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David Lintner, MD

Orthopaedic Sports Surgeon & Sports Medicine Physician located in Houston, TX & Kingwood, TX

About Dr. Lintner


Renowned sports medicine physician David Lintner, MD, brings his extensive experience to patients in Houston and Kingwood, Texas. Throughout his career, he has served as the Team Physician for several professional sports teams and lectured internationally to colleagues in his field.

In 1982, Dr. Lintner received his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences in Ithaca, New York, where he was named Scholar-Athlete of the year in lacrosse. He went on to complete his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York, followed by an internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Rochester.

As an expert in his field, Dr. Lintner specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. He also has expertise in treating injuries affecting throwers’ shoulders and elbows, including labral repair and “Tommy John” reconstructions. Dr. Lintner has authored over thirty scientific articles on the topics of ACL injuries, thrower’s injuries, and other sports medicine issues.

In 2005, Dr. Lintner was named Chief of Sports Medicine at The Methodist Hospital in Houston after holding a similar role at Baylor College of Medicine. He is also the founder and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship training program at The Houston Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Lintner’s skills as a sports medicine physician have led him into the arena of professional sports, where he served as the Head Team Physician for the Houston Dynamo Major League Soccer team, the Head Team Physician for Lee College, and the physician for the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Dr. Lintner continues to serve as the Head Team Physician for the Houston Astros, as well as a Team Physician for the Houston Texans.

Dr. Lintner is the past President of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association, and a member of the Baseball Commissioner’s Medical Advisory Committee. He also holds memberships with multiple national and international sports medicine societies and has served as a member of the Upper Extremity Committee of the International Association of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Sports Traumatology.

Sought after for his notable experience and skill in his field, Dr. Lintner has been published extensively in orthopedic literature and has traveled the world delivering lectures. In 2000, he was selected as a Traveling Fellow for the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine and ventured to Southeast and East Asia where he was a visiting professor at multiple universities as well as the National Sports Councils in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Dr. Lintner also served as the Keynote Speaker at the Congress of Futbol Injuries in Madrid, Spain, in 2005. Most recently, he has been invited to lecture at international sports medicine meetings in Copenhagen, Oslo, Cancun, Osaka, and Edinburgh.

Dr. Lintner has been recognized by multiple organizations for his dedication to his patients. In 2011, he was named to the US News and World Report list of The Best Doctors in America, and once again listed as a Texas Super Doc by Texas Monthly magazine. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is board certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

Insurance Plans Welcome

Dr. Lintner and his team are happy to accept most insurance plans. Please contact our office if you have any questions about your coverage.