AUSTIN – June 9, 2017- The Big XII Physicians announced today that they would be recognizing Carey Windler, M.D. with a Life Time Achievement Award for his over 30 years of commitment and excellence to the medical care of collegiate athletes and for his leadership to his fellow team physicians.
Jeff Randall, M.D. Orthopedic Team Physician University of Kansas states “Dr. Windler represents not only what we should all strive to be as physicians, but more importantly what we should all strive to be as people.”
Dr. Windler graduated from Texas Tech University with Honors and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he was a member of the AOA Honor Medical Society. He completed his surgical internship in Philadelphia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, his orthopedic surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Oregon. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is unique at Austin Sports Medicine with his additional board certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.
In 1986, Dr. Windler was chosen to be the orthopedic surgeon for men’s athletics at the University of Texas. For 30 years, he provided care and treatment of the athletes and continued to do so for countless players during their professional careers.
The University of Texas Men’s Athletics Hall of Honor inducted Dr. Windler into the class of 2012. Founded in 1957, the Longhorn Hall of Honor is one of the most cherished athletics traditions at The University of Texas.
Dr. Windler has served as President of both the Texas Orthopedic Association and Texas Society for Sports Medicine and is an active member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Texas Orthopedic Association.
“Dr. Windler has influenced a generation of orthopedic surgeons in Texas, not only by sharing his renowned technical skills in the operating room to countless residents; but more importantly teaching the ethics, character, and integrity a man/woman should strive for as a physician. It is a privilege to call him a friend.” – Mark W. Wylie, M.D. Orthopedic Team Physician Texas Christian University
Dr. Windler is one of the principal partners of Austin Sports Medicine and co-founder of The Center for ACL Injuries.
Congratulations, Dr. Windler! Your friends and family are very proud!