UTHealth Expert List
Mark Adickes, M.D.
- Assistant professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UTHealth Medical School
- Co-Medical Director, Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute
Mark Adickes, M.D., is a Super Bowl champion turned orthopaedic surgeon. He played on a championship Washington Redskins team and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. The focus of his practice is on the arthroscopic treatment of hip, knee and shoulder injuries. He has a special interest in preventing or significantly retarding the progression of hip arthritis.
Grant Fowler, M.D.
- Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, UTHealth Medical School
- Attending physician, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Grant Fowler, M.D., . is board-certified in family medicine, geriatrics and primary care sports medicine. Fowler co-edits the textbook “Procedures for Primary Care,” and teaches procedures for residents. He has been interviewed on a wide range of topics from influenza to medications. His areas of expertise include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and procedures, especially preventive procedures such as cardiac testing, colposcopy, vasectomy and screening colonoscopy.
Previous interview: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/health&id=8968625
John Higgins, M.D., M.B.A., M.PHIL.
- Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, UTHealth Medical School
- Director of Exercise Physiology, Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute
- Chief of Cardiology, Harris Health System Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
John P. Higgins, M.D., specializes in non-invasive cardiology including nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and positron emission tomography, as well as exercise physiology and sports medicine. He has researched the effects of sports and energy beverages on the body and has led research on a program to detect heart problems in children and prevent sudden cardiac arrest, particularly in athletes.
Summer Ott, Psy.D.
- Neuropsychologist, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UTHealth Medical School
- Director, Sports Concussion Program, Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute
- Neuropsychology consultant for the Houston Texans, the Houston Aeros, the University of Houston, as well as many colleges, universities, and school districts throughout Texas
Summer Ott, Psy.D., specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related concussions and was very instrumental in getting the Texas Senate Bill 2038, also known as Natasha’s Law, approved. The bill establishes proper management and return-to-play guidelines for concussed school-aged athletes and was signed into law in June 2011. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Ott has co-authored publications in scholarly journals in the area of neuropsychological assessment and frequently conducts presentations regarding proper management of concussion. Her current research interests include gender differences in recovery from sports related concussion and proper baseline testing of athletes.