Dr. Steven Flores is an Assistant Professor and the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship Program Director in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with an additional Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, Dr. Flores has over 15 years of experience specializing in knee, shoulder, and sports medicine injuries with an emphasis on arthroscopy and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Flores treats both athletes and non-athletes of all ages who have sustained injuries or are experiencing issues that they feel need evaluation.  Dr. Flores served as the Head Team Physician for the Houston Rockets for over ten years and currently is the Head Team Orthopedist for the Houston Texans. He also works closely with numerous schools around the Houston area.

Dr. Flores received his undergraduate degree with honors from Texas A&M University. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and completed a general surgery internship and an Orthopedic Surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He went on to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Flores is a fellow member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.  He is also an active member of the NFL Physicians Society.


Undergraduate Degree
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Sports Medicine Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery

Rotator cuff tears
Bicep injuries
Shoulder dislocations and instabilities
Labral Tears
Shoulder separation
Clavicle injuries
Muscle and tendon injuries

ACL and PCL injuries
Ligament injuries
Meniscus tears
Cartilage injuries including transplants
Patella/Knee cap instability
Arthroscopy of the elbow
Ligament and tendon injuries


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Lowe W, Flores S. “Complications in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.” Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Evolving Concepts. 2013

Muntz J, Flores S, Lowe W. “Thromboprophylaxis in Day Surgery: Knee Arthroscopy and Ligmentoplasty,” Thromboembolism in Orthopedic Surgery. 2013.

Yang S, Park HS, Flores S, et al. Biomechanical analysis of bursal-sided partial thickness rotator cuff tears. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2009; 18(3):379-85

presented at 2007 AAOS General Meeting

presented at Midwest Regional Research Symposium, Chicago, IL

Edwards S, Wilson N, Zhang LQ, Flores S, Merk B. Two-Part Surgical Neck Fractures of the Proximal Humerus. A Biomechanical Evaluation of Two Fixation Techniques. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 2006; 88:2258-2264.

poster presentation at 2006 AAOS

Edward S, Wilson N, Flores S, Koh J, Zhang LQ. Arthroscopic Distal Clavicle Excision: A Biomechanical Analysis of Resection Length and Joint Compliance in a Cadaveric Model. Arthroscopy 2007;23:1278-84.

paper presentation at 2006 AAOS ASES Specialty Day

paper presentation at 2006 AAOS General Meeting

presentation at 2006 AANA meeting, Hollywood, FL

Invited Contributor for Orthopedic Surgery Review: Questions and Answers, Thieme Medial Publishers. 2009.

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