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Walter R. Lowe M.D.

Walt Lowe Portrait

Dr. Lowe is Chairman and Professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Edward T. Smith Professor and Chair, and the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center and LBJ General Hospital.  He is also the Medical Director of the Memorial Hermann Rockets Sports Medicine Institute now located in its new location in Suite 1700 at the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza.

Dr. Lowe specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on diagnosing and treating a wide range of knee, and shoulder injuries and disorders.

He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and also holds a Sub-Specialty Certification in Sports Medicine.  Dr. Lowe has served as the Head Team Physician for the NFL Houston Texans, the Head Team Physician for the NCAA University of Houston Cougars, the Head Team Physician for the NBA Houston Rockets, as well as the North Shore Mustangs, C.E. King Panthers and other local area high schools.

Dr. Lowe is an Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery for the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  Dr. Lowe is the former Director of Baylor Sports Medicine Fellowship and the former Chief of the Sports Medicine Section. 

Dr. Lowe is on active staff with the Memorial Hermann Surgical Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital - Texas Medical Center, and The Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Lowe received a B.A. from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. He received his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. After completing his internship at John Peter Smith Hospital and a residency at Tarrant County Affiliated Hospitals in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Lowe completed a fellowship at the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Lowe spent a year studying under the Famous Sports Medicine Baseball surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe.

Dr. Lowe is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, fellow American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, fellow American College of Sports Medicine, NFL team Physicians Society, ACL Study Group.


Services Provided by Dr Lowe:


  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction / Revision Reconstruction

  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction / Revision Reconstruction

  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Repair / Reconstruction

  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Repair / Reconstruction

    including Posterior Lateral Corner Repair / Reconstruction

  • Multi-Ligament Repair / Reconstructions

  • Osteochondral Autograft / Allograft Transplantation (OATS)

  • Osteochondral Microfracture

  • Meniscal Injury

    (Meniscectomies and Meniscal Repairs)

  • Meniscal (Allograft) Transplants



  • SLAP Lesion Repair

  • Bankart Lesions Repair

  • Rotator Cuff Repair

  • Bicep Tendon Disorders

    (Biceps Tenodesis)

  • AC Joint Injuries / Reconstructions

  • Dislocations

  • Anterior and Posterior Instability Surgical Corrections


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