Biography

Dr. Munz is an Associate Professor and holder of the Walter R. Lowe, M.D. Professorship in the Orthopedic Surgery Department at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the Orthopedic Coordinator of Medical Student Education.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Munz specializes in Orthopedic Trauma with an emphasis in periarticular fractures and dislocations, fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, malunions/nonunions, periprosthetic fractures, infections, and treatment of the polytraumatized patient.

Dr. Munz received his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University. He attended Medical School at McGovern Medical School at Houston and completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at Houston.  He went on to complete a fellowship in Orthopedic Traumatology at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

He is a member of the Orthopedic Trauma Association and an active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has consistently been recognized for excellence in teaching for his work with medical students, residents, and fellows locally and nationally.

Education

Undergraduate Degree
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Medical School
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
Fellowship
Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center

Contact Information

713.486.7560 Office
713.486.7512 Fax

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Trauma
Periarticular fractures and dislocations
Fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum
Malunions and nonunions
Periprosthetic fractures and infections
Treatment of the polytraumatized patient

Research Information

University of Washington, Department of Orthopedics, August 2010 – present. Mentor – Steven Benirschke, M.D.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Orthopedics, July 2008 – present. Mentor – Rex Marco, M.D.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Orthopedics, July 2005. Mentor – Kyle Dickson, M.D., MBA

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Orthopedics, June 2002. Mentor- Dhiren Sheth, M.D.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston Department of Anatomy, August 2001. Mentor – Lawrence Ross, M.D., PhD

Publications

Publication Information

Publications and Presentations

Geometrical Analysis of Fracture Patterns in Intra-articular Distal Tibia (Pilon) Fractures, July 2004

Anomalous Vascular Anatomy of the Hand, September 2004

Locked Plating: Clinical Indications, Techniques in Orthopedics, September 2007

Locked Plating: Biomechanics and Biology, Techniques in Orthopedics, December 2007

RIA and intramedullary fixation for impending pathologic femur fracture, March 2007 – present

Pamidronate and Nonunion in Osteogenesis Imperfecta, October 2008

External fixation in Intraarticular Calcaneus fractures, April 2011

Poster Presentation, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,  Research Day, October 2002

Poster Presentation, TMC Research Day, Hornberger Center, Houston, Texas, November 2002

Podium Presentation, Trauma Summit in Seattle, Seattle, Washington, July 2011

Discovery 2012 – University of Washington Abstract publication, Temporary external fixation in calcaneal fractures

Additional Information

Professional Activities

Ortho Camp, Lecturer and Instructor, June 2014

AOA Emerging Leaders Conference, Montreal, June 2014

South American Pelvic and Acetabular Conference, Chile, June 2014

AO North American Basic Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management Course – La Jolla, Table Instructor, October 2013

Comprehensive Resident Course 2.0, Table Instructor, OTA annual meeting, Phoenix, October 2013

PA/NP Fracture Course, Table Instructor, Phoenix, October 2013

Surgical Approaches for Internal Fixation, Table Instructor, August 2013

Ortho Camp, Lecturer and Instructor, June 2013

AO North American Basic Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management Course – Pittsburgh, Table Instructor, June 2013

AO North America Basic Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management Course – Toronto, Table Instructor, December 2012

AO North America Basic Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture   Management Course – Seattle, Table instructor, August 2012

Trauma Summit in Seattle, August 2011

OTA annual meeting Baltimore, October 2010

OTA Masters Coding Course, October 2010

AO North American Advanced Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management Course, June 2010

Techniques on Hip and Knee Reconstruction, September 2009

Foot and Ankle Dissection Course, August 2009

Advances on Upper Extremity Arthroplasty, June 2009

Surgical Approaches for Internal Fixation, February 2009

MD Anderson Cancer Center Orthopedic Pathology Course, November 2008

OTA Annual meeting Denver, October 2008

5th Annual Hip and Knee Symposium in Arthroplasty, May 2008

Joe W. King Orthopedic Institute, Injuries to the Shoulder, April 2008

Essentials of External Fixation: Iliazarov Techniques, February 2008

AO North America Basic Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management Course, March 2007

International Trauma Symposium, November 2006

Annual Orthopedic Pathology Course, October 2005