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Jeff Dodson Headrick, MD — Distinguished Healthcare Professional

Lubbock, TX — Jeff Dodson Headrick, MD, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Distinguished Healthcare Professional in the Orthopedic Surgery field and in acknowledgment of his work with the Center for Orthopedic Surgery.

A board-certified orthopedic surgeon with decades of experience in his field, Dr. Jeff Headrick joined the Center for Orthopedic Surgery in 2005 after serving 20 years in the United States Navy. Fellowship-trained in adult hip and knee replacement surgery, he specializes in robotic hip and knee replacement surgeries. The orthopedic specialist also has extensive experience in shoulder and knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, and other sports medicine techniques. He is also highly skilled in the latest treatment options for young arthritic patients.

Dr. Headrick was the first orthopedic surgeon to perform a direct-anterior hip replacement in Lubbock, TX, in 2011. This minimally invasive approach for a total hip replacement typically causes less pain and quicker recovery times for patients eligible for the procedure. Dr. Headrick also pioneered the first use of robotics in orthopedic surgery in Lubbock in 2014.

A graduate of the US Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering, Dr. Headrick served as a Nuclear Engineer Officer in the submarine service for five years. In pursuit of his medical education, he earned his Medical Degree from Texas Tech Medical School, and then completed his internship at Balboa Naval Hospital. He then completed the Phoenix Orthopedic Residency Program in 1996.

Following his training, Dr. Headrick served as an orthopedic surgeon with the US Marines at Camp Lejeune, overseas at the US Naval Hospital in Guam, US Naval Hospital Portsmouth, and aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort during wartime. He later completed advanced studies in reconstructive joint replacement surgery as an Otto E. Aufranc Fellow at the highly acclaimed New England Baptist Hospital. The year-long fellowship included state-of-the-art early intervention techniques for arthritis associated with Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

The doctor is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and has completed two re-certifications by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Among his many accolades, Dr. Headrick has been a three-time recipient of the Compassionate Doctor Recognition and a two-time winner of the Patients’ Choice Award.

Dr. Headrick says the key to his success has been his deep faith in God and the great love, support and encouragement he received from his wife, the late Suzan Headrick. Away from work, Dr. Headrick enjoys spending time with his five children. He loves traveling, scuba diving, snow skiing, and staying in good physical condition.

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