John Munz, M.D.
- Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
- Walter R. Lowe M.D. Professorship, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
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.
- Undergraduate Degree
- Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
- Medical School
- The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
- Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
- Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center
Areas of Interests
Periarticular fractures and dislocations
Fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum
Malunions and nonunions
Periprosthetic fractures and infections
Treatment of the polytraumatized patient
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 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
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