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Ernest Conrad MD

Ernest Conrad MD

Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist), Orthopedic Surgeon – Oncology/Sarcoma
Ernest Conrad MD

Ernest Conrad MD

Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist), Orthopedic Surgeon – Oncology/Sarcoma

Personal Statement

Ernest “Chappie” Conrad III, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon serving patients ages 1-90 and is fluent in English, Dutch and French. Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Conrad earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine at Charlottesville, Va., completed his internship at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, N.Y., and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital Cornell Medical Center at New York, N.Y. He completed his fellowship at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Following his residency he completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Oncology at the University of Florida College of Medicine at Gainesville, Fla., and completed an additional fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics at the Hospital for Sick Children, which is affiliated with the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

For over 30 years Dr. Conrad has not only been treating patients for a variety of issues including sarcoma, pediatric bone tumors and adult musculoskeletal tumors, but also he has been paving the way and setting world-recognized standards in assessing risk and response in patients suffering from sarcoma. He was among the first adopters of using chemotherapy to treat sarcoma in patients and using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to treat sarcoma as well as in limb salvage surgery (skeletal bone in adults and children). Currently his interests include finding new drugs for sarcoma treatment.
His patients value Dr. Conrad’s expertise and appreciate his availability and personal commitment to their care. Through direct, personalized communication and a wealth of knowledge and experience, Dr. Conrad provides high-quality surgical treatment and management of musculoskeletal tumors.

Dr. Conrad has been honored with multiple awards and titles throughout his career, including the Hospital for Special Surgery Distinguished Alumnus Award, named director and founder of the Sarcoma Cancer Care service at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's, founder of the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation in Seattle, Wash., and co-investigator in a National Institute of Health (NIH) Program Project Grant from 2001 to 2010.

In his spare time, Dr. Conrad enjoys relaxing on the coast and traveling to Amsterdam. Most importantly, he loves spending quality time with his wife, three children, and his dog named Duke.

Languages

  • English

Insurance Plans

  • AARP
  • AARP - Medicare Complete
  • AARP - Medicare Supplement
  • Aetna
  • Aetna - Choice POS
  • Aetna - Choice POS II
  • Aetna - EPO
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - Medicare - HMO
  • Aetna - Medicare - TRS Care
  • Aetna - Medicare PPO
  • Aetna - Medicare Private Fee for Service Plans (PFFS)
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - TRS
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • All Star
  • All Star Kids
  • Amerigroup - Amerivantage
  • Amerigroup - HMO
  • Amerigroup - Medicaid - Medicaid
  • Amerigroup - Medicaid: > STAR+PLUS
  • Amerigroup - Star/Star Plus
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Assurant Health
  • Bankers Fidelity - Medicare Supplement - Medigap Plans
  • Bankers Life - Medicare Supplements - Medigap Plans
  • BC/BS - Anthem
  • BC/BS - Basic 5
  • BC/BS - EPO
  • BC/BS - Managed Medicare Advantage HMO
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • BC/BS - Premier 1
  • BC/BS - Premier 2
  • BC/BS - Solution 3
  • BC/BS - Solution 4
  • BeechStreet - PPO
  • BeechStreet - Workers Compensation
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare - Advantage
  • Cigna - EPO
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - HMO Open Access
  • Cigna - LifeSOURCE Transplant
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Cigna - PPO Starbridge
  • Community Health Choice - STAR (Medicaid)
  • CommunityCare - Bronze
  • CommunityCare - Gold
  • CommunityCare - Silver
  • Coventry Health Care - Advantra Freedom (Medicare)
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO
  • First Health - HMO
  • First Health - PPO
  • GEHA Health Plans - Standard Option (PPO)
  • Golden Rule
  • Golden Rule - UnitedOne (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Great West Healthcare - HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - POS
  • Great West Healthcare - PPO
  • HealthSmart - EPO
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - Connect Basic 6350/6350
  • Humana - Connect Bronze 4850/6350
  • Humana - Connect Bronze 6300/6300
  • Humana - Connect Gold 2500/3500
  • Humana - Connect Platinum 0/1500
  • Humana - Connect Silver 4600/6300
  • Humana - National POS
  • Humana - PPO
  • Humana - Preferred POS
  • Medicaid - CHIP
  • Medicaid - Texas Traditional
  • Medicare
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage - PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - Insurance Plans
  • MHealth - MHHNP Freedom of Choice PPO
  • MHealth - MHHS Freedom of Choice
  • MHealth Choice
  • Molina Healthcare - STAR (Medicaid)
  • MultiPlan - HMO
  • MultiPlan - PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha - Medicare Supplement
  • PHCS - HMO
  • PHCS - PPO
  • ppoNext - PPO
  • Principal Financial Group - Classic Plus PPO
  • Principal Financial Group - Classic PPO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Rockport Healthcare Group - Rockport
  • Secure Horizons - Insurance Plans
  • Self Pay (No Insurance)
  • Student/School
  • Superior Health - Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
  • Texas Children's Health Plan - Medicaid - Medicaid
  • Texas Children's Health Plan - STAR (Medicaid)
  • Texas True Choice - HMO
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • UMR
  • UMR - Choice Plus
  • UMR - PPO
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - CHIP
  • United Healthcare - Choice
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - EPO
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Medicare (AARP Medicare Complete)
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Optum Health
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Texas - Star
  • United Healthcare - UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Supplement - AARP
  • WellCare - Insurance Plans
  • WellCare - PPO
  • Workers Compensation

Medical School

University of VA School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, (1979)

Residency

The Hospital for Special Surgery Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital Cornell Medical Center (1984)

Fellowship

Orthopaedic Oncology William F. Enneking, M.D. University of Florida Gainesville, FL (1985)

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Connective Tissue Society (CTOS),
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association of Tissue Banks, Medical Directors Committee, 1998
  • King County Medical Society
  • Founder, President and Board Member: Northwest Sarcoma Foundation

Awards

  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) Conference Best Podium Presentation, Detroit, MI,
  • 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York
  • Robert Hussey Award, Virginia Commonwealth University,
  • Best Doctors in America 2013, 2015
  • Cancer – Top Doctor – Castle Connolly LTD 2006, 2007, 2008. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Top Doctor – Seattle Magazine 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016,2017
  • Children’s Hospital Medical Staff Association

Available Appointments

Memorial Hermann Orthopedic and Spine Hospital

5420 West Loop S Ste 2400 Bellaire, TX 77401 (713) 486-3550

Due to the fluid situation of COVID 19 the physician is currently not available for online appointment booking. Please contact our main number at 713-486-7500 for assistance scheduling an appointment.
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Available Appointments

Ironman Sports Medicine Institute - UT Orthopaedics - Texas Medical Center

Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza 6400 Fannin St Ste 1700 Houston, TX 77030 (713) 486-7500

Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza 17th floor
Due to the fluid situation of COVID 19 the physician is currently not available for online appointment booking. Please contact our main number at 713-486-7500 for assistance scheduling an appointment.
Sat
Jun 06
Sun
Jun 07
Mon
Jun 08
Tue
Jun 09
Wed
Jun 10
Please call (713) 486-7500