Patrick McCulloch, MD, is an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. As one of the preeminent surgeons in Houston, he treats many elite-level college and professional athletes, dancers, and those patients who desire the same high-quality, thoughtful, compassionate care. He is a long-time team physician or consultant for the Houston Astros, Rice University, Houston Ballet, Houston Rodeo, and the NASA Astronauts. He treats adolescent to adult patients at three offices within Houston, TX: Medical Center (Houston Methodist Outpatient Center), Bellaire (Pin Oak office), and Memorial (Spring Valley office).
He treats conditions and injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He uses the latest biologic, arthroscopic and minimally-invasive techniques. He treats all shoulder problems from acute instabilities, rotator cuff tears, fractures, arthritis and shoulder replacement. He treats ligament and tendon injuries of the elbow, including Tommy John surgery. He performs all knee procedures (except knee replacements), including ligament reconstructions, such as ACL surgery, meniscus and cartilage problems, transplantation and cell therapies, and osteotomies.
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
▸ 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
▸ 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”
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.
Patient Care Specialists
Academic & Research Staff
"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"
6445 Main St
Houston, TX 77030
Bellaire (Pin Oak)
5505 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77081
Memorial (Spring Valley)
9090 Katy Fwy.
Houston, TX 77030