Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Medical School

University of Texas Medical School at Houston


Orthopedic Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital


Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at Houston Methodist Hospital

Donald L. Dolce, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Dr. Dolce specializes in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries of the elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee. His surgical areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery of the elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee; tendon repair and ligament reconstruction; cartilage salvage and restoration; and fracture management. He treats patients from late adolescence through adulthood with a focus on a return to sport, activity, or work in the shortest timeframe possible.

Dr. Dolce was raised in San Antonio where he swam and played water polo for John Marshall HS. He continued athletics through college and completed his undergraduate studies at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He then attended theUniversity of Texas Medical School at Houston before completing his orthopaedic surgery residency atGeorgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. After residency, he completed a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the Houston Methodist Hospital. While in Houston, he worked as an assistant team physician for the Houston Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Rice University football and baseball, and the Houston Rodeo. His past and current research interests include: MLB pitching mechanics and their relation to injury risk, clinical ballet and biomechanical FAI hip studies, and biomechanical meniscal transplantation research. Dr. Dolce is currently an assistant team physician forTCU athletics and is a team physician for Nolan Catholic High School.

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