, MA

2007-2008

  • VEGF and Hif-1 Alpha Expression in MRI-Negative, Biopsy-Positive Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head. Zaidi, A, Shah, A, Efird, C, Wentz, B, Lowry, J, Hamilton, J, & Pacicca, D., Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Children’s Mercy Hospital & Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Podium presentation at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA, March 7, 2010.

2005-2006

  • Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head in Patients with Negative MRI: A Case Series of Core Decompression & Endoscopic Evaluation. Lowry, JK & Brannon, JK. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Presented at the 2006 Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Catoosa, OK. OREF Scholarship Award.

2002-2003

  • Interference Screw Fixation & Posterior Tibial Tendon Transfer in the Treatment of Foot Drop: A Cadaveric Case Study. Browdy, J, Lowry, J, Fitzgibbons, T. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Presented at the Spring 2003 Mid- America Orthopaedic Association, Hilton Head, SC, April 23-27, 2003.

2001-2003

  • Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction (Ogilvie’s Syndrome) After Arthroplasty in the Lower Extremity. Nelson, JD, Urban , J, Salsbury, T, Lowry J, Garvin K. JBJS 2006;88A:604-610. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Presented at the Spring 2003 Mid- America Orthopaedic Association, Hilton Head, SC April 23-27, 2003.

1996-1999

  • Research Lab Assistant, Mentor: Marc S. Rendell, MD, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • “Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction (Ogilvie’s Syndrome) After Arthroplasty in the Lower Extremity” Joshua D. Nelson, MD, PharmD, Joshua A. Urban, MD, Thomas L.Salsbury, MD, Jason K. Lowry, MD and Kevin L. Garvin, MD. JBJS(A)2006; 88:604-610.
  • Static Antibiotic Spacers for Two-Stage Treatment of PJI of the Knee. Pivek, Lowry & Mont. Scuderi Textbook.
  • Acetabular Reconstruction: Management of Segmental Defects. Naziri Q, Lowry J & Khanuja P. Scuderi Textbook.
  • Acetabular Reconstruction: Management of Protrusio. Naziri Q, Lowry J & Khanuja P. Scuderi Textbook.
  • Acetabular Reconstruction: Management of Cavitary Defects. Naziri Q, Lowry J & Khanuja P. Scuderi Textbook.
  • Femoral Component Revision in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Lowry, Pivek, & Mont.“Pathology of The Meniscus”. UMKC Orthopaedic Surgery Grand
  • “Pathology of The Meniscus”. UMKC Orthopaedic Surgery Grand – September 2004.
  • “Humeral Shaft Fractures”. UMKC Orthopaedic Surgery Grand – July 2005.
  • “MRI Negative, Biopsy Positive Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head: A Case Series of Core Decompression & Endoscopic Evaluation”. OREF Scholarship Award. Presented at the Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society, Catoosa, OK. June
  • “MRI Negative, Biopsy Positive Avascular Necrosis of The Femoral Head: A Case Series of Core Decompression & Endoscopic Evaluation”. UMKC Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds. November
  • “Femoroacetabular Impingement”. UMKC Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds. November
  • “Top 10 Orthopaedic Emergencies”. USAF 506 EMEDS Pro Staff Meeting. KRAB, Iraq, April
  •  “All Polyethylene Tibial Components in TKA”. RIAO CJPR Grand Rounds. September
  • “Short Femoral Stems in THA”. RIAO CJPR Grand Rounds. February 2012.
  • “Pathology of The Meniscus”. UMKC Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds. September 2004.
  • ““Humeral Shaft Fractures”. UMKC Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds. July 2005.
  • ““MRI Negative, Biopsy Positive Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head: A Case Series of Core Decompression & Endoscopic Evaluation”. OREF Scholarship Award. Presented at the Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society, Catoosa, OK. June 2006.
  • ““MRI Negative, Biopsy Positive Avascular Necrosis of The Femoral Head: A Case Series of Core Decompression & Endoscopic Evaluation”. UMKC Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds. November 2006.
  • ““Femoroacetabular Impingement”. UMKC Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds. November 2007.
  • ““Top 10 Orthopaedic Emergencies”. USAF 506 EMEDS Pro Staff Meeting. KRAB, Iraq, April 2009.
  • ““All Polyethylene Tibial Components in TKA”. RIAO CJPR Grand Rounds. September 2011.
  • ““Short Femoral Stems in THA”. RIAO CJPR Grand Rounds. February 2012.

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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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John A. Drkulec, MD

John A. Drkulec, MD

John A. Drkulec, MD

Since 2003, Dr. John Drkulec has consistently provided top-tier sports medicine and orthopedic care to the Mansfield, Grand Prairie, and Midlothian area.  In 2007, he spearheaded AOA’s Mansfield location development, serving as the Head of the Orthopedic Surgery division at 

Mansfield Methodist Medical Center from 2007 until 2018. A fixture on the sidelines of area football games, he has also served as one of the main Sports Medicine Providers for MISD athletes and their families since 2007.

His portfolio of high-profile sports team physicianships continually expands.  In 2019, Dr. Drkulec’s reputation landed him as the team physician and lead surgeon for the XFL’s Dallas Renegades.  Additionally, Dr. Drkulec stays actively involved with the University of Texas in Arlington Mavericks Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, and Track teams.  Previously having served as the medical staple of the Grand Prairie Air Hogs Minor League team as well as both Men and Women’s Big 12 Basketball Tournaments.Dr. Drkulec works tirelessly as a patient advocate – serving on the Board of Directors of AOA since 2016 and most recently elected the Medical Director of the Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital of Arlington.

In his free time, Dr. Drkulec finds a way to bring his medical and sports backgrounds to work for the community; coaching local youth soccer, basketball, and hockey teams.

Education & Training

1988 – 1990
University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Dept. of Biology
Pre – Medical

1990 – 1994
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Degree of Medicine
Medical

1994 – 1999
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Orthopedic Surgery Residency (June 1999)
Residency
Program Director: Dr. Jay Jarvis

Fellowship: University of Western Ontario, Fowler / Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, London, Ontario, Canada. Fellowship in Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy. Program Director: Dr. Peter J. Fowler

  • 1992. United States Medical Licensing Examination, Part I
  • 1994. United States Medical Licensing Examination, Part II
  • 1994. Licensure of the Medical Council of Canada, Part I
  • 1996. Licensure of the Medical Council of Canada, Part II
  • 1999. United States Medical Licensing Examination, Part III
  • 1999. Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2000. Certificate of Sports Medicine, Canada (CASM)
  • 2002. American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Part I
  • 2005. American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Part II
  • March 2002 – Present. Methodist Health System (Dallas). 1441 N. Beckley Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75203-1201. Active
  • July 2002 – Present. Duncanville Surgery Center. 1018 E. Wheatland Road, Duncanville, Texas 75116
  • February 2005 – Present. Medical Center of Arlington. 3301 Matlock Road, Arlington, Texas 76015. Active
  • October 2005 – Renaissance Hospital. 2929 South Hampton Road, Dallas, Texas 75224. Temporary
  • February 7, 2007 – Present. Surgery Center of Arlington. 2400 Matlock Road, Arlington, Texas 76015
  • February 2, 2010 – Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington. 707 Highlander Blvd., Arlington, TX 76015
  • Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. 2700 E Broad St, Mansfield, Texas 76063
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Orthopedic Association

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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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