Donald S. Stewart, M.D.

Dr. Stewart is a board-certified and fellowship-trained foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon. His interests consist of a blend of sports medicine oriented as well as trauma and hindfoot/midfoot reconstruction. 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.

Since 2007, Dr. Stewart has volunteered as the assistant team physician for Rice Athletics and the Houston Rockets. He also treats achilles injuries and in cases that require surgery, he will 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 friend.

Education & Training
  • 2008
    AO Fellowship Dresden, Germany
    Two month fellowship with Dr. Zwipp/ Rammelt
    Focus on lower extremity trauma and posttraumatic reconstruction
  • 2007-2008
    Foundation Orthopedic Athletic and Reconstr. Research Houston, TX
    Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Director: Thomas O. Clanton M.D.
    Contact: 713-799-2429
  • 2002-2007
    Scott and White Hospital Temple, TX
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
    Chairman: Robert A. Probe M.D.
    Contact: 254-724-6734
  • 1998-2002
    UT Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX
    Degree: Medical Doctorate
    Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 1994-1998
    Texas A&M University College Station, TX
    Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science
    Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Employment History
  • 2011-present
    Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A. Mansfield, TX
    Specialty: Foot and Ankle and Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • 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


  • 2007- present
    Foundation Orthopedic Athletic and Reconstr. Research
    Chapter for Foot and Ankle Complications by Mark Brinker
    • Under the direction of William McGarvey
    • Review of Literature and past practice in training exams to provide an outline overview
    • Under Review
  • 2007- present
    Foundation Orthopedic Athletic and Reconstr. Research
    Review of Complications of Ankle Fusions
    • Review of Literature 1945-2007 of ankle fusion complications
    • Submitting for publication
  • 2005-present
    Shriner’s Hospital Houston, TX
    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
    • Submitting for publication
  • 2003-present
    Scott and White Hospital
    Temple, TX
    Proteomic Analysis of Osteoporotic Vertebral Body Bone in Humans
    • Obtain fresh bone samples and determine qualitative and quantitative differences in proteins in normal and osteoporotic vertebral bone
    • Sent for publication
  • 6/97-8/98
    UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX
    Molecular and Cell Biology Department – Undergraduate Research Fellow
    • Isolation of a promoter sequence in Drosophila melanogaster for signaling apoptosis



“Association of Hindfoot Ligament Tears and Osteochondral Lesions”; Cromeens BP, Patterson R, Sheedlo HJ, Motley T, Stewart D, Fisher C, Suzuki S, Su F, Reeves RE; Foot and Ankle International, 2011

  • 9/07-4/08
    Assistant Team Physician for the Houston Rockets Houston, TX
    • Assist with care of professional athletes in the training room and during games
  • 7/07-7/08
    Foundation Orthopedic Athletic and Reconstr. Research
    Assistant Team Physician for Rice Athletics
    • Game coverage for football, volleyball, basketball, soccer
    • Care of athletes in the training room on a weekly basis for four months
    • Providing physicals and examination of athletic injuries and postsurgical rehab
  • 9/01-12/01
    UT Southwestern Department of Anatomy Dallas, TX
  • 6/99-8/99
    Teaching Assistant
    • Assistance in the dissection and teaching of human anatomy for first year medical students
    • Creation of prosections for supplemental teaching
  • 12/99-6/01
    Camp Sweeney Diabetic Education Camp Gainesville, TX Medical Staff
    • 2 summers and one Christmas holiday
    • Monitoring blood glucose and adjusting insulin regimens for 40 patients as well as daily pediatric clinic at each 3-week camp session
    • Provision of 30-minute diabetic education lectures 6 times weekly for campers
    • Responsible for emergency pager duty, night call to check blood glucose, and managerial duties
  • 8/97-5/98
    Texas A&M Department of Physiology College Station, TX Teaching Assistant
    • Attendance of junior physiology lectures and designing interactive review sessions for students to attend 3 times a week
  • 5/96-8/96
    Dr. Steven Walters DDS/OMFS Arlington, TX Surgical Assistant
    • First assistant in office procedures and second assistant in hospital procedures
  • 2007-present
    UT Houston Houston, TX
    Assistant Team Physician for Rice Athletics and Houston Rockets 
    • Weekly training room coverage for Rice University Athletics
    • Game coverage for Rice University Athletics
    • Game coverage for Houston Rockets
    • Performing physicals for athletes
  • 2006
    Scott and White Hospital Temple, TX
    • Sports medicine talks for personal trainers
  • 2002-2003
    Scott and White Hospital Temple, TX
    Team Physician 
    • Care of on field injuries at high school football games
  • 2001-2005
    Scott and White Hospital Temple, TX
    • Participate in high school physicals 2-3 times per year
  • 1999
    UT Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX
    Member of Welcome Committee 
    • Attended all interviews and set up interview lunches
  • 1994-1997
    Texas A&M Bonfire Building Crew College Station, TX
    • 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
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America 1993
Career interests
  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery 
    • Interest in ilizarov and AO applications to trauma
  • Sports Medicine
    Plan to continue practice with either professional, collegiate, or high school athletics
  • Trauma
    Comfortable with trauma call and cases 
    • Would enjoy complex lower extremity trauma as well especially involving the ankle and foot
  • Resident Teaching
    Setup Mission trips outside of the US to provide basic orthopedic care
Outside Interests
  • Travel
  • Running- completed Austin Marathon 2008
  • Cars
  • Movies