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Dr. Walter Lowe, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

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 Herman...

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.

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Locations and Appointments

Call to make an appointment (713) 486-6540

Meet the Provider

Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
Medical Education

McGovern Medical School at UT Health 1983

Languages Spoken
  • English
Fellowship

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 1991

Affiliated Centers
  • Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
Gender

Male

Internship & Residency

John Peter Smith Hospital - GME 1984, Tarrant County Hospital District 1988

PCP Number

100000017985

Clinical Interests
  • ACL Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • ACL Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Sports medicine
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Cities Served

Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City

Zip Codes Served

77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, ...

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Dr. Walter Lowe - ACL Injuries

Dr. Walter Lowe talks about ACL injuries in athletes, including the incedence, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of ACL injuries. Part of the University of Houston Medical Minute.

Insurance Accepted

Insurance Providers
  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna Most Benefit Plans
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna Most Benefit Plans
  • 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
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health Workers 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
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Workers Comp
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • 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 TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Workers Comp

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In The News

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    'Ready to do this': The Woodlands' Victoria Stambaugh overcomes setbacks to reach Olympics

    Dr. Walt Lowe, director of the Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Institute, talks U.S. Olympic athlete, Victoria Stambaugh, who will represent the U.S. in Taekwondo.

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    Ben Roethlisberger confirms on radio show he tore ligaments in throwing shoulder

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

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    The Medical Edge For A Former No. 1 NFL Pick

    Dr. Walt Lowe explains blood flow restriction training for Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney.

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  • Today

    Figure skating's high-flying beauty blurs a hazardous side effect

    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.

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    An Inside Look at How Doctors Fix Sports' Most Notorious Injury

    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.

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  • SBNATION

    Hospital live-tweets ACL surgery

    The surgery -- "patellar tendon ACL reconstruction" -- was performed by Dr. Walt Lowe, the head team physician for both the Houston Texans and Rockets. Experts in treatment and rehabilitation Dr. Steven Flores and Russ Paine, PT, provided insight and answered viewers’ questions live.

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    Social surgeries: Why Memorial Hermann is tweeting from the OR

    The Houston Business Journal discusses Memorial Hermann's live tweet of an ACL surgery, performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Walt Lowe.

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    Memorial Hermann live tweets ACL surgery and it was amazing

    CW39 covers Memorial Hermann's play-by-play of an ACL reconstruction surgery.

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    Innovation boosts recovery from battlefield and gridiron injuries

    Four years ago, Walter Lowe, MD, the team physician for the Houston Texans, watched as outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney—the No. 1 NFL draft pick in 2014—injured his knee in the first game of the season. Lowe is the chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery at McGovern Medica...

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