Robert W. Dennis, M.D. is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic surgery to the knee and shoulder and has advanced training in sports medicine. His interests also include pediatric orthopedic surgery.
“I do a great deal of work with athletes; students who participate in their school’s athletic programs, dedicated pro-level athletes, and the weekend athletes who enjoy participating in their sports. Many athletes—no matter what their skill level—suffer injuries. My job is to treat the injuries, and work with them on rehabilitation so they can be back in the game as soon as possible.”
Degrees and Education
Dr. Dennis received his medical degree (M.D.) in 1987 from the University of Texas, Houston, Texas. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas in 1983. Dr. Dennis interned in the Department of General Surgery, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Bexar County Hospital District from 1987 – 1988. He had a second internship in Orthopedics from 1989 – 1990. Dennis completed a residency in Orthopedics from 1990 – 1994.
Awards and Appointments
Robert W. Dennis, M.D. was awarded Outstanding House Staff as a part of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in 1989. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Smith County Medical Society, the Texas Orthopedic Association and the Alamo Orthopedic Society. Dr. Dennis is also a Board Member of the Smith County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Papers and Presentations
Robert W. Dennis, M.D. has presented several professional papers. His published papers include “Regulation of 1, 25 (OH)2D3 of Phospholipase A2 Activity and Prostaglandin Production in Osteoblast-Like Cells” in 1990, “1, 25 (OH)2D3 of Stimulation of Prostaglandin E2 Synthesis is Correlated with Activation of Phospholipase A2 Osteoblast-Like Cells in Vitro” in 1990 and “Five Year Follow-up of Uncemented Total Knee Arthroplasties with Immediate Weight Bearing: Clinical and Roentgenographic Comparison” in 1994.