Animesh Agarwal, M.D.
Department of Orthopaedics
Currently seeking M.S. & Ph.D. students
Dr. Animesh Agarwal is a practicing Orthopaedic surgeon 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.
His research interests include: 1) diabetes and its effects on the musculoskeletal system, 2) fracture healing, 3) biomechanism of cartilage and bone, 4) retrograde femoral nailing, 5) knee dislocations and cruciate injuries, 6) bone graft/filler substitutes, and 7) wound VAC applications.
- 1998 - Clinical Fellowship - Orthopaedic Trauma - Grant Medical Center
- 1997 - Residency - Orthopaedic Surgery - University Hospital, UTHSCSA, Department of Orthopaedics
- 1993 - Internship - Surgical Rotating - University Hospital, UTHSCSA, Department of Orthopaedics
- 1992 - MD - Medicine - UTHSCSA Medical School
- 1988 - BS - Biomedical Engineering - Johns Hopkins University, G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering
- 9/2014 - Orthopaedic Consultant - Biodynamic Research CorporationSan Antonio
- 5/2014 - Director of Orthopaedic Trauma - University Hospital, Orthopaedics, San Antonio
- 5/2014-7-9/2019 - Medical Director of the UHS Trauma Clinic - University Hospital, Orthopaedics, San Antonio
- 5/2014-9/2019 - Division Head and Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma - UTHSCSA, Orthopaedics, San Antonio
- 1/2012 - Trauma Innovation Council Member - Smith and Nephew
- 10/2011 - Professor of Biomedical Engineering - University of Texas at San Antonio, Biomedical Engineering, San Antonio
- 1/2011 - Consultant - Kinetic Concepts Inc.San Antonio
- 9/2010 - Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery with Tenure - UTHSCSA, Orthopaedics, San Antonio
- 10/2007 - Consultant - Smith & NephewMemphis
- 11/1999 - Courtesy Staff - Methodist Healthcare SystemSan Antonio
- 4/1998 - Research Faculty - Musculoskeletal Bioengineering Center, UTHSCSASan Antonio
Instruction & Training
- 8/2010 - Present, Primary Care Orthopaedics, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 1/1999 - Present, Post-Doctoral Student Supervision, UTHSCSA
- 9/1998 - Present, Trauma, Fracture Clinical Care, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 9/1998 - Present, Primary Care Orthopaedics, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 9/1998 - Present, Post-Doctoral Student Supervision, UTHSCSA
- 9/1998 - Present, Post Graduate Rotation Supervision, University Hospital
Research & Grants
Funding Agency Veterans Hospital Title Gait Analysis of femoral Shaft Fractures Status Active Period 7/2006 - Present Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail Gait analysis of patients treated for a femur fracture with either antegrade intramedullary nailing vs. retrograde femoral nailing. Funding Agency NIH Sub-Award Title Fixation Using Alternative Implants for the Treatment of Hip Fractures (FAITH) Status Active Period 8/2009 - Present Role Principal Investigator Grant Detail Study to randomize patients to one of two treatment arms for the management of Hip Fractures
Agarwal A. Pelvic Ring Injuries. In: Tornetta III P, Ricci WM, Ostrum RF, McQueen MM, McKee MD, Court-Brown CM (eds). Rockwood and Green's Fractures in Adults. 9th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer; 2020. Agarwal A. Principles of Nonunions. In: Agarwal A ed. Nonunions. New York, NY: Springer; 2018. p. 1-43. Agarwal A. Distal Femoral Nonunions. In: Agarwal A ed. Nonunions. New York,NY: Springer; 2018. p. 243-274. Agarwal A. Pelvic Ring Fractures. In: Court-Brown CM, Heckman, JD, McQueen MM, Ricci, WM, Tornetta III P (eds) McKee M (assoc ed). Rockwood and Green's Fractures in Adults. 8th Edition. Phildelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2015. Agarwal A. Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of the Distal Femur. In: Sam W. Wiesel, Editor-In-Chief;
Paul Tornetta III, Section Editor. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2015. Kuhn K, Agarwal A. Chapter 36: Femoral Fractures. In: Lisa K. Cannada, MD Editor. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 11. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2014.
Agarwal A. Nonunions New York, NY: Springer; 2018. 346 p.
Agarwal A. Malunions New York, NY: Springer, 2020. 404p.
Karia RA, Agarwal A. Talus Fracture Fixation With Headless Screws From a Posterior to Anterior Direction - A Case Report 2019 Jan. Available from: https://journals.lww.com/jorthotrauma/Documents/JOT10324.pdf [Accessed 28 Feb. 2019] .
Agarwal A. Management of Closed Incisions Using Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy in Orthopedic Surgery Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2019 Jan;143(21S):21S-26S. O'Toole RV, Joshi M, Carlini AR, Murray CK, Allen LE, Scharfstein DO, Gary JL, Bosse MJ, Castillo RC, METRC (Corporate Author). Local Antibiotic Therapy to Reduce Infection After Operative Treatment of Fractures at High Risk of Infection: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial (VANCO) Study Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2017 Apr;31(4):S18-S24. Willy, C, Agarwal A, Andersen CA, Santis GD, Gabriel A, Grauhan O, Guerra OM, Lipsky BA, Malas MB, Mathiesen LL, Singh DP, Reddy VS. Closed incision negative pressure therapy: international multidisciplinary consensus recommendations International Wound Journal 2016 May;:1-14. Rowley D, Somerson J, Kennedy C, Buttacavoli F, Agarwal A. Electromagnetic Navigation Reduces Surgical Time And Radiation Exposure For Proximal Interlocking In Retrograde Femoral Nailing Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2014 Jul;28(7):417-421.
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery