John W. Kosty, MD

Associate Professor
General Orthopaedics

Dr. Kosty’s areas of expertise include:

General Orthopaedics
Joint Arthroplasty
Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
Fracture Management
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Arthroscopy of the Knee and Shoulder

Education

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery
University of New Mexico Affiliated
Hospitals; July 1979-June 1983

Internship: General Surgery
Wright Patterson USAF Medical Center;
July 1978-June 1979

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of
Medicine; September 1974 - June 1978;
Degree: M.D.

Undergraduate: The Pennsylvania State University;
September 1970-June 1974;
Degree: B.S. in Biology

Staff Affiliations

Mainland Medical Center, Texas City, Texas, June 1987 – present
John Sealy Hospital/University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas, July 1988 to present
Columbia Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Webster, Texas, August 1990 to present
Bay Area Surgi-Center, Webster, Texas, 1994 to present

Professional Experience

Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Columbia Mainland Medical Center; Texas City, Texas 1989 - 1991; 1993
Secretary-Treasurer; Columbia Mainland Medical Center; Texas City, Texas; 1993
Chairman, Department of Surgery; Danforth Hospital; Texas City, Texas; 1993
Chairman, Department of Surgery; Columbia Mainland Medical Center; Texas City, Texas; 1994
Chief of Staff; Columbia Mainland Medical Center; Texas City, Texas; 1997
Vice-President; Galveston County Medical Society; 1997
Delegate to Texas Medical Association; Galveston County Medical Society; 1997 – present

Former Staff Affiliations

St. Mary’s Hospital; Galveston, Texas; June 1987 to closing
Danforth Memorial Hospital; Texas City, Texas; October 1987 to closing

Teaching Experience

Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedics; Dept. of Surgery; University of Texas Medical Branch; Galveston, Texas; July 1988-present
Department of Surgery; Keesler USAF Medical Center; Biloxi, MS; July 1983-June 1987
Chief Resident in Orthopaedic & Hand Surgery; University of New Mexico School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals; Albuquerque, NM; July 1982-June 1983

Committee Responsibilities

Executive Committee; Columbia Mainland Medical Center; Texas City, Texas; 1989-1991; 1993-1998
Executive Committee; Danforth Hospital; Texas City, Texas; 1993
Surgical Review Committee; Danforth Hospital; Texas City, Texas; 1991-1992
Credentials Committee; Columbia Mainland Medical Center; Texas City, Texas; 1989-1994
Bylaws Committee; Columbia Mainland Medical Center; Texas City, Texas; 1998-present

Membership in Scientific and Professional Societies

Texas Orthopedic Association, Elected 1993
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Elected 1987
Texas Medical Association; October 1987
Galveston County Medical Society; October 1987
Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons; November 1980-1987
Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons; April 1979-1987

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; July 1984

Licensure Information

Texas H1608 Active Since February 1987
Pennsylvania MD037931-E Inactive
New Mexico #79-194 Inactive

Honors

Western Orthopaedic Association Resident Award; Portland, OR; October 1981
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Educational Achievement Program; 1986, 1989, 1992

Additional Information

Military History:
Separated from USAF MC at rank of Major 30 June 1987, from Keesler USAF Medical Center; Kessler AFB, MS

Selected Publications
  1. Kosty, J.W., “Laminar Air Flow,” MCH Pulse, May 1992
  2. Kosty, J.W.; “Treatment of Chronic Low back Pain,” MCH Pulse, May 1992
  3. Kosty, J.W.; “Hip Injuries: Getting People Back on Their Feet,” MCH Pulse, Fall 1990
  4. Kosty, J.W. and Eberle, C.F.; “Long Term Follow-Up of the Results of Innominate Osteotomy for Congenital Dysplasia of the Hip,” 1983. Presented to Carrie Tingley Hospital Winter Seminar; Albuquerque, NM; January 1983
  5. Kosty, J.W.; “Osteosarcoma - Experience of The Carrie Tingley Hospital and UNM Cancer Research Institute.” Osteopathic Transactions. Vol. 6:1, 1981. Presented to Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Session; Portland, OR; October 1981; Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons Scientific Session; San Antonio, Texas; April 1982.
  6. Kosty, J.W.; “Cervical Spine Injuries;” 1981. Presented to University of New Mexico Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Alumni Session; June 1981
  7. Kosty, J.W.; “Prosthetic Shoulder Arthroplasty - Albuquerque Experience,” 1980. Presented to New Mexico Chapter Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting - September 1980; Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Session, San Antonio, Texas; November 1980.

Presentations
  1. “Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries and Cross Training,” MCH; September 10, 1992
  2. “Sports Injuries in Children;” Bay Area Rotary Club; Texas City, Texas; January 1991
  3. “Skilled Nursing Units and the Orthopaedic Patient;” MCH; May 1991
  4. “Happy Feet - Care of Common Foot Problems;” College of the Mainland; January 1988