Matthew E. Koepplinger, D.O.

Matthew E. Koepplinger, D.O.

Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist), Hand Surgeon
Matthew E. Koepplinger, D.O.

Matthew E. Koepplinger, D.O.

Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist), Hand Surgeon

Personal Statement

Matthew Koepplinger, D.O. , M.S. is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Koepplinger earned his
medical degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens,
Ohio. His training includes an internship and an orthopaedic surgery residency at St.
Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, and a fellowship in hand and upper
extremity surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Koepplinger is a member of the
American Osteopathic Association, a candidate member of the American Osteopathic
Academy of Orthopaedics, and a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of
the Hand. Dr. Koepplinger is also Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of
Orthopaedic Surgery. His areas of specialty include: trauma and fracture of the shoulder,
elbow, wrist and hand, ligamentous injuries of the elbow, wrist and hand, tendon injuries of
the elbow wrist and hand, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, arthritis of the
elbow, wrist and hand, congenital anomalies of the elbow, wrist and hand, trigger finger,
tennis elbow and sports injuries involving the elbow, wrist and hand.

Gender

Male

Languages

  • English

Insurance Plans

  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - Medicare Private Fee for Service Plans (PFFS)
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - Workers' Compensation Access
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Alliance Work Comp Pool and TML (Alliance Network)
  • Amerigroup - Amerivantage
  • Amerigroup - HMO
  • Amerigroup - Star/Star Plus
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star Plus
  • BC/BS - Basic 5
  • BC/BS - Blue Choice Bronze PPO
  • BC/BS - Blue Choice Gold PPO
  • BC/BS - Blue Choice Silver PPO
  • BC/BS - Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • BC/BS - Blue Security Choice PPO
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • BC/BS - Premier 1
  • BC/BS - Premier 2
  • BC/BS - Solution 3
  • BC/BS - Solution 4
  • BeechStreet - PPO
  • BeechStreet - Workers Compensation
  • Cigna - EPO
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - HMO Open Access
  • Cigna - LifeSOURCE Transplant
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Cigna - PPO Starbridge
  • Coastal Comp Health Network - Workers' Compensation
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice - STAR (Medicaid)
  • CommunityCare - Bronze
  • CommunityCare - Gold
  • CommunityCare - Silver
  • Coventry Health Care - Advantra Freedom (Medicare)
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO
  • Coventry Health Care - Workers' Compensation
  • First Health - HMO
  • First Health - PPO
  • 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 - Texas Traditional
  • Medicare
  • 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
  • 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
  • Texas True Choice - HMO
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus HMO
  • United Healthcare - EPO
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Optum Health
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • Workers Compensation

Medical School

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (2003)

Residency

Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio

Fellowship

Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association, 1999-Present
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, 2004-Present
  • American Association of Hand Surgery, 2011-Present
  • Candidate Member American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2005-Present

Press

  • http://www.ourdigitalmags.com/publication/?i=138774 (pages 26-27)

Awards

  • Outstanding New Faculty Award 2009-10 • Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Outstanding Intern/Resident Award 2004
  • Outstanding Case Report Award for OUCOM Class of 2003
  • Scored in the 99th percentile on the 2004 OITE; 90th percentile on 2005 OITE
  • Member, Sigma Sigma Phi 2000-2003 • Osteopathic Honors Fraternity
  • Presenter at The Ohio State University Sports Medicine Symposium-June, 1999, 2000, and 2003.
  • Recipient, The Ohio State University Sports Medicine Scholarship 1990-1994

Publications

  • ME Koepplinger, CT Mehlman, RL Brown, M Gittelman, VF Garcia. “All Terrain Vehicle-Related Injuries in Children: A Nine Year Epidemiological Study & Comparison to Bicycle-Related Trauma”. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, March 2002.
  • CT Mehlman, ME Koepplinger. “Growth Plate (Physeal) Fractures.”
  • ME Koepplinger, CT Mehlman. “The Sever-L’Episcopo Procedure – A hyphenated history”. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 27(5), July-Aug 2007, 533-536.
  • RJ Nowinski, CT Mehlman, ME Koepplinger. “Posterior Shoulder Instability”.
  • ME Koepplinger, TD Jaeblon. “Venous thromboembolism diagnosis and prophylaxis in the trauma population.” Current Orthopaedic Practice; May-June 2010; 21(3): 301-305.
  • ME Koepplinger, KR Davis, L Ellis. “Case Presentations of Complicated Compartment Syndromes of the Thigh. Two cases presented: 1) Presdisposed by heterotopic ossification; 2) Recurrence following blunt trauma.” Current Orthopaedic Practice: Jan-Feb 2011;
  • DT Netscher, ME Koepplinger. “Subungual Glomus Tumors.” Journal of Hand Surgery-Am. Apr 2012; 37(4): 821-3.

Clinical Interests

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hand And Wrist Surgery
  • Elbow Problems
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger
  • Tennis Elbow

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
If you need an earlier appointment, please call 713-486-1603
Tue
Aug 22
Wed
Aug 23
Thu
Aug 24
Fri
Aug 25
Sat
Aug 26
    • 8:30 am
    • 8:45 am
    • 9:30 am
    • 10:00 am
    • 10:15 am
    • 11:00 am
    • More
    • 1:00 pm
    • 1:30 pm
    • 1:45 pm
    • 2:30 pm
    • 3:00 pm
    • 3:15 pm

          Available Appointments

          Ironman Sports Medicine Institute - UT Orthopaedics - Sugar Land

          Medical Plaza 2 17520 W Grand Pkwy S Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX 77479 (713) 486-1600

          If you need an earlier appointment, please call 713-486-1603
          Tue
          Aug 22
          Wed
          Aug 23
          Thu
          Aug 24
          Fri
          Aug 25
          Sat
          Aug 26
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          • 8:30 am
          • 9:30 am
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          • 10:15 am
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