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Matthew Propst

Matthew Propst, MD, FAAP, CASQM UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Pediatric & Adult Primary Care, Texas City
  • Dr. Propst is a fellowship trained physician in Primary Care Sports Medicine. His clinical interests include many sports injuries, aches and pains including concussions, sprains, strains, simple fractures. Additionally, his training allows him to investigate nutritional and lifestyle factors that may predispose athletes to repetitive injuries or decrease their performance regardless of their sport.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Ross University School of Medicine - St. Michaels, 2013

    Residencies:

    Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2017

    Fellowships:

    Sports Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Cincinnati, OH, 2018


    Certifications:

    American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

    American Board of Pediatrics, Sports Medicine

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David Yngve

David Yngve, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Orthopedics - Pediatric Spine
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Orthopedics, League City Campus
    • 2240 Gulf Freeway South
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-1200
    • Fax: (281) 309-0137
    UTMB Health Orthopedics, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 109, Entrance A
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 266-7846
    • Fax: (409) 772-5890
  • Dr. Yngve is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at UTMB. He earned his medical degree and completed his orthopaedic residency at Indiana University, and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Louisiana State University. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

    Dr. Yngve, who came to UTMB in 1992, has been in practice for more than 20 years and says his goal is to treat his patients in a careful, caring and understanding manner. This includes remaining up-to-date in his field, which has resulted in his publication of more than 25 peer reviewed papers.

    Dr. Yngve has a special interest in cerebral palsy, scoliosis and pediatric spine problems. He is doing a new type of minimally invasive cerebral palsy surgery called Selective Percutaneous Myofascial Lengthening (SPML) otherwise known as percutaneous surgery, or PERCS. He welcomes patients from 0-18 years with orthopaedic problems, including those of the back, hip, leg, ankle, foot, knee, arm, elbow, wrist, and hand.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    Indiana University School of Medicine - Indianapolis, IN, MD, 1976

    Internships:

    Rotating, Saint Vincent's Hospital - Indianapolis, IN, 1997

    Residencies:

    Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine - Indianapolis, IN, 1981

    Fellowships:

    Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, LA, 1982


    Certifications:

    American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

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  • Orthopedic Spine providers see patients for spine problems, including degenerative disease, infection, trauma, and tumors. Our spine faculty and staff specialize in assessing low back pain and neck pain and non-operative and operative management.

    Spine surgery services include:

    • Spinal trauma
    • Degenerative and traumatic spine
    • Minimally invasive surgery of spine
    • Motion preservation of spine
    • Scoliosis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Artificial disc replacement

    Pediatric orthopedic spine providers do not see general orthopedic pediatric patients. If your child needs to be seen for a problem other than spine, please see one of our orthopedic pediatric providers.

    START HERE: Answer the following question, then choose the time that best fits your schedule!

    If the times below do not meet your needs, please call (800) 917-8906 to speak with someone about our wait-list options.


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Kelly Carmichael

Kelly Carmichael, MD UTMB Health Provider

  •  Schedule an Appointment
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    Specialties: Orthopedics - Pediatric
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Orthopedics, League City Campus
    • 2240 Gulf Freeway South
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-1200
    • Fax: (281) 309-0137
    UTMB Health Orthopedics, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 109, Entrance A
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 266-7846
    • Fax: (409) 772-5890
  • Dr. Carmichael was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan. He completed his undergraduate training at Grand Valley State Colleges (now Grand Valley State University) in Allendale, MI on a wrestling and later an academic scholarship. Upon completion of his BS at Grand Valley he stayed an additional year to obtain a secondary teaching certificate.  He then moved to Raymondville, TX where he taught high school biology, chemistry and physics for 5 years. He also was the science curriculum director for the Raymondville school district and was nominated for Texas Teacher of the Year during his last year of teaching.  While teaching he attended graduate classes at Pan American University (now The University of Texas at Pan American) in Edinburg, TX. He obtained a MS degree in Botany and Marine Biology.

    In 1990 Dr. Carmichael left teaching to attend medical school at The University of Texas Medical Branch. Upon graduation from medical school he stayed on at UTMB to complete a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. He finished residency in 1999 and stayed an additional year of fellowship at UTMB in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. He has remained at UTMB since then and specializes in Pediatric and General Adult Orthopaedics. He is and has been active in several committees including graduate medical education and operative and other invasive procedures committees where he was the chair and subcommittee chair.

    Dr. Carmichael is an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast. He is also a board member of the non-profit organization Operation Rainbow which is a non-profit organization that provides free orthopaedic care to the people of developing countries.  He has been on about 25 mission trips where he also takes residents.  He has authored or co-authored 35 peer reviewed publications and 7 reviews/book chapters.

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  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MD, 1994

    Internships:

    Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1995

    Residencies:

    Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1999


    Certifications:

    American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

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  • Children and adolescents have special bone and joint care needs. Our team of pediatric orthopedic specialists understand growing bodies, whether care is needed for an injury, disease, or a condition present at birth.

    Pediatric Orthopedic services include:

    • Fractures and sprains
    • Pediatric sports injuries
    • Knee and hip problems
    • Hand and elbow conditions
    • Arm and shoulder issues
    • Foot and ankle
    • Cerebral Palsy treatment and surgery

    Pediatric orthopedic providers do not see patients with back or spine injuries. If your child needs to be seen for a back problem, please click the "Orthopedics - Pediatric Spine" button or search our pediatric orthopedic spine providers.

    START HERE: Answer the following question, then choose the time that best fits your schedule!

    If the times below do not meet your needs, please call (800) 917-8906 to speak with someone about our wait-list options.


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Pouya Alijanipour

Pouya Alijanipour, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Orthopedics - Pediatric Spine
    Orthopedics - Spine
    Languages: English
    Spanish
    Farsi
  • UTMB Health Orthopedics, League City Campus
    • 2240 Gulf Freeway South
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-1200
    • Fax: (281) 309-0137
  • Dr. Alijanipour specializes in Spine Surgery. He has extensive subspecialty training in the surgical treatment of adult and pediatric spine conditions. His clinical interest encompasses a wide spectrum of spinal diseases such as degenerative disorders of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis, as well as spinal trauma, infection and tumors.

    After earning his Medical Degree from University of Tehran Iran, Dr. Alijanipour completed a 5-year residency program in Orthopedic Surgery at Hospital Costa del Sol in Marbella, Spain. He received board certification from the Spanish Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology in 2013. Subsequently, Dr. Alijanipour worked as a senior research fellow at Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia for 2 years where he designed, conducted and published multiple clinical and basic science research projects. He also received several awards and scholarships for his scientific contribution. Eventually, Dr. Alijanipour completed three consecutive years of accredited clinical fellowship training in Orthopedic Spine Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery (Weill Cornell University, New York), Children’s Hospital of New Orleans (Louisiana State University, New Orleans) and Jackson Memorial Hospital (University of Miami).

    Before joining the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Medical Branch as an Assistant Professor, Dr. Alijanipour worked as a Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Spine Surgery at University of Miami and as an Adult and Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Methodist Hospitals in Merrillville, Indiana. Dr. Alijanipour has had several national and international presentations. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

    Dr. Alijanipour has practiced Orthopedic Surgery in 3 different countries and fluently speaks English, Spanish and Persian. His primary goal is to provide outstanding evidence-based patient care using the most innovative techniques and technologies via both minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. He also aims to educate and inspire the next generation of Orthopedic surgeons and to perform cutting-edge research in Spine Surgery.

    Dr. Alijanipour enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons as well as reading, swimming, tennis and travelling. He looks forward to contributing to the happiness of his patients and the community.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, University of Tehran, 2003

    Residencies:

    Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital Costa del Sol, Marbella - Spain, 2013

    Fellowships:

    Spine Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College - New York, NY, 2015

    Pediatric Orthopaedics, Children's Hospital of New Orleans at Louisiana State University - New Orleans, LA, 2017

    Spine Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine - Miami, FL, 2018

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Craig McDonald

Craig McDonald, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Orthopedics, Angleton DBB
    • 2309 West Mulberry Street
      Angleton, TX 77515
    • Phone: (979) 849-9557
    • Fax: (979) 849-0789
  • Dr. Craig L. McDonald was certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1995 and re-certified by the Board in 2004. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Brazoria County Medical Society and the Texas Orthopaedic Association.

    Dr. McDonald was born in Bay City, Texas, and grew up in the Alvin area. He received a Bachelor of Science with dual majors in Biology and Chemistry from Houston Baptist University, graduating in 1983 with honors. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he completed medical school in 1987, followed by a one-year general surgery internship and a five-year Orthopaedic Surgery residency at University of Texas/Hermann Hospital. During the final year of his residency in 1993, Dr. McDonald did a spinal fellowship in Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia. He also flew on the Life Flight program with Dr. Red Duke in 1988.

    Dr. McDonald entered private practice as a general Orthopaedic Surgeon in Angleton in August 1993. Dr. McDonald serves as team physician for the Angleton High School, and travels to Nicaragua annually to volunteer his services as a physician and surgeon. Dr. McDonald is a resident of Angleton, is married and has one daughter.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas Medical School - Houston, TX, MD

    Internships:

    University of Texas Medical School - Houston, TX

    Residencies:

    Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical School - Houston, TX, 1987

    Fellowships:

    Royal Adelaide Hospital - Adelaide, South Australia, 1993


    Certifications:

    American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

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Stacy Leung

Stacy Leung, MD, MBA UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Pediatric & Adult Primary Care, South Shore
    • 6465 South Shore Boulevard
      Suite 500
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (281) 538-7735
    • Fax: (281) 538-3936
  • Dr. Stacy Leung is an outstanding physician holding dual board certifications in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. She successfully completed her residency in Family Medicine at UTMB and pursued a specialized Sports Medicine fellowship at UTHealth in Houston, as well as an MBA with an emphasis in healthcare. Dr. Leung's clinical expertise spans primary care, musculoskeletal health, sports medicine, and international healthcare.

    A native of the Clear Lake area, Dr. Leung feels privileged to contribute to the well-being of the community where she was raised. She approaches her patients with a compassionate and respectful bedside manner, investing time to understand her patients' concerns, and ensuring active patient involvement in the treatment plan. Beyond her medical practice, she actively engages in her local church, assuming various leadership roles and serving as the medical missions coordinator. Her commitment to global health is evident through her participation in mission trips to Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Brazil, Uganda, and Kenya.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, American University of Antigua College of Medicine - Coolidge, 2016

    Residencies:

    Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2020

    Fellowships:

    Sports Medicine, UT Health Science Center at Houston/McGoverrn School of Medicine - Houston, TX, 2021


    Certifications:

    American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine

    American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

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Namita Bhardwaj

Namita Bhardwaj, MD, MS, MPH UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Orthopedics, League City Campus
    • 2240 Gulf Freeway South
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-1200
    • Fax: (281) 309-0137
    UTMB Health Family Medicine, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 104, Entrance A
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-2166
    • Fax: (409) 772-2663
    UTMB Health Orthopedics, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 109, Entrance A
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 266-7846
    • Fax: (409) 772-5890
  • Dr. Namita Bhardwaj is a native Houstonian. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin where she completed her undergraduate coursework in biology and earned her Bachelors of Science and Bachelors of Arts. She went on to attend Ross University to complete her medical education and to earn her MD.

    Dr. Bhardwaj completed her family medicine residency at UT Health in Houston, TX. She served as chief resident in her final year of training and was recognized as an outstanding PGY 3 resident and awarded the Scholarly Achievement Award. Dr. Bhardwaj then went on to pursue her fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso. There she served as team physician for several of the local teams including the El Paso Rhinos, University of Texas at El Paso Division I Sports teams, as well as area high schools covering a wide array of sports.

    In her role at UTMB, Dr. Bhardwaj serves as the medical director for Galveston ISD. You can always find her and her team of residents and students on the sidelines at Ball High School football games. Dr. Bhardwaj's scholarly interests include opioids and sports related injuries. She has also served as Physician of the Day for the Texas Legislature. Dr. Bhardwaj enjoys attending sporting events, spending time with family and friends, reading and traveling in her spare time.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX, BA - Biology

    University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX, BS - Human Biology

    Ross University - Dominica, West Indies, Doctor of Medicine

    Residencies:

    University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, TX, Family Medicine

    Fellowships:

    Texas Tech University Health Science Center - El Paso, TX, Primary Care Sports Medicine


    Certifications:

    American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine

    American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

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