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Mark Adickes, M.D.

Mark  Adickes
  • Assistant professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UTHealth Medical School
  • Co-Medical Director, Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute

Mark Adickes, M.D., is a Super Bowl champion turned orthopaedic surgeon. He played on a championship Washington Redskins team and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. The focus of his practice is on the arthroscopic treatment of hip, knee and shoulder injuries. He has a special interest in preventing or significantly retarding the progression of hip arthritis.

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Grant Fowler, M.D.

  • Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, UTHealth Medical School
  • Attending physician, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Grant Fowler, M.D., is board-certified in family medicine, geriatrics and primary care sports medicine. Fowler co-edits the textbook “Procedures for Primary Care,” and teaches procedures for residents. He has been interviewed on a wide range of topics from influenza to medications. His areas of expertise include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and procedures, especially preventive procedures such as cardiac testing, vasectomy and screening colonoscopy.

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John Higgins, M.D., M.B.A., M.PHIL.

John  Higgins
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, UTHealth Medical School
  • Director of Exercise Physiology, Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute
  • Chief of Cardiology, Harris Health System Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital

John P. Higgins, M.D., specializes in non-invasive cardiology including nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and positron emission tomography, as well as exercise physiology and sports medicine. He has researched the effects of sports and energy beverages on the body and has led research on a program to detect heart problems in children and prevent sudden cardiac arrest, particularly in athletes.


Walter Lowe, M.D.

Walter  Lowe
  • Edward T. Smith Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,UTHealth Medical School
  • Team physician for Houston Texans and Houston Rockets, as well as the University of Houston
  • Medical Director of the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Walter Lowe, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspeciality in sports medicine. Lowe studied under the legendary baseball doctor Frank Jobe, M.D., who pioneered a procedure to repair injured pitching arms called “Tommy John Surgery.” Dr. Lowe specializes in the care of injured knees, shoulders or elbows. He is a member of the National Football League Physicians Society and the Association of Professional Team Physicians.


Summer Ott, Psy.D.

Summer  Ott
  • Neuropsychologist, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UTHealth Medical School
  • Director, Sports Concussion Program, Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute
  • Neuropsychology consultant for the Houston Texans, the Houston Aeros, the University of Houston, as well as many colleges, universities, and school districts throughout Texas

Summer Ott, Psy.D., specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related concussions and was very instrumental in getting the Texas Senate Bill 2038, also known as Natasha’s Law, approved.  The bill establishes proper management and return-to-play guidelines for concussed school-aged athletes and was signed into law in June 2011.  In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Ott has co-authored publications in scholarly journals in the area of neuropsychological assessment and frequently conducts presentations regarding proper management of concussion.  Her current research interests include gender differences in recovery from sports related concussion and proper baseline testing of athletes. 


Jocelyn Szeto, M.D.

Jocelyn  Szeto
  • Assistant professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UTHealth Medical School
  • Attending physician, Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute

Jocelyn Szeto, M.D., specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports or activity-related illnesses or injuries. Her clinical interests include ultrasound-guided procedures, concussion evaluation and management and the care of the female athlete. She received a medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed a fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, Greenville, South Carolina.

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