• Sports Medicine, Knee/ACL Surgery, Texas Sports Medicine
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Sports and Orthopaedic Surgery

About Dr. Souryal

Dr. Tarek O. Souryal is a leading orthopaedic surgeon in the field of sports medicine. He founded Texas Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Group in 1989 and serves as Medical Director. He was the Head Team Physician for the Dallas Mavericks for 22 seasons having won the NBA Championship in 2011. He served as the only two-term President of the NBA Team Physicians Association.

Souryal also served as the head physician in the MLS, Arena Football League, the Central Hockey League. He was chosen by the NFL/NFLPA to serve as a neutral physician from 2006-09. He has served as Medical Director at SMU Sports Injury Clinic for 15 years. Souryal was also a Team Physician for numerous Dallas area high schools including Wilmer-Hutchins High School.

Dr. T. O. Souryal also hosted “Inside Sports Medicine” a highly rated radio show on ESPN Dallas and The Ticket for 21 years having signed off the air in 2022. Dr. Souryal is known internationally for his work on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and ACL Surgery. He is married and has three children.


Medical Education

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


  • 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