Courtney Amor, MD

Courtney Amor, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist), Sports Medicine (surgeon), Hand Surgeon


Personal Statement

A California native, Courtney Amor, M.D. completed his undergraduate training at the University of California Los Angeles, where he graduated summa cum laude and was inaugurated into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. He then moved to Saint Louis, Missouri to attend the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine, where he again received multiple awards and honors, including election to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, the highest academic distinction awarded to a U.S. medical graduate.
Dr. Amor has lived in Houston, Texas since 2007.He completed his training in Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, which included work at all of the major hospitals in the Texas Medical Center. He spent extensive time on the orthopedic trauma service at Ben Taub General Hospital, and was recognized for his commitment to patient care with the “Dr. Michael Epstein Junior Resident Award” during his second year of training. He served as Chief Resident during his final year of residency training, and was recognized at graduation for obtaining the highest academic achievement. Prior to beginning practice, Dr. Amor elected to pursue an additional year of subspecialty training in disorders of the hand and upper extremity at Baylor College of Medicine. During this year, he spent a considerable amount of time at Texas Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children, which gave him a special understanding of hand and upper extremity problems affecting children and babies. He also again spent time at Ben Taub General Hospital, gaining experience with reconstruction of complex post-traumatic disorders of the upper extremity.
Dr. Amor specializes in treating disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. This includes fractures, dislocations, tendon injuries, nerve injuries, arthritis, and sports injuries. He focuses on the optimal non-operative management for conditions that do not require surgery, and can sometimes offer arthroscopic or minimally invasive options when surgery becomes necessary.
Dr. Amor joined the faculty of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 2013 as an Assistant Professor. He is dedicated to providing high quality care for all his patients. When he is not in the office, most of his time is devoted to his two young boys, who love building Lego cities and train tracks and racing toy cars. He also enjoys exploring and photographing the outdoors, both near and far.




  • English
  • Spanish

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
  • Bravo Health - Elder Health Classic I
  • Bravo Health - Elder Health Classic II
  • 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

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (2007)


Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Houston, Texas (2012)


Baylor College of Medicine, Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Houston, Texas (2013)

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Candidate Member - 2010
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Resident Member - 2007


  • Residency - Michael J. Epstein "Wooden Pager" Award - 2009
  • Medical School - Alpha Omega & Merk Manual Award - 2009
  • Undergraduate - Phi Beta Kappa - 2009

Research Interests

  • Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Houston, Texas Research involved several projects related to evaluation and management of arthrogrypotic deformity in children. First project was a retrospective study to establish the utility of a outcomes measurement too
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri Study of adult scoliosis looking at long term outcomes of long spinal fusions to L5 and subsequent L5-S1 disc degeneration using subjective and radiographic out
  • West Los Angeles VA/Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, California Developed and implemented an application for educating and assessing knowledge of nicotine replacement therapies. Ongoing studies have been directed at both smokers and health c
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri Project involved assessing the inter- and intra-observer reliability of a set of radiographic measurements commonly used to study pediatric hip disorders.
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Implemented an algorithm to calculate solvent accessibility for each atom in a protein based on known 3-D structure and displaying results graphically through computer-based volume rendering.


  • Amor CJ, Spaeth MC, Chafey DH, Gogola GR. Use of the Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument to Evaluate Functional Outcomes in Arthrogryposis. J Pediatr Orthop, 2011 Apr-May;31(3):293-6.
  • Amor CJ, Gogola G. Use of the Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument to Evaluate Functional Outcomes in Arthrogryposis. Poster presented at the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium, Orlando, Florida, December 2-5, 2009.
  • Schneider NG, Cortner C, Justice M, Gould JL, Amor C, Hartman N, Kleinman L, Olmstead RE. Preferences among five nicotine treatments based on information versus sampling. Nicotine Tob Res. 2008 Jan;10(1):179-86.
  • Schneider NG, Cortner C, Justice M, Gould JL, Amor C, Hartman N, Kleinman L, Olmstead RE. Preferences among five nicotine treatments based on information versus sampling. Nicotine Tob Res. 2008 Jan;10(1):179-86.
  • Kuhns CA, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Amor C, Lehman RA, Buchowski JM, Edwards C 2nd, Baldus C. Thoracolumbar deformity arthrodesis stopping at L5: fate of the L5-S1 disc, minimum 5-year follow-up. Spine. 2007 Nov 15;32(24):2771-6.
  • Thoracolumbar Deformity Arthrodesis Stopping at L5: Fate of the L5-S1 disc with a minimum 5-year follow-up., Kuhns CA, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Amor CJ, Lehman RA, Buchowski JM, Edward CC. Presented at the North American Spine Society Meeting, Seattle, Wash
  • Prediction of kyphosis correction based on the hyperextension lateral radiograph., Kuhns CA, Lenke LG, Cheh G, Buchowski JM, Lehman RA, Rajan S, Amor CJ, Lee SS, Sides B, Kuklo TR, Bridwell KH. Presented as Paper #132 presented at the International Meetin

Clinical Interests

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hand And Wrist Surgery
  • Elbow Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation

Available Appointments

UT Orthopaedcis - Southwest

7789 Southwest Freeway, Suite 540 Houston, TX 77074 (713) 486-8200

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