Dr. Jason W. Piefer graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science and earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he was recognized as an outstanding student in orthopedic surgery. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he trained under team physicians for the Washington Redskins, the University of Alabama, Auburn University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He then completed his fellowship in sports medicine with U.S. Ski Team doctors at the Taos Orthopedic Institute in Taos, New Mexico.
Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Piefer specializes in sports medicine and his clinical interests include general orthopedic surgery, trauma, arthroscopy and arthroplasty of major joints. He believes in injury prevention, using non-operative management when possible and minimally invasive procedures as indicated.
Dr. Piefer served as an orthopedic surgeon for local high school teams and NCAA Division 1 football games in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. Jason Piefer, MD featured in VYPE Houston magazine
Athletes who participate in sports that require overhead throwing or hitting are at a higher risk for shoulder pain and injuries. Often called overhead athletes, these baseball players, football quarterbacks, tennis and volleyball players, and even discus throwers, need to be diligent about injury prevention and overuse of the shoulder. Specialists at Memorial Hermann who work with overhead athletes can evaluate and treat nagging shoulder pain and assist with injury prevention.
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