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Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine of San Antonio

About Us: Our Team

Andrew L. Whaley, M.D.Andrew L. Whaley, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Andrew L. Whaley MD is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and adult reconstruction. He is specialty trained in arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle joints as well as in ligament reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow and the knee. Dr. Whaley is also trained in adult reconstruction arthroplasty of the elbow, hip and knee. He is currently active in research involving orthopaedic care for geriatric patients.

Although Dr. Whaley was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, he has many family ties to San Antonio. Dr. Whaley’s grandfather, John J. Hinchey, M.D., was one of the first orthopaedic surgeons in South Texas and a pioneer in orthopaedics. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University, Dr. Whaley then earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He followed this with his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Whaley then spent an additional year focused solely on sports medicine at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia. Since his training, he has been in practice in San Antonio. He has appeared in numerous articles and on television promoting awareness for orthopaedic medical problems.

Professional Organizations and Committee Service

* Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
* Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
* Texas Medical Association
* Bexar County Medical Association
* Arthroscopy Association of North America
* Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
* Mayo Alumni Association

Awards and Honors

Chitranjan Ranawat Award from The Knee Society on paper "Long Term Survivorship and Failure Modes of 1000 Cemented Condylar Total Knee Arthroplasties."

Hospital Privileges

* Nix Hospital
* Methodist Hospital System
* Baptist Hospital System
* Christus Santa Rosa Hospital System
* Alamo Heights Surgery Center
* Texas Center for Athletes
* Spine Hospital of South Texas

Education

Medical Degree
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Orthopaedic Residency Training
Mayo Medical Center
Rochester, Minnesota

Sports Medicine Fellowship
Hughston Clinic
Columbus, Georgia

Certification and Licensure

* American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2006
* Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, 2003

Teaching Experience

2004-2006
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

2006-present
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Publications

* Whaley AL, Berry DJ, Harmsen WS: Extra-large Uncemented Hemispherical Acetabular Components for Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 83(9): 1352-1357, 2001.
* Whaley AL, Trousdale RT, Rand JA, Hanssen AD: Cemented Long-stem Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. J of Arthroplasty 18(5):592-599, 2003.
* Baker CL, Whaley AL, Baker M. Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Tear Repair. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 12(4):1-16, 2003.
* Whaley AL, Baker CL. Lateral Epicondylitis. Clinics in Sports Medicine. 12(4):677-691, 2004.
* Whaley AL, Morrey BF, Adams R. Total Elbow Arthroplasty After Previous Resection of the Radial Head and Synovectomy. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 87B(1):47-53, 2005.
* Baker CL, Whaley AL: Book Chapter 11: Subacromial Impingement and Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears in Overhead Athletes. The Shoulder and the Overhead Athlete. Editors: Hawkins R, Warren R, Krishman S. Lippincott Williams & Wilknins publishers. Pages 146-162, 2004.
* Michael B Vessely, MD; Andrew L Whaley, MD; W Scott Harmsen, MS; Cathy D Schleck, BS; Daniel J Berry, MD Long-term Survivorship and Failure Modes of 1000 Cemented Condylar Total Knee Arthroplasties. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 452:28-35, 2006.

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