Dr. Patrick McCulloch: Orthopedic Surgery: Houston, TX

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Dr. Patrick McCulloch

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Houston, TX
"Dr. McCulloch has been extremely knowledgeable about all facets of my procedure"


"I am pain free today and thankful for Dr. McCulloch and his team"

Ezzedeen F. GOOGLE

"Can’t say enough about the professionalism and helpfulness of Dr. McCulloch and his team"

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"Dr McCulloch is an excellent physician. His office staff is fantastic"

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Patrick McCulloch, MD, is a globally renowned orthopedic surgeon and expert in sports medicine based in Houston. Renowned for his work with elite college athletes, professional sports players, dancers, and other individuals seeking top-tier, compassionate care, Dr. McCulloch serves as a trusted physician or consultant for the Houston Astros, Rice University, Houston Ballet, Houston Rodeo, and NASA Astronauts. He offers his expertise to adolescent and adult patients at three Houston locations: the Houston Methodist Outpatient Center in the Medical Center, the Pin Oak office in Bellaire, and the Spring Valley office in Memorial.

Dr. McCulloch specializes in treating a wide range of conditions and injuries affecting the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He employs the latest in biologic treatments, arthroscopic, and minimally invasive techniques. His shoulder treatments cover everything from acute instabilities and rotator cuff tears to fractures, arthritis, and shoulder replacements. For the elbow, he addresses ligament and tendon injuries, including performing Tommy John surgery. His knee procedures include everything from ligament reconstructions, like ACL surgery, to treatments for meniscus and cartilage issues, transplantation and cell therapies, and osteotomies, excluding knee replacements.

Team Physician / Consultant

▸ Houston Astros, MLB (2009 – Present)

▸ Rice University Athletics, NCAA Division I (2009 – Present)
▸ Houston Ballet (2009 – Present)
▸ NASA Astronaut Corps (2011 – Present)
▸ St. John’s School, Manvel, Shadow Creek High Schools
▸ Houston Rodeo (2011 – 2017)


▸ Nationally Recognized Top Doctor Honoree, Castle Connolly (2015 – Present)
▸ Texas Super Doctors, Top 5% (2012 – Present)
▸ Houston’s Top Doctors, H Magazine
▸ Top Doctor Award, Houstonia Magazine
▸ “Patients Choice Award Winner”, Vitals
▸ “Compassionate Doctor Recognition”, Vitals


▸ President, Major League Baseball (MLB) Team Physicians Association (2021)
▸ Board Member, MLB Medical Executive Committee (2018 – Present)
▸ Chair, MLB Medical Education Committee (2020)
▸ Medical Director & Head Team Physician, Rice University (2018 – Present)
▸ Center for Performing Arts Medicine (2009 – Present)
▸ One of the founding Editors, “Orthobullets.com”


▸ John S. Dunn Chair in Orthopedic Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital
▸ Fellowship Co-Director, Orthopedic Sports Medicine
▸ Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery:
▸ Houston Methodist Academic Institute
▸ Weill-Cornell Medical College
▸ Texas A&M University



Sports Injuries

Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder Instability
Meniscus Tear
Cartilage Injuries
Elbow Surgery


Dr. McCulloch throws ceremonial first pitch, and the Astros go on to win the game with a combined no-hitter.
Pitch was caught by Craig Biggio at the inaugural Astros Hall of Fame Ceremony.
Dr. McCulloch discussing a patient at Johnson Space Center.
Dr. McCulloch introduces European visiting surgeons to an astronaut.
Lacrosse wins another Texas State Championship.
Friday night lights bring out the best in these champions.
An evening at Rice baseball stadium with our Med Center Office across the street.
Great view of college football from the sidelines.
Dr. McCulloch covering the Houston Rodeo.
Our research team is leading the way to new techniques and better outcomes.


Board Certified Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon & Orthopedic Sports Surgeon
General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Patient Care Specialists

Cynthia Medrano

clinic coordinator

Esmeralda Ramos

General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Valerie Munoz

Medical Assistant

Academic & Research Staff

Orthopedic Surgery Research Coordinator
Academic Secretary/Administrative Assistant
"Thanks to this team of professionals I am back on my bike and racing."
"Dr. McCulloch and his staff were amazing. Very attentive to my needs and willing to answer any questions that I had"
"My total experience was better than I could imagine"
"The repair was a borderline miracle. I have nothing but the most wonderful things to say about Dr. McCulloch and his staff"

Medical Center

6445 Main St
Suite 2500 Houston, TX 77030

Bellaire (Pin Oak)

5505 West Loop South Houston, TX 77081

Memorial (Spring Valley)

9090 Katy Fwy. Suite 200 Houston, TX 77030