|Karim A. Meijer, M.D.|
Orthopaedic Surgeon and SPORTS MEDICINE, TEXAS SPORTS MEDICINE
Shoulder, Elbow, Knee Specialist
Dr. Meijer is an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He received his fellowship training at the internationally known Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida under the guidance of Dr. James R. Andrews. During his fellowship, Dr. Meijer was involved in team coverage for the Washington Redskins, Auburn Tigers Football Team, Pensacola Blue Wahoos Baseball Team (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds), and many local high school teams. Working with Dr. Andrews and the many talented physicians at the Andrews Institute, Dr. Meijer learned both the clinical and operative skills necessary to treat athletic injuries. Specifically, he specializes in Ulnar Collateral Ligament reconstruction of the elbow (“Tommy John Surgery”), ACL reconstruction, and shoulder instability.
As a former University of Texas football player on the 2005 BCS National Championship team, Dr. Meijer knows first-hand what an injury means to an athlete. His background provides the foundation for his treatment philosophy and motivation to treat all patients that desire an active lifestyle from recreational to the professional level. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Texas, Dr. Meijer attended medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana prior to being selected by Dr. Andrews for his Sports Medicine fellowship.
Dr. Meijer has published his research in many peer-reviewed journals and contributed to a textbook chapter concerning elbow injuries in throwing athletes. His research interests include shoulder and elbow injuries in overhead athletes as well as ACL reconstruction.
Outside of work, Dr. Meijer remains physically active. He enjoys running, cycling and weightlifting. He and his wife, Sarah, have three young children, which keep them busy with school activities and sports.