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OFFICE ADDRESSES

Bone and Joint Clinic of Houston
6550 Fannin Street, Suite 2600
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: (713) 790-1818

Bone and Joint Clinic of Houston - Spring Valley
9090 Katy Freeway, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77024
Phone: (713) 353-5770  

Fax: (713) 790-7500

                                                                                                                                                                             

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science Psychology
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Masters of Science Medicine
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Doctor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    1970 - 1974

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

  • Medical Intern: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Medical Resident: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Surgical Resident: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Orthopedic Surgical Resident: University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 2017: Volunteer Faculty
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Galveston, Texas
  • 2008-2016: Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery,
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
  • 2003-pres: Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery,
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • 1982-2002: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery,
    BaylorCollege of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • 1980-1982: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery,
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • 9/11/1981 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 10/26/03 American Board of Spine Surgery

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

  • 1987-present
    Private Practice at the Bone and Joint Clinic of Houston
    Houston, Texas
  • 1982-1987
    Chairman, Orthopedic Surgery Department
    Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
    Houston, Texas
  • 1980-1982
    Private Practice
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

  • 2006-2010: Attending in Orthopedic Surgery, The Methodist Hospital
  • 2005-pres: Attending in Orthopedic Surgery, Foundation Surgical Hospital
  • 1982-pres: Attending in Orthopedic Surgery, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • 1993-2003: Attending, Park Plaza Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • 1998-2003: Attending, Physicians Surgery Center, Houston, Texas
  • 2003-pres: Attending, MedCenter Ambulatory Center, Houston, Texas
  • 1985-1991: Attending, Travis Outpatient Surgicenter, Houston, Texas
  • 1982-2001: Attending in Orthopedic Surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • 1983-1997: Attending in Orthopedic Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • 1981-1982: Attending in Orthopedic Surgery, The Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1980-1982: Attending in Orthopedic Surgery, Cooper Medical Center, Camden, New Jersey

TEACHING AND CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 1990-2009
    Lecturer and Instructor in the Spinal Fellowship Program
    Center For Spinal Disorders
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, Texas
  • 1982-1990
    Chief Attending and Director of the Spinal Clinic
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    Houston VA Hospital
    Houston, Texas

HONORS

  • Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors
    2012, 2009, 2017
  • Consumers’ Research Council of America – America’s Top Orthopedists
    2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • H-Texas Magazine – Top Doctors
    2009, 2016, 2017
  • Texas Monthly – Super Doctors
    2008, 2009, 2010
  • Becker’s Review – Spine Surgeons & Specialists to Know
    2012, 2011, 2010
  • U.S. News Top Doctors
    2012
  • Patients’ Choice Award
    2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Patients’ Choice – Most Compassionate Doctor
    2011
  • Best Doctors
    2011 - 2012
  • NCQA Back Pain Recognition
    Oct 2010 - Oct 2012

BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND EDITORSHIPS-NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

  • 2007-present
    Committee on Physician Programs
    National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
     
  • 2006-present
    Board of Directors
    The North American Spine Society
     
  • 2006-present
    Editorial Advisory Board

    Official Disability Guidelines
     
  • 2006-present
    Council on Research and New Technology Assessment
    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS)
     
  • 2006-Present
    Chairman
    Guidelines Oversight Committee
    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
     
  • 2005-present
    Board of Directors
    American Board of Spinal Surgery
     
  • 2005-present
    Treasurer
    American Board of Spinal Surgery
     
  • 2005-present
    Subcommittee on Functional Assessment in the Spine
    National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
     
  • 2005-present
    Spine Care Advisory Committee
    National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
     
  • 2005-present
    Representative to the National Quality Forum (NQF) for the
    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
     
  • 2005-present
    Task Force on New Technology Assessment
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
     
  • 2005-present
    Advisory Board
    The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010
    Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders
     
  • 2004-present
    Task Force on Training Recommendations for New Technologies
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
     
  • 2004-present
    Chairman
    North American Spine Society (NASS) Guidelines Committee on Spinal Care
     
  • 2004-2005
    Chairman
    Task Force on Clinical Guidelines for the Cervical Spine Work Group
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
     
  • 2004-present
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
    Congressional Liaison Program
     
  • 2004-present
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
    “Fix the Formula” Committee
     
  • 2004-2005
    New Technology Assessment Pilot Project:
    Dynamic Motion Stabilization Guidelines Project Team
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
     
  • 2004
    Liaison on behalf of the North American Spine Society (NASS)to the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders-Full Task Force Meeting
    Bordeaux, France.
     
  • 2003-present
    Member
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
    Clinical Care Council
     
  • 2003-present
    North American Spine Society (NASS) Task Force on Clinical Guidelines for the Cervical Spine Work Group
     
  • 2003-2005
    Lumbar Fusion Guidelines Project American Academy of Neurosurgeons/College of Neurosurgeons (AANS/CNS)
     
  • 2003-2004
    Co-chairman
    North American Spine Society Guidelines (NASS)
    Committee on Spinal Care
     
  • 2003-2004
    Co-chairman
    North American Spine Society (NASS) Task Force on Clinical Guidelines for the Cervical Spine Work Group
     
  • 2000-present
    Editorial Advisory Board
    The Spine Journal
     
  • 2000-present
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
    Patient Safety Task Force
     
  • 1999-present
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
    Delegate to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS)
    Committee on Evidence Analysis
     
  • 1998-present
    Genetics Advisory Council
    Harvard Medical School
     
  • 1998-present
    Ezekiel Hersey Council
    Harvard Medical School
     
  • 1998-2000
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
    President’s Task Force on Outcomes Development
     
  • 1997-present
    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS)
    Guidelines Committee and Evidence Analysis Work Group
     
  • 1997-1999
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
    Electronic Media Committee
     
  • 1996-present
    Member
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
    Guidelines Committee
     
  • 1996-1999
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
    Member of Phase III Spinal Disease Practice Guideline Task Force
     
  • 1994-1996
    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS) and the North American Spine (NASS) Society Phase II Spine Task Force                                                              

BOARDS AND COMMITTEES-STATE

  • 1999-present
    Texas Spine Society
     
  • 2003-2004
    Vice-President
    Texas Spine Society
     
  • 2004-2005
    President

    Texas Spine Society
     
  • 1999-2005
    Member of the Spine Treatment Guideline Revision Workgroup - Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission
     
  • 1991-present
    Subcommittee on Spinal Care and Chiropractic for the Texas Orthopedic Society 

BOARDS AND COMMITTEES-REGIONAL

  • 2005-2006
    Chief of Staff
    MedCenter Ambulatory Surgery Center
     
  • 2004-2006
    Governing Board
    MedCenter Ambulatory Surgery Center
     
  • 2003-present
    Professional Standards Committee
    MedCenter Ambulatory Surgery Center
     
  • 2003-present
    Operating Room Committee
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • 2003-present
    Chairman
    Orthopedic Infection Committee
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • 2001-present
    Credentials Committee
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • 2001-2002
    Quality of Care Committee
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • 2000-present
    Pain Task Force
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • 1997-present
    Chairman
    Spinal Implant Standardization Committee
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • 1996-1997
    Orthopedic Advisor
    Texas Workmen’s Compensation Insurance Fund
     
  • 1995
    Chairman
    31st Annual St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Orthopedic Symposium
     
  • 1992-1995
    Infectious Disease Committee
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • 1992-1994
    Pharmacy, Therapeutics and Nutrition Committee
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • 1991-present
    Board Member
    Center for Orthopedic Research
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • 1991-1993
    Operating Room Subcommittee
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • 1990-1993
    Transfusion Committee
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • 1989-1990
    Patient Education Subcommittee
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • 1988-1989
    Home Health Advisory Board
    St Luke’s Hospital
     
  • 1988-1989
    Editorial Staff of ROUNDS, publication
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • 1987-1989
    Chief of Staff
    Travis Ambulatory Surgery Center
     
  • 1985-1989
    Executive Board
    Travis Ambulatory Surgery Center
     
  • 1985-1987
    Executive Board
    Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
     
  • 1986-1987
    Advisory Board
    Kelsey-Seybold Foundation
     
  • 1986-1987
    Chairman
    Quality Assurance Committee
    Travis Ambulatory Surgery Center
     
  • 1986-1987
    Executive Search Committee
    Kelsey Seybold Clinic
     
  • 1986-1987
    Fee-for-Service Marketing Committee
    Kelsey- Seybold Clinic
     
  • 1986-1988
    Education and Research Committee
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
     
  • 1985-1986
    Quality Assurance Committee
    Travis Ambulatory Surgicenter
     
  • 1984-1986
    Education and Research Committee
    Kelsey- Seybold Clinic
     
  • 1984-1987
    Advisory Board for the Crump Cancer Center
    Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS 

  • AmericanAcademy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • AmericanAcademy of Pain Medicine
  • AmericanCollege of Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • HarrisCounty Medical Society
  • Houston Orthopedic Society
  • Spinal Injection Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Spine Arthroplasty Society
  • Texas Orthopedic Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Spine Society
  • World Spine Society