Luncheon Meeting (Members and Guests)
Speaker: Dr. Alfred Mansour, UT Health Science Center.
Topic: "Treating Athletes’ Injuries and Update on New Developments in the Field".
Dr. Alfred Mansour is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has recently been named Director of the UT Ortho Comprehensive Hip Preservation Program and serves as a Team Physician for the Houston Rockets NBA Organization. In addition to leading the hip preservation program, he also currently serves as Director of Pediatric Orthopedics.
Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Mansour completed dual fellowships in both Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery with an emphasis on the full spectrum of hip preservation. His combined training experiences have shaped his subspecialized expertise and approach to both sports medicine and hip preservation in children and athletic adults. He is one of only a handful of surgeons nationally employing both arthroscopic and open surgical techniques including periacetabular osteotomy for complex hip problems including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and hip dysplasia. He also specializes in fractures and growth plate injuries of the extremities, patellar instability, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), ACL ruptures, and cartilage injuries of the elbow, hip, knee and ankle.
Dr. Mansour received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, while becoming a seven-time NCAA All-American swimmer and finalist for NCAA National Scholar Athlete of the Year. His experience at the elite level of athletics as a competitor and physician give him a unique perspective in caring for the high-level athlete of all ages.
He attended medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed both his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Mansour went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado and an additional fellowship in Sports Medicine from the prestigious Steadman Hawkins Denver Clinic, serving as an assistant team physician to the Denver Broncos Football Club and Colorado Rockies Baseball organization.
Dr. Mansour is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, where he serves on multiple national committees. He has been recognized by H-Texas Magazine and Houstonia Magazine multiple years as one of the “Top Doctors” in Texas in both pediatric orthopaedics as well as sports medicine.
His research interests include various areas of sports medicine and hip preservation and he has presented at a multitude of national meetings. He has numerous publications in a variety of orthopaedic journals and frequently lectures on the topics of hip preservation in adolescent and young adults, pediatric sports medicine, and trauma.
Special Guest: George Crowl, Lt Governor
Bio: I am a graduate of Oberlin College, Ohio and have a Masters in Government from California State University Sacramento.
I retired from the Air Force as lieutenant colonel after 25 years as a navigator/bombardier, and being #2 supervising 2000 people maintaining 90 F-111 aircraft.
Later I designed training programs for aircrew flying the F-111, the Air Force Weapons School, and the Predator drone programs.
I am currently retired, am active in the Boy Scout program for 68 years, and have been a Kiwanian for 37 years. I have been club President twice, secretary for 14 years, and this is my second term as lieutenant governor, the first being 10 years ago.