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Kevin W. Lyu, M.D.Nonoperative Orthopedic Medicine, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Kevin W. Lyu, M.D.

Kevin W. Lyu MD is a fellowship trained-board certified sports medicine and family medicine physician. He specializes in various musculoskeletal conditions including the neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, back, hip, knee, ankle, and foot. He utilizes non-operative techniques that speed recovery and reduce complications to provide specialized expert care to patients in his practice. Dr. Lyu also manages non-musculoskeletal conditions for athletes as well, such as concussions.

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine


  • Joint injections – steroid injection, gel (hyaluronic acid) injection, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection
  • Casting and splinting
  • Physical therapy and brace prescription
  • Medication management
  • Physical activity prescription and counseling

Conditions treated:

  • Arthritis, osteoarthritis
  • Concussion
  • Neck strain, neck spasm, neck pain
  • Shoulder separation (AC sprain)
  • Shoulder pain, shoulder bursitis
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Elbow sprain, elbow pain
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Wrist pain, hand pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Trigger finger, trigger thumb
  • Mallet finger
  • Back pain, back spasm
  • Pelvic pain, buttock pain
  • Hip pain, trochanteric bursitis
  • Knee pain, knee sprain, meniscus injury
  • Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome)
  • Jumper’s knee (patellar tendonitis)
  • Shin splints
  • Ankle sprain, ankle pain
  • Heel pain, foot pain, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis
  • Toe sprain, toe pain
  • Gout
  • Non-operative fracture

Academic Appointments

  • Texas A&M University School of Medicine Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
    2022 – Present
  • University of Houston College of Medicine Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor
    2022 – Present


  • 2023 Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars


  • Board Certified in Sports Medicine 07/2020 – Present
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine 07/2019 – Present
  • Texas Medical Board Physician Full License 07/2019 – Present


  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Texas
    Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
    07/2019 – 06/2020
  • Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas
    Family Medicine Residency
    07/2016 – 06/2019
  • St George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada
    Medical Doctor
    08/2010 – 09/2015
  • University of Southern California, California
    Marine and Environmental Biology, MSc
    08/2008 – 05/2010
  • Biological Sciences, BA 07/2019 – 06/2020

Membership And Honorary/Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Worker's Compensation Physicians
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Member 07/2019 – Present
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Member 07/2016 – Present

Sports Team Coverages

  • St. Pius X High School 09/2020 – Present
  • Chavez High School 09/2020 – Present
  • Rice University Athletics Assistant Team Physician 07/2019 – 06/2020
  • Prairie View A&M University Athletics Assistant Team Physician 07/2019 – 06/2020
  • World Champions Centre Gymnastics Physician 07/2019 – 06/2020
  • Cypress Creek High School Athletics Team Physician 08/2017 – 06/2020

Sports Event Coverages

  • Elite Club National League Soccer Tournament Sideline Physician 02/2020
  • Houston National Invitational Gymnastics Meet Covering Physician 02/2020
  • CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Games Stretcher Crew 02/2020
  • Houston Open PGA Tour Covering Physician 10/2019
  • The Woodlands Marathon Medical Team Physician 03/2018, 03/2019, 03/2020
  • Chevron Houston Marathon Medical Team Physician 01/2018, 01/2019, 01/2020

Academic Activities

  • Case Presentation: Chest Tightness on Exertion in an Otherwise Healthy Young Athlete (Accepted)
    American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference
  • Poster Presentation: Concussion Injury in the Presence of a Porencephalic Cyst
    American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference
  • Poster Presentation: Safety of Intermittent Fasting in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type II
    Texas Academy of Physicians Annual Season and Primary Care Summit
  • Family Medicine Residency Regional Research Symposium at Baylor College of Medicine 05/2018
  • Quality Improvement Project: Improving Influenza Vaccine Rates 09/2016 – 03/2017


Native bilingual proficiency in both English and Mandarin Chinese


Basketball, Scuba Diving, Photography

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