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David C. Brown, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Specializing in Sports Medicine

Dr. Brown is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with expertise in the latest biologic, arthroscopic, and minimally invasive techniques. He provides compassionate and comprehensive care for all structures of the musculoskeletal system affected by sports participation and degenerative joint conditions.

Born and raised in Texas, Dr. Brown grew up in Southeast Houston and moved to Friendswood in high school. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with honors with a degree in kinesiology and biology. During his undergraduate and early post-graduate years, he applied his passion for biomechanics, physiology, and sports medicine as a master personal trainer.

Following medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Dr. Brown completed a five-year residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He then pursued advanced fellowship training in sports medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Brown is thrilled to return to his hometown to serve the greater Clear Lake community. He currently performs surgery at Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital and sees clinic patients in his second-floor office in Medical Office Building 4, Suite 200.

Dr. Brown is married to Kristina, his high school sweetheart, who is currently a school nurse in Friendswood. They have four amazing children: three girls and a boy. In his free time, Dr. Brown enjoys fitness, golf, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.

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2022-2023Baylor Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Houston, Texas
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

2017-2022University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Orthopedic Surgery Residency

2013-2017University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas
Doctor of Medicine

2004-2007The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

2003-2004The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Research Experience

Faculty Advisor: Joan Nichols, PhD
Professor, Associate Director for Research, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Project: Transplantation of bioengineered lungs project

Co-Investigator Faculty Advisor: Brian A. Smith, MD
Associate Professor, Sports Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Project: Sex differences in knee flexion angle during a rapid change of direction while running

Co-Investigator Faculty Advisor: Nikoletta L. Carayannopoulos, DO
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Project: Anatomic Predisposition for Pediatric Distal Radius Fractures

Co-Investigator Faculty Advisor: Ronald W. Lindsey, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Project: Hypovitaminosis D and Post-Injury Pain from Fragility Fractures

Co-Investigator Faculty Advisor: Kevin L. Garvin, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Project: An investigation into the relationship between a Staphylococcus aureus decolonization protocol and the development of post-operative prosthetic joint infection

Co-Investigator Faculty Advisor: Daniel E. Firestone, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Project: Assessing the field of analgesia when comparing mode of application of a local anesthetic through topical ointment versus j-tip needle-free injector to assess circumferential field of analgesia treatment efficacies and duration of each treatment application

Co-Investigator Faculty Advisor: Matthew J. Teusink, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Project: Effects of Malnutrition on Perioperative Complications in Patients Undergoing Rotator Cuff Repair

Publications, Presentations, and Abstracts

Brown D. Sex differences in knee flexion angle during a rapid change of direction while running. Poster presentation: UTMB Medical Student Summer Research Program

Brown D. Sex differences in knee flexion angle during a rapid change of direction while running. Rapid fire podium presentation: Southern Orthopedic Association – 32nd Annual Meeting

Sheu CL, Gray AM, Brown D, Smith BA. “Sex differences in knee flexion angle during a rapid change of direction while running.” Orthop J of Sports Med. 2015 Dec 15;3(12): 2325967115617932. eCollection 2015.

Joan E. Nichols, Stephanie P. Vega, Lissenya B. Argueta, Jean A. Niles, Michael Smith, Adrienne Eastaway, David Brown, Joaquin Cortiella. “From 2D Culture to 3D Microchip Models: Trachea, Bronchi/Bronchiole and Lung Biomimetic Models for Disease Modeling, Drug Discovery and Personalized Medicine.” Regenerative Medicine Technology: On-a-chip Applications for Disease Modeling, Drug Discovery and Personalized Medicine. CRC Press. Submitted to Publisher Sept. 2015.

Extracurricular Activities

Vice President, Student Surgical Society

Community Service Chair, Student Surgical Society

Secretary, Sports Medicine Initiative

Orthopedics Student Society

Theta Kappa Psi Medical Fraternity

Volunteer Activities

Houston SaberCates Profession Rugby Team Coverage

Episcopal High School Varsity Football Team Coverage

Union Omaha (USL League 1) Soccer Physicals

Nebraska Medicine Sports Medicine Football Coverage

Nebraska Medicine Sports Medicine International Omaha Equestrian Event Coverage

St. Vincent’s Clinic, Galveston, TX Free medical care facility that is run by medical students to serve indigent Galveston residents

Yaga’s Children Fund: Wild Game and BBQ Cook-off Helped raise money for the Yaga’s Children Fund

Friendswood High School/Junior High Sports Physicals Provided sports physicals for Friendswood high school/junior high athletes

Chevron Houston Marathon Medical Aid Station 10K event that benefited 61 official charities

Pre-matriculation Reinforcement and Enrichment Program Helps incoming students prepare for medical school entrance through a condensed curriculum experience

Ball High School Health Camp Promoted healthy living practices and performed health screenings for students of Ball High School

Work Experience

Certified Personal Trainer Provided customized training programs Educated on proper nutrition, cardiovascular exercise, resistance training Areas of interest – biomechanics, physiology, and anatomy

Professional Organization

18123 Upper Bay Road,
Medical Office Building 4,
Ste 200,
Nassau Bay, TX 77058

Driving Directions

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