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Dr. Walter Lowe MD

Dr. Walter Lowe MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 486-6540


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-Texas Medical Center and LBJ General Hospital. He is also the Medical Director of the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN 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 and shoulder injuries and disorders.  Dr. Lowe is the only orthopedic surgeon in the Houston area in the ACL Study Group, an elite group of U.S. and international orthopedic surgeons focused on advancing the science of ACL injury treatments and surgical innovations with only 200 members worldwide.  Dr. Lowe serves as the Head Team physician for the Houston Texans, University of Houston Cougars, Houston Rockets, Houston Dynamo and Dash Soccer Clubs as well as many local area high schools.

Dr. Lowe received his M.D. from the McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). 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 under 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 and ACL Study Group.

Physician Details

Medical Education
University of Texas at Galveston-Office of the Dean, 1983
Internships & Residency
Tarrant County Hospital District, 1988
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 1991
Clinical Interests
ACL Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Knee Surgery, Shoulder surgery, Sports medicine
PCP Number
Cities Served
Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City
ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp

In The News

Dr. Walt Lowe, MD Patient Stories

Patient Story Icon - Jones Playing 80x80High school wide receiver Christian Jones went down during a game and was diagnosed with a torn ACL. Read how Dr. Lowe and the IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute staff helped him get back in the game. Read the full story »

Dr. Walt Lowe, MD In the News

ESPN LogoDr. Walt Lowe performed knee surgery on Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton.

Dr. Walt Lowe weighs in on Ben Roethlisberger's injured shoulder after a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Read more »

Forbes-logoDr. Walt Lowe explains blood flow restriction training for Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney.  Read more »

ESPN LogoDr. Walt Lowe performed knee surgery on Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney.

Dr. Walt Lowe, medical director of the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute in Houston, has worked with superstars like Tara Lipinski, who won gold at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Read more »

0_Fox26 Icon 80pxDr. Lowe discusses the severity of knee injuries in football and what to expect during Super Bowl XLVIII. Watch the video »

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Mashable describes Memorial Hermann's inside look at how doctors fix sports' most notorious injury. Dr. Walt Lowe performed the surgery featured in the live tweet of an ACL reconstruction surgery. Read more »

0_Fox26 Icon 80pxMemorial Hermann Hospital live tweets ACL surgery performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Walt Lowe. Read more »

0_SB Nation 80px Dr. Walt Lowe is featured in an article about the live-tweet of an ACL surgery. Read more »

0_Houston Business Journal 80pxThe Houston Business Journal discusses Memorial Hermann's live tweet of an ACL surgery, performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Walt Lowe. Read more »

0_NewsFix Icon 80pxNewsFix covers Memorial Hermann's play-by-play of an ACL reconstruction surgery performed by Dr. Walt Lowe. Read more »

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