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Dr. Michael Downey’s passion is to provide personalized high-quality care to patients in all stages of life. He is a devoted surgeon who believes in working together with his patients to improve their health for all lower extremity musculoskeletal needs. Dr. Downey trusts in a comprehensive dedicated approach to achieve the best outcomes. He is skilled in the latest surgical techniques to provide full function and pain relief. While he enjoys the challenge and reward of all surgical approaches, he firmly believes in an initial stepwise conservative method prior to surgical fixation.

Dr. Downey grew up on a cattle ranch in west Texas and eastern New Mexico. He received a scholarship to play collegiate basketball at New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) where he went on to earn his associate’s degree (AA) graduating valedictorian of his class. While attending NMMI he had the distinct privilege of serving and commanding the entire regiment, being the basketball team captain and earning the honor of male athlete of the year. He also received national recognition as a century scholar winner earning a scholarship to Baylor University. He received his bachelor’s degree (BS) in Biochemistry with honors from Baylor University where he was active in the Baylor pre-medical honor society while also receiving his commission in the United States Air Force (USAF). In 2012, Dr Downey graduated at the top of his medical school class at Midwestern University (AzPOD) in Phoenix, Arizona. He earned national attention through the Kaiser Permanente hospital system as one of the top medical students in the country.

He completed his residency at John Peter Smith (JPS) Trauma Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. During residency he served as the Chief Resident of the Foot/Ankle division in the Department of Orthopedics and was involved in all aspects of foot/ankle surgery with special interests in traumatic injuries and complicated reconstructive procedures. While in residency, Dr. Downey received additional training in fracture management, soft tissue injuries and arthroscopic procedures through AO North America and the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. He is also extensively trained in conservative and surgical management of limb salvage diabetic conditions affecting the lower limb. He has authored and co-authored several publications in the area of foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction. Dr Downey has an active desire in the continuation of medical and surgical research, as he is heavily involved in medical education consulting as well as product development for Lower Extremity implants/hardware. Dr. Downey has been listed on myankle.com and anklesprain.com which are patient portals to help patients locate surgeons skilled in the latest Total Ankle Replacement techniques and ankle injuries. He has been selected every year by his physician peers as one of the “Top Docs” in Fort Worth for Foot/Ankle Surgery.

Dr. Downey is a fellowship trained foot and ankle. He completed his extensive foot/ankle trauma and reconstruction fellowship training at the Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

His specialized interests include both adult and pediatric care specifically in high/low energy trauma, fracture care, soft tissue management, deformity correction, minimally invasive surgical approaches, revisional surgery, arthroscopic surgery, ankle stabilization surgery, achilles tendon pathology to include ruptures, tendon transfers, rotational flaps, total ankle replacement (TAR), arthritic issues, complex foot/ankle reconstructive procedures, diabetic limb salvage, neurogenic/congenital conditions, flat foot surgery, cavus (high arch) surgery, and welcomes the opportunity for second opinions.

Dr. Downey is triple board certified. He is a member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and is active in lecturing and teaching the latest surgical techniques to other surgeons. He offers the highest quality surgical treatments in the Fort Worth, Southlake, and surrounding areas.

Education

MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY, AZPod
Glendale, AZ
D.P.M. Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated – 6/2012
  • Graduated at the Top of the Class
  • Pi Delta Honor Society Member & President, 2011 – 2012
  • NBPME Part III: Passed/Completed, 6/2012
  • NBPME Part II: Passed/Completed, 1/2012
  • NBPME Part I: Passed/Completed, 7/2010
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Waco, TX
B.S. Biochemistry
Graduated – 5/2006
  • Magna Cum Laude, 2003-2006
NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE
Roswell, NM
A.A. Business
Graduated – 5/2003
  • Valedictorian, 2003
  • Superintendent’s Honor List, 2001-2003

POST GRADUATE TRAINING

John Peter Smith Hospital/Trauma Center
Fort Worth, TX
2012 – 2015
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Foot/Ankle/Podiatry Division
Director Brian B. Carpenter, DPM (Current Director Travis Motley, DPM)
  • Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency (PMSR)
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery Residency (RRA)
  • Level 1 Trauma Center, 500+ Bed Inpatient Platform, 70+ Bed Emergency Department
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certified (ATLS)

SPECIALIZED/FELLOWSHIPTRAINING

Fellowship Trained Foot/Ankle Surgeon
Philadelphia, PA
2015 – 2016
Jefferson Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute, Foot/Ankle Division
Director Justin Fleming, DPM
  • Intense/high volume surgical training to include complex deformities with an advanced Traumatic and Reconstructive emphasis
  • Exposed to advanced techniques in all aspects of foot/ankle surgery including high/low energy trauma, adult fracture care, pediatric fracture care, crush injuries, soft tissue derangements, circular/delta frames, monorail frames, minimally invasive surgical approaches, posterior ankle/hindfoot approaches, revisional surgery, arthroscopic surgery of the ankle and subtalar joint, ankle stabilization, athletic injuries, achilles tendon ruptures, achilles tendon pathology, tendon injuries, total ankle arthroplasty (TAR), post-traumatic reconstruction, post-traumatic arthritic pathology, primary arthritic pathology, fusions, flat feet pathology, bunion pathology, hammertoe pathology, complex forefoot/midfoot/rearfoot/ankle deformities, pediatric foot/ankle conditions, heel conditions, plantar fasciitis, soft tissue masses/tumors, nerve release of the foot/ankle, tarsal tunnel syndrome, geriatric foot/ankle pathology, neurogenic/traumatic/congenital foot/ankle conditions.
  • Attending Surgeon/Trauma Consultant
  • ACFAS and product lecture teaching circuit (see below)
  • Multiple research/publication submissions (see below)

EMPLOYMENT

Precision Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Fort Worth, TX/Southlake, TX
6/2021–Present
  • Intense/high volume surgical practice of complex injuries/deformities with an advanced traumatic and reconstructive emphasisof the Foot/Ankle
Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists, PLLC
Fort Worth, TX
8/2016 – 5/2021
  • Associate
  • Intense/high volume surgical practice of complex injuries/deformities with an advanced traumatic and reconstructive emphasis of the Foot/Ankle
Aria 3B/Jefferson Orthopaedic Institute
Philadelphia, PA
8/2015–8/2016
  • Attending Surgeon/Trauma Consultant
  • Fellowship Training
John Peter Smith Hospital/Trauma Center
Fort Worth, TX
7/2012–7/2015
  • Residency Training
  • Internship Training

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery Board Certified
    04/2019 (Expires 08/31/2029)
  • American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) Foot Surgery Board Certified
    04/2019 (Expires 08/31/2029)
  • American Board of Orthopedic Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) Certified
    10/2015 (Expires 12/31/2025)

HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES

  • Texas Health Surgical Hospital Southlake
    03/2021 – Present
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth
    08/2016 – Present
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth
    08/2016 – Present
  • LifeCare Hospital Fort Worth
    08/2016 –Present
  • Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital Trophy Club
    04/2021 – Present
  • Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital Fort Worth
    08/2016 – Present
  • Baylor Scott & White Surgicare Oakmont Fort Worth
    08/2016 – Present
  • Baylor Scott & White Surgicare Grapevine
    04/2021 – Present
  • Baylor Scott & White All-Saints FortWorth
    12/2020 – Present

ADDITIONAL TRAINING/AFFILIATIONS

  • Faculty, Arthrex Foot/Ankle Fellows Course, Naples FL
    04/2021
  • Faculty, Arthrex Surgical Symposium III, Naples FL
    10/2020
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Orthopaedics Science & Research
    2020 – Present
  • Editorial Board, CPQ Orthopaedics Journal
    2020 – Present
  • Faculty, Orthofix IM Nail/Ex Fix Fellows Course, San Antonio TX
    02/2020
  • Faculty, Orthofix IM Nail/Ex Fix Rep Training Course, Lewisville TX
    11/2019
  • Arthrex Orthopedic Innovation & Technology Forum, Naples FL
    10/2019
  • Arthrex MIS Minimally Invasive Surgery Course, Naples FL
    05/2019
  • Faculty, Orthofix IM Nail/Ex Fix Resident Course, ACFAS Conference, Fort Worth TX
    04/2019
  • Faculty, Arthrex Texas Residency Course, Grapevine TX
    03/2018
  • Faculty, Orthofix IM Nail/Ex Fix Fellows Course, ACFAS Conference, New Orleans LA
    02/2019
  • Arthrex Surgical Podiatry Futures Forum, Naples FL
    11/2018
  • Wright Medical Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, New York NY
    11/2018
  • Faculty, Arthrex Fellows Course, Naples FL
    04/2018
  • FORE, Current Solutions in Orthopaedic Foot/Ankle Surgery, Tampa FL
    02/2018
  • Editor/Reviewer, Asian Journal of Orthopaedic Research
    2018 – Present
  • Editor/Reviewer, International Journal of Foot & Ankle
    2018 – Present
  • Integra Cadance Total Ankle Replacement Course, Fort Worth TX
    11/2017
  • Wright Medical Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, New York NY
    11/2017
  • Integra Flap Course, Portland OR
    8/2017
  • Orthofix Advanced Flap Surgery Techniques, Chicago IL
    8/2017
  • Wright Medical Inbone II/Infiniti/Prophecy Total Ankle Replacement Course, Memphis TN
    4/2017
  • Stryker/STAR Total Ankle Replacement Course, Philadelphia PA
    6/2016
  • Zimmer/Biomet Current Concepts in Total Ankle Replacement Course, Plano TX
    2/2016
  • Instructor Ankle Fracture Cadaver Workshop, ACFAS Conference, Austin TX
    2/2016
  • Instructor Ex Fix Cadaver Workshop, ACFAS Conference, Austin TX
    2/2016
  • Editor/Reviewer, Trauma, Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery
    2015 – Present
  • Complete Total Ankle Replacement Course, Newport RI
    5/2015
  • Editorial Board, Clinical Journal of Orthopaedics & Rheumatology
    2014 – Present
  • Anatomy Lab Instructor, Dept of Orthopaedics, UNT Health Science Center
    2014 – 2015
  • Orthofix Advanced Ex Fix Hospital Based Training, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas TX
    5/2014
  • Orthofix Advanced Ex Fix Hospital Based Training, St. Franciscan Hospital, Seattle WA
    5/2014
  • Midas Rex Medtronic Institute Training, Fort Worth T
    X 4/2014
  • AO/AAFAO Advanced Foot & Ankle Course, Memphis TN
    4/2014
  • Orthofix Institute Fundamentals of Extremity Fixation Training, Lewisville TX
    3/2014
  • ACFAS Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy Course, Chicago IL
    12/2013
  • ACFAS Simple to Complex Forefoot Revisional Surgery Workshop, Dallas TX
    11/2013
  • AO/ASIF Basic Foot & Ankle Course, New Orleans LA
    2/2013
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Certified
    2012 – 2016
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified
    2015 – 2017
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified
    2015 – 2017

PUBLICATION-TEXTBOOKS

  • Complications in Foot & Ankle Surgery: Management Strategies. Editors: Michael Lee, Jordan Grossman. Talar Fractures, The Injury, The Management, and The Aftermath. Springer International Publishing, Orthopaedics. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-53686-6. eBook ISBN 978-3-319-53686-6

PUBLICATION-MANUSCRIPTS

  • Primary Arthrodesis in Severely Comminuted Fractures. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2017 (0891-8422/17), DOI:10.1016/j.cpm.2017.12.006
  • In Situ Tarsalmetatarsal Dowel Arthrodesis with Trephine Reamers and Cancellous Bone Plugs: A Technique Guide and Case Report. The Journal of Arthritis. Vol 5:198. 2016, DOI:10.4172/2167-7921.1000198
  • Comparing the Knotless Tension Band and the Traditional Stainless Steel Wire Tension Band Fixation for Medial Malleolus Fractures: A Retrospective Clinical Study. Scientifica Orthopaedics. 2016, Article ID 3201678. doi:10.1155/2016/3201678.
  • The Bosworth Ankle Fracture: A Retrospective Case Series and Literature Review. EC Orthopaedics. Vol 3.1 (2016): 243-253
  • Syndesmosis Injury with Concomitant Deltoid Disruption in a Trimalleolar Equivalent Ankle Fracture: A Case Report. Ann Sports Med Res. 2(8) (2015):
  • Fully Threaded versus Partial Threaded Screws: Determining Shear in Cancellous Bone Fixation. The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. 2015 Jul 23. S1067-2516(15)00180-5. DOI: 1053/j.jfas.2015.04.017.
  • Gout Associated with Recurrent Aggressive Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL): A Case Report. Journal of Orthopaedics & Rheumatology. 1:1 (2014): 1-5.
  • Dynamic Sonography: A Cadaveric Model for Evaluating Aseptic Loosening of the Total Ankle
  • Bioengineered Tissues in Wound Healing: A Progress Report. Expert Review of Dermatology. 6.3 (2011): 255-62. DOI:10.1586/edm.11.27

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • The Effect of Posterior Malleolar Fracture Fixation on Syndesmotic Stability in Rotational Ankle
    • In Process of submission
    • Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

PRESENTATIONS/PUBLIC APPEARANCES

  • Innovative Techniques in Foot & Ankle, Arthrex Foot/Ankle Fellows Course, Naples, FL – 04/2021
  • MIS Calcaneal Osteotomy, Arthrex Foot/Ankle Fellows Course, Naples, FL – 04/2021
  • Everything Syndesmosis, Arthrex Foot/Ankle Fellows Course, Naples, FL – 04/2021
  • Ankle Internal Brace Repair, Arthrex Surgical Symposium III, Naples, FL – 10/2020
  • Acute Deltoid Injuries, Arthrex Surgical Symposium III, Naples, FL – 10/2020
  • Forefoot Internal Brace Repair, Arthrex Surgical Symposium III, Naples, FL – 10/2020
  • Innovative Techniques in Foot/Ankle Surgery, TPMA Southwest Virtual Foot & Ankle Conference, Frisco TX – 9/2020
  • External Fixation indications over an IM nail, Orthofix Fellows Course, San Antonio TX – 02/2020
  • External Fixation Biomechanics, Orthofix Focused Surgeon Training, Lewisville TX – 11/2019
  • External Fixation indications over an IM nail, Orthofix Focused Surgeon Training, New Orleans LA – 02/2019
  • TibioTaloCalcaneal Intramedullary Nail Fixation Techniques, Orthofix Training Course, Lewisville TX – 11/2019
  • External Fixation indications for Complex Foot/Ankle Surgery, Orthofix Training Course, Lewisville TX – 11/2019
  • External Fixation Biomechanics, Orthofix Training Course, Lewisville TX – 11/2019
  • Biologics in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Wright Medical Didactic, OKC OK – 10/2019
  • The Latest Techniques in Foot/Ankle Surgery, TPMA Southwest Foot & Ankle Conference, Frisco TX – 9/2019
  • Natural History of Ankle Arthritis, TPMA Southwest Foot & Ankle Conference, Frisco TX – 9/2019
  • Plantar Lapdius Plating System, Arthrex Surgeon Didactic/Dinner, OKC OK – 06/2019
  • Forefoot Internal Brace, Arthrex Surgeon Didactic/Dinner, OKC OK – 06/2019
  • Lateral Ankle Instability/Peroneal Repair, Arthrex Surgeon Didactic/Dinner, OKC OK – 06/2019
  • DynaNite Staple Intervention/Need/Usage Foot/Ankle, Arthrex Surgeon/Dinner, OKC OK – 06/2019
  • Biologics in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Wright Medical Didactic, Dallas TX – 5/2019
  • Ankle Fusions in Charcot, When is an IM nail indicated, Orthofix Residents Course, Ft Worth TX – 04/2019
  • External Fixation indications over an IM nail, Orthofix Residents Course, Ft Worth TX – 04/2019
  • Lapdius Plating System, Arthrex Texas Resident Course, Grapevine TX– 03/2019
  • Forefoot Internal Brace, Arthrex Texas Resident Course, Grapevine TX– 03/2019
  • Ankle Internal Brace, Arthrex Texas Resident Course, Grapevine TX– 03/2019
  • DynaNite Staple Intervention/Need/Usage Foot/Ankle, Arthrex Texas Resident Course, Grapevine TX– 03/2019
  • Ankle Fusions in Charcot, When is an IM nail indicated, Orthofix Fellows Course, New Orleans LA – 02/2019
  • External Fixation indications over an IM nail, Orthofix Fellows Course, New Orleans LA – 02/2019
  • Plantar Lapdius Plating System, Arthrex Surgeon Didactic & Mobile Lab/Dinner, Tulsa OK – 01/2019
  • Forefoot Internal Brace, Arthrex Surgeon Didactic & Mobile Lab/Dinner, Tulsa OK – 01/2019
  • Lateral Ankle Instability/Peroneal Repair, Arthrex Surgeon Didactic & Mobile Lab/Dinner, Tulsa OK – 01/2019
  • DynaNite Staple Intervention/Need/Usage Foot/Ankle, Arthrex Surgeon Didactic & Mobile Lab/Dinner, Tulsa OK – 01/2019
  • Plantar Lapdius Plating System, Arthrex Surgeon Didactic & Mobile Lab/Dinner, Grapevine TX – 10/2018
  • Forefoot Internal Brace, Arthrex Surgeon Didactic & Mobile Lab/Dinner, Grapevine TX – 10/2018
  • Lateral Ankle Instability/Peroneal Repair, Arthrex Surgeon Didactic & Mobile Lab/Dinner, Grapevine TX – 10/2018
  • DynaNite Staple Intervention/Need/Usage Foot/Ankle, Arthrex Surgeon Didactic & Mobile Lab/Dinner, Grapevine TX – 10/2018
  • Plantar Lapdius Plating System, Oklahoma Medical Spring Symposium Conference, OKC OK – 05/2018
  • Forefoot Internal Brace, Oklahoma Medical Spring Symposium Conference, OKC OK – 05/2018
  • DynaNite Staple Intervention/Need/Usage Foot/Ankle, Oklahoma Medical Spring Symposium Conference, OKC OK – 05/2018
  • Lateral Ankle Instability/Peroneal Repair, Oklahoma Medical Spring Symposium Conference, OKC OK – 05/2018
  • Lateral Ankle Instability/Internal Brace, Arthrex Fellows Course, Naples, FL – 04/2018
  • Forefoot Internal Brace/Hammertoe Repair, Arthrex Fellows Course, Naples, FL – 04/2018
  • Plantar Plating System, OKPMA Conference, Tulsa OK – 10/2017
  • Spring Ligament Repair for Stage II FlatFoot Deformity, OKPMA Conference, Tulsa OK – 10/2017
  • Midsubstance Speed Bridge for Achilles Tendon Tears, OKPMA Conference, Tulsa OK – 10/2017
  • Plantar Plating System, OKPMA Conference, Tulsa OK – 10/2017
  • Insertional Achilles Tendonitis, OKPMA Conference, Tulsa OK – 10/2017
  • Medial Ankle Instability, OKPMA Conference, Tulsa OK – 10/2017
  • Lateral Ankle Instability, OKPMA Conference, Tulsa OK – 10/2017
  • Forefoot Internal Brace/Hammertoe Repair, OKPMA Conference, Tulsa OK – 10/2017
  • Complete Foot Set options, OKPMA Conference, Tulsa OK – 10/2017
  • Hallux Varus Deformity, Arthrex Lab, TPMA Southwest Foot & Ankle Conference, Frisco TX – 9/2017
  • Plantar Plate Dysfunction, Arthrex Lab, TPMA Southwest Foot & Ankle Conference, Frisco TX – 9/2017
  • Tendon Lacerations: From the ER to PT, What are the Options, TPMA Southwest Foot & Ankle Conference, Frisco TX – 9/2017
  • Lisfranc Fractures, Compartment Syndrome, TPMA Southwest Foot & Ankle Conference, Frisco TX – 9/2017
  • Arthroscopically Assisted Fracture Surgery, TPMA Southwest Foot & Ankle Conference, Frisco TX – 9/2017
  • International Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society Congress, External Ring Fixator over Intramedullar Nail, Miami FL – 2015
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries in the Athlete, Aria Family Medicine Conference, Philadelphia PA – 11/2015
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries in the Athlete, Aria Sports Fellows Conference, Philadelphia PA – 11/2015
  • Comparing the Knotless Tension Band and the Traditional Stainless Steel Wire Tension Band Fixation for Medial Malleolus Fractures: A Retrospective Clinical Study, Aria Health Conference, Philadelphia PA – 10/2015
  • Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: Revisiting a Classic Injury, Podiatry Institute Seminar, Insights & Advancements in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Atlantic City NJ – 10/2015
  • Comparing the Knotless Tension Band and the Traditional Stainless Steel Wire Tension Band Fixation for Medial Malleolus Fractures: A Retrospective Clinical Study, Louis Levy Symposium on Orthopaedic Surgery, Fort Worth TX – 6/2015
  • Fully Threaded vs Partially Threaded Screws: Determining Shear in Cancellous Bone Fixation Manuscript, JPS 9th Annual Research Day, Fort Worth TX – 6/2015
  • Dynamic Sonography: A Cadaveric Model for Evaluating Aseptic Loosening of the Total Ankle Arthroplasty, JPS 9th Annual Research Day, Fort Worth TX – 6/2015
  • Fully Threaded vs Partially Threaded Screws: Determining Shear in Cancellous Bone Fixation Manuscript, ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, Phoenix AZ – 2/2015
  • The Bosworth Fracture-Dislocation, Louis Levy Symposium on Orthopaedic Surgery, Fort Worth TX – 6/2014
  • Foot/Ankle Degloving Injuries, Texas Podiatry Medical Foundation Conference, Bandera TX – 4/2012

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

  • Limb Salvage Medical Director, LifeCare Hospital
    2018 – Present
  • Attending Surgeon/Trauma Consultant, Jefferson Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
    2015 – 2016
  • Chief Resident, Foot/Ankle, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, JPS Hospital/Trauma Center
    2014 – 2015
  • Pi Delta Honor Society President
    2011 – 2012
  • ACFAS Student Body Vice President
    2010 – 2011
  • Arizona Podiatric Medical Students Association President (AzPMSA)
    2010 – 2011
  • Officer (2nd Lt) United States Air Force (USAF)
    2005 – 2006
  • Squadron Commander, Baylor University, AFROTC
    2005 – 2006
  • Regimental Operations Officer (3rd in Command), NMMI (Prep Academy)
    2002 – 2003

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Southlake Style “Top Doctor” Selection, Area Physicians Chosen by Peers
    2021
  • Fort Worth Magazine “Top Doctor” Selection, Area Physicians Chosen by Peers
    2021
  • Fort Worth Magazine “Doctors Worth Knowing”
    2020
  • Fort Worth Magazine “Top Doctor” Selection, Area Physicians Chosen by Peers
    2020
  • Fort Worth Magazine “Doctors Worth Knowing”
    2019
  • Fort Worth Magazine “Top Doctor” Selection, Area Physicians Chosen by Peers
    2019
  • Fort Worth Magazine “Top Doctor” Selection, Area Physicians Chosen by Peers
    2017
  • Kathleen M. Stone AZPod Leadership Award, MWU
    2012
  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California Medical Student Scholarship
    2011
  • Johnson & Johnson Wound Management Scholarship, MWU
    2010
  • ACFAS Merz-Scholarship, MWU
    2010
  • Honorable Discharge, United States Air Force (USAF)
    2006
  • Presidential Scholarship, Baylor University
    2003 – 2006
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honor Society, Baylor University
    2003 – 2006
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Century Scholar, NMMI
    2003
  • Scott Leadership & Honor Scholarship, NMMI
    2003
  • Scholar Athlete of the Year, NMMI
    2003
  • Best New Cadet, NMMI
    2001
  • Full Athletic Basketball Scholarship, NMMI
    2001 – 2003

HUMANITARIAN SERVICE/MEDICAL MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

  • Texas Podiatry Medical Foundation Medical Mission, San Miguel de Allende Mexico
    8/2013

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY & ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIPS

  • Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS)
    2019 – Present
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Member (ACFAS)
    2012 – Present
  • American Podiatric Medical Association Member (APMA)
    2012 – Present
  • Texas Podiatric Medical Association Member (TPMA)
    2012 – Present

COURSES-SEMINARS ATTENDED

  • TPMA Annual Meeting - Virtual, Fort Worth TX
    09/2020
  • Arthrex East Coast Summit, Naples FL
    01/2020
  • Arthrex Orthopedic Innovation & Technology Forum, Naples FL
    10/2019
  • TPMA Annual Meeting, Frisco TX
    09/2019
  • Arthrex MIS Minimally Invasive Surgery Course, Naples FL
    05/2019
  • ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, New Orleans LA
    02/2019
  • Wright Medical Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, New York NY
    11/2018
  • Arthrex Surgical Podiatry Futures Forum III, Naples FL
    11/2018
  • Oklahoma Medical Spring Symposium, Oklahoma City OK,
    05/2018
  • ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, Nashville TN
    03/2018
  • FORE, Current Solutions in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery, Tampa FL
    02/2018
  • Integra Cadance Total Ankle Replacement Course, Fort Worth TX
    11/2017
  • Wright Medical Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, New York NY
    11/2017
  • OKPMA Annual Meeting, Tulsa OK
    10/2017
  • TPMA Annual Meeting, Frisco TX
    09/2017
  • Integra Flap Course, Portland OR
    08/2017
  • Orthofix Advanced Flap Surgery Techniques, Chicago IL
    08/2017
  • Wright Medical Inbone II/Infiniti/Prophecy Total Ankle Replacement Course, Memphis TN
    04/2017
  • Arthrex Foot/Ankle Course, Naples FL
    01/2017
  • TPMA Annual Meeting, Frisco TX
    09/2016
  • Stryker/STAR Total Ankle Replacement, Philadelphia PA
    06/2016
  • Arthrex Fellows Course, Naples FL
    03/2016
  • Zimmer/Biomet Current Concepts in Total Ankle Replacement, Plano TX
    02/2016
  • ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, Austin TX
    02/2016
  • Stryker Fellows Course, Las Vegas NV
    01/2016
  • Podiatry Institute Seminar, Insights & Advancements in Foot/Ankle Surgery, Atlantic City NJ
    10/2015
  • Louis Levy Symposium on Orthopaedic Surgery, Fort Worth TX
    06/2015
  • Complete Total Ankle Replacement Course, Newport RI
    05/2015
  • Stryker Residents Course, Chicago IL
    04/2015
  • ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, Phoenix AZ
    02/2015
  • TPMA Annual Meeting, Frisco TX
    09/2014
  • Louis Levy Symposium on Orthopaedic Surgery, Fort Worth TX
    06/2014
  • Orthofix Advanced Hospital Based Training, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas TX
    05/2014
  • Orthofix Advanced Hospital Based Training, St. Franciscan Hospital, Seattle WA
    05/2014
  • Midas Rex Medtronic Institute Training, Fort Worth TX
    04/2014
  • AO/AAFAO Advanced Foot & Ankle Course, Memphis TN
    04/2014
  • Orthofix Institute Fundamentals of Extremity Fixation Training, Lewisville TX
    03/2014
  • ACFAS Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy Course, Chicago IL
    12/2013
  • ACFAS Simple to Complex Forefoot Revisional Surgery Workshop, Dallas TX
    11/2013
  • TPMA Annual Meeting, Frisco TX
    09/2013
  • Louis Levy Symposium on Orthopaedic Surgery, Fort Worth TX
    06/2013
  • Texas Podiatry Medical Foundation Annual Meeting, Bandera TX
    04/2013
  • AO/ASIF Basic Foot & Ankle Course, New Orleans LA
    02/2013
  • Biopro Accu-Cut, Hemi Implant Training, Fort Worth TX
    09/2012
  • Wright Medical Foot & Ankle Surgical Product Training, Frisco TX
    09/2012
  • TPMA Annual Meeting, Frisco TX
    09/2012
  • OsteoMed Surgical Solutions Product Training, Addison TX
    08/2012
  • Louis Levy Symposium on Orthopaedic Surgery, Fort Worth TX
    06/2012
  • ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, Las Vegas NV
    02/2010
  • APMA Annual Meeting, Seattle WA
    07/2010
  • APMA Annual Meeting, Toronto Canada
    07/2009

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Born in Texas
  • Played 2 years of college basketball at NMMI
  • Served 3 years in military in the USAF
  • Grew up on a Cattle Ranch in Texas/New Mexico
  • Hobbies include spending time with my family, watching sports, and working

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