A Leading Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. David Hildreth is a leading orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist and elbow conditions at UT Orthopedics. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Hildreth moved to the clinic after establishing a solid orthopedic program at The Methodist Hospital System. His work has contributed to advances in the treatment of small bone and joint conditions. He has mentored many of the medical community's brightest hand and upper extremity surgeons and continues to earn much respect within the Orthopaedic community.

Dr. Hildreth was the Chief of Hand Surgery in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and director of the Hand Fellowship Program at Baylor College of Medicine for many years - and continues to serve as an associate professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor. Prior to Baylor, he practiced at the Institute for Hand and Upper Extremity Disorders at Hopestar Orthopedic Group in Houston.

He became one of the first physicians in Houston to offer a new FDA-approved high-energy shockwave treatment for chronic tennis elbow when he opened the doors of the Tennis Elbow Institute in 2003 - an accomplishment that earned him a place among H Texas Magazine's Top Docs the same year.

Recently featured in Newsweek and listed among Texas Monthly magazine's Texas Super Doctors, Dr. Hildreth is today an associate professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at The Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell Univeristy.

He also practices at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Kirby Surgical Center and the Methodist Health Center in Sugar Land. He is a consulting physician at Shriners Hospitals for Children and Texas Children's Hospital.

He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, where he received the Merck Scholastic Achievement Award. And he performed his orthopedic residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, where he became chief resident. He was a Christine Kleinert Fellow in Hand Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky and an Amelia Brown Fellow in Reconstructive Microsurgery, Microsurgery Unit - Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Hildreth is Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Hand Surgery. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and medical textbooks - and continues to present to his peers at scientific and medical conferences.

Dr. Hildreth is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) - Fellow, the Texas Medical Association (TMA), the Harris County Medical Society, the Houston Orthopaedic Society and the Texas Orthopaedic Association.

He and his family consider themselves true "Houstonians" after living in the area for over 20 years. He enjoys golfing and sailing with his sons.