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Donald Stewart, M.D.


Dr. Donald Stewart

Dr. Donald Stewart is a Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon. His career interests consist of a blend of sports medicine, trauma, and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He completed his Fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Foundation Orthopedic Athletic and Reconstruction Research Fellowship in Houston in 2008 as well as another two month fellowship in Germany.

Dr. Stewart has volunteered as the assistant team physician for Rice Athletics, Houston Rockets, and TCU Athletics. He has also volunteered for mission trips since 2012 to bring basic orthopedic care to those in need. 

He performs achilles tendon repairs, bunion corrections, lapiplasty, hammertoe corrections, midfoot fusions and many more procedures. If a condition requires surgery, he can also perform minimally invasive incisions for faster healing time.

As a native of Fort Worth, he spends his free time hosting cookouts with his family and friends. He also enjoys working out and traveling.

  • 2011-present Arlington Orthopedic Associates P.A.Arlington & Mansfield, TX Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery and Foot and Ankle and Lower Extremity Reconstruction – Practice Includes Subspecialty Orthopedic foot and ankle and lower extremity reconstruction. Also practices general orthopedic trauma.
  • 2008- 2011 – UNT Health Science Center – Fort Worth, TX – Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery Specialty Foot and Ankle and Lower Extremity Reconstruction – Chairman: David M Lichtman M.D.
  • 2022-present Arlington Orthopedic Associates – Arlington & Mansfield, TX Board member
  • 2019-present – Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital Arlington, TX – Medical Executive Committee & Value Purchasing Committee
  • 2010 – Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery and Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • 2010 – Pretoria, SouthAfrica – Advanced Taylor Spatial Frame Training – One week course for evaluation and management of complex limb salvage problems using computer assisted multiplanar external fixators
  • 2008 – Dresden, Germany = AO Fellowship – Two month fellowship with Dr. Zwipp/ Rammelt – Focus on lower extremity trauma and posttraumatic reconstruction
  • 2007-2008 – Houston, TX – Foundation Orthopedic Athletic and Reconstr. Research Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery – Director: Thomas O. Clanton M.D. – Contact: 713-799-2429
  • 2002-2007 – Temple, TX – Scott and White Hospital – Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program – Chairman: Robert A. Probe M.D. – Contact: 254-724-6734
  • 1998-2002 – Dallas, TX – UT Southwestern Medical School – Degree: Medical Doctorate – Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 1994-1998 – College Station, TX – Texas A&M University – Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science Honors: Summa Cum Laude
  • 2020 – Wood, Stewart et al. Kinematic analysis of combined suture-button and suture anchor augment constructs for ankle syndesmosis injuries.  Foot and Ankle International. Vol 41 (4) 463-472.
  • 2016 – Cromeens, Stewart, et al. An Attachment-Based Description of the Medial Collateral and Spring Ligament Complexes. Foot and Ankle International. Vol36(6) 710-721.
  • 2013 – Brinker. Review of Orthopedic Trauma. Primary author for chapter on Injuries of the Ankle and chapter on Injuries of the foot.
  • 2012 – Chaput, Dangott, Rahm, Hitt, Stewart, Sampson. A proteomic Variation Between Osteopenic and Age-matched Control Bone Tissue. Experimental Biology and Medicine00: 1-8, 2012.
  • 2011 – Cromeens, B; Patterson R; Sheedlo H; Motley T; Stewart D.: Association of hindfoot ligament tears and osteochondral lesions. Foot Ankle Int. 32:1164-1174, 2011.
Research (Unpublished)


  • 2016
    Arlington, TX – Biomechanical Study on Fixation of Syndesmotic Injuries with Ultrasound Evaluation
    • Sequential fixation with tightropes and internal brace
    • Goal is to restore rotation to normal physiology
  • 2005
    Houston, TX – Shriner’s Hospital – Effect Of Lateral Column Lengthening and Medial Column Stabilization on Foot Pressures in Cerebral Palsy
    • Analyzing foot pressures after surgery for pes planovalgus deformity and comparing to pre-operative foot pressures
    • Podium presentation at AAOS
  • 6/97-8/98
    Dallas, TX – Molecular and Cell Biology Department – Undergraduate Research Fellow
    • Isolation of a promoter sequence in Drosophila melanogaster for signaling apoptosis


  • 2016-present
    Arthrex Speaker and Laboratory Instructor
    • Focus on sports injuries and foot and ankle reconstruction
  • 2014-present
    Work Twice Weekly with Orthopedic Residents John Petersmith Hospital
    • Residents assist in clinic and operating room
    • Provide Grand Rounds and Lecture three times a year
  • 2010-present
    Course Instructor Smith Nephew TSF
    • Lecture Presentation and laboratory assistance for multiplanar external fixators/ Taylor Spatial Frames
  • 2008-2010
    AO Instructor for Synthes
    • Focus is on trauma reconstruction foot and ankle
  • 2007
    AAOS Podium Presentation
    • Effect Of Lateral Column Lengthening and Medial Column Stabilization on Foot Pressures in Cerebral Palsy
  • 2018-2022 – Arlington, TX – Assistant team physician UTA Athletics
  • 2011-present
    Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital
    • Director of Foot and Ankle
  • 2015-2018
    TCU Athletics
    • Assistant Team Physician/ Orthopedic Foot and Ankle
  • 2007-2008 – Houston, TX
    Assistant Team Physician for the Houston Rockets
    • Assist with care of professional athletes in the training room and during games
  • 2007-2008
    Foundation Orthopedic Athletic and Reconstruction Research Assistant Team Physician for Rice Athletics
    • Game coverage and athletic care for football, volleyball, basketball, soccer
  • 1999, 2001 – Dallas, TX
    UT Southwestern Department of Anatomy Teaching Assistant
  • 1999-2001 – Gainesville, TX
    Camp Sweeney Diabetic Education Camp Medical Staff
    • Care and education of diabetic children included monitoring and adjusting daily insulin regimens and general and emergency pediatric care
  • 1997-1998 – College Station, TX
    Texas A&M Department of Physiology
    • Teaching Assistant
  • 1996 – Arlington, TX
    Dr. Steven Walters DDS/OMFS
    • Surgical Assistant
  • 2015-2019 – TCU Athletics Assistant Team Physician/Orthopedic Foot and Ankle
  • 2015, 2016 Irving Marathon Orthopedic Physician
  • 2012-present Faith In Practice
    Orthopedic Medical Staff for Mission trips to Antigua Guatemala
    • Annual one week mission trips focused on complex foot and ankle problems
  • 2007-2008 – Houston, TX
    UT Houston
    Assistant Team Physician for Rice Athletics and Houston Rockets
  • 2006 -Temple, TX
    Scott and White Hospital Physician
    • Sports medicine talks for personal trainers
  • 2002-2003 – Temple, TX
    Scott and White Hospital
    • Team Physician local high schools
  • 2001-2005 – Temple, TX
    Scott and White Hospital Physician
    • Participate in high school physicals 2-3 times per year
  • 1999 – Dallas, TX
    UT Southwestern Medical School
    Member of Welcome Committee
    • Attended all interviews and set up interview lunches
  • 1994-1997 – College Station, TX
    Texas A&M Bonfire Building Crew Member
    • Participated 50-60 hours each fall in cutting trees and building bonfire for the rally before the Texas A&M and University of Texas football game
Other Awards
  • Top Doc Fort Worth 2022, 2015, 2013, 2012
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America 1993
Career Interests
  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
    • Blend of sports medicine oriented as well as trauma and hindfoot/ midfoot reconstructive
    • Interest in Ilizarov and AO applications to trauma
  • Sports Medicine
    • Assist with professional, high school, and collegiate athletics for foot and ankle injuries
  • Trauma
    • Complex lower extremity trauma, especially the ankle and foot
    • Deformity correction
    • Limb salvage
  • Work with residents and medical students as a mentor so they may gain experience in both orthopedic and patient care
  • Participate in medical Mission trips outside of the US to provide basic orthopedic care; my goal is to volunteer for one trip a year.
  • Advance the field in Foot and Ankle sports medicine through research
  • Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Married May 24, 2003 to Samantha Stewart (pharmacist)
  • Adopted Matthew Stewart 2013
  • Adopted Mia Stewart 2016
Personal Interests
  • Travel
  • Running- completed Austin Marathon 2008; completed Spartan races 2011, 2012, and Trifecta 2015
  • Camping and Backpacking
  • Crossfit
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Cars
  • Movies
  • Nutritional Science and metabolic disorders
  • Movement disorders and how they relate to injury and rehab
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