UT Southwestern’s Sports Medicine Clinic at the Clinical Center Richardson/Plano offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to the care of athletes, from recognized professionals to elite amateurs, neighborhood joggers, and everyone who seeks a healthy lifestyle through regular physical activity.
Our Sports Medicine doctors are the official team physicians for the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars, and they continue to serve other professional and amateur organizations throughout North Texas, as well as numerous school-based sports programs.
We work to pinpoint the underlying cause of any injury suffered during training, games, or normal exercise. We can then provide immediate, effective treatment options to manage each patient’s issues.
In addition, as part of the only academic medical center in North Texas, our team has unparalleled access to groundbreaking research that is improving patient care; for example, UT Southwestern Sports Medicine is among only a handful of orthopaedic groups in the country evaluating why women and girls experience different types of injuries more frequently than men and how to treat them effectively.
The Sports Medicine Clinic offers a unique multidisciplinary approach to care. Orthopaedic surgeons, physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, nutritionists, psychologists, and other highly qualified health care specialists are part of our team.
In addition, the Sports Medicine Clinic provides these on-site supportive services:
Whether providing the most advanced nonsurgical care available or the latest minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure, our specialists are experts in treating sports-related injuries and disorders affecting the bones, joints, and muscles. Patients can rely on an intense depth of experience to treat any type of sports-related disorder.
William Robertson, M.D., is Chief of UT Southwestern Sports Medicine & Shoulder. He serves as head team physician for the Dallas Stars hockey team and specializes in evaluating and treating shoulder, hip, knee, and other sports-related injuries and conditions. Dr. Robertson sees both adult and adolescent patients, seeking to help each person return to the sport or activity they love as quickly and safely as possible, whatever their age or skill level.
Robert Dimeff, M.D., Professor, UT Southwestern, is a primary care sports medicine specialist, evaluating and treating the complete spectrum of medical and orthopaedic disorders related to sports participation using the latest nonsurgical treatment options. US News & World Report, Men’s Health, and Castle Connolly have recognized Dr. Dimeff as one of America’s top doctors for sports medicine.
Katherine Coyner, M.D., Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern, is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. One of the most common injuries Dr. Coyner sees is ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears. For patients who need reconstructive ACL surgery, she uses a minimally invasive approach and places the ACL reconstruction in the anatomic location. This technique cuts down on post-operative pain and restores the knee’s function better than older methods.