UTHealth Expert List

Sports Medicine

Grant Fowler, M.D.

Grant  Fowler
  • Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  • 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, 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.

John  Higgins
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  • Director of Exercise Physiology, Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute
  • Chief of Cardiology, Harris Health 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.


Walter Lowe, M.D.

Walter  Lowe
  • Edward T. Smith, M.D. Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  • Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  • Team Physician, Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and the University of Houston
  • Medical Director, Ironman Sports Medicine Institute, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Walter Lowe, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspeciality in sports medicine. Lowe studied under the legendary baseball doctor Frank Jobe, M.D., who pioneered a procedure to repair injured pitching arms called “Tommy John Surgery.” Dr. Lowe specializes in the care of injured knees, shoulders or elbows. He is a member of the National Football League Physicians Society and the Association of Professional Team Physicians.


Summer Ott, Psy.D.

Summer  Ott
  • Neuropsychologist, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  • Director, Sports Concussion Program, Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute
  • Neuropsychology Consultant, Houston Texans, Houston Aeros, 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. 


Jocelyn Szeto, M.D.

Jocelyn  Szeto
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  • Attending Physician, Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute

Jocelyn Szeto, M.D., specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports or activity-related illnesses or injuries. Her clinical interests include ultrasound-guided procedures, concussion evaluation and management and the care of the female athlete. She received a medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed a fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, Greenville, South Carolina.

Media interview: http://go.uth.edu/KTRK_Szeto