Biography

Dr. Stephen Simonich 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 Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Simonich specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on surgery of the shoulder and knee.

Dr. Simonich received his undergraduate degree from The University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. He attended medical school at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Following residency at The University of Florida Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Simonich completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys, California.

Dr. Simonich is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Texas Orthopedic Association.

Education

Undergraduate Degree
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Medical School
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas
Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, The University of Florida. Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida
Fellowship
Sports Medicine Fellowship, Southern California Orthopaedic Institute, Van Nuys, California

Contact Information

281.392.6797 Office
281.392.3666 Fax

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgery
Sports related injuries
Surgery of the shoulder
Surgery of the knee

Research Information

Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Reviewed the long-term results of humerus fracture non-unions treated with plate fixation and ICBG. Advisor- Donald Wiss, M.D.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UTMB. A review of patients with osteomyelitis of the talus. Presentation: The American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. Vail, Colorado – July 1995. Presentation: The Joint American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society and British/European Foot and Ankle Society Meeting. Dublin, Ireland – August, 1995. Advisor- Rick Laughlin, M.D.

Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, UTMB. A case study involving unilateral, congenital absence of the vas deferens and a contralateral wolffian duct abnormality presenting with male factor infertility. Advisor- Durwood E. Neal, Jr., M.D.May 1995

University of Notre Dame. Tested selective pressures involving mosquitoes with community acquired LaCrosse encephalitis virus versus mosquitoes infected transovarily. Advisor- George Craig, Ph.D. August 1990-December 1990

Publications

Publication Information

Posterolateral Corner Hamstring Figure-Eight Reconstruction. Simonich SD, Friedman MJ

Book chapter outlining a surgical technique for figure-of-eight allograft reconstruction of the posterolateral structures of the knee with associated clinical pearls. Sports Injuries of the Knee. Chapter 22, 142-147. Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. New York, 2006.

Sports Injuries of the Upper Extremity. Simonich SD, Canizares GC, Falkenstein N, Weiss S. Book chapter of questions and discussion answers regarding rehabilitation for sports injuries to the upper extremity. Hand Rehabilitation 2nd Ed. Chapter 12, 233-248. Elsevier, Incorporated, 2005.

Terrible Triad of the Shoulder. Simonich SD, Wright TW. Terrible Triad of the Shoulder. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Nov/Dec 2003, Vol. 12, No. 6, 566-568.

MRI Evaluation of the Rotator Cuff,cromioclavicular Joint and Bursa. Simonich SD, Applegate G. Book chapter detailing the important aspects of correlating clinical diagnoses with shoulder arthroscopy and MRI findings. Shoulder Arthroscopy and MRI – Techniques. Chapter 16, 253-268. Springer-Verlag New York, Incorporated, May 2003.

MRI in Shoulder Instability and SLAP Lesions

Simonich SD, Applegate G. Book chapter detailing the important aspects of correlating clinical diagnoses with shoulder arthroscopy and MRI findings.

Shoulder Arthroscopy and MRI – Techniques. Chapter 9, 131-144. Springer-Verlag New York, Incorporated, May 2003.

Juvenile Tilleaux Fractures. Journal article reviewing long term results of patients treated with arthroscopically assisted reduction and fixation of juvenile Tilleaux fractures. The article also discusses the surgical technique. Accepted by Arthroscopy for publication.

Presentation: Western Orthopedic Association’s 69th Annual Meeting. Waikoloa, Hawaii – July 2005