Patrick McCulloch, MD

John S. Dunn Chair in Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. McCulloch is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with sub-specialty expertise in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He graduated from Harvard College with Honors. He graduated at the top of his class from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He returned to Harvard to complete his residency, and then completed a year of fellowship-training in sports medicine and cartilage restoration at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. He was an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine for three years before joining the Houston Methodist Hospital staff. He is also a Professor of Clinical Orthopeadic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.

Description of Research

Dr. McCulloch is engaged in clinical and laboratory research in the field of sports medicine. His interests include articular cartilage injury and repair, ligament and tendon healing and joint stability.

Areas Of Expertise

Articular cartilage Joint injury Ligament healing Knee Shoulder Cellular therapeutics
Education & Training

Residency, Harvard University
Clinical Fellowship, Rush University College of Medicine
Internship, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr-East Campus
MD, University of California at San Francisco

Osteogenesis in the presence of chemotherapy: A biomimetic approach: Journal of Tissue Engineering
Brozovich, AA, Lenna, S, Paradiso, F, Serpelloni, S, McCulloch, P, Weiner, B, Yustein, JT & Taraballi, F 2022, , Journal of Tissue Engineering, vol. 13, pp. 20417314221138945.

Anthropometric Factors Associated With Bone Stress Injuries in Collegiate Distance Runners: New Risk Metrics and Screening Tools?
Carbuhn, AF, Yu, D, Magee, LM, McCulloch, PC & Lambert, BS 2022, , Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 10, no. 2.

Blood Flow Restriction Enhances Rehabilitation and Return to Sport: The Paradox of Proximal Performance
Hedt, C, McCulloch, PC, Harris, JD & Lambert, BS 2022, , Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. e51-e63.

Karriereverlauf von Auswahlspielern der Major League Baseball mit Spondylolyse oder lumbalem Bandscheibenvorfall
Epner, E, Hedt, C, Jack, RA, Lambert, B, McCulloch, PC & Lintner, DM 2022, , Sports Orthopaedics and Traumatology, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 75-82.

Third-Generation Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (Cells Cultured Within Collagen Membrane) Is Superior to Microfracture for Focal Chondral Defects of the Knee Joint: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Dhillon, J, Decilveo, AP, Kraeutler, MJ, Belk, JW, McCulloch, PC & Scillia, AJ 2022, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 38, no. 8, pp. 2579-2586.

Sex-related Anthropometrics in a Lower-Body Mobility Assessment Among Professional Soccer Athletes
Hedt, CA, Le, JT, Heimdal, T, Vickery, J, Orozco, E, McCulloch, PC & Lambert, BS 2022, , International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 474-482.

Autograft and Nonirradiated Allograft for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Demonstrate Similar Clinical Outcomes and Graft Failure Rates: An Updated Systematic Review
Dhillon, J, Kraeutler, MJ, Belk, JW, McCarty, EC, McCulloch, PC & Scillia, AJ 2022, , Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. e1513-e1521.

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Preserves Lower Extremity Bone and Muscle Mass After ACL Reconstruction
Jack, RA, Lambert, BS, Hedt, CA, Delgado, D, Goble, H & McCulloch, PC 2022, , Sports Health.

High Variability of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Obtained via Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Compared With Traditional Bone Marrow Aspiration Technique
Brozovich, A, Sinicrope, BJ, Bauza, G, Niclot, FB, Lintner, D, Taraballi, F & McCulloch, PC 2021, , Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 9, no. 12.

Pelvic region bone density, soft tissue mass, and injury frequency in female professional ballet dancers and soccer athletes
Vahedi, H, Taft, CM, Daum, JR, Dabash, S, McCulloch, PC & Lambert, BS 2021, , Sports Medicine and Health Science, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 157-164.

The role of fatigue in return to sport testing following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Tallard, JC, Hedt, C, Lambert, BS & McCulloch, PC 2021, , International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 1043-1051.

Blood Flow Restriction Training for the Shoulder: A Case for Proximal Benefit
Lambert, B, Hedt, C, Daum, J, Taft, C, Chaliki, K, Epner, E & McCulloch, P 2021, , American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 49, no. 10, pp. 2716-2728.

Factors affecting orthopedic sports medicine surgeons' online reputation
Heimdal, TR, Gardner, SS, Dhanani, UM, Harris, JD, Liberman, SR & McCulloch, PC 2021, , Orthopedics, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. E281-E286.

Electromyographic profile of the shoulder during stability exercises with kettlebells
Hedt, C, Lambert, BS, Holland, ML, Daum, J, Randall, J, Lintner, DM & McCulloch, PC 2021, , Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 653-659.

Sex-related hip strength measures among professional soccer players
Hedt, CA, Pearson, JM, Lambert, BS, McCulloch, PC & Harris, JD 2021, , Journal of strength and conditioning research, vol. 35, no. 7, pp. 1992-1999.

Performance and Return to Sport After Open Fracture in National Football League Players
Cotton, MO, Sliepka, JM, Klavas, DM, McCulloch, PC, Harris, JD & Jack, RA 2021, , Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 9, no. 9.

Relationship Between Pitch Volume and Subjective Report of Injury in High School Female Fast-Pitch Softball Pitchers
Gooch, B, Lambert, BS, Goble, H, McCulloch, PC & Hedt, C 2022, , Sports Health, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 702-709.

Biomimetic Scaffolds Modulate the Posttraumatic Inflammatory Response in Articular Cartilage Contributing to Enhanced Neoformation of Cartilaginous Tissue In Vivo
Bauza-Mayol, G, Quintela, M, Brozovich, A, Hopson, M, Shaikh, S, Cabrera, F, Shi, A, Niclot, FB, Paradiso, F, Combellack, E, Jovic, T, Rees, P, Tasciotti, E, Francis, LW, Mcculloch, P & Taraballi, F 2022, , Advanced Healthcare Materials, vol. 11, no. 1, 2101127.

Electromyographic Profile of the Shoulder During Stability Exercises With Kettlebells
Hedt, C, Lambert, BS, Holland, ML, Daum, J, Randall, J, Lintner, DM & McCulloch, PC 2020, , Journal of sport rehabilitation, pp. 1-7.

Factors Affecting Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeons' Online Reputation
Heimdal, TR, Gardner, SS, Dhanani, UM, Harris, JD, Liberman, SR & McCulloch, PC 2020, , Orthopedics, pp. 1-6.