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.

This fellowship offers in-depth experience in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and is intended to provide the fellow with the skills and knowledge to develop into an excellent physician-surgeon. There is a high volume of patients, including athletes from all levels of competition that require diagnostic, surgical, and non-surgical treatment. 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.

Our fellows will rotate 2 days in clinic, 2 ½ days in surgery, and half a day is set aside for research and
administrative responsibilities. Our fellowship provides an extensive orthopedic education and operative experience. Sports surgical procedures of the knee, shoulder, and hip are the primary focus. The fellows will gain extensive exposure to routine as well as complex primary and revision cases.

In 2015, the fellows performed over 2,200 surgical procedures and 13,500 clinic visits.

We believe that in order to develop into successful sports medicine physician surgeons, our fellows must understand the importance of developing a system based approach to their education.

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.