Following a national search, Dean Giuseppe Colasurdo has named Dr. Walter Lowe the new chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, effective Aug. 15.

Lowe comes to the Medical School from Baylor College of Medicine, where he has served as an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery since 1995. He also was the chief of the Sports Medicine Section and served as medical director of the Roger Clemens Institute of Sports Medicine and Human Performance. He serves as the team physician for the Houston Texans and the University of Houston.

In his new role at the Medical School, he also will serve as medical director of orthopaedic surgery services at Memorial Hermann–Texas Medical Center and LBJ General Hospital.

“Dr. Lowe has distinguished himself in the field of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine,” said Dean Giuseppe Colasurdo. "I am certain he will build an extraordinary department with emphasis on the highest standard of patient care and service. And, I am confident that he will be particularly committed to the advancement of our educational programs."

Lowe is a 1983 graduate of the Medical School and completed an internship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, an orthopaedic residency at Tarrant County Affiliated Hospitals, and a fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He is certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He specializes in sports medicine with an emphasis on diagnosing and treating a wide range of knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries and disorders.