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Animesh Agarwal, M.D.

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Dr. Agarwal is a practicing Orthopaedic surgeon, as well as the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA), San Antonio’s only civilian Level I Trauma Center. Dr. Agarwal received his Orthopaedics residency training and M.D. at UTHSCSA after earning a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Following his residency, Dr. Agarwal completed a trauma fellowship at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, and joined the clinical faculty of UTHSCSA in 1997. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and has been the recipient of several honors and awards, and has authored more than 270 scientific publications and 18 patents.

His research interests include: 1) diabetes and its effects on the musculoskeletal system, 2) fracture healing, 3) biomechanis of cartilage and bone, 4) retrograde femoral nailing, 5) knee dislocations and cruciate injuries, 6) bone graft/filler substitutes, and 7) wound VAC applications.

Selected Publications:

Athanasiou, KA, Agarwal, A, and Dzida, FJ: Comparative Study of the Intrinsic Mechanical Properties of the Human Acetabular and Femoral Head Cartilage. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 12(3):340-349, 1994.

Athanasiou, KA, Agarwal, A, Muffoletto, A, Dzida, FJ, Constantinides, G, and Clem, M: Biomechanical Properties of Hip Cartilage in Experimental Animal Models. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 316:254-266,1995.

Wirth, MA, Jensen, KL, Agarwal, A, Curtis, RJ, Rockwood, Jr., CA: Fracture-Dislocation of the Proximal Part of the Humerus with Retroperitoneal Displacement of the Humeral Head. A Case Report. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 79-A(5):763-766, 1997.

Schenck, Jr., RC, Kovach, IS, Agarwal, A, Brummett, R, Ward, R, Lanctot, D, and Athanasiou, KA: Cruciate Injury Patterns In Knee Hyperextension: A Cadaveric Model. Arthroscopy, 15(5):489-495, 1999.

Ostrum, RF, Agarwal, A, Lakatos, RP, Poka, A: Prospective Comparison of Retrograde and Antegrade Femoral Intramedullary Nailing, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 14(7):496-501, 2000.

Professor, Trauma Service, Chief of Trauma Division

Orthopedic Surgery 



B.S., Johns Hopkins University, 1988

M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1992



Phone: 210-567-5154