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Dr. Tarek O. Souryal is a leading orthopaedic surgeon in the field of sports medicine. He is the Head Team Physician for the 2011 NBA World Champion Dallas Mavericks. He also served as the head physician for the Dallas Texans of the Arena Football League, the Dallas Burn of MLS, the Dallas Freeze of the Central Hockey League and Wilmer-Hutchins High School.

Dr. Souryal is the Medical Director at Texas Sports Medicine and former director of the Sports Injury Clinic at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Souryal is internationally renown for his work on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and ACL Surgery.

Medical Education:

  • University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio TX
  • Internship: Parkland Hospital, Dallas TX
  • Orthopaedic Surgery: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX
  • Fellowship: Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic, Columbus, GA

Published articles

  • “Liability and Risk Management in Sports Medicine,”
  • The Hughston Clinic Sports Medicine Book; Champ L. Baker, Editor in Chief; Williams and Wilkins 1995.
  • “Medical Imaging of the Knee,”
  • The Hughston Sports Medicine Field Manual; Champ L. Baker, Editor in Chief;T.O. Souryal, Contributing Editor; Lea and Febiger 1995.
  • “Liability and Risk Management in Sports Medicine,”
  • Journal of Southern Orthopaedic Association; Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 1994.
  • “Preoperative and Postoperative Rehabilitation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears,”
  • Souryal, T.O., Dietrichson, J.P., PT.
  • Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America;Vol. 3:4, December 1994.
  • “Intercondylar Notch Size and ACL Injuries in Athletes,”
  • Souryal, T.O., Freeman, T.R.
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine; Vol. 21, No. 4, August 1993.
  • “Anatomy of the Supraclavicular Fossa Portal in Shoulder Arthroscopy,”
  • Souryal, T.O., Baker, C.L.
  • Arthroscopy; Vol. 6, No. 4, December 1990.
  • “Bilaterality in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: Associated Intercondylar Stenosis,”
  • Souryal, T.O., Moore, H.A., Evans, J.P.
  • The American Journal of Sports Medicine; Vol. 16, No. 5, September/October 1988.


  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Texas Society for Sports Medicine (past President)
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Hughston Society
  • NBA Team Physicians Association-Chairman, ethics committee
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
  • Professional Team Physicians Association


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