Biography

Dr. David Doherty is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

He is a board eligible (American Board of Orthopedic Surgery) orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery.  Dr. Doherty performs partial and total joint arthroplasty, and his clinical focus includes both primary and revision hip and knee replacement. He optimizes the patient outcome and experience with a customized treatment plan utilizing anterior and posterior approaches to the hip, muscle-sparing approaches to the knee, and the most advanced technology, including robotic joint replacement surgery.

Dr. David Doherty joins UT Ortho after completing a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina.  He graduated from the University of Texas McGovern Medical School where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society.  He then completed a residency in orthopedic surgery with the University of Texas at Houston in the Texas Medical Center.  During residency, he was selected to represent the program at the American Orthopedic Association Emerging Leaders Program and served as administrative chief resident.

Dr. Doherty has been actively participating in and publishing research since he was a premedical student in college.  His research has been published in scientific textbooks, national peer-reviewed journals, and has been presented at national meetings.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).

Dr. David Doherty also spends considerable time traveling on medical outreach trips to developing nations and has most recently spent time performing surgery in Baghdad, Iraq and San Salvador, El Salvador.  Additionally, he spent elective time during residency traveling to Sydney, Australia to complete a mini-fellowship observing the techniques of osseointegration surgery.

Dr. Doherty is a 4th generation Houstonian.  He loves spending time at the many parks, museums, and restaurants with his wife, Amy, and their 3 children.

Education

Undergraduate Degree
University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Masters Degree
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Ft. Worth, Ft. Worth, Texas
Medical Degree
McGovern Medical School, formerly The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, Houston, Texas
Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, McGovern Medical School, formerly The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, Houston, Texas
Fellowship
Adult Reconstruction Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Publications

Publication Information

Original Manuscripts:

  • Doherty DB, Lowe WR. “Meniscal Root Tears: Identification and Repair”. Am J Orthop. 45 (2016): 183-187.
  • Fullick R, Doherty DB. “Deltopectoral, Superolateral, or Rotator Cuff sparing: Soft-tissue considerations associated with TSA approaches”. Innovations. 1(1A) (2015): accessed at URL < https://www.exac.com/medical-professionals/clinical-exchange/issues/Vol%201%20Issue%201A/deltopectoal-superolateral-or-rotator-cuff-sparing>.
  • Weaver S, Doherty DB, Jimenez C, Perrier ND. “Peer-Reviewed, Evidence-Based Analysis of Vitamin D and Primary Hyperparathyroidism,” World Journal of Surgery. 33 (2009): 2292 – 2302.
  • Doherty DB, Mittendorf EA, Valentine AD, Perrier ND. “An elderly woman with primary hyperparathyroidism exhibits improvement of neurocognitive dysfunction following parathyroidectomy,” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 55 (2007): 1689-1691.
  • Mittendorf EA, Wefel JS, Meyers CA, Shapiro SE, Doherty DB, Lee JE, Evans DB, Perrier ND. “Parathyroidectomy improves sleep disturbance and neurocognitive function in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: results of a pilot study,” Endocrine Practice. 13 (2007): 338-344.
  • Rodgers SE, Hunter GJ, Hamberg LM, Schellingerhout D, Doherty DB, Ayers GD, Shapiro SE, Edeiken BS, Truong MT, Evans DB, Lee JE, and Perrier ND. “Improved preoperative planning for directed parathyroidectomy with 4- dimensional computed tomography,” Surgery 140 (2006): 932-941.

Abstracts:

  • Doherty DB, Jones HL, Gonzalez JM, Mathis K, Noble PC. “Significant Damage of Modular Junctions is Commonly Seen in TKR Retrievals”. Accepted for presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting 2016 and poster at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons National meeting 2016.
  • Han S, Alexander J, Thomas V, Choi J, Harris JD, Doherty DB, Jeffers J, Noble PC. “The Hip Does Not Function as a Ball and Socket Joint in Flexion and Rotation”. Accepted for presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting 2016
  • Prasarn ML, Doherty DB Achor T, Sen MK, Gary JL, Munz JW, Rechtine GR, Burgess AR. “Comparison of Image Quality and Radiation Exposure from C-Arm Fluoroscopes When Used for Imaging of the Pelvis”. Presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting 2013.
  • Doherty DB, Edwards TB, Elkousy HA, O’Connor DP, Rodriguez-Santiago AI, Gartsman GM. “Reverse shoulder-allograft composite prosthesis for reconstruction following severe proximal humeral bone loss”. Presented at the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow annual meeting 2011 and at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting 2012.
  • Elkousy HA, O’Connor DP, Rodriguez-Santiago AI, Doherty DB, Gartsman GM, Edwards TB. “Ultrasound and clinical evaluation of soft tissue versus hardware biceps tenodesis: Is hardware tenodesis worth the cost?”. Presented at the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow annual meeting 2011 and at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting 2012.
  • Rodriguez-Santiago AI, Elkousy HA, O’Connor DP, Doherty DB, Gobezie R, Edwards TB. “Metal on metal reverse total shoulder prosthesis for shoulder reconstruction in young patients”. Presented at the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow annual meeting 2011 and at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting 2012.
  • Rodriguez-Santiago AI, Elkousy HA, O’Connor DP, Doherty DB, Gartsman GM, Edwards TB. “Use of a press-fit short stem humeral implant in total shoulder arthroplasty”. Presented at the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow annual meeting 2011 and at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting 2012.
  • Rodriguez-Santiago AI, Elkousy HA, O’Connor DP, Doherty DB, Gartsman GM, Edwards TB. “Proximal humeral bone loss occurring with a press-fit humeral stem: A prospective study with minimum four year follow-up”. Presented at the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow annual meeting 2011 and at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting 2012.
  • Rodriguez-Santiago AI, Hussein EA, O’Connor DP, Doherty DB, Gartsman GM, Edwards TB. “Effect of glenoid vault perforation during glenoid preparation in total shoulder arthroplasty”. Presented at the Association of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery closed meeting 2011.
  • Doherty DB, Troetscher T, Sen M, Ambrose CG. “A Retrospective Analysis of the Vitamin D Status in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients”. Presented at the Webber Research Symposium, November 2010.

Presentations:

  • “Shoulder girdle moment arms and deltoid muscle force in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty with progressively medialized glenoid components: A cadaveric biomechanical analysis”. Presented at University of Texas at Houston Orthopaedic Surgery Research Day, June 2015.
  • “Management of Injuries Involving the Clavicle”. Presented at University of Texas at Houston Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Lecture Series, February 2015.
  • “Cervical Spine Trauma”. Presented at University of Texas at Houston General Surgery Trauma Grand Rounds, April 2014.

Additional Information

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of Texas Medical School at Houston (Delta Chapter of Texas), 2012

Outstanding Performance, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 2009

Dean’s List, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, 2006

All-Conference, Baseball, St. John’s School, Houston, TX, 2003