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Christopher Miskovsky, M.D.

Dr. Miskovsky is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of  Medicine in Washington, DC, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national  medical honors society. Dr. Miskovsky completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, which has been named the top Orthopaedic program for several years by U.S. News and World Report. He then completed a hand fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand Center, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Miskovsky has published several papers in leading medical journals and has presented research papers at medical meetings throughout the United States. He has instructed surgeons across the country on distal radius fracture care. Dr. Miskovsky was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America®.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Texas Medical Association and the Dallas County Medical Society.

After 15 years in practice in Corpus Christi, Dr. Miskovsky and his family chose to relocate to the Dallas area. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters as well as playing golf and running.

Dr. Miskovsky has a special interest in endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery as well as distal radius fractures. He is available for treatment of hand, wrist and elbow problems, and is currently accepting new patients.

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Michael Landers, D.O.

Dr. Michael Landers is board certified in family practice and holds a certificate of added qualifications in Sports Medicine. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a deep commitment to sports medicine in secondary and higher education.
He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Biochemistry in 1995. Following his graduation from medical school at Oklahoma State University-College of Osteopathic medicine in 2000, Dr. Landers completed his family practice residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he served as chief resident. He followed that accomplishment with a two-year sports medicine fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Landers has been practicing since 2005 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi through Hattiesburg Clinic. During this tenure, he was the team physician for 20 high schools and Jones Junior College. Additionally, he served as the medical program coordinator for athletics training students at the University of Southern Mississippi.
He has been a featured lecturer and speaker at a number of national conferences and is a member of the AMA, AOA, AMSSM, and ACOFP.
Dr. Landers’ appreciation of athleticism and the body extends beyond the profession of sports medicine. He personally enjoys triathlons, SCUBA diving, water and snow skiing.

Dr. Michael Landers is board certified in family practice and holds a certificate of added qualifications in Sports Medicine. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a deep commitment to sports medicine in secondary and higher education.

He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Biochemistry in 1995. Following his graduation from medical school at Oklahoma State University-College of Osteopathic medicine in 2000, Dr. Landers completed his family practice residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he served as chief resident. He followed that accomplishment with a two-year sports medicine fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Landers has been practicing since 2005 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi through Hattiesburg Clinic. During this tenure, he was the team physician for 20 high schools and Jones Junior College. Additionally, he served as the medical program coordinator for athletics training students at the University of Southern Mississippi.

He has been a featured lecturer and speaker at a number of national conferences and is a member of the AMA, AOA, AMSSM, and ACOFP.

Dr. Landers’ appreciation of athleticism and the body extends beyond the profession of sports medicine. He personally enjoys triathlons, SCUBA diving, water and snow skiing.


Maria A. Turnage, M.D.

Dr. Maria Turnage is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a specialty dedicated to the nonsurgical treatment of various orthopedic and neurological disorders.

Since completing her residency at the prestigious Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in 1994, Dr. Turnage has practiced in both academic and private practice settings.

She practiced in Atlanta, GA for 12 years before relocating back to Texas and joining Texas Orthopaedic Associates in 2006.  While serving as Assistant Clinical Professor at Emory University, Dr. Turnage’s residents twice bestowed her the Teacher of the Year Award.

Dr. Turnage has a special clinical interest in the nonoperative treatment of neck and back pain and electrodiagnostic studies used to diagnose various nerve injuries.

Outside of her practice, Dr. Turnage enjoys working out, tennis, gardening and occasional cooking.

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Michael J. Champine, M.D.

Michael J. Champine, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in adult reconstructive surgery.  This area of expertise includes total knee replacement and total hip replacement.  Dr. Champine has specialized training and expertise in the most up to date techniques, such as minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, 2-incision hip replacement, quad-sparing knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and computer-assisted surgery.  In addition, he has considerable experience with the most current implant technologies, such as metal-on-metal hip replacement, hip resurfacing, ceramic hip replacement, and rotating platform knee replacements.

Dr. Champine grew up in a close-knit family in South Texas.  His work ethic and values were instilled from his parents, a plumber and a schoolteacher.  As a youth, he was active in sports, school, and church.  He graduated high school as the valedictorian of his class while earning all-district honors in basketball and baseball.  He completed his undergraduate work at Texas A&M University.  He received his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1988, where he graduated first in his class and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  He then completed his residency training at Parkland Memorial Hospital and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1993.  Dr. Champine’s fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery under Dr. Jerome Wiedel was at The University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Colorado, where he served as an Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1994.  He was also an attending physician at the Denver Veteran’s Administration Hospital.  Dr. Champine is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and an Assistant Clinical Professor at The University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Dr. Champine is married to a radiologist and they have two young children.  He enjoys watching, coaching, and playing all sports as well as enjoying life on Cedar Creek Lake.

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James C. Walter, M.D.

Dr. James C. Walter specializes in arthroscopy and the treatment of sports-related injuries.  He is committed to the highest quality of care for all athletes ranging from youth to professional.

A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Walter attended Stanford University.  In 1991 he earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences and graduated with Distinction.  Dr. Walter received his medical degree from Washington University School in St. Louis.  Dr. Walter completed an orthopedic residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas.  Following his residency, Dr. Walter was awarded a prestigious surgical fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.  He trained with Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Bill Clancy.  During his time there, Dr. Walter assisted in team care of the University of West Alabama and the Birmingham Barons.  He also assisted in the care of college and professional athletes from around the country and world.

Joining Texas Orthopaedic Associates in 2001, Dr. Walter currently serves as Orthopaedic Team Physician for Allen High School, Wakeland High School and Little Elm High School.  He serves as an Orthopaedic Consultant to the Prestonwood Christian Academy and Creekview High School.  He is known for his expertise in shoulder and elbow injuries of the throwing athlete as well as arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder and elbow.

Dr. Walter is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  He participates in resident education as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center.  Dr. Walter’s professional affiliations include membership in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Texas Society of Sports Medicine.  He has served as the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano and serves  as a Board Member of Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery.

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John S. Early, M. D.

John S. Early, M.D. is a board certified Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the care of foot and ankle abnormalities. His interests range from the management of toe deformities to restoring weight-bearing function with complex reconstructions. His specialty is managing severe fractures of the foot and ankle and correcting neuromuscular imbalance caused by disease or injury. He is well versed in the use of internal fixation as well as complex external frames for limb reconstruction.

Dr. Early is internationally known and nationally sought after for his expertise in complex foot and ankle reconstruction. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on issues relating to foot and ankle care. He is co-director of a well-regarded foot and ankle fellowship that continues to train orthopaedic physicians in the subspecialty care of foot and ankle disease.

Prior to his association with Texas Orthopaedic Associates, he spent 10 years on the fulltime Orthopaedic faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas as head of the Foot and Ankle division.  Presently, Dr. Early holds the title of Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Southwestern Medical Center.

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