David Tietze, M.D.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine for the Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine for the Knee & Lower Leg


David Tietze, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a primary care sports medicine physician.

Dr. Tietze earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He performed his residency in internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center.

Prior to his arrival at UT Southwestern, Dr. Tietze worked as an internal medicine physician at USMD Health System from 2015 to 2017. Before that, he served as a sports medicine physician at Texas Metroplex Institute Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Tietze is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Meet Dr. Tietze

Sports Medicine Specialist in Dallas

David Tietze, M.D., a sports medicine specialist at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is one of the few sports medicine physicians who practices regenerative medicine, a new field of medicine that includes the use of platelet-rich plasma and stem cell treatments with the potential to fully heal damaged tissues. He also offers more traditional sports medicine treatments, which he customizes to each patient’s specific needs.

“I treat musculoskeletal injuries in everyone, whether they’re a weekend warrior or an elite-level athlete or a high school athlete or a grandma,” he explains. “We treat each person based on what his or her situation is, and I like the fact that it's a much more individualized, tailored approach to medicine. It's not cookie cutter. It's very much about the needs and specific requirements of a person.”

A Lifelong Passion

Dr. Tietze knew he wanted to be a sports medicine physician early on. As a former college athlete, he decided orthopaedics and sports medicine would be the best way to combine his passions for athletics and medicine.

Today, Dr. Tietze strives to always provide the best patient-oriented care. One way he accomplishes this goal is by being on call for the teams he works with, which include the athletics programs at Dallas Baptist University and Irving High School. He says this level of availability is the best way to get patients the care they need quickly, while enabling him to be the best advocate for his patients.

Dr. Tietze is also passionate about incorporating new, leading-edge treatments and techniques, such as regenerative medicine, into his practice. He and his team are also participating in a shoulder, hip, and knee registry, which gathers important data on patients’ injuries, the treatment they’ve received, and their progress toward healing.

When patients undergo any shoulder, hip, or knee procedure, they are automatically entered into the registry and invited to report on their healing progress. Dr. Tietze and other physicians use that data to better understand the effectiveness of various treatments, which greatly benefits future patients. 

“These registries help us know how we’re doing over time,” Dr. Tietze explains. “A lot of what we’re doing is leading edge, and it’s important to track our outcomes data to advance the field.

A Community Connection

In addition to his work with UT Southwestern, Dr. Tietze also makes every effort to be involved in his community.

He regularly meets with people at local senior centers and Kiwanis Clubs, giving talks about orthopaedics and the importance of staying active. It’s all part of his passion for being an advocate for patients and non-patients alike.

“All that builds good rapport,” he says. “I strongly believe in being in touch with my community and knowing individuals. It’s important.”

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Ohio State University Medical Center (2012-2013), Sports Medicine
  • Residency - Baylor University Medical Center (2009-2012), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (2005-2009)

Clinical Focus

  • Sports Medicine for the Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine for the Knee & Lower Leg
  • Sports Medicine for the Hip

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Q&A by Dr. Tietze