Niki L. Carayannopoulos, DO

Assistant Professor and Chief
Orthopaedic Trauma and Upper Extremity

Dr. Carayannopoulos’ areas of expertise include:

Orthopaedic Trauma
Fracture Malunion and Nonunion
Acute Fractures of Upper and Lower Extremities
Pelvis Fractures
Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Upper and Lower Extremity Including Arthroscopy and Endoscopy

Education

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, 1997-2001
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, 2001-2005
Internship, University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Galveston, TX, 2005-2006
Residency - Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Galveston, TX, 2006-2010

Postgraduate Training

Fellowship, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, August 2010- August 2011.
AO International Fellowship, Department of Trauma, Hannover Medical School, Professor Dr. Christian Krettek, Hannover, Germany, March 15, 2010- May 21, 2010.

Current Professional Appointments

The University of Texas Medical Branch, Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Texas Orthopaedic Association

Awards/Achievements

Egger’s Lockhart Award for best research presentation, 2010
Resident Research Award for best overall research during residency, 2010
Scholastic Achievement Award for highest cumulative quiz score during residency, 2010
Doctor’s Hospital Scholarship, 2003
Doctor’s Hospital Scholarship, 2002
Doctor’s Hospital Scholarship, 2001

Peer-Reviewed Publications
  1. Leontaritis NM, Hinojosa L, Panchbhavi VK, Arthroscopically-Detected Intra-articular Chondral Lesions from Acute Ankle Fractures, J Bone and Joint, Amer. 2009 Feb; 91(2):333-9.
  2. Panchbhavi VK, Leontaritis NM, A case report of atypical magnetic resonance images of the hindfoot following cocaine injection in the foot and a review of osteonecrosis in calcaneus, J Foot Ankle Surg (2008).
Book Chapters

Book Chapter: "Orthopedic Implant for Tibia Trauma" in Orthopaedic Implants: Applications, Complications, and Management. [In Press]

Papers and Continuing Education Programs Presented

Southern Orthopedic Association 25th Annual Meeting 2008, in Hot Springs, VA
--Presenter of “Arthroscopically-Detected Intra-articular Chondral Injuries in Acute Ankle Fractures”

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Conference 2008, in San Francisco, CA
--Presenter of “Arthroscopically-Detected Intra-articular Chondral Injuries in Acute Ankle Fractures”

Texas Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting 2008, in San Antonio, TX
--Presenter of “Arthroscopically-Detected Intra-articular Chondral Injuries in Acute Ankle Fractures”

Eggers Lectureship 2007 and 2008, in Galveston, TX
--Presenter of “Arthroscopically-Detected Intra-articular Chondral Injuries in Acute Ankle Fractures”

Texas Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting 2007, in Austin, TX
--Presenter of “Intra-articular Injuries associated with Ankle Fractures”

Orthopaedic Research rotation at MD Anderson (July 2004)
·--Hemangiomas of bone mimicking parosteal osteosarcomas; worked under orthopaedic oncologist, Valerae Lewis, M.D.

Texas Academy of Science Annual Meeting 2001
--Presenter of “Possible Aspartame-Induced Stress Response and Apoptotic Cell Death in the Crayfish Central Nervous System”