July 12, 2021

A magic smile captures everyone’s hearts

Five-year-old Kaylie Lingor, an irresistible social butterfly who loves chatting with everyone, flashes a megawatt smile that lights up every corner of a room. “She has never been shy,” laughs her mom, Jessica. The Lingor family, including Dad, Matt, and…

June 15, 2021

Spina Bifida Association Recognition as Clinical Care Partner

UT Physicians is proud to be recognized by the Spina Bifida Association @spinabifidaassn for meeting the standards of care to help ensure people with spina bifida receive the best outcome possible. Our goal is to consistently offer a team-based and coordinated…

May 4, 2021

A problem-solver extraordinaire travels the world

The fact that Wayne Moorehead is a quadruple amputee doesn’t dampen his can-do attitude or independent spirit. Moorehead’s life turned upside down in August 2018 when he got sick and developed sepsis. He went to a local clinic, was diagnosed…

May 4, 2021

Nothing discourages this unstoppable marathoner on wheels

Fred Samuelsen marvels that he has completed 13 marathons. No big deal some may think, but Samuelsen is proud that he competes in what he calls a “very cool” wheelchair. His journey to a wheelchair began 11 years ago when…

April 19, 2021

Specialized UCL surgical repair leads to speedy recovery for elite CrossFit world competitor

Alexis Johnson was performing heavy snatches at a CrossFit gym and a fluke accident caused her to rupture her Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL). The good news? She knew just who to call. “I reached out to Dr. Evan Meeks because…

March 22, 2021

Even flying in the air, nothing keeps this cheerleader down

Marlie Armatta, 17, an elite competitive cheerleader, defies gravity every time she flies through the air, flawlessly executing double twists, spins, or flips. “Tumbling is my passion,” says Marlie, a junior at George Ranch High School in Richmond, Texas. But…

March 2, 2021

Phil Smith, 85-years-young marathoner, wins hearts and medals

Phil Smith recently completed his 40th consecutive Houston marathon or half marathon. This is a remarkable feat for any age, but Smith is 85-years-young and still laces up at the crack of dawn and hits the ground running. He ran…

December 23, 2020

Our Patients Look Like This: Kevin McDonald A Christmas Miracle

“When I was 11,” says Kevin McDonald, “my world turned upside down after I scraped my right thigh and knee. A week later, my knee became swollen and I went to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital ER where my knee was…

November 18, 2020

Our Patients Look Like This: Cheyenne Meyer Unstoppable Triathlete

An elite-level triathlete. A determined spirit with a comeback attitude. Cheyenne Meyer, 23, was enjoying a training ride for a triathlon championship race when suddenly a car smashed into her left side. She was thrown off the bike and knocked…

July 20, 2020

UT Ortho Annual Report 2019

The UT Ortho Annual Report is available to view online. Click the image below to view–