Matt Koepplinger, D.O., M.S.
- Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Matt Koepplinger 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).
Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Koepplinger specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity surgery. Dr. Koepplinger treats variety of disorders, including trauma and fractures, ligamentous injuries, tendon, and nerve, and arthritis of the shoulder, wrist, elbow, and hand. He also treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger, Tennis Elbow, and other sports injuries of the upper extremities.
Dr. Koepplinger received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. His training includes an internship and an orthopedic surgery residency at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, and a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Koepplinger is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
- Undergraduate Degree
- The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
- Masters of Science
- Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Medical Degree
- Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio
- Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio
- Hand Surgery Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Areas of Interests
Trauma and fractures of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand
Ligamentous injuries of the elbow, wrist and hand
Tendon injuries of the elbow, wrist and hand
Nerve injuries of the elbow, wrist and hand
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome
Arthritis of the elbow, wrist and hand
Congenital anomalies of the elbow, wrist and hand
Sports injuries involving the elbow, wrist and hand
ME Koepplinger, CT Mehlman, RL Brown, M Gittelman, VF Garcia. “All Terrain Vehicle-Related Injuries in Children: A Nine Year Epidemiological Study & Comparison to Bicycle-Related Trauma”. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, March 2002.Presented at the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America 2002 Annual Meeting, May 2-5, 2002, Salt Lake City, Utah.
CT Mehlman, ME Koepplinger. “Growth Plate (Physeal) Fractures.” Chapter for www.emedicine.com.
ME Koepplinger, CT Mehlman. “The Sever-L’Episcopo Procedure – A hyphenated history”. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 27(5), July-Aug 2007, 533-536.
RJ Nowinski, CT Mehlman, ME Koepplinger. “Posterior Shoulder Instability”. Chapter for www.emedicine.com.
ME Koepplinger, TD Jaeblon. “Venous thromboembolism diagnosis and prophylaxis in the trauma population.” Current Orthopedic Practice; May-June 2010; 21(3): 301-305.
ME Koepplinger, KR Davis, L Ellis. “Case Presentations of Complicated Compartment Syndromes of the Thigh. Two cases presented: 1) Predisposed by heterotopic ossification; 2) Recurrence following blunt trauma.” Current Orthopedic Practice: Jan-Feb 2011; 22(1): 116-121.