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Dr. Villarreal is a sports medicine fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic surgeon. He is an Austin native and graduated from Crockett High School in south Austin. Dr. Villarreal graduated from Texas State University-San Marcos. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch and was a part of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his orthopaedic training at the world-renowned Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. He then completed an additional fellowship in sports medicine at the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana where he had the opportunity to work with the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans.

Dr. Villarreal specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, fracture care, ligament reconstructions, tendon repairs and degenerative joint diseases. He takes a special interest in discussing all treatment options with every patient to customize every patient’s care.

Dr. Villarreal has published multiple peer reviewed articles. He stays current with the latest techniques in orthopedics and serves a peer reviewer for one of the top orthopedic journals.

Education

  • 2004-2008
    Texas State University-San Marcos
    San Marcos, TX
    B.S. in General Physiology
  • 2008-2012
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Galveston, TX
    M.D., June 2012

Post Graduate Education and Training

  • 2012-2017
    University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic
    Memphis, TN
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
  • 2017-2018
    Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute
    New Orleans, LA
    Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

Certifications

  • 2020
    American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2018
    Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • 2013
    USMLE Step 3
  • 2011
    USMLE Step 2 CS
  • 2011
    USMLE Step 2 CK
  • 2010
    USMLE Step 1
  • 2006
    Basic Life Support

Medical Licensures

  • 2015
    State of Virginia Medical License (Inactive)
  • 2017
    State of Louisiana Medical License (Inactive)
  • 2018
    State of Texas Medical License (Active)

Professional Society Memberships

  • 2016-present
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • 2012-present
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2012-2017
    Tennessee Medical Association
  • 2012-2017
    Memphis Medical Society
  • 2011-present
    Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 2008-2012
    American Medical Association

Honors and Awards

  • 2008-2012
    School of Medicine Academic Scholarship
  • 2012
    Dean’s Award for Research Excellence
  • 2011
    Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  • 2008
    Summa Cum Laude- Texas State University
  • 2008
    Charles Spurgeon Smith Award
    -Award to graduating senior with highest grade point average
  • 2007-2008
    Texas State’s Brightest Stars Award
  • 2008-2012
    Dean’s List Texas State University

Team Coverage

  • 2018- present
    David Crockett High School Football
  • 2015-2017
    Memphis Redbirds AAA baseball team coverage
  • 2017
    New Orleans Saints (NFL)
  • 2017
    John Curtis Christian High School Football
  • 2017
    New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
  • 2017
    University of New Orleans Men’s Basketball (NCAA Div 1)
  • 2017
    University of New Orleans Women’s Basketball (NCAA Div 1)

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • AD Villarreal, TM Lonergan, RA Smith, TJ Brolin, FM Azar, TW Throckmorton. Mood Disorders Do Not Predict a More Difficult Postoperative Course Following Primary Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Current Orthopaedic Practice. In press.
  • Setayesh, K.,Villarreal, A.,Gottschalk, A.,Tokish, J. M.,Choate, W. S. Treatment of Muscle Injuries with Platelet-Rich Plasma: a Review of the Literature. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2018 Dec;11(4):635-642.
  • K Triantafillou, E Barcak, AD Villarreal, C Collinge,E Perez, Proper Distal Placement of Tibial Nail Improves Malalignment for Distal Tibia Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2017 Dec;31(12):e407-e411
  • AD Villarreal, CR Andersen, VK Panchbhavi. A Survey on the Management of Chronic Achilles Tendon Ruptures. American Journal of Ortopedics (Belle Meade, NJ). 2012 Mar;41(3):126-31
  • VK Panchbhavi, AD Villarreal. Treatment of Acute Lisfranc Fracture and Dislocation in Patients With Neuropathy. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2010 Aug;9(3):115-22
  • DJ Ruta, AD Villarreal, DR Richardson. Orthopaedic Surgical Options For Joint Cartilage Repair and Restoration. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 2016 Nov; 27(4):1019-1042

Abstracts, Posters and Presentations

  • Medical and surgical management of the spine. May 2015. Given to UTHSC PT students
  • Proper Distal Placement of Tibial Nail Improves Rate of Malalignment for Distal Tibia Fractures. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2016
  • Proper Distal Placement of Tibial Nail Improves Rate of Malalignment for Distal Tibia Fractures. Presented at Campbell Clinic Ingram Lecture 2017
  • Mood Disorders Do Not Predict a More Difficult Postoperative Course Following Primary Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual meeting 2017
  • Effect of Chronic Narcotic Use on Episode of Care Outcomes Following Primary Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2017
  • Hip Arthroscopy and Football. International Society of Hip Arthroscopists Annual Meeting 2017
  • Post Operative Rehabilitation After Hip Arthroscopy- Don’t Delay Return to Sport. Orthopaedic Summit Evolving Technologies 2017
  • Evolving Technique Update: How Orthobiologics are Transforming Hip Preservation. Orthopaedic Summit Evolving Technologies 2017
  • Hip and Ulnar Collateral Ligament Case Presentation. Orthopaedic Summit Evolving Technologies 2017
  • Outcomes of a New System for High Tibial Osteotomy. Louisiana Orthopedic Association 2018
  • Tibial Eminence Fractures and the Four Quadrant Fixation Technique. Vumedi video
  • 2 Year Outcomes for a Novel Technique for High Tibial Osteotomy. ICRS Summit 2019. Accepted

Book Chapters

  • AD Villarreal, VK Panchbhavi. Neuropathic foot. Foot & Ankle Surgery Editor: SG Parekh. Ch. 16, 352-366. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
  • M Suri, AD Villarreal. “Synovectomy and Ligamentum Teres Debridement” in Hip Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, Allston Stubbs et al. (Thieme Medical Publishers). In Press.

Research Experience

  • 2017
    Outcomes of a New System for High Tibial Osteotomy. Williams G, Godshaw B, Ojard C, Fulstone D, Villarreal A, Setayesh K, Jones D
  • 2017
    Arthroscopic hip labral repair Technique using FiberTak Soft suture. Villarreal, A, Setayesh, K, Suri, M.
  • 2015
    Proper Distal Placement of Tibial Nail Improves Rate of Malalignment for Distal Tibia Fractures. Kostas Triantafillou, M.D. Abstract presented at AAOS 2016
  • 2014-2015
    Effect of Mood Disorder on Early Post-operative Pain Relief & Narcotic Use After Shoulder Arthroplasty. Thomas W. Throckmorton, M.D. Poster accepted MAOA 2017
  • 2014-2015
    Effect of Chronic Pre-operative Narcotic Use on length of stay and Early Post-operative Pain Relief in Primary Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty. Thomas W. Throckmorton, M.D. Poster accepted MAOA 2017.
  • 2009-2010
    Management of Chronic Achilles’ Tendon Ruptures. Vinod Panchbhavi M.D.; UTMB. Surveyed orthopaedic surgeons to determine current management trends for Achilles’ Tendon Ruptures

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