Biography

Dr. Walt Lowe is Chairman and Professor of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He also serves as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Memorial Hermann at the Texas Medical Center and LBJ General Hospital.  He is also the Medical Director of the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Lowe specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on diagnosing and treating a wide range of knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries and disorders. Dr. Lowe serves as the Head Team Physician for the NFL Houston Texans, the Head Team Physician for the NCAA University of Houston Cougars, the Head Team Physician for the NBA Houston Rockets, as well as the North Shore Mustangs, B.F. Terry Rangers and other local area high schools.

Dr. Lowe received a B.A. from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. He received his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. After completing his internship at John Peter Smith Hospital and a residency at Tarrant County Affiliated Hospitals in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Lowe completed a fellowship at the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles,California. Dr. Lowe spent a year studying under the Famous Sports Medicine Baseball surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe.

Dr. Lowe is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, fellow American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, fellow American College of Sports Medicine, NFL team Physicians Society, ACL Study Group.

Education

Undergraduate Degree
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado
Medical Degree
The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas
Internship
John Peter Smith Hospital, Ft. Worth, Texas
Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Tarrant County Affiliated Hospitals, Ft. Worth, Texas
Fellowship
Sports Medicine Fellowship, Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Inglewood, California

Contact Information

713.486.7500 Office
713.512.2234 Fax

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Knee
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction / Revision Reconstruction
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction / Revision Reconstruction
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Repair / Reconstruction
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Repair / Reconstruction including Posterior Lateral Corner Repair / Reconstruction
Multi-Ligament Repair / Reconstructions
Osteochondral Autograft / Allograft Transplantation (OATS)
Osteochondral Microfracture
Carticel Reimplantations (ACI) (Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation)
Meniscal Injury (Meniscectomies and Meniscal Repairs)
Patellofemoral Disorders
Meniscal (Allograft) Transplants

Shoulder
SLAP Lesion Repair
Bankart Lesions Repair
Rotator Cuff Repair
Bicep Tendon Disorders (Biceps Tenodesis)
AC Joint Injuries / Reconstructions
Dislocations
Anterior and Posterior Instability Surgical Corrections

Elbow
Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Repair / Reconstruction (Tommy John Procedure)
Ulnar Nerve Transposition
Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
“Little League” Elbow

Additional Information

Professional Activities
1993–2003, 2005–Present, Official Head Team Physician and Preferred Orthopedic Surgeon for the NBA
1993–Present, Official Head Team Physician and Preferred Orthopedic Surgeon for the NCAA University of Houston Cougars
1995–1997, Team Physician for Houston Oilers
1997–2003, Team Physician for Houston Comets
2000–Present, Consultant to NASA
2001–Present, Team Physician for Houston Texans

Certifications
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, July 1990, Re-Certified 2002
Subspecialty in Sports Medicine, November 2007