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Dr. Paul Ghattas is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He has been in practice in the Dallas, Texas area since 2016, and is the director of shoulder and elbow surgery at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Ghattas is widely considered as an expert in reconstructive and arthroscopic surgery of the upper extremity.

Dr. Ghattas completed his medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He then completed his orthopedic surgery training in Tennessee at the Wellmont/Lincoln Memorial University Orthopedic Residency Program. During his residency he trained at multiple nationally recognized institutions including: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the Hughston Clinic, and the University of South Florida. After residency, Dr. Ghattas completed a subspecialty fellowship at the prestigious WB Memorial Carrell Clinic here in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Ghattas has published numerous book chapters and scientific papers in peer‐reviewed journals including The American Journal of Orthopedics (AJO), Reconstructive Review, and Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM). Most recently he has published book chapters on the Laterjet Procedure, History of Reverse Total shoulder, and the Superior Approach to the Shoulder.

His research has been presented at numerous regional and national conferences, including the AOAO annual meeting, and Tennessee Orthopedic Society. During his training Dr. Ghattas has served as an ancillary sports medicine physician for the SMU Mustangs and the Dallas Mavericks. He has received a number of prestigious awards and honors, including Sigma Sigma Phi National Honor Society, and the Cecil B. Hall Academic Scholar Award.

Texas A&M

Undergraduate (2000 - 2004)
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
B.Sc. (Biology) – Honors

octor of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical School (2005 - 2009)
Nova Southeastern University COM, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

General Surgery

Internship (2009 - 2010)
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Ft. Worth, Texas
General Surgery

General Surgery

Residency (2010 - 2015)
Wellmont Health Systems/Lincoln Memorial University, Kingsport, TN
Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopy

Fellowship (2015 - 2016)
W.B. Carrell Memorial Clinic, Dallas, Texas
Orthopedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopy

Dr. Paul J. Ghattas