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Patrick McCulloch MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Sports Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Academic

Clinical Expertise

Sports Medicine Degenerative Shoulder Shoulder Elbow Knee Shoulder arthroscopy Shoulder replacement Shoulder instability Elbow arthroscopy Elbow ligament reconstruction Elbow tendon repairs Knee arthroscopy Knee ligament repairs Meniscal surgery Knee cartilage transplants Knee osteotomies


Dr. Patrick McCulloch is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Orthopedic Sports Medicine physician. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, where he graduated at the top of his class. He completed the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and went on to pursue a fellowship in sports medicine, arthroscopy and cartilage restoration at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. His areas of interest include acute injuries and instabilities of the shoulder, elbow and knee; rotator cuff tears and shoulder arthritis; cartilage injuries and regeneration. He presently serves as a team physician for the Houston Astros and the Houston Ballet. Additionally, he is the head team physician for Rice University Athletics and a surgical consultant to the NASA Astronaut Corps.
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Hospital Affiliations

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(713) 790-3311

Education & Training

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital


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PMID: 30747903 J Strength Cond Res. 2019 Feb 07; Epub 2019 Feb 7.
Sex-Related Hip Strength Measures Among Professional Soccer Players.
Hedt CA Pearson JM Lambert BS McCulloch PC Harris JD.
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PMID: 30706109 Skeletal Radiol. 2019 Jan 31; Epub 2019 Jan 31.
Shear-wave elastography of the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow in healthy volunteers: a pilot study.
Gupta N Labis JS Harris J Trakhtenbroit MA Peterson LE Jack RA 2nd McCulloch PC.
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PMID: 30656253 J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2018 Oct;2(10):e065. Epub 2018 Oct 23.
The Measurement of Orthopaedic Surgeon Quality and Quantity of Sleep Using a Validated Wearable Device.
Sochacki KR Dong D Peterson LE McCulloch PC Harris JD.
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PMID: 30264976 J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2018 Sep 27; Epub 2018 Sep 27.
Omegawave: an emerging technology and application in professional baseball pitchers.
Jack RA 2nd Lintner DM Harris JD McCulloch PC.
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PMID: 30211382 J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2018 Mar;2(3):e088. Epub 2018 Mar 23.
Validation of Digital Visual Analog Scale Pain Scoring With a Traditional Paper-based Visual Analog Scale in Adults.
Delgado DA Lambert BS Boutris N McCulloch PC Robbins AB Moreno MR Harris JD.
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PMID: 30079768 Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Dec;39(12):1410-1415. Epub 2018 Aug 6.
Treatment of Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fractures and Refractures With Plantar Plating in Elite Athletes.
Bernstein DT Mitchell RJ McCulloch PC Harris JD Varner KE.
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PMID: 30015508 Hand (N Y). 2018 Jul 01;:1558944718788644. Epub 2018 Jul 1.
Early Return to Play With Thumb Spica Gauntlet Casting for Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries Complicated by Adjacent Joint Dislocations in Collegiate Football Linemen.
Bernstein DT McCulloch PC Winston LA Liberman SR.
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PMID: 29780841 Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Apr;6(4):2325967118768216. Epub 2018 Apr 26.
Correlation Between Quality of Evidence and Number of Citations in Top 50 Cited Articles on Elbow Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Surgery.
Jack RA 2nd Sochacki KR Morehouse HA McCulloch PC Lintner DM Harris JD.
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PMID: 29707595 Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Apr;6(4):2325967118767398. Epub 2018 Apr 17.
Trends in the Body Mass Index of Pediatric and Adult Patients Undergoing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Burns EA Collins AD Jack RA 2nd McCulloch PC Lintner DM Harris JD.
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PMID: 29658974 Orthopedics. 2018 Jul 01;41(4):e445-e456. Epub 2018 Apr 16.
Physician Rating Scales Do Not Accurately Rate Physicians.
Burn MB Lintner DM Cosculluela PE Varner KE Liberman SR McCulloch PC Harris JD.
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PMID: 29601208 Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jun;46(7):1720-1726. Epub 2018 Mar 30.
Performance and Return to Sport After Tommy John Surgery Among Major League Baseball Position Players.
Jack RA 2nd Burn MB Sochacki KR McCulloch PC Lintner DM Harris JD.
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PMID: 29480741 Hand (N Y). 2018 Feb 01;:1558944718760001. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
Performance and Return to Sport After Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament Surgery in National Football League Players.
Sochacki KR Jack RA 2nd Nauert R Liberman SR McCulloch PC Lintner DM Harris JD.