Donald Dolce, MD Orthopedic Surgeon Orthopedic surgery – Sports Medicine

Donald Dolce, MD

Dr. Dolce is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating acute to chronic musculoskeletal conditions and injuries in patients from adolescence through adulthood. With his physician assistant Kelley Menefee, PA-C, their goal is to provide friendly, ethical, and compassionate care using the most advanced therapy and techniques available.

Dr. Dolce was raised in San Antonio, where he swam and played water polo for John Marshall HS. He continued athletics through college and completed his undergraduate studies at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He then attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston before completing his orthopaedic surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. After residency, he completed a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the Houston Methodist Hospital. While in Houston, he worked as an assistant team physician for the Houston Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Rice University football and baseball, and the Houston Rodeo. His past and current research interests include MLB pitching mechanics and their relation to injury risk, clinical ballet and biomechanical FAI hip studies, and biomechanical meniscal transplantation research. Dr. Dolce is currently an assistant team physician for TCU athletics and is a team physician for Nolan Catholic High School.

SPECIALTY

  • Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine

MEDICAL SCHOOL

  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston

RESIDENCY

  • Orthopedic Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital

FELLOWSHIP

  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at Houston Methodist Hospital

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

  • THE BONE & JOINT CLINIC
    Texas Health Care Physicians Group
    Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Physician
    Fort Worth, TX
    2014-Current

POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL TRAINING

  • HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL
    Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Houston, TX
    2013-2014
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
    Chief Resident Orthopaedic Surgery
    Washington, DC
    2012-2013
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERISTY HOSPITAL
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
    Washington, DC
    2008-2012

EDUCATION

  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL SCHOOL AT HOUSTON
    Doctor of Medicine
    Houston, TX
    2004-2008
  • TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
    B.A. Biology / Minor: Business
    Ft. Worth, TX
    1999-2002
  • FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
    Biology Major
    Boca Raton, FL
    1997-1999

LICENSING/ACCREDITATION

  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course, The Burwin Institute
    2014
  • Board Certified American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Board Certified
    Part 1 ABOS, passed
    Part 2 ABOS, passed

    2013
    2016
  • Texas Medical License, P6807

PROFESSIONAL/ACADEMIC HONORS

  • Baylor Scott & White Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Council
    2017-Present
  • Fort Worth Magazine Top Doctor
    2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • 360 West Top Doctor
    2017, 2018
  • 76092 Magazine Top Doctor
    2017, 2018
  • Texas Medical Association Delegate - Tarrant County
    2016-Present
  • County Medical Board Member
    2015-Present
  • Baylor Scott & White All-Saints Trauma Committee Orthopedic Liaison
    2015-2017
  • String of Pearls Award for Teaching - finalist, Georgetown Medical School
    2011, 2012
  • Merck Leadership Award, UT Houston Medical School
    2008
  • Dean’s List, TCU
    2000, 2002
  • Teaching Assistant, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, TCU
    2001
  • Dean’s List, FAU
    1997, 1998, 1999
  • Pi Kappa Alpha Academic Excellence Award, FAU
    1998

RESEARCH

  • Early Cocking Phase Mechanics And Injury Risk In Starting Major League Baseball Pitchers
    Dolce D, Lincoln A, Douoguih W
    Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015 April; 3(4)
  • Intraoperative Evaluation Of Dorsal Screw Prominence After Polyaxial Volar Plate Fixation Of Distal Radius Fractures Utilizing The Hoya View: A Cadaveric Study
    Dolce D, Goodwin D, Ludwig M, Edwards S
    Hand (N Y). 2014 December;9(4):511-5.
  • Lateral Meniscal Transplantation: Evaluation Of Kinematics, Strain, And Tibiofemoral Contact Pressures
    Dolce D, Jones H, Gale A, Hogen M, Alder J, Noble P, McCulloch P
    Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016 December; 4(12)
  • Evaluation Of Hip Range Of Motion And Impingement In A Population Of Professional Ballet Dancers
    Unpublished research
  • Basic Science Pain Receptor Research
    Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Unpublished research

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Tarrant County Medical Society
    2015-Present
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
    2013-Present
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    2013-Present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    2008-Present
  • Texas Medical Association
    2004-2008, 2013-Present
  • Texas Orthopedic Association
    2014-Present
  • Tarrant County Medical Society
    2014-Present
  • Washington Orthopaedic Society
    2009-2013
  • American Medical Association
    2004-2011

PRESENTATIONS

  • Humeral Avulsion of the Glenohumeral Ligaments
    Presentation: BIG XII Team Physicians Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO

    June 2015
  • An Anteriorized Posterior Root Position Does Not Alter Lateral Meniscal Transplant
    Kinematics When Compared to Anatomic Root Placement
    Podium Presentation: International Cartilage Repair Society, Chicago, IL


    April 2015
  • Rotator Cuff Tears: Evaluation and Management
    Presentation: Baylor All-Saints Hospital, Fort Worth,

    April 2015
  • An Anteriorized Posterior Root Position Does Not Alter Lateral Meniscal Transplant
    Kinematics When Compared To Anatomic Root Placement
    Poster Presentation: Orthopedic Research Society Meeting, Las Vegas, NV


    March 2015
  • Meniscal and Tibio-Femoral Kinematics after Meniscal Transplantation
    Poster Presentation: Orthopedic Research Society Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

    March 2015
  • Understanding and Preventing Baseball Upper Extremity Injuries
    Presentation: Tarrant County Medical Society Meeting, Fort Worth, TX

    March 2015
  • Shoulder Instability: Evaluation and Management
    Presentation: Baylor Scott & White Sports Medicine Conference, Dallas, TX

    January 2015
  • Cartilage Salvage
    Presentation: Tarrant County Medical Society Meeting, Fort Worth, TX

    October 2014
  • Early Cocking Phase Mechanics and Injury Risk in Starting Major League Baseball Pitchers
    Poster Presentation: MedStar Health Research Symposium, Columbia, MD
    Washington Orthopaedic Society Presentation, Washington, DC
    Houston Astros Spring Training Pitching Symposium, Kissimmee, FL

    March 2013
    May 2013
    March 2014
  • Assessment of Volar-Plated Distal Radius Screw Prominence With The Hoya View, a Cadaveric Study
    Washington Orthopaedic Society Presentation, Washington, DC


    May 2013

SPORTS MEDICINE EXPERIENCE

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS:

  • HOUSTON TEXANS, NFL
    Assistant team physician
    Houston, TX
    2013-2014
  • HOUSTON ASTROS, MLB
    Assistant team physician
    Houston, TX
    2013-2014
  • HOUSTON DYNAMO, MLS
    Assistant team physician
    Houston, TX
    2013-2014
  • HOUSTON ROCKETS, NBA
    Assistant team physician
    Houston, TX
    2013-2014

COLLEGIATE SPORTS:

  • TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, BIG XII
    Team physician
    Fort Worth, TX
    2014-2016
  • RICE UNIVERSITY, C-USA
    Football, Basketball, Baseball Assistant team physician
    Houston, TX
    2013-2014
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, BIG EAST
    Lacrosse
    Washington, DC
    2013

OTHERS:

  • NASA
    Astronaut clinic
    Houston, TX
    2013-2014
  • HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO
    Sports Medicine Committee Member/Rodeo physician
    Houston, TX
    2014
  • FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW AND RODEO
    Rodeo Physician
    FORT WORTH, TX
    2016-Present

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • THR Harris Methodist Fort Worth
  • THR Alliance
  • Medical City Fort Worth
  • Medical City Alliance
  • Baylor Scott and White All Saints Hospital Fort Worth
  • Baylor Scott and White Grapevine Hospital

CURRENT TEAM/ATHLETIC COVERAGE

  • Nolan Catholic High School
  • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
  • MS 150 Fort Worth
Donald Dolce, MD

1651 W.Rosedale
Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX 76104

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