Kevin Varner, MD

  • Orthopedic surgeon, Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Chairman, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Assistant professor of clinical orthopedic surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Media Contact: Amy Rose , 412.613.1428

Kevin Varner, MD

Media Contact: Amy Rose , 412.613.1428

Areas of Expertise

  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone spurs
  • Bunions
  • Drop foot
  • Flat feet
  • Hammertoes
  • Neuromas
  • Stress fractures

Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Baylor College of Medicine-Houston, TX | 1992
RESIDENCY
Orthopedic Surgery Baylor Coll of Med Houston, TX
INTERNSHIP
General Surgery Baylor Coll of Med Houston, TX
FELLOWSHIP
Foot & Ankle Surgery Baltimore, Maryland

Affiliations

  • Houston Astros, consulting physician
  • Houston Ballet, head team physician
  • Houston Texans, team orthopedist 

Publications

Twenty Five-Year Publication Trends in Foot and Ankle Literature: Improved Methodological Quality and Internationality With Time
Klavas, DM, Liu, J, Holderread, BM, Ahuero, JS, Cosculluela, PE, Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2021, , Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Global research & reviews, vol. 5, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-20-00154

On-site Clinical Care for Professional Dance Companies
Bower, K, Nasrallah, CM, Barrera, B, Varner, KE & Han, AY 2021, , Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 137-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmr.2020.09.002

Interrater and Intrarater Reliability of the Beighton Score: A Systematic Review
Bockhorn, LN, Vera, AM, Dong, D, Delgado, DA, Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2021, , Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 9, no. 1. https://doi.org/10.1177/2325967120968099

An Injury Prevention Program for Professional Ballet: A Randomized Controlled Investigation
Vera, AM, Barrera, BD, Peterson, LE, Yetter, TR, Dong, D, Delgado, DA, McCulloch, P, Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2020, , Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 8, no. 7. https://doi.org/10.1177/2325967120937643

High Prevalence of Connective Tissue Gene Variants in Professional Ballet
Vera, AM, Peterson, LE, Dong, D, Haghshenas, V, Yetter, TR, Delgado, DA, McCulloch, P, Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2020, , American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 222-228. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546519887955

Patient-reported outcome score utilisation in arthroscopic hip preservation: We are all doing it differently, if at all
Klavas, DM, Duplantier, N, Gerrie, B, McCulloch, PC, Nho, SJ, Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2020, , Journal of ISAKOS. https://doi.org/10.1136/jisakos-2018-000223

There is a high return to sport rate but with reduced career lengths after Achilles tendon repair in Major League Soccer players
Sochacki, KR, Jack, RA, Hirase, T, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM, Varner, KE, Cosculluela, PE & Harris, JD 2019, , Journal of ISAKOS, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 15-20. https://doi.org/10.1136/jisakos-2018-000246

Physician Rating Scales Do Not Accurately Rate Physicians
Burn, MB, Lintner, DM, Cosculluela, PE, Varner, KE, Liberman, SR, McCulloch, PC & Harris, JD 2018, Orthopedics, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. e445-e456. DOI: 10.3928/01477447-20180409-06

Physician Rating Scales Do Not Accurately Rate Physicians
Burn, MB, Lintner, DM, Cosculluela, PE, Varner, KE, Liberman, SR, McCulloch, PC & Harris, JD 2018, , Orthopedics, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. e445-e456. https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20180409-06

A Biomechanical Comparison of Fifth Metatarsal Jones Fracture Fixation Methods
Duplantier, NL, Mitchell, RJ, Zambrano, S, Stone, AC, Delgado, DA, Lambert, BS, Moreno, MR, Harris, JD, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM & Varner, KE 2018, , American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 46, no. 5, pp. 1220-1227. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546517753376

Response to “Letter Regarding Performance and Return to Sport After Achilles Tendon Repair in National Football League Players”
Jack, RA, Sochacki, KR, Gardner, SS, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM, Cosculluela, PE, Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2018, , Foot and Ankle International, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 131-132. https://doi.org/10.1177/1071100717745266

Management of Fifth Metatarsal Fracture and Refracture in Athletes
Hunt, KJ, Reiter, MJ, Axibal, DP & Varner, K 2018, , Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 61-66. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.oto.2018.01.003

Treatment of Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fractures and Refractures With Plantar Plating in Elite Athletes
Bernstein, DT, Mitchell, RJ, McCulloch, PC, Harris, JD & Varner, KE 2018, , Foot and Ankle International, pp. 1071100718791835. https://doi.org/10.1177/1071100718791835

Performance and Return to Sport After Achilles Tendon Repair in National Football League Players
Jack, RA, Sochacki, KR, Gardner, SS, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM, Cosculluela, PE, Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2017, , Foot and Ankle International, vol. 38, no. 10, pp. 1092-1099. https://doi.org/10.1177/1071100717718131

Does experience matter? A meta-analysis of physician rating websites of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Jack, RA, Burn, MB, McCulloch, PC, Liberman, SR, Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2017, , Musculoskeletal Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12306-017-0500-1

Introduction
Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2017, , Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, vol. 25, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.otsm.2017.03.010

Performance and Return to Sport After Sports Hernia Surgery in NFL Players
Jack, RA, Evans, DC, Echo, A, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM, Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2017, , Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 5, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.1177/2325967117699590

Plantar Plating for the Treatment of Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fractures in Elite Athletes
Mitchell, RJ, Duplantier, NL, Delgado, DA, Lambert, BS, McCulloch, PC, Harris, JD & Varner, KE 2017, , Orthopedics, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. e563-e566. https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170327-04

The Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Metadiaphyseal Jones Fracture: Intramedullary Screw vs Plantar Plate
Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2017, , Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 59-66. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.otsm.2017.03.009

Acute Tibialis Posterior Tendon Rupture With Pronation-Type Ankle Fractures
Bernstein, DT, Harris, JD, Cosculluela, PE & Varner, KE 2016, , Orthopedics, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. e970-e975. https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160526-04

Languages

  • English