September Featured Author

Dr. Patrick Mcculloch

Patrick McCulloch, MD
Methodist Center for Orthopedic Surgery
Houston, Texas, USA

From the September Issue: Does High Knee Flexion Cause Separation of Meniscal Repairs?

Podcast: Listen to Dr. McCulloch discuss his article from the September issue.


Dr. McCulloch a fellowship-trained CAQ-certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon in the Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas.

He graduated from Harvard College with Honors in Biological Sciences where he was a four-year varsity lacrosse player. He graduated at the top of his class from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and was the President of the student body.

He returned to Harvard to complete an internship at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital and residency in at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Program. He completed fellowship training in sports medicine and cartilage restoration at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. He subsequently completed the Lars Peterson International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) European Traveling Fellowship. He was an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine for three years before joining the Houston Methodist Hospital where he holds an academic appointment from Weill Cornell Medical College and is the associate fellowship director.

Dr. McCulloch is a team physician for the Houston Astros, the Houston Ballet, the NASA astronaut corps, and Rice University Athletics.  He teaches fellows and residents and is a founding editor of “” which is a free orthopedic education website.  His research interests include clinical and laboratory studies pertaining to baseball, knee and shoulder instabilities, as well as meniscal and articular cartilage repair.

He is married to Domitille McCulloch, who is from Paris, France. They have twin babies (Maxime and Olympia) and live in Houston, Texas. He enjoys family, fly-fishing, and travel.

Selected Other Published Works in AJSM

The Utility of the KJOC Score in Professional Baseball in the United States Am J Sports Med July 12, 2013; published online before print July 12, 2013, doi:10.1177/0363546513495177

Prospective Evaluation of Prolonged Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Femoral Condyle: Minimum 2-Year Follow-Up Am J Sports Med March 2007 35 411-420; published online before print January 29, 2007,  doi:10.1177/0363546506295178

Massive Heterotopic Ossification Complicating Iliopsoas Tendon Lengthening: A Case Report Am J Sports Med December 2006 34 2022-2025; published online before print July 26, 2006, doi:10.1177/0363546506290668

Chondral Defect Repair After the Microfracture Procedure: A Nonhuman Primate Model Am J Sports Med May 2005 33 680-685; published online before print February 16, 2005,  doi:10.1177/0363546504271744

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