Dustin Loveland, MD $$

Surgical Director and Chief of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Service Chief at Children's Health

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Dustin Loveland, M.D., MBA is the Surgical Director and Chief at the Children’s Health℠ Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical management of sports injuries and fractures. He is dual board certified in general orthopaedics and sports medicine.

A native of Dallas, Dr. Loveland earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He completed his orthopedic surgical residency at the University of Miami, where he served as Chief Resident. He then trained as a sports medicine fellow with the world-renowned surgeon James Andrews, M.D., founder and namesake of the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. Loveland serves in leadership roles within the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). He is the Medical Director for Live Oak Surgery Center. Dr. Loveland has served as an Associate Team Physician for the University of Miami and Auburn University football teams.

Dr. Loveland continues to focus time on various research pursuits, including cartilage restoration and development of a novel anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction registry. He has authored book chapters and multiple peer-reviewed articles and has presented his research at national and international meetings.

Dr. Dustin Loveland is the Surgical Director and Chief at the Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

With a heart for area youth, he and his wife co-founded Reaching Our Community’s Kids (ROCK) in Rowlett, Texas. ROCK is a non-profit after-school and summer mentoring program designed to teach life skills and provide participants with the training and encouragement necessary to succeed in school.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (2009)
University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital (2014), Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston (2011), Orthopaedic Surgery
Andrews Inst for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (2015), Sports Medicine
Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Research Interests

    • Cartilage restoration
    • Development of a novel anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction registry
  • Publications

    • Descriptive Epidemiology from the Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee (ROCK) Prospective Cohort. Nissen CW, Loveland DM, Pace JL, et al. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Jan.
    • Trends in US High School Football Concussion Reporting. Burkhart SO, Loveland DM, Smurawa TM, Polousky JD. OJSM. 2019 Jul.
    • Sonographically guided posterior cruciate ligament injections: technique and validation. Hackel JG, Khan U, Loveland DM. PM R. 2016 Mar;8(3):249-53.
    • Type III AC joint separation: Continued controversy and a unique technique., Andrews JR, Chillemi F, Loveland DM. Orthopedics Today. November 2014.
    • Use of Ultrasonography as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool in sports medicine., Lesniak BP, Loveland DM, Jose J, Selley R, Jacobson JA, Bedi A.  Arthroscopy. 2014 Feb; 30(2):260-70.
    • Carpal coalition with radioscaphoid synostosis and a hypoplastic thumb., Loveland DM, Carmichael KD.  Am J Orthop. 2011 Dec; 40(12):E262-3.
    • The effect of modern total knee arthroplasty on muscle balance at the knee., Buford WL, Ivey F, Loveland DM, Flowers CW.  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009; 2009:7172-5.
    • An In Vitro Biomechanical Assessment of Biceps Femoris Repair.,  Anz AW, Loveland DM. ISAKOS Congress. Shanghai, China. 2017.
    • The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction and Basic Science (Textbook).,  Andrews JR, Loveland DM. Elsevier. 2017.
  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    • Arthroscopy Association of North America
    • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    • Medical Director of Live Oak Surgery Center
    • Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine
    • Team Physician, Princeton High School
    • Team Physician, Prosper High School
  • Awards and Honors

    • Physician of the Year, DFW Hospital Council (2019)
    • Chief Resident, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital (2013-2014)
    • Department of Orthopedics Research Award, National Student Research Forum (2006)
    • Graduated with Honors from Texas Tech University Honors College (2005)
    • Texas Tech University Honors College Endowed Scholarship (2001-2005)
    • Dean’s List, Texas Tech University (2001-2005)

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