Dr. F. Corry Payne’s busy practice includes patients of all ages, but the Dallas native admits feeling “right at home” treating even the youngest of athletes. For the past two decades, the orthopedic surgeon has repaired the knee injuries – his specialty being ACL reconstructions – and the bumps and bruises commonly found in athletes ranging from novice competitors to high-level athletes.

Board-certified in orthopedic surgery since 1987, Dr. Payne serves as a team physician to the Dallas Independent School District and Lake Highlands High School. He has also volunteered with Dallas Cup Soccer, World Cup Soccer and the Women’s U.S. Olympic Ski Team. He is a Clinical Professor in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

Dr. Payne follows in the footsteps of his father, a popular Dallas pediatrician for more than 45 years. He attended SMU and UT Southwestern Medical School. While in medical school, he was involved in sports medicine research including three months at the famed August Krough Institute for the Theory of Gymnastics in Copenhagen, Denmark. He completed his orthopedic surgery training at UT Southwestern followed by two fellowships, knee surgery and sports medicine.

Dr. Payne, a father of four, enjoys attending sporting events and concerts with his wife and kids. During the summer, he escapes the Texas heat by visiting his wife’s family in the Utah mountains and their family house boat on Lake Powell.

CERTIFICATION

Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1987

TRAINING

Undergraduate
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; 1969 – 1974
Degree – Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Graduate
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX 1975 – 1979
Degree – Doctor of Medicine

Research Training
Division of Cardiology Basic Science
Research Laboratory, Exercise Physiology, Southwestern Medical School May 1974 – September 1975
Laboratory for the Theory of Gymnastics, August Krogh Institute Copenhagen, Denmark June 1975 – August 1976

Internship
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Affiliated Hospitals Dallas, TX; 1979 – 1980
General Surgery

Residency
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Affiliated Hospitals Dallas, TX; 1980 – 1984
Orthopedic Surgery

Elective Rotation
Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich, England; 1983
Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship
Sports Medicine and Surgery of the Knee, Richard Steadman, Barton Memorial Hospital, Lake Tahoe, CA; 1984
Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Salt Lake Knee and Sports Medicine Clinic, Salt Lake City, UT 1984 – 1985