Don Buford, MD
Dr. Don Buford founded The Dallas PRP and Stem Cell Institute (PASC Institute) with the goal of creating a research institute with well trained orthopedic surgeons also interested in emerging regenerative orthopedic medical therapies.
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 often perform our regenerative orthopedic therapies in an office based procedure that takes less than an 30 minutes.
Dr. Buford has been in practice in Dallas for 16 years and has been voted multiple times by Dallas area physicians as one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the annual D Magazine "Best Doctors" issue.
Dr. Buford grew up in Los Angeles and attended Stanford University. While at Stanford, he was a member of the baseball team and had a double major in economics and pre-med. 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 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 and started to focus on arthroscopic shoulder surgery.
Since 2008, Dr. Buford has been training clinicians on MSK ultrasound as the Director of the Las Vegas MSK Ultrasound Course. Dr. Buford and his course faculty have trained over 600 clinicians in MSK ultrasound in the past 8 years. The course is held twice a year.
Dr. Buford also posts surgical procedures and training videos on youtube on his own dedicated channel.
You may go to this link to see Dr. Buford's arthroscopic surgery videos: