25 Great Physicians in Texas

Here are profiles of 25 great physicians in Texas. Physicians are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Note: Physicians do not pay and cannot pay to be on this list. This list is not an endorsement of any individual's or organization's clinical abilities.

 

Paul K. Anderson, MD (Dallas Diagnostic Association). Dr. Anderson is a member of Dallas Diagnostic Association, a multi-specialty group, and is on the medical staff of the Ambulatory Endoscopy Clinic of Dallas, the first licensed freestanding surgery center exclusively for GI procedures in North Texas. He earned his MD from Tulane University, New Orleans and completed his residency at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and his fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.

 

C. Richard Boland, MD (Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas). Dr. Boland is chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Baylor University Medical Center. Because many in his family had colon cancer, he focused on this entity and has identified the unique mutation in the gene that allows this cancer to occur in multiple family members. Dr. Boland earned his MD from Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Public Health Service hospital in San Francisco and his fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. He is president of the American Gastroenterological Association.

 

Allen Burton, MD (University of Texas, Houston). Dr. Burton is the section chief of cancer pain management and professor of anesthesiology and pain management at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He has served as president of the Texas Pain Society and on the board of directors of the National Chronic Pain Society. He is also affiliated with the American Academy of Pain Medicine, Texas Society of Anesthesiologists and North American Neuromodulation Society. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Burton is the co-founder of Vapogenix, a company focused on developing non-opioid analgesics for acute and chronic pain management. He has also conducted research on several pain management topics and published in professional journals, such as Anesthesiology and Pain Practice. Dr. Burton earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain management at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

 

Aaron Calodney, MD (Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, Tyler). In addition to his clinical work at Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, Dr. Calodney serves as an assistant clinical professor in the department of anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. During his career, he also served as a pain management consultant in the department of neurooncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Calodney is a member of the American Academy of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, American Pain Society and the International Spine Injection Society. Dr. Calodney has also published research on topics such as regional anesthesia for traumatized patients. He earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Texas at Houston, Texas Heart Institute, Texas Children's Hospital and MD Anderson Tumor Institute, all in Houston. His additional training includes fellowships in pain management and regional anesthesia at the University of Texas in Houston and in pediatric anesthesia at Denver Children's Hospital.

 

Delbert L. Chumley, MD (Gastroenterology Consultants, San Antonio). Dr. Chumley is a member of Gastroenterology Consultants. He is 2010-2011 president of the American College of Gastroenterology and co-chaired the college's National GI Carrier Advisory Committee, which oversees federal Medicare payment issues. He is a past president of the Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. His interests include therapeutic endoscopy for hepatobiliary, pancreatic and sphincter of Oddi disorders, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dr. Chumley earned his MD and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He holds an appointment as a professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

 

Dan Cooper, MD (The Carrell Clinic, Dallas). Dr. Cooper is the head team physician for the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Stars. His practice focuses on minimally invasive arthroscopic and reconstructive surgical techniques for the knee and shoulder. Dr. Cooper regularly treats complex knee ligament injuries, including ACL and PCL injuries. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Cooper is an editorial reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Cooper has also served as a past president of the Texas Society of Sports Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Cooper also completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

 

Miles Day, MD (Texas Tech University, Lubbock). Dr. Day is a professor of pain management and the pain management fellowship director in the department of anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. Dr. Day has served as president of the Texas Pain Society and as examiner for the World Institute of Pain. In addition to his practice, Dr. Day has served on the editorial advisory board of Pain Physicians. He is a member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and served on the board of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Day earned his medical degree at Texas A&M University Health Science Center in College State/Temple, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His additional training includes a pain fellowship at Texas Tech.

 

Thomas Deas Jr., MD (Fort Worth Endoscopy Center, Fort Worth, Texas). Dr. Deas is the medical director of the Fort Worth Endoscopy Center and the Southwest Fort Worth Endoscopy Center, which are both operated by Surgical Care Affiliates. He has focused on achieving efficient, high-quality gastroenterology practices and endoscopy centers. Dr. Deas earned his MD from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, La., while serving in the U.S. Air Force, and completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in gastroenterology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He has been treasurer of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and has served in leadership positions with American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and North Texas Specialty Physicians.

 

Randall Dryer, MD (Central Texas Spine Institute, Austin). Dr. Dryer is a spine surgeon with the Central Texas Spine Institute who focuses on treatment of the cervical and lumbar spine. Dr. Dryer is a past president of the Texas Spine Society, fellow with the American College of Surgeons and a member of the North American Spine Society and Cervical Spine Research Society. He served as chief of orthopedic surgery for the U.S. Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio until he joined The Austin Back Clinic in 1988, which later expanded to become the Central Texas Spine Institute. Along with his practice, Dr. Dryer has participated in FDA-approved clinical trials and spearheaded innovative procedures, such as using adult stem cells from a patient's body to aid in tissue regeneration. Dr. Dryer earned his medical degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery, also at the University of Iowa.

 

John Gill, MD (Dallas Sports Medicine Specialists). Dr. Gill has an expertise in arthroscopic surgery and treatment of knee injuries and disorders. He regularly performs arthroscopic reconstruction for torn ACLs and works with patients who incur meniscal tears or chondromalacisa. He is the founder of Dallas Sports Medicine Specialists. During his career, Dr. Gill has served as a team physician for local school districts and often spends his weekends on the sidelines of football games or at Saturday morning sports injury clinics. He has served as the president of the Texas Orthopaedic Association and on the board of directors for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Gill earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed his residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He also completed a fellowship in sports medicine and knee surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

 

Charles R. Gordon, MD (Texas Spine and Joint Hospital, Tyler). Dr. Gordon is a neurosurgeon and co-founder of Texas Spine and Joint Hospital. He has a professional interest in the treatment of spine injury, deformity and degeneration. Dr. Gordon has received patents for more than four spinal devices and served as principal investigator for numerous research trials. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Gordon founded the device company Flexuspine along with Gordon Spine Associates, based in Tyler, Texas. He is a member of the North American Spine Society and American Association of Neurological Surgeons, among other professional organizations. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at The Medical College of Virginia.

 

Isador Lieberman, MD (Texas Back Institute, Plano). Dr. Lieberman has a professional interest in minimally invasive spine surgery and scoliosis. He holds multiple patents for his technological innovations, including SpineAssist, a robotic tool he recently co-developed that is used for minimally invasive surgery. He has held appointments with Cleveland Clinic as staff surgeon and professor of surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. His developments have been recognized with awards from Cleveland Clinic and the Spine Society of Europe. He recently co-founded the Uganda Charitable Spine Surgeon Mission, with which he accompanies a team of surgeons to visit Uganda each year to treat the underprivileged with spine conditions. He earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He also completed residency programs in orthopedic surgery at two Toronto hospitals along with a clinical fellowship in spine and trauma surgery at The Toronto Hospital.

 

Walter Lowe, MD (University of Texas Medical School, Houston). Dr. Lowe is the chairman and professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He is also the chief of orthopedic surgery and director of the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and LBJ General Hospital in Houston. He is the head team physician for the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and the University of Houston Cougars. Dr. Lowe has a professional interest in ACL and PCL reconstruction, carticel re-implantations and meniscal allograft transplants. In the past, he has served as the chief of sports medicine and director of the Baylor Sports Medicine Fellowship at Baylor Medical School in Houston. Dr. Lowe is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed his residency at Tarrant County Affiliated Hospitals in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Lowe’s additional training includes a fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

 

David Mansfield, MD (El Paso Orthopaedic Surgery Group, El Paso, Texas). Dr. Mansfield is the president of El Paso Orthopaedic Surgery Group. He serves on the board of councilors for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has been elected president of the Texas Orthopedic Association for 2012-2013. He is also affiliated with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. During his career, he has been committed to using evidence-based technologies in his practice. In addition to his clinical practice, he serves as an orthopedic surgeon for several local high school teams. Dr. Mansfield earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

 

James B. Montgomery, MD (Texas Orthopaedic Associates). Dr. Montgomery served as the Physician to the U.S. Delegation for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, head physician for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, and spent eight years as the U.S. Olympic Committee's vice chairman of sports medicine. Dr. Montgomery has also served as the president of the Texas Sports Medicine Society and as a team physician for several Olympic sports festivals, including soccer and ice hockey. He is the head of Texas Orthopaedic Associates and is a clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, where he has trained more than 200 surgeons. Dr. Montgomery is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from UT Southwestern, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Montgomery's additional training includes a fellowship in orthopedic surgery and trauma in Switzerland and a fellowship at the Barton Memorial Hospital in Lake Tahoe, Calif., under Richard Steadman, MD.

 

Andrew E. Park, MD (Texas Spine Consultants, Dallas). Dr. Park is a spine surgeon with interest in complex spinal disorders and minimally invasive spine surgery. He has instructed other surgeons at various seminars and symposiums and published his original spine surgery research in several peer-reviewed journals. In addition to his practice, Dr. Park is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and the Mid-American Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Park also founded the first fellowship training program recognized by NASS and serves as director of the Dallas Spine Fellowship Program. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, completed his residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago and received fellowship training in spine surgery at Emory University in Atlanta.

 

John H. Peloza, MD (The Center for Spine Care, Dallas). Dr. Peloza is the director of The Center for Spine Care and a leader in minimal access spinal technology. He helped launch several minimally invasive spine surgery technologies, such as MAVERICK total disc replacement, and was one of the few physicians involved in the introduction of Medtronic's INFUSE, the new FDA-approved bone morphogenic protein. He is a spine consultant to the U.S. Ski Team and a member of numerous national and international medical organizations, such as the International Spine Injection Society, North American Spine Society and American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Peloza received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and completed his residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

 

Gabor Racz, MD (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock). Dr. Racz is the director of the pain center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. He previously served as the chairman of the department of anesthesiology and director of pain services. He has a professional interest in nerve stimulators, spinal cord stimulators, radiofrequency thermocoagulation as well as other pain management procedures. In addition to his practice, Dr. Racz has served as president of the World Institute of Pain and director emeritus of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also a diplomate with the American College of Pain Management and the American Board of Anesthesiology. During his career, Dr. Racz has published several articles topics such as spinal cord and peripheral and stimulation. He earned his medical degree at the University of Liverpool Medical School in England and completed his residency in anesthesiology at State University of New York Medical Center in Syracuse.

 

Mike Russell II, MD (Azalea Orthopedics, Tyler, Texas). Dr. Russell is a spine surgeon at Azalea Orthopedics in Tyler, Texas, and is president-elect of Physician Hospitals of America, a national trade organization representing physician-owned hospitals. He holds hospital privileges at the Texas Spine and Joint Hospital, Trinity Mother Frances Hospital and the East Texas Medical Center, all located in Tyler. He is a member of the National Association of Spine Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons the Texas Orthopedic Association and the Texas Medical Association.Dr. Russell attended medical school and completed his orthopedic training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.

 

Harry Sarles Jr., MD (Digestive Health Associates of Texas, Garland, Texas). Dr. Sarles is a gastroenterologist with the Digestive Health Associates of Texas. Areas of interest include colon cancer screening, pancreato-biliary problems of the GI tract, gastrointestinal bleeding problems and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dr. Sarles earned his MD and completed his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed his fellowship at the VA Hospital in Phoenix through the University of Arizona. He is secretary of the American College of Gastroenterologists and chairman of the legislative affairs committee for the Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.

 

Lawrence R. Schiller, MD (Digestive Health Associates of Texas, Dallas). Dr. Schiller is a member of the board of Digestive Health Associates of Texas, clinical professor at University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas and program director of the gastroenterology fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center. His clinical interests include colon cancer screening gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's Disease. Dr. Schiller earned his MD from Thomas Jefferson University and completed his residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and his fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. He is president-elect of the American College of Gastroenterology and chairman of the institutional review board for human subject protection at Baylor University Medical Center.

 

Kalpesh H. Thakkar, MD (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston). Dr. Thakkar is assistant professor for pediatrics in the section of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine. His research interests include abdominal pain, gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical outcome and epidemiology. He earned his MD from Texas Tech University College of Medicine, completed his residency at University of Texas Medical Branch and completed his fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. He won the Quality Endoscopic Research Award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

 

William Watters III, MD (Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston, Texas). Dr. Watters is a spine surgeon at the Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston. He is the current treasurer for the North American Spine Society, and was founding member of the NASS Evidence-based Guidelines Committee which he chaired from 2003-07. He is a past president of the Texas Spine Society and a member of more than a dozen professional organizations, including World Spine Society, North American Spine Society and International Spinal Injection Society. He also serves on the editorial advisory board of The Spine Journal. Dr. Watters attended Harvard Medical School in Boston and completed two residencies, one in internal medicine and one in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

 

James J. Weber, MD (Texas Digestive Disease Consultants, Dallas). Dr. Weber is president of Texas Digestive Disease Consultants, which has 17 offices. He specializes in colorectal cancer prevention and irritable bowel disease. Dr. Weber earned his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and his gastroenterology fellowship at Baylor University in Dallas.

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