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Ronak Mukesh Patel, M.D.Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Sports Medicine

Ronak Mukesh Patel, M.D.

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Board-eligible)


  • Undergraduate: Texas A&M University (2007-2010)
    Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biomedical Science
  • Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) (2010-2015)
    Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Internship/Residency: Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital (2015-2020)
    Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)/Weill-Cornell Medical College (2020-2021)
    Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship

Sports Team Coverage

  • 2020 – 2021 Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
  • 2020 – 2021 Iona College (NCAA Division I Sports)
  • 2019 Lindenwood University (NCAA Division I Women’s Hockey)
  • 2018 – 2019 St. Louis Blues (NHL)
  • 2018 – 2019 Washington University in St. Louis Athletics (NCAA Division III Football)
  • 2015 – 2019 St. Louis-area High School Football


  1. Patel RM, Wright-Chisem J, Williams RJ. Anteriorizing Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy for Patellofemoral Cartilage Lesions Arthroscopy Techniques. Arthrosc Tech (accepted)
  2. Patel RM, Tarkunde Y, Wall LB, Schimizzi G, Goldfarb CA. Long-Term Outcomes of Operatively Treated Medial Epicondyle Fractures in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients. Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online. 2021 May;3(3):124-128.
  3. Patel RM, Castile RM, Jenkins MJ, Lake SP, Brophy RH. Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of the Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Jan;49(1):172-182.
  4. Patel RM, Miller AN. Successful Fixation of a Tuberculous Nonunion of the Humeral Shaft: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2019 Jan-Mar;9(1):e19.
  5. Patel RM, Brophy RH. Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee: Anatomy, Function, Imaging, and Treatment. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jan;46(1):217-223.
  6. Patel RM, Liu D, Gonzaga-Jauregui C, Jhangiani S, Lu JT, Sutton VR, Fernbach SD, Azamian M, White L, Edmond JC, Paysse EA, Belmont JW, Muzny D, Lupski JR, Gibbs RA, Lewis RA, Lee BH, Lalani SR, Campeau PM. An exome sequencing study of Moebius syndrome including atypical cases reveals an individual with CFEOM3A and a TUBB3 mutation. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2017 Mar;3(2):a000984.
  7. Johnson CC, Garcia GH, Liu JN, Stepan JG, Patel RM, Dines JS. Internet resources for Tommy John injuries: what are patients reading? J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Dec;25(12):e386-e393.
  8. Patel RM, Nagamani SC, Cuthbertson D, Campeau PM, Krischer JP, Shapiro JR, Steiner RD, Smith PA, Bober MB, Byers PH, Pepin M, Durigova M, Glorieux FH, Rauch F, Lee BH, Hart T, Sutton VR. A cross-sectional multicenter study of osteogenesis imperfecta in North America – results from the linked clinical research centers. Clin Genet. 2015 Feb;87(2):133-40.
  9. Garcia GH, Taylor SA, Dy CJ, Christ A, Patel RM, Dines JS. Online resources for shoulder instability: what are patients reading? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Oct 15;96(20):e177.
  10. Ruan MZ, Patel RM, Dawson BC, Jiang MM, Lee BH. Pain, motor and gait assessment of murine osteoarthritis in a cruciate ligament transection model. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 Sep;21(9):1355-64.
  11. Fabricant PD, Dy CJ, Patel RM, Blanco JS, Doyle SM. Internet search term affects the quality and accuracy of online information about developmental hip dysplasia. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jun;33(4):361-5.
  12. Lee AT, Schrumpf MA, Choi D, Meyers KN, Patel R, Wright TM, Hotchkiss RN, Daluiski A. The influence of gravity on the unstable elbow. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Jan;22(1):81-7.
  13. Dy CJ, Taylor SA, Patel RM, McCarthy MM, Roberts TR, Daluiski A. Does the quality, accuracy, and readability of information about lateral epicondylitis on the internet vary with the search term used? Hand (N Y). 2012 Dec;7(4):420-5.
  14. Dy CJ, Taylor SA, Patel RM, Kitay A, Roberts TR, Daluiski A. The effect of search term on the quality and accuracy of online information regarding distal radius fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Sep;37(9):1881-7.

Academic Committee Appointments

  • 2021 – Present AOSSM, Technology Committee, Member
  • 2019 – 2020 Digital Curriculum Committee Member, Washington University Orthopedics
  • 2015 – 2020 Resident Education Committee, Class Representative, Washington University Orthopedics
  • 2016 Resident Moderator, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) and ORS Resident Research Symposium
  • 2007 – 2015 Lead Regional Coordinator, Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Youth Activities, National Team
  • 2010 – 2015 President (2011-2012), Orthopaedic Student Society, UTMB

Professional Memberships

  • 2020 – Present AOSSM, Candidate Member
  • 2015 – Present AAOS, Candidate Member
  • 2021 – Present International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA), Member
  • 2021 – Present Texas Medical Association (TMA)
  • 2021 – Present Harris County Medical Socity (HCMS)
  • 2019 – 2021 AANA, Fellow Member
  • 2018 – 2019 ORS, Associate Member
  • 2014 – 2015 Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society, Associate Member


  • 2020 Washington University Orthopaedics – Resident Research Award
  • 2019 American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum
  • 2015 Dean’s Award for Research Excellence, UTMB
  • 2014 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) – Junior selection
  • 2014 Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • 2014 William Todd Midgett, MD Award for Superior Clinical Practice, UTMB
  • 2014 Joseph B. Kass Award for Research, UTMB
  • 2014 Colin Maclean Presidential Scholarship, UTMB
  • 2013 National American College of Physicians (ACP) – Clinical Vignette Finalist
  • 2010 Award in Gross Anatomy, UTMB


  • Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Preservation
  • Knee Reconstruction and Cartilage Preservation
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Fracture Care

Personal Interests

  • Cars, football, basketball, beta testing technology, travel, food & dining, classical Indian drums (tabla)

Book an Appointment

  • Tel: (832) 500-8135
  • Tel: (713) 436-3488


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