Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship

The McGovern School of Medicine, a part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited post-graduate sports medicine fellowship. This is a multidisciplinary fellowship that interacts closely with other medical specialties including athletic training, physical therapy, sports concussion, and basic and clinical science research. This year’s class will consist of four fellows whose education will be overseen by 5 full-time faculty and 9 additional faculty. Dr. Steven Flores the Fellowship Program Director.

Our fellowship offers an in-depth experience in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder and is intended to provide fellows with the skills and knowledge to further their development as a Sports Medicine physician and surgeon. In addition to a high patient volume, including athletes from all levels of competition, a strong emphasis is placed on team coverage specifically high school, collegiate and professional sports. Throughout the year, fellows will be exposed to surgical and non-surgical treatment of various conditions ranging from young teenage athletes to weekend warriors. In addition, fellows will have significant exposure to shoulder arthroplasty and hip arthroscopy to further their skill set as practicing physicians. The philosophy of the program is to develop and promote Orthopaedic Sports Medicine through patient care, education, and research.

The Sports Medicine fellowship is an extremely active clinical fellowship with exposure to ACL reconstructions, Meniscal Transplants, Osteochondrial Transplants, PCL Reconstructions, Multi-ligament Reconstructions, UCL Reconstructions, Rotator Cuff Repairs, Labral Repairs, Total Shoulder, Arthroplasty, Hip Preservation, Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Labral Repairs, and Hip Injections.

Under the direction of Dr. Lowe, the Sports Medicine Fellowship program has built a world class faculty. There are international and national experts in all fields of orthopedic surgery. More importantly, the program prides itself in assuring that its faculty are trained to be the best educators possible.