Steven B. Singleton, M.D.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - General Orthopaedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • ACL Repair/Reconstruction

Biography

Steven B. Singleton, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Section Chief of Sports Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in sports medicine, especially injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle; ACL injuries; cartilage restoration; and biologics for sports medicine.

Dr. Singleton earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern, where he also completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery. He gained advanced training in sports medicine through a fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.

Dr. Singleton is a co-founder of the Texas Health Sports Medicine Research and Education Institute and the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas.

He is the current head team orthopaedic surgeon for Texas Christian University. Previously, he has consulted for many sports teams and national sporting events, including the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association/Team USA and FC Dallas, as well as serving as the Venue Medical Director for events such as the 2018 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Regional Championship and the 2017 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Dr. Singleton is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and was elected to its Council of Delegates for Texas; he has previously served for Colorado and South Carolina.

A prolific presenter, researcher, and published author, Dr. Singleton recently co-authored the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine article “Adolescent Athletes Demonstrate Inferior Objective Profiles at the Time of Return to Sport After ACLR Compared with Healthy Controls.” His research interests include ACL and cartilage injuries of the knee and their treatment.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Steadman Hawkins Clinic (1996-1997), Sports Medicine
  • Residency - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1992-1996), Orthopedic Surgery
  • Internship - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1991-1992), General Surgery
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1989-1991)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Big XII Physicians Organization
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
Honors & Awards
  • Award of the Year 2012, Spartanburg County Medical Society
  • Abstract Award Winner 2010, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
  • Fokuda Award Finalist 2010, International Congress on Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Poster Award Winner 2009, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
  • Clinical Science Award Winner 2008, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
  • Video Award Winner 1998, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Sports Medicine
  • ACL Repair/Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI)
  • Regenerative medicine/orthobiologics

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Steven B. Singleton, M.D.

Dr. Singleton talks about his approach to patient care.