Kelly Stephenson, MD

Assistant Professor and Chief
Joint Reconstruction

Dr. Stephenson’s areas of expertise include:

Hip Reconstruction and Replacement
Hip Resurfacing
Knee Reconstruction
Knee Arthroscopy


1982 – 1986
University of Texas, Austin, TX, B.S., Aerospace Engineering

1990 – 1992
University of Houston, Houston, TX, Pre-medical Education

1993 – 1997
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, M.D.

1997 – 1998
Internship, University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of General Surgery

1998 – 2002
Residency, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch

Work Experience

1986 – 1990
McDonnell – Douglas Space Systems Company, Huntington Beach, CA, Systems Engineer


1994 - “Effects of Insulin and Insulin-Like Growth Factors on Wound Healing in Pediatric Burn Patients”
1999 - Eggers Research Project, “Diabetic Foot”
2000 & 2001 - Eggers Research Project, “Survival of Reconstruction Nails in Metastatic Lesions of the Femur”


Committee for Orthopaedic Outpatient Clinics, 2000 to present
Resident Representative to Orthopaedic Faculty Meetings

Honors and Awards

Medical School
Best Overall Presentation – Student Research Poster Presentation, 1994
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1996

Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Engineering Honor Society, 1986.