Don Buford, MD
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Dr. Don Buford founded The Texas Orthobiologic Institute as a research institute with well trained board certified orthopedic surgeons also interested in state of the art regenerative orthopedic treatments.
By closely following clinical results from these regenerative therapies, Dr. Buford hopes to further refine the indications and treatments for many musculoskeletal conditions. Our Institute's ultimate goal is to maximize our patients' quality of life and minimize their disability from any musculoskeletal condition. We strive to help our patients recover to their desired state of health without a surgical procedure and typically perform our regenerative orthopedic therapies in an office based procedure that takes less than an 1 hour. In some cases, we use these PRP and bone marrow derived stem cell injections to assist, accelerate or augment the healing response after a surgical procedure.
Dr. Buford has been in practice in Dallas for 19 years and has been voted multiple times by Dallas area physicians as one of the best orthopedic surgeons. He has also been honored with selection to the Texas "Super Doctors" list multiple times, a list that only 5% of doctors in Texas are selected for.
Dr. Buford attended Stanford University for the first half of his college career. While at Stanford, he was a member of the baseball team and had a double major in economics and Human Biology. He then transferred to USC where he continued his athletic and academic pursuits.
In 1988 he received the Woody Hayes NCAA Division I Academic All-American Award for being the single most outstanding NCAA Division I male student-athlete.
After graduation from USC, he signed his first professional baseball contract with the Baltimore Orioles and also enrolled at UCLA Medical School.
Dr. Buford played professional baseball as a second baseman and outfielder in the Baltimore Orioles professional organization for 4 years. Dr. Buford's father, Don Sr., played for the Chicago White Sox ('63 -'68) and the Baltimore Orioles ('68-'72) and played in 3 World Series, winning in 1970 over the Cincinnati Reds. Don Sr. is in the Orioles Hall of Fame. Dr. Buford's younger brother, Damon, had an 8 year major league career which included 2 years as the starting center fielder for the Texas Rangers.
After graduating from the UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Buford completed a 5 year orthopaedic residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Buford also completed a one year sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI) in 1999 where he learned advanced arthroscopy techniques.
Dr. Buford's interest in orthobiologics was a natural outgrowth of his training in minimally invasive surgery.....both are designed to help patients in the simplest, safest way possible.
Since 2008, Dr. Buford has been training clinicians on MSK ultrasound and now orthobiologics as the Director of the MSK Ultrasound and Orthobiologics Course. The course is held twice a year in various locations. Dr. Buford and his course faculty have trained over 1200 clinicians in MSK ultrasound in the past 10 years.
Dr.Buford is active on Linkedin where he exchanges current ideas with international leaders in orthobiologics. He is a member of the Biologic Orthopedic Society which is a Linkedin group for interested regenerative medicine clinicians and laypeople.
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Dr. Buford also posts surgical procedures, training videos, and patient testimonials on youtube on his own dedicated channel. With over 12oo videos and over 2200 subscribers, the channel was awarded the 6th best orthopedic channel on youtube recently!