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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Jay Pond, MD

Jay Pond, MD

As one of the original founding members of Arlington Orthopedic Associate, Dr. Jay Pond has been practicing General Orthopedics for over 25 years. Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Pond specializes in silver-coated implants for joint replacements, which drastically reduces the chance of infection during recovery.

Dr. Pond completed Medical School at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1990, his internship and his specialty-training at Barnes Hospital Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri from 1991 to 1995.

Dr. Pond participates in mission work through Faith in Practice, a faith-based medical mission team that travels to Guatemala numerous times each year to perform surgeries on underprivileged patients. He has been affiliated with the organization for 5 years now.

Dr. Pond spends his free time playing sports with his three children and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by cycling.

Education & Training

Conroe High School, (Conroe, Texas)

1986
Baylor University (Waco, Texas)
B.S. Biology

1990
UT Southwestern Medical School (Dallas, Texas)
Medical School

1990-1991
Barnes Hosp/Washington Univ. (St. Louis, Missouri)
Internship

1991-1995
Specialty Training: Orthopedic Surgery – Barnes Hosp/Washington Univ. (St. Louis, Missouri) 

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery – certified 7/1998; recertified 7/2008, 7/2018

  • Arlington Orthopedic Group, L.L.P. 7/17/95-8/31/96
  • Arlington Orthopedic Associates 9/1/96-present
  • Baylor Scott and White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington – Active Privileges
  • Arlington Memorial Hospital – Active Privileges
  • USMD Arlington – Courtesy Privileges
  • Past Chairman – Department of Orthopedics / Rehabilitation
    • Arlington Memorial Hospital (Arlington, Texas)
  • Past Operation Room Committee
    • Arlington Memorial Hospital, (Arlington, Texas)
  • Past Credentials Committee
    • Arlington Memorial Hospital (Arlington, Texas)
  • Past Medical Director
    • Baylor Scott and White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital (Arlington, Texas)

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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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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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Clinton Bell, MD

Clinton Bell, MD

Clinton Bell, MD

Dr. Clint Bell joined AOA Orthopedic Specialists in 2019 and continues his service in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Following his orthopedic training, his practice began in 2004 as a partner of Southwest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine providing care to patients in the DFW Metroplex and southern surrounding areas.

After earning his medical degree and graduating with honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, he completed a five-year Orthopedic Residency at the same institution and a year Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Bell is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is recognized by his physician peers by consistently being selected as one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas. With his pleasant persona, Dr. Bell is beloved by his patients and is actively involved in the community, providing team support and orthopedic care to several schools in the local area.

Possessing a wide breadth of orthopedic knowledge, Dr. Bell’s general orthopedic practice includes the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions by means of surgical management as well as office-based care. Special interests include sports-related injuries and arthroscopy, knee and hip replacement surgery, musculoskeletal trauma and fracture care, and treatment of common problems including rotator cuff tears, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and others.

Dr. Bell is a native Texan and lives in Midlothian, TX, among the patients that AOA Orthopedic Specialists serves. He is a proud husband and father of 3 children that continue to keep his schedule outside of work filled and entertaining.

Education & Training

2000-2004
University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX)
Residency, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

1999-2000
University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX)
Internship, Department of General Surgery

1998-1999
Baylor Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
Fellowship in Sports Medicine Arthroscopy:

1994-1998
University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX)
Doctor of Medicine
Honors, Top 10% of Class.

1989-1993
Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX)
B.S., Biology/Chemistry

  • Maintenance of Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1/1/2016
  • State Licensure, Texas Medical Board, since 1998

Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 7/28/2006

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, since 2006
  • Active Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, since 2006
  • Candidate Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2004-2006
  • Resident Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1999-2004
  • Voted by peers, D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas, 2017 & 2018
  • Voted by peers, Charlton Methodist Outstanding Surgeon, 2018
  • Healthgrades Recognized Designation and Honor Roll, current
  • United Healthcare Premium Designation for quality and cost effective care, current Clinical Faculty Instructor, Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program, since 2004
  • Orthopedic In-Training Exam, highest overall percentile, UTMB, 2004
  • Orthopedic In-Training Exam, top 15% nationally, 1999-2003
  • AAOS Resident liaison Group, 2002-2004
  • Representative to AOA Resident leadership Forum, 2002
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society, 1997
  • Dean’s list, each semester while attending UTMB, 1994-1998
  • Alpha Chi, National Honor Scholarship Society, SFASU, 1992
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Stryker Makoplasty Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement, Dallas, TX, 2016
  • Stryker Makoplasty Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement, Dallas, TX, 2016
  • AAOS Maintenance of Certification Course, Boston, MA, 2014
  • MedActa Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery Hip Replacement, Dallas, TX, 2014
  • Biomet Oxford Advanced Partial Knee Replacement, Miami, FL, 2013
  • Tornier Shoulder Arthroplasty, Houston, TX, 2008
  • Carticel: Autologous Chondrocyte Replacement, Galveston, TX, 2002
  • MicroAire Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release System, Galveston, TX, 2002
  • Enneking Musculoskeletal Tumor Course, Jacksonvi lle, FL, 2002
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association Basic Fracture Course, Scotsdale, AZ, 2000
  • General Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder
  • Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Team Physician for local School Programs
  • Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington – Active Privileges
  • Methodist Health System– Active Privileges
  • Pine Creek Medical Center – Active Privileges
  • AOA Orthopedic Specialists, P.A., Dallas, TX 2019-Present
  • Southwest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, P.A., Dallas, TX, 2004-2019
  • Orthopedic surgical resident, UTMB, Galveston, TX, 1999-2004
  • Emergency room moonlighting physician, UTMB, Galveston, TX, 2000-2003
  • Orthopedic fellow, BUMC, Dallas, TX, 1998-1999
  • Surgical orderly, Harris Methodist Hospital, Bedford, TX, 1993-1994
  • Academic assistant and tutor, SFA State University, Nacogdoches, TX, 1991-1993
  • Head lifeguard and pool manager, Crown Colony Country Club, Lufkin, TX, 1986-1992
  • Bell, C.: Advanced treatment of orthopedic knee conditions. Methodist Patient Centered ACO Online Learning Collaborative Presentation, Dallas, TX, 2017.
  • Bell, C.: Recent advances in orthopedic surgery. Presented at Methodist Medical Staff Meeting CME Program, Dallas, TX, 2011.
  • Bell, C.: Shoulder injuries and the adult athlete. Presented at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas Health Happenings Seminar, Dallas, TX, 2005.
  • Bell, C. and Carmichael, K.: Volar perilunate trans-scaphoid fracture-dislocation in a skeletally immature patient. Orthopedics, 2005;28(1):69-70.
  • Bell, C. and Ca lhoun, J.: Proximal extent of the tibiotalar joint capsular reflection: ananatomic study in cadavera. Presented at Eggers Society Meeting, Galveston, TX, 2004.
  • Bell, C.: Clinically relevant pelvic and hip anatomy and surgical exposures. Presented at University of Texas Medical Branch Orthopedic Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, 2003.
  • Bell, C.: Volar perilunate trans-scaphoid fracture-dislocation in a skeletally immature patient. Presented at Texas Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2003.
  • Bell, C.: Motor milestones delays in children with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital. Presented at University of Texas Medical Branch Orthopedic Research Symposium, Galveston, TX, 2002.
  • Bell, C., Trevino, S. and Buford, W.: Comparison of three cortex versus four cortex screw fixation of the distal t ibiofibular syndesmosis. Galveston Ortho J, 2001;3:42-45.
  • Bell, C. and Jackson, R.: What’s new in orthopedic surgery? A review of major breakthroughs and advances in orthopedics. BUMC Proceedings, 1999;12:121-125.
  • Bell, C., Koeter, S. and Jackson, R.: Fabellar pain after total knee arthroplasty. Am J Knee Surg, 1999;12(3):172-174.
  • Jackson, R. and Bell, C.: Nonthermal tissue welding of avascular meniscal tears using photodynamic dye and laser. Research at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 1999.
  • Husband and father of 3 children
  • Hobbies include: music, sports/outdoor activities, woodworking and computer tech.
  • Native Texan

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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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Chris Hopkins, MD

Chris Hopkins, MD

Originally from Marble Falls, Texas; Dr. Christopher Hopkins specializes in Hand, Wrist, and Upper Extremities.

After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in June of 2008, he then received his Doctor of Medicine at University of Texas Medical Branch in May of 2012, Orthopedic Residency at The Campbell Clinic (Memphis, Tennessee) in June of 2017 and Fellowship at Tufts Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital in July of 2017.

In addition to his medical accomplishments, Dr. Hopkins is also an avid runner and enjoys participating in marathons.  He is looking forward to a wedding in Fort Worth this Fall.  In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his fiancé, reading, weight training and playing tennis.  When asked about his perfect day, Dr. Hopkins replied, “Going for a long run in the morning and hanging out at the lake with my fiancé and family.”

Education

08/2017-07/18
Tufts Combined Hand Surgery Fellowship, Boston, MA
Fellow and Clinical Instructor

07/2012-06/17
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Alpha Omega Alpha
Doctor of Medicine

09/2003-06/08
University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, Austin, Texas
Masters in Professional Accounting, High Honors

09/2003-06/08
University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, Austin, Texas
Bachelor of Business Administration

State of Virginia Medical License #0101257919

State of Massachusetts Medical License #270077

Hopkins CM, Throckmorton TW, Azar FM. Scapular Notching in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. [Manuscript accepted for publication by Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery].

Hopkins CM, Throckmorton TW, Azar FM, Miller RH, Mulligan RM, Hollins AM. Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging are similarly reliable in the Assessment of Glenohumeral Arthritis and Glenoid Version. [Manuscript submitted].

Hopkins CM, Calandruccio JH, Mauck BM, Azar FA. Controversies in Fractures of the Proximal Ulna. Controversies in Fracture Care. Orthopedic Clinics, Volume 48, Issue 1.

Kutsikovich JI, Hopkins CM, Gannon EW, Beaty JH, Sawyer JR, Spence DD, Kelly DM. Factors that Predict Instability in Pediatric Diaphyseal Both Bone Forearm Fractures. [Manuscript accepted for publication by Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics-B].

Kutsikovich JI, Hopkins CM, Gannon EW, Beaty JH, Sawyer JR, Spence DD, Kelly DM. Factors that Predict Instability in Pediatric Diaphyseal Both Bone Forearm Fractures. [IRB approval obtained. Abstract submitted].

Hopkins CM, Kimball HL, Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis for Distal Radius Fractures. Podium presentation at New England Hand Society, Sturbridge, Massachusetts December 2017.

Sawyer JR, Hopkins CM, Kutsikovich JI, Kelly DM. Do all Pediatric Both-Bone Forearm Fractures Require Immediate Reduction in the Emergency Room? Abstract presented at POSNA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana April 2016.

Kutsikovich JI, Hopkins CM, Gannon EW, Beaty JH, Sawyer JR, Spence DD, Kelly DM. Factors that Predict Instability in Pediatric Diaphyseal Both Bone Forearm Fractures. Abstract presented at POSNA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana April 2016.

Hopkins CM, Throckmorton TW, Azar FM, Miller RH, Mulligan RM, Hollins AM. Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging are Similarly Reliable in the Assessment of Glenohumeral Arthritis and Glenoid Version. Podium presentation at the Mid-American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Bonita Springs, Florida, April 2016.

Hopkins CM, Throckmorton TW, Azar FM. Scapular Notching in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Podium presentation at the Mid-American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Bonita Springs, Florida, April 2016.

Hopkins CM, Throckmorton TW, Azar FM, Miller RH, Mulligan RM, Hollins AM. Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging are Similarly Reliable in the Assessment of Glenohumeral Arthritis and Glenoid Version. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ 2015 Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, March 2016.

Kutsikovich JI, Hopkins CM, Gannon EW, Beaty JH, Sawyer JR, Spence DD, Kelly DM. Factors that Predict Instability in Pediatric Diaphyseal Both Bone Forearm Fractures. Podium Presentation at Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, October 2015

Hopkins CM, Throckmorton TW, Azar FM. Scapular Notching in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Poster presentation at the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, September 2015

Hopkins CM, Throckmorton TW, Azar FM, Miller RH, Mulligan RM, Hollins AM. Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging are similarly reliable in the Assessment of Glenohumeral Arthritis and Glenoid Version. Podium presentation at the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, September 2015

Kutsikovich JI, Hopkins CM, Gannon EW, Beaty JH, Sawyer JR, Spence DD, Kelly DM. Factors that Predict Instability in Pediatric Diaphyseal Both Bone Forearm Fractures. Poster at ASSH Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, September 2015

Kutsikovich JI, Hopkins CM, Gannon EW, Beaty JH, Sawyer JR, Spence DD, Kelly DM. Factors that Predict Instability in Pediatric Diaphyseal Both Bone Forearm Fractures. Ingram Memorial Lecture Series, Memphis, Tennessee, May 2015

Hopkins CM, Perez EA. Case Presentation: Management of Large Segmental Defect in Femur Fractures.  Presentation at Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma 6th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2015.

Scored in the ninety-seventh percentile on the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) Part 1 Examination

Runner-up best Pediatric podium presentation at OTA 2015

University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Golden Apple Award 2015

  • Awarded for excellence in medical student education

Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma 6th Annual Meeting Scholarship Recipient 2015

 Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference Scholarship Recipient 2015

Campbell Clinic Program Director’s Award, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017.

  • Awarded for excellence on the Orthopaedic In-Training Exam

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

  • UTMB College of Medicine Chapter, 2012

Boston Cares 2017

Chief Resident (elected position) 2016-17

Big Sib Program at UTMB Galveston 2010-2012

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid South 2012

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

American Association for Hand Surgery

New England Hand Society

Massachusetts Medical Society

AO Trauma

Tennessee Orthopaedic Society

Alpha Omega Alpha

Mid-America Orthopaedic Association

New England Hand Society Annual Meeting

  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, December 2017

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting

  • San Diego, California, March 2017

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting

  • Austin, Texas, September 2016

Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting

  • San Diego, California, October 2015

Tennessee Orthoapedic Society Annual Meeting

  • Nashville, Tennessee, September 2015

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting

  • Seattle, Washington, September 2015

AO Trauma Advanced Course

  • Seattle, Washington, August 2015

Vanderbilt Hand and Upper Extremity Conference

  • Nashville, Tennessee April 2015

Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma Annual Meeting

  • Scholarship Recipient
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2015

Arthroscopy Association of North America Resident Course

  • Rosemont, Illinois, December 2014

AO Trauma Fundamentals Course

  • Marco Island, Florida, June 2014

Running

  • Completed St. Jude Marathon 2016
  • Completed Nashville Rock’n’ Roll Marathon 2012
  • Member of Memphis Runners Track Club 2012-present
  • 2nd Place Finisher at Move it Memphis 10k 2014
  • 2nd place Finisher at Homerun for Habitat 5k 2014
  • 2nd place Finisher Memphis Jewish Community Center 5k 2013

Other interests

  • Tennis, basketball, reading, traveling.

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