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Recognized as a leading authority in sports medicine and in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder, Dr. Scott Paschal is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to each and every patient.

Dr. Paschal ranked in the top 2% of his medical school class.  After completing his orthopedic residency at the prestigious UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1987, he was awarded a fellowship in sports medicine.

As a former Texas A&M varsity baseball player, Dr. Paschal combines his personal experience as an athlete with leading-edge medical knowledge.  Upon Dr. Paschal’s election as an honorary member of the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association, the committee stated, “His dedication to athletes elevates him above his peers.”

Among the nation’s most experienced surgeons, Dr. Paschal currently serves as team physician for Highland Park and Dallas Independent School Districts.  He also served as team physician for the US Olympic Ski Team and as the Physician Director of the NATA Board of Certification.

Board certified since 1990, Dr. Paschal is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center.  He has authored several scientific articles and has lectured nationally.  He has been honored with teaching excellence awards given by orthopedic residents and has been Director of the DFW Athletic Trainers Lecture Series since 1991.

His peers in D Magazine and Texas Monthly have repeatedly honored him as Best Doctor.

Outside of his practice, Dr. Paschal enjoys time with his family, golf, tennis, and photography.

CERTIFICATION

  • Board certified in orthopedic surgery since 1990
    Diplomate American Board of Orthopedic Surgery:
    1990 – 2000
  • Diplomate American Board Recertification in Orthopedics, Maintenance of Certification:
    January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2010
    January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2020

HONORS

  • D Magazine “Best Doctors”
  • Texas Monthly Magazine “Super Doctors,” 2005 – Present
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center – Associate Clinical Professor
  • Highland Park High School Team Physician, 1993 – present
  • Dallas Independent School District Team Physician, 1988 – present
  • Physician Director National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification 1994 – 1997
  • US Alpine Olympic Ski Team, Team Physician 1988 – 1993
  • UT Southwestern Medical School Teaching Excellence Awards – 1990 and 1991
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Honorary Membership-Southwest Athletic Trainers Association 1997
  • Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society – Charter Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Texas A&M University

TRAINING

Undergraduate
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; 1978
Degree – Bachelor of Science, Zoology

Graduate
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX; 1982
Degree – Doctor of Medicine

Internship
General Surgery – Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX; 1982 -1983

Residency
Orthopedic Surgery – University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Affiliated Hospitals, Dallas, TX; 1983- 1987

Fellowship
Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine – Barton Memorial Hospital, Lake Tahoe, CA; 1987

Sub-Specialty Training
Surgery of the Shoulder – St. Joseph Hospital, London, Ontario; 1988