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Dr. Raj Shani, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

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Physician Biography

Dr. Shani is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Born and raised in Houston, he attended Memorial High School where he competed in track and cross country. Dr. Shani received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in Saint Louis where he graduated summa cum laude at the top of his class. He then returned to Texas where he graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and nominated AOA.

Dr. Shani completed a 5 year orthopaedic residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Most recently, Dr. Shani completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and surgery of the knee, shoulder, and ankle at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. There he was an associate team physician for the professional NFL team, the Atlanta Falcons, and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. In addition, he recently served as one of the team physicians for the NCAA basketball final four in 2013. Dr. Shani has extensive experience in covering athletics from high school to the collegiate and even to the pros. He has also traveled internationally learning new and innovative techniques in cartilage repair and preservation.

Dr. Shani specializes in sports medicine with a focus on surgery of the shoulder, knee, and ankle as well as general orthopedics. He will also treat carpal tunnel and trigger finger hand issues. Dr. Shani treats patients ages 6 and older.

Affiliated with the IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute.

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Phone: (713) 486-4900
Fax: (713) 880-8754

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