Dr. Munz is an Associate Professor, holder of the Walter R. Lowe, M.D. Professorship, Rochelle and Max Levit Chair, and serves as the Chief of Orthopedic Trauma in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Dr. Munz also serves as the Orthopedic Coordinator of Medical Student Education.
Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Munz specializes in Orthopedic Trauma with an emphasis in periarticular fractures and dislocations, fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, malunions/nonunions, periprosthetic fractures, infections, and treatment of the polytraumatized patient.
Dr. Munz received his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University. He attended Medical School at McGovern Medical School at Houston and completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at Houston. He went on to complete a fellowship in Orthopedic Traumatology at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.
He is a member of the Orthopedic Trauma Association and an active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has consistently been recognized for excellence in teaching for his work with medical students, residents, and fellows locally and nationally.
Periarticular fractures and dislocations
Fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum
Malunions and nonunions
Periprosthetic fractures and infections
Treatment of the polytraumatized patient
University of Washington, Department of Orthopedics, August 2010 – present. Mentor – Steven Benirschke, M.D.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Orthopedics, July 2008 – present. Mentor – Rex Marco, M.D.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Orthopedics, July 2005. Mentor – Kyle Dickson, M.D., MBA
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Orthopedics, June 2002. Mentor- Dhiren Sheth, M.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston Department of Anatomy, August 2001. Mentor – Lawrence Ross, M.D., PhD
Publications and Presentations
Geometrical Analysis of Fracture Patterns in Intra-articular Distal Tibia (Pilon) Fractures, July 2004
Anomalous Vascular Anatomy of the Hand, September 2004
Locked Plating: Clinical Indications, Techniques in Orthopedics, September 2007
Locked Plating: Biomechanics and Biology, Techniques in Orthopedics, December 2007
RIA and intramedullary fixation for impending pathologic femur fracture, March 2007 – present
Pamidronate and Nonunion in Osteogenesis Imperfecta, October 2008
External fixation in Intraarticular Calcaneus fractures, April 2011
Poster Presentation, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Research Day, October 2002
Poster Presentation, TMC Research Day, Hornberger Center, Houston, Texas, November 2002
Podium Presentation, Trauma Summit in Seattle, Seattle, Washington, July 2011
Discovery 2012 – University of Washington Abstract publication, Temporary external fixation in calcaneal fractures