Doctors Specializing in Trauma and Post-trauma Reconstruction

Animesh Agarwal, M.D. (Trauma Clinic/University Hospital) Click for information

Ravi A. Karia, M.D. (Trauma Clinic/University Hospital) Click for information

Boris A. Zelle, M.D. (Trauma Clinic/University Hospital) Click for information

Anil K. Dutta, M.D. (Trauma Clinic/University Hospital) Click for information

Douglas T. Cromack, M.D. (Trauma Clinic/University Hospital) Click for information

Fred G. Corley, M.D. (Trauma Clinic/University Hospital) Click for information

All Orthopaedic Clinic Locations

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Areas of Specialization - Orthopaedic trauma and post-trauma reconstruction

Orthopaedic Surgeons at work

Division of Orthopaedic Trauma

Our division focuses on traumatic injuries of the musculoskeletal system. This includes extremity fractures, dislocations, as well as the associated and often severe soft tissue injuries.

We act in concert with a multi-speciality team including members from multiple departments in the care of the poly-traumatized patient. We are usually involved in the initial presentation and treatment of these patients and usually follow them for an extended period of time, often years. The final clinical outcome of these patients often correlates directly with their musculoskeletal outcome.

Lastly, we focus as well on the post-traumatic manifestations of trauma. This includes work in chronic conditions such as nonunion, malunion, limb-deformity, and chronic bony infections.

We utilize a team-based approach to the care of our patients.

The following Orthopaedic Trauma doctors were listed in the San Antonio Magazine 2016 list of Best Doctors:

Dr. Animesh Agarwal, MD

Dr. Fred Corley, MD

How the Best Doctors are Selected

Best Doctors, Inc. is transforming and improving health care by bringing together the best medical minds in the world to help identify the right diagnosis and treatment. The company’s innovative, peer-to-peer consultation service offers a new way for physicians to collaborate with other physicians to ensure patients receive the best care. Headquartered in Boston, MA, the global company seamlessly integrates its services with employers’ other health-related benefits, to serve more than 30 million members in every major region of the world. 

More than a traditional second opinion, Best Doctors delivers a comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s medical condition—providing value to both patients and treating physicians. By utilizing Best Doctors, members have access to the brightest minds in medicine to ensure the right diagnosis and treatment plan.
Best Doctors’ team of researchers conducts a biennial poll using the methodology that mimics the informal peer-to-peer process doctors themselves use to identify the right specialists for their patients. Using a polling method and balloting software, that Gallup® has audited and certified, they gather the insight and experience of tens of thousands of leading specialists all over the country, while confirming their credentials and specific areas of expertise. 

The result is the Best Doctors in America® List, which includes the nation’s most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians in the nation. These are the doctors that other doctors recognize as the best in their fields. They cannot pay a fee and are not paid to be listed and cannot nominate or vote for themselves. It is a list which is truly unbiased and respected by the medical profession and patients alike as the source of top quality medical information.


Click here to read the full article on the San Antonio magazine website

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Orthopaedic Trauma Team

Dr. Agarwal

Animesh Agarwal, MD

Dr. Karia

Ravi Karia, MD

Boris Zelle, MD

Boris Zelle, MD

Dr. Dutta, MD

Anil Dutta, MD

Orthopaedic Hand / Microvascular

Dr. Cromack

Doug Cromack, MD

Dr. Corley

Fred Corley, MD






Directions to and from UT Orthopaedic Trauma Office at University Hospital:

After entering the main entrance of University Hospital which is now located at the new Sky Tower of University Hospital, take a left.  The gift shop/Starbucks will be on your right and you will go to the left.  Walk past the large pillar, and then take a right.  You’ll walk past a small waiting area with orange chairs on your right and at the end of the hallway take a right.  Pass through the brown set of double doors and then take a left.  Walk through the white double doors, walk past the elevators, take a left, and then take another left which will take you to a second set of elevators.  Take the elevator to the Basement.  When you get off the elevator, walk down the hallway  to the left and follow the signs to the Trauma Offices.  When you are in the hallway leading to the Trauma Offices, you’ll see a glass “wall” on your left.  Enter the Trauma Offices Suite and let the receptionist know who you are there to meet with.

When leaving the Trauma Offices to get back to the main entrance, follow the hallway to the elevators, take the elevator to the 1st floor, take a right, then another right (past the elevators), walk through the white double doors, take a right, walk through the brown double doors, take a left, then another left which opens to the main entrance of the hospital.

University Hospital
4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229



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