Dr. Niki 



Dr. Niki Carayannopoulos is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in trauma/acute injury and reconstructive surgery in the pediatric and adult population. She also has over a decade of experience with minimally invasive surgery including arthroscopy of the upper and lower extremity and endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery. Her knowledge and expertise led to her selection (through a peer-reviewed process) as a prestigious AO Trauma faculty that helps teach residents and practicing orthopedic surgeons about state-of-the-art surgical techniques both nationally and internationally. In addition to her technical and educational expertise as a physician, Dr. Carayannopoulos is a published researcher with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has given many regional and national presentations. She also has participated in research funded by the Department of Defense addressing the management/treatment of long bone defects.

Areas of Expertise

Acute Fractures of the Upper and Lower Extremities 
Fracture Malunion and Nonunion 
Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Upper and Lower Extremity including Arthroscopy 
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery 
Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Arthroplasty

Professional Background

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Carayannopoulos received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from Southwestern University in Georgetown and her medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. Dr. Carayannopoulos completed her residency training for orthopaedic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Upon graduating from residency, she received the “Scholastic Achievement Award”, the “Resident Research Award,” and the “Lockhart Award” the most distinguished award for research during her residency. Her postgraduate training included an AO International Fellowship in the Department of Trauma in Hannover, Germany and a fellowship in orthopedic trauma and upper extremity at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Carayannopoulos was recruited to UTMB in October 2011 to serve as the chief of Orthopedic Trauma Surgery in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation (DOSR). During her tenure at UTMB, she also served as the Fellowship Director of the AO International Trauma Fellowship, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, and the Medical Director of Orthopedic/Trauma Unit.

Clinical Achievements

During her tenure at UTMB, she established a robust clinical practice and was one of the busiest surgeons at UTMB. Dr. Carayannopoulos has received numerous patient compliments for quality outcomes in clinical care, and developed excellent relationships with colleagues and referring physicians. This led to a regional reputation as one of Houston’s “Top Doctors” by H Magazine and Houstonia magazine from 2014 through 2016 as well as Texas Monthly magazine “Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars” from 2015 to 2016. Dr. Carayannopoulos has established a national reputation through peer nomination as the Texas State Representative to the Board of Councilors of the Southern Orthopedic Association from 2012 to present.

Affliliated Professional Organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
Orthopaedic Trauma Association 
Texas Orthopaedic Association 
Piedmont Orthopaedic Society 
Southeastern Fracture Consortium 
Southern Orthopaedic Association



Robert Horry played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), winning seven championships, the most of any player not to have played on the 1960s Boston Celtics. He won his first two championships 
with  the Houston Rockets, three with the LA Lakers and two with the San Antonio Spurs. After retiring fromthe NBA, Robert is dedicated to focusing his attention to being the Ambassador to the NBA, public appearances and developing a brand of quality physical therapy services at the Robert Horry Sports Medicine
 in Houston, Texas. Through personal experiences, Robert understands that a professional 
and dedicated physical therapy environment is essential for everyone on their road to recovery.

About Us







Our goal is to bring a more personal touch to Sports Medicine in Houston. Champion care, while making every patient feel like a VIP.

We offer services such as VIP Injury screens, Orthopedics,

Spine, Pain Management, Physical Therapy and more.

Call our injury line today and let us help with your recovery.


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