Richard Mills Roberts, M.D.

 

Originally from Amarillo, TX, Dr. Richard Mills Roberts now specializes in orthopedic surgery at Arlington Orthopedic Associates in Irving, TX. Dr. Roberts completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1990. In 1995, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Dr. Roberts immediately went on to complete his fellowship at San Diego Arthroscopic & Sports Medicine in 1996.
Dr. Roberts has volunteered much of his time to organizations as well as being the team physician for colleges, events, and high schools. Dr. Roberts currently serves as the team physician for the University of Dallas, the Dallas Diamonds WNFL, and Irving High School. He has been recognized on multiple occassions by Texas Monthly Super Doc and he has experience as the visiting professor at the Association of Mexican Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Tijuana, Mexico.
Outside of work, Dr. Roberts enjoys water and snow skiing, cheering on his alma mater, the “Fightin’ Texas Aggies,” and spending time with his four children.
Education/Practice History
  • 1995-1996 |San Diego Arthroscopic & Sports Medicine Fellowship,
    James P. Tasto, M.D., Chairman
    6719 Alvarado Rd, Suite 200,
    San Diego, California 92120
    Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • 1991-1995 | University of Missouri Kansas City,
    James J. Hamilton, M.D., Chairman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    2301 Holmes Street
    Kansas City, Missouri 64108
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
  • 1990-1991 | Methodist Medical Center,
    PO Box 655999
    Dallas, Texas 75265-5999
    General Surgery Internship
  • 1986-1990 | University of Texas Medical Branch,
    Galveston, Texas 77550-2779
    Doctor of Medicine
  • 1981-1986 | Texas A&M University,
    College Station, Texas 77840
    Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science
Honors / Awards / Activities
  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2005
  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2006
  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2007
  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2012
  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2013
  • Rex L. Diveley Outstanding Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
  • Medical School
    • Rugby (Galveston City Team Champion)
    • Biomechanics Research (Jason H. Calhoun, M.D.)
  • Undergraduate
    • Texas A & M Corps of Cadets Battalion Commander
    • Ross Volunteer (State Governor’s Honor Guard)
    • Silver Taps Firing Squad
    • Distinguished Student, Deans Honor Roll
    • National Sojourner Award
    • Texas A & M Student Government Vice-President
Membership in Scientific Societies
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
Medical License
  • State of Texas
Abstract Articles
  • Roberts, R.M., Bernhardt, M., Accuracy of Fluoroscopic-Guided Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbosacral Spine, Ortho. Trans. 17(1):108-109, 1993.
  • Roberts, R.M., Bernhardt, M., Accuracy of Fluoroscopic-Guided Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbosacral Spine, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 13(4):545, 1993.
  • Adams, K., Roberts, R.M., Mader, J.T., Killing of Clostridium perfingens by Oxygen with and without Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes, 6th Int’l Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host, Peebles, Scotland, 1990.
  • Roberts, R.M., Tasto J.Pl, Hazel R.M. Acromioclavicular Joint Stability after Arthroscopic co-plaining. Arthroscopy. 14(4):419-20, 1998.
Presentations
  • Roberts, R.M., Tasto, J.P., Hazel, R.M., The Effects of Acromioclavicular Stability after Arthroscopic Co-plaining. Seventeenth annual meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America in Orlando, FL April 15, 1998.
  • Roberts, R.M., Tasto, J.P., Shin, Sung-Il, The Effects of Acromioclavicular joint Stability after Arthroscopic Co-plaining. Thirteenth open meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, AAOS Conference San Francisco, CA, February 16, 1997.
  • Roberts, R.M., Tasto, J.P., Arthroscopic findings and treatment of the partially ruptured or attenuated subscapularis tendon. Residents & Fellows Arthroscopy Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, Mar. 28-31, 1996.
  • Roberts, R.M., Schmidt, T.L., Do, P.T., Shelf Acetabuloplasty for Treatment of Severe Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in the Older Child, Presented, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Thirteenth Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, April 19-23, 1995.
  • Roberts, R.M., Schmidt, T.L., Do, P.T., Shelf Acetabuloplasty for Treatment of Severe Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in the Older Child, Presented, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Thirteenth Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, April 19-23, 1995.
  • Roberts, R.M., Schmidt, T.L., D.O., P.T., Shelf Acetabuloplasty for Treatment of Severe Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in the Older Child, Presented, American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Session, San Francisco, California, October 14, 1995.
  • Roberts, R.M., Bernhardt M., Accuracy of Fluoroscopic-Guided Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbosacral Spine. Presented, Scoliosis Research Society, Twenty-seventh Annual Meeting held in Kansas City, Missouri, Sept. 23-26, 1992.
  • Roberts, R.M., Bernhardt M., Accuracy of Fluoroscopic-Guided Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbosacral Spine. Presented, The American Orthopaedic Association 28th Annual Residents’ Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. March 29-April 1, 1995.
Experience
  • Association of Mexican Orthopaedics and Traumatology – Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Reconstruction Laboratory. Visiting Professor. Tijuana, Mexico. October 1995.
  • San Diego Shoulder Arthroscopy Meeting, Thirteenth Annual. Clinical Laboratory Faculty. San Diego, California. June 26-29, 1996.
  • AAOS Summer Institute – Faculty Assistant. Boston, MA. September 1995.
Organizations / Medical Coverage / Team Physician
  • Chairman Orthopaedic Department Baylor Irving Medical Center 2001-2005
  • Chairman Orthopaedic Dept. Irving-Coppell Hospital 2003-2006
  • Team Physician University of Dallas 1996-Present
  • Team Physician Dallas Diamonds WNFL 2003-Present
  • Team Physician Irving High School 1996-Present
  • Paul Harris Fellow Irving Sunrise Rotary 2005
  • Irving YMCA Board of Directors 2002-2004
  • San Diego Gulls, Assistant Team Physician WCHL Professional Hockey 1995-1996
  • San Diego State University – Assistant Team Physician 1995-1996
  • Grossmont College, San Diego – Team Physician 1995-1996
  • Budlight Pro Beach Volleyball League – Event Physician 1995-96
  • Byron Nelson Golf Tournament – Staff Physician 1999-2001