Our Leadership

Texas Orthopedic Hospital, an HCA-affiliated hospital, partnered with the physicians of Fondren Orthopedic Group L.L.P., is led by a team of more than 158 physicians. Supporting this team is an impressive board of trustees that includes highly respected physician and community business leaders.

Texas Orthopedic Hospital’s board of trustees helps evaluate the hospital’s delivery of health care and helps develop new programs that ensure our patients receive the most advanced, cost-effective health care close to home.

David P. Loncarich, M.D., Leadership

David P. Loncarich, M.D.

David P. Loncarich, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the foot and ankle.

A native of California, Dr. Loncarich received his bachelor's of science degree with honors in physiology from the University of California in Davis, California. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine with a medical doctorate degree. Dr. Loncarich then joined the military and was commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy in May, 1992. He completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency while serving in the Navy. Following completion of his residency training, Dr. Loncarich served as a staff orthopedic surgeon in the Navy, based at Camp Lejeune, NC until July, 2001. Dr. Loncarich went on to complete his fellowship training in surgery of the foot and ankle at the Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic, and Reconstructive Research in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Loncarich maintains staff privileges at Texas Orthopedic Hospital, The Methodist Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and Diagnostic Center Hospital. He has many publications and presentations to his credit. He is a member of the following societies:

   Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

   American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

   Harris County Medical Society

   American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

In addition to his Texas licensure, Dr. Loncarich is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

G. William Woods, M.D., Leadership - Chairman


G. William Woods, M. D., Chairman is widely recognized for his numerous contributions in sports medicine and surgery of the knee.

Active staff appointments include Texas Orthopedic Hospital, The Methodist Hospital, and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Woods was instrumental in the vision, design, and construction of Texas Orthopedic Hospital.

Current professional activities include:

President and Chief Executive Officer, Fondren Orthopedic Group L.L.P.

Chairman of the Board, Texas Orthopedic Hospital

Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

A native of Arkansas, Dr. Woods received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Arkansas, and his Medical Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital, and his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Arkansas Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Woods was awarded a fellowship from the University of Oregon in Sports Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery of the Knee.

In addition to his Texas and Arkansas medical licenses, Dr. Woods is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Hussein Elkousy, M.D., Leadership


Dr. Hussein Elkousy, M. D. specializes in sports medicine. His particular interests are in knee and shoulder injuries treated both arthroscopically and with open procedures.

Dr. Elkousy grew up in the rural town of Chillicothe in southern Ohio. In 1991, he graduated with distinction and Summa Cum Laude from Duke University with a B.S. in Biology, and received the Edward C. Horn Award for Excellence in Zoology. Dr. Elkousy also attended Duke University Medical School and graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He was honored by his class with the Ideal Physician Award in 1995. He remained at Duke University for two years of General Surgery training before completing his Orthopaedic Surgical Residency at Duke University in 2001 as co-winner of the Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research. Following residency, Dr. Elkousy completed a one-year Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Elkousy is the team physician for Texas Southern University, and a consulting physician for the Houston Rockets. He has previously been the Team Physician for the Houston Rockets. He has worked with several sports teams and served as an assistant team physician for several Duke University and University of Pittsburgh varsity sports teams, including football, basketball, and soccer.

Dr. Elkousy holds staff appointments at Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital-Roger Clemens Institute, The Methodist Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital.

In addition to his Texas medical licensure, Dr. Elkousy is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Hussein is married and has two children.

Mark R. Brinker, M.D., Leadership


Mark R. Brinker, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in trauma/acute injury and reconstructive surgery. In addition to his qualification as a physician, Dr. Brinker is a published researcher and product designer. He holds active staff appointments at Texas Orthopedic Hospital and Hermann Hospital and maintains privileges at The Methodist Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital.

A native of New York, Dr. Brinker received his Bachelors of Arts degree in sociology, Cum Laude, from Tulane University in New Orleans, and his Medical Doctorate from Tulane University. He completed his general internship at hospitals in the New Orleans area before serving as an orthopedic research fellow. He completed his residency at Tulane University School of Medicine in 1993. In addition, Dr. Brinker was awarded the prestigious North American Traveling Fellowship in 1994, becoming only the second recipient from Texas and the first from Houston. In 1999, Dr. Brinker was inducted into the American Orthopedic Association.

In addition to his Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia medical licenses, Dr. Brinker is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Matt Musil, Community Board Member


Matt Musil is currently a Sports Reporter and backup Sports Anchor for KHOU-TV in Houston. Musil came to KHOU-TV in 1980 and has served in several different capacities. He has served as Exec. Producer of Sports, Weekend Sports Anchor and CoHost of 11 News This Morning.

A native of Frankfort, Kansas, Musil graduated from Kansas State University with a major in Radio-TV Journalism and a minor in coaching. He played football, baseball, basketball, and ran track in high school. Before turning his attention to the radio business, he played baseball up to semi-professional level.

Musil is married to his lovely wife, Annie. He has three children and is involved with a number of local charitable organizations. Musil's biggest annual contribution to the community is through his annual golf event, which is held each spring.

In addition to the Matt Musil All-Star Golf Classic, Matt is also part of a community outreach program on the West side of Houston, where he holds two summer basketball camps for grade school age children at Bear Creek United Methodist church and the Downtown YMCA

Robert "Bob" Phillips, Community Board Member


Robert Phillips, has been in banking in Houston for over 40 years, beginning his career with Texas Commerce Bank (now J. P. Morgan Chase).  He is currently with Enterprise Bank, an independent locally owned bank headquartered in Houston.  Prior to entering the banking industry, he served 3 years in the U. S. Army ending the service as a 1st Lt. in Vietnam.

 His education was at Kinkaid School in Houston, Washington & Lee University (VA.) with a BA Degree and Georgetown U. (Washington, D. C.) with a Master of Science in Foreign Service Graduate Degree.

 He currently serves as an active Community Board Member at Texas Orthopedic Hospital. He is also Chairman of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership Board.  He previously served as Vice Chair of the Retina Research Foundation and Chair of Depelchin Children Center's Board of Directors.

 He is married and has two sons and one grandson.

Santana Dotson, Community Board Member


Santana Dotson, a former defensive lineman for the Super Bowl XXXI Champion Green Bay Packers, and Washington Redskins, began his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1992. He was named NFL Defensive Rookie of The Year. He had a standout collegiate career at Baylor University – Waco, TX. He is a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and Baylor Hall of Fame.

Mr. Dotson sits on the Board of Directors for Texas Orthopedic Hospital and is the celebrity spokesperson for Project Love Santa’s Angels, a 501c(3) non-profit organization for kids.

 Santana has been fortunate in achieving his goals, and has made a commitment to help others. The Santana Dotson Foundation was established in 1992. His goal was to provide financial and emotional support needed by economically challenged yet deserving high school students. Santana has supported this cause every year since its inception.

Santana is married and has 3 children.

Thomas L. Mehlhoff, M.D., Leadership


Thomas L. Mehlhoff, M.D., specializes in hand surgery and upper-extremity orthopedic surgery, including surgery of the hand, wrist and elbow.

A native of South Dakota, Dr. Mehlhoff received his Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of South Dakota. He was first in his class at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and received his Medical Doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine with honors.

Dr. Mehlhoff conducted post-graduate studies at Baylor College of Medicine, completing an internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery. He has also completed fellowships in hand and upper extremity surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and Mayo Clinic. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Surgery Award, the Paul Harrington Award for Excellence in Orthopedics, and the Texas Orthopedic Association's Best Resident Paper Award. Dr. Mehlhoff was honored by the Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses of Greater Houston with the Distinguished Surgeon Award for 2004.

Dr. Mehlhoff is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Mehlhoff has served as Team Physician for the Houston Astros since 1990, specializing in the diagnosis and surgery for sports-related injuries of the hand, wrist, and elbow. He attends Spring Training Camp, provides coverage for home games, and oversees the surgery and rehabilitation of hand and upper extremity injuries for minor and major league players of the Houston Astros.

Dr. Mehlhoff has served as Chairman of the Ethics Committee for the Texas Orthopedic Hospital since 1998. In addition, he also serves on the Quality Improvement and Peer Review Committee for Texas Orthopedic Hospital.

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Contamination Linked To NECC Products: Important Information – October 2012


As soon as we learned of the issues with products received from NECC we immediately stopped using them. However, some of our patients did receive doses of medications from NECC. While these medications have not currently been confirmed as causing infections, and authorities believe the risk is very low, we are in the process of notifying these patients out of an abundance of caution as advised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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