David Lintner, M.D.

immons Office
3100 Timmons Lane, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 441-3560
Fax: (713) 790-2054

Baytown Office
4000 Garth Road, Suite 200
Baytown, TX 77521
Phone: (832) 556-0880
Fax: (713) 790-2054

David Lintner, M.D., specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder and is active in teaching orthopedic surgeons the latest techniques.  He also specializes in injuries to throwers’ shoulders and elbows, having written more than thirty scientific articles about ACL injuries, thrower’s injuries, and other sports medicine issues.

He is the founder and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship training program at The Methodist Hospital. In 2009, he lectured at international sports medicine meetings in Osaka, Japan and Edinburgh, Scotland.  In June 2005, Dr. Lintner was named Chief of Sports Medicine at The Methodist Hospital in Houston after serving in a similar capacity at Baylor College of Medicine for four years.  He is the past President of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association, and a member of the Baseball Commissioner’s Medical Advisory Committee. He served as the physician for the World Baseball Classic in 2009.  In 2000, he was selected Traveling Fellow for the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine and went on a three week tour of Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Japan where he was a Visiting Professor at multiple universities as well as the National Sports Councils in Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Dr. Lintner has been published extensively in orthopedic literature and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in both orthopedic surger and sports medicine.


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • B.A., Cornell University College of Fine Arts and Sciences, Ithaca NY
  • M.D., Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester NY
  • Internship in General Surgery, University of Rochester, Rochester NY
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, University of Rochester, Rochester NY
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX

Awards and Honors

Scholar-Athlete of the year (lacrosse), Cornell, 1982

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Associaton
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • International Association of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Sport Traumatology
  • Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association, President 2007
  • Major League Baseball Team Physician Association, Executive Committee 2002-Present

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