Kassidy Todd, PA-C

Kassidy grew up in Rocksprings, Texas where she was a 14-time Texas State Champion in track and cross country.  She went on to run track at Baylor University where she received a Bachelors of Science in Education.  Kassidy attended PA school at George Washington University in Washington, DC and graduated with a Master of Health Science and Physician Assistant Certification in 2005.  After graduation, she started working with Texas Orthopaedic Associates, primarily with Dr. James Walter, who specializes in sports medicine.  Kassidy also assists him with taking care of many high school teams, including serving as the Little Elm High School football team PA.

Kassidy resides in Frisco. She enjoys traveling, sports, fashion design and spending time with family and friends.


Greg Meyer, OPA-C, LAT, ATC, OT-SC

Greg Meyer, board-certified as both an Orthopedic Physician Assistant and a state-licensed Athletic Trainer, In addition to assisting the TOA physicians with surgery and patient care, Meyer works closely with local public and private schools, athletic clubs and local colleges to provide them quality sports-medicine care. Meyer works primarily with Dr.’s Montgomery, Paschal, Thornton and Payne at the Greenville facility.

As graduate of Texas Tech University and with his dual certification, Meyer brings an extensive range of invaluable experience to the position. Before joining TOA, Meyer served as the head athletic trainer at various high schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He also spent time working with collegiate and professional athletes.  Most recently Greg has provided athletic training services for the 2008 USA Womens Softball Team (Bound for Beijing Tour), 2010 USA Womens  Softball Team and The USA Whitewater Salam Canoe/Kayak Team in the 2007 World Championships.

A recognized and devoted leader in his field, Meyer also has distinguished himself as one of the co-founders and co-developer of the North Texas Athletic Trainers Society, serving on its inaugural board for three years. In addition, he is an examiner for the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification and the Texas Department of Health Athletic Trainers Licensing Examination.

Meyer is a member of The Association of Orthopedic Physician Assistants, The National Association of Orthopedic Technologists, The National Athletic Trainers Association, the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association and the North Texas Athletic Trainers Association.

Meyer resides in Keller and enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include running, adventure racing, and mountain biking.


David Heck, OPA-C, ATC, LAT

David grew up in Allen, Texas.  He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1992 with a bachelors degree in health.  Serving as an Athletic Trainer for the Texas A&M football team, he gained invaluable experience in the field of Sports Medicine.  He attained certification as an orthopaedic physician assistant in 1999.  David uses this knowledge and familiarity to coordinate a seamless line of communication between the Doctors of Texas Orthopaedic Associates and athletic programs at every level the DFW area and around the country. David actively participates in educational programs benefiting athletic trainers and physical therapists through the Presbyterian Sports Care Network.

David lives in Dallas with his wife Sylvia and his two children; Jacob and Isabella.  Along with spending time with his family, he also enjoys running and cycling.


Darren Hughes, PA-C

Darren grew up in Sherwood, Oregon.  He graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1996 with a bachelors degree in biology.  He then attended University of North Texas Health Sciences Center for Physician Assistant Studies and graduated in 2000.  Darren is very active in his church here in Dallas including teaching and medical mission trips to Guatemala.  He also works a lot with students preparing to enter the medical field.

Darren lives in Murphy with his wife Marla and his three children; Preston, Elic and Holden.  Along with spending time with his family, he also enjoys basketball and softball.


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Plano

Address

6020 W. Parker Road, Suite 240
Plano, Texas 75093


Dallas-Walnut Hill Lane

Address

8210 Walnut Hill Lane,  Suite 130
Dallas, Texas 75231


Dallas-Greenville Avenue

Address

7115 Greenville Ave., Suite 310
Dallas, Texas 75231


Schacherer-CV

Certification

Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery since 1988

Honors

Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society
D Magazine,  “Best Doctors” – 2001 – Present
Texas Monthly Magazine “Super Docs” – 2005 – Present

Training

Undergraduate
U.S. Naval Academy; Annapolis, Maryland; 1971 – 1975;
Degree:  Bachelor of Science

Graduate
Medical College of Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; 1975 – 1979
Degree:  Doctor of Medicine

Internship
General Surgery – Portsmouth Naval Medical Center;
Portsmouth, Virginia; 1979 – 1980

Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery – Portsmouth Naval Medical Center;
Portsmouth, Virginia; 1981 – 1985

Fellowship
Hand / Microvascular Surgery – Thomas Jefferson University
Hospital; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1985 – 1986


Thornton-CV

Certification

Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Honors

UT Southwestern Medical Center – Assistant Clinical Professor
Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society
The Donald Imrie Award for Most Outstanding Performance in Orthopedic Surgery
Research Grant, The Institute for Sports Medicine Research, New York, NY
Medical Alumni Scholarship, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Academic Excellence Scholarship, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Orthopedic Surgeon, The Hamlet Professional Tennis Tournament 2004, New York, NY
Orthopedic Surgeon, Visa America’s Gymnastic Cup 2004, New York, NY
Orthopedic Surgeon, U.S. National Figure Skating Championship 2002 – Dallas, TX

Training

Undergraduate
University of Mississippi, Jackson MS; 1989 – 1993
Degree – BA in Chemistry

Graduate
University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson MS; 1994 – 1998
Degree – Doctor of Medicine

Internship
Parkland Memorial Hospital, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Dallas, TX; 1998 – 1999
General Surgery

Residency
Parkland Memorial Hospital, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Dallas, TX; 1999 – 2003
Orthopedic Surgery

Traveling Fellowship
Royal College of Surgeons, Norwich, UK; 2002
Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship
Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; New York, NY; 2003 – 2004
Sports Medicine, Knee and Shoulder Surgery


Find the Right Location

DALLAS - GREENVILLE AVENUE
7115 Greenville Avenue, Suite 310
Dallas, Texas 75231
(214) 265-3200

DALLAS - WALNUT HILL LANE
8210 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 130
Dallas, Texas 75231
(214) 750-1207

PLANO
6020 W. Parker Road, Suite 240
Plano, Texas 75093
(972) 378-1438

TOA Sports Medicine
Dallas-Walnut Hill Lane

Dr. Dimeff

8081 Walnut Hill Lane Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 239-0993