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J. Sawyer Croley, MD

J. Sawyer Croley, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr. Croley is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with expertise in hip and knee total joint replacements, revision total joint replacements, and fracture management. He has a special interest in minimally invasive total joint replacement surgery including anterior total hip replacements and partial knee replacement surgery.

As a native Texan, Dr. Croley grew up in the Hill Country where he graduated #2 in his high school class and was voted “Most Likely To Succeed” by his peers. He attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. While at UT, he earned the distinction of being a Dean’s Honored Graduate , which is the highest honor awarded to graduating seniors with an invitation to sit on stage for commencement ceremonies. Dr. Croley then attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as one of the top 10 students in the class. He pursued an orthopedic surgery residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch and won numerous awards including a 1st place podium presentation for research presented at a Texas Orthopedic Association (TOA) Annual Meeting. Dr. Croley then had the opportunity for advanced specialty training in Adult Reconstruction in Royal Oak, Michigan. During his fellowship, he was involved in many research projects in the field of total joint replacement and co-authored a book chapter on partial knee replacement surgery.

Dr. Croley passed his written orthopedic surgery boards with a top 5% score nationally.

He is proud to be part of Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and is currently performing surgeries at the Houston Methodist Clear Lake location (formerly known as Houston Methodist St. John Hospital). Dr. Croley is currently seeing clinic patients both at the Nassau Bay and League City locations.

Dr. Croley is married to his amazing wife Julie, who is currently a chief resident in dermatology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, golf, hunting, and spending time with friends and family.

Qualifications

  • Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MichiganFellowship in Orthopedic Adult Reconstruction Surgery
  • University of Texas Medical BranchOrthopedic Surgery Residency Program
  • University of Texas Medical BranchDoctor of Medicine
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    magna cum laude
  • University of Texas at AustinBachelor of Science, Cell and Molecular Biology
    Dean’s Honored Graduate
    summa cum laude

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 Leroy Lockhart Award for Outstanding ResearchUTMB Department of Orthopedic Surgery research award for best oral presentation at the 36th Annual G.W.N. Egger’s Lectureship
  • 2017 Open Growth Plate Excellence in Pediatric Orthopaedics AwardAnnual UTMB Department of Orthopedic Surgery award for excellence in pediatric orthopedics
  • 2016
    O.I.T.E. MasterAward given to the resident with the highest orthopedic in-training exam percentile in the program
    Excellence in Research AwardAnnual UTMB Department of Orthopedic Surgery research achievement award
    1st Place Oral Presentation Texas Orthopedic Association (TOA) 2016 Annual MeetingCroley JS, Morris RP, Amin A, Lindsey RW, Gugala Z. Biomechanical Comparison of Bicortical, Unicortical, and Unicortical Far-Cortex-Abutting Screw Fixations in Plated Comminuted Midshaft Clavicle Fractures. April 2016.
  • 2014 Humanism and Excellence in Teaching AwardSelected for university-wide award by third year medical students as a resident who embodies the tenets of humanism encouraged by the Gold Foundation
  • 2012
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society – Junior InducteeOne of only nine members of the Class of 2013 to be inducted during their third year of medical school (top 4% of class)
    Gold Humanism Honor SocietyElected by medical school peers for “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service”
  • 2009 Dean’s Honored GraduateThe highest honor awarded to 18 graduating seniors in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin; honor included sitting on stage for graduation ceremonies

Presentations

  • Podium Presentation 2020 AAOS Annual Meeting. El-zein ZS, Croley JS, Gehrke C, Verner JJ, Flierl MA. Do Taper Geometry and Head Size Affect Taper Fretting Corrosion in Total Hip Arthroplasty? A Retrieval Analysis of Ceramic-on-Polyethylene and Metal-on-Polyethylene Explants. March 2020. Orlando, Florida.
  • Oral Presentation 36th Annual G.W.N. Eggers Lectureship Croley JS, Jupiter DC, Sierra SJ, Somerson JS. A Predictive Model of Intensive Care Unit Admission After Surgical Treatment of Hip Fractures. April 2018. Galveston, Texas.
    Poster Presentation Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) 2018 Annual Meeting. Croley JS, Jupiter DC, Sierra SJ, Somerson JS. A Predictive Model of Intensive Care Unit Admission After Surgical Treatment of Hip Fractures. March 2018. New Orleans, LA.
  • Oral Presentation 34th Annual G.W.N. Eggers Lectureship
    Croley JS, Morris RP, Amin A, Lindsey RW, Gugala Z. Biomechanical Comparison of Bicortical, Unicortical, and Unicortical Far-Cortex-Abutting Screw Fixations in Plated Comminuted Midshaft Clavicle Fractures. May 2016. Galveston, Texas.
    Oral Presentation 2016 Texas Orthopedic Association/Texas Orthopedic Foundation Annual Meeting
    Croley JS, Morris RP, Amin A, Lindsey RW, Gugala Z. Biomechanical Comparison of Bicortical, Unicortical, and Unicortical Far-Cortex-Abutting Screw Fixations in Plated Comminuted Midshaft Clavicle Fractures. April 2016. Lost Pines, Texas.
  • Poster Presentation Orthopedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting
    Alexander JJ, Gugala Z, Hipp JA, Kuo YF, Priddy N, Croley SJ, Gardia G, Lindsey RW. Visualization of Experimental Bone Defects by Computed Tomography at Reduced Radiation Doses. March 2015. Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Oral Presentation 16th Annual OREF/ORS Gulf Coast Regional Resident Research Symposium at Baylor College of Medicine
    Alexander JJ, Gugala Z, Hipp JA, Kuo YF, Priddy N, Croley SJ, Gardia G, Lindsey RW. Visualization of Experimental Bone Defects with Reduced-Dose Computed Tomography. October 2014. Houston, Texas.
  • Poster Presentation Tenth Annual Arnold Beckman Scholar Symposium
    Croley JS, Stevenson KJ. Electroreduction of p-nitrophenol at supported mono - and bimetallic dendrimer encapsulated catalysts. July 2008. Irvine, California.
    Poster Presentation University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences Undergraduate Research Forum
    Croley JS, Stevenson KJ. Electroreduction of p-nitrophenol at nanocarbon supported Au catalysts. April 2008. Austin, Texas.
  • Oral & Poster Presentations University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences Undergraduate Research Forum
    Croley JS, Stevenson KJ. Assessment of the catalytic activity of G4-NH2 dendrimer encapsulated mono- and bimetallic nanoparticles. April 2007. Austin, Texas.

Publications

  • Book Chapter Siljander MP, Croley JS, Knapke DM. (2020) Implant Choices For Unicompartmental Arthroplasty. Gerlinger TL
    (Ed.) Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: Indications, Surgical Techniques and Complications. (pp. 42-52). Springer International Publishing.
    doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-27411-5
  • Publication Croley JS, Morris RP, Amin A, Lindsey RW, Gugala Z. Biomechanical Comparison of Bicortical, Unicortical, and Unicortical Far-Cortex-Abutting Screw Fixations in Plated Comminuted Midshaft Clavicle Fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2016; 6: 703-711. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.04.001.
  • Publication Alexander JJ, Gugala Z, Hipp JA, Kuo YF, Priddy N, Croley SJ, Garcia GM, Lindsey RW. Visualization of experimental bone defects with reduced-radiation dose computed tomography. Texas Orthopedic Journal. 2015 Fall; 1(2): 89-95. doi: 10.18600/toj.010210.
  • Publication Feng ZV, Lyon JL, Croley JS, Crooks RM, Vanden Bout DA, Stevenson KJ. Synthesis and Catalytic Evaluation of Dendrimer-Encapsulated Cu Nanoparticles. An Undergraduate Experiment Exploring Catalytic Nanomaterials. J. Chem. Ed. 2009; 86: 368-372. doi: 10.1021/ed086p368
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