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4219 Richmond #200
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: 713.487.0001
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Carl F. Palumbo, M.D.

Carl Palumbo, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Dr. Palumbo is one of only a few physicians in the country who is Board certified in both hand/upper extremity surgery and sports medicine. This unique combination of sub-specialties has allowed Dr. Palumbo to excel in the diagnosis and treatment of upper extremity injuries in the athletic population of all ages.

A native of California and the son of an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Palumbo's interest in Orthopedics started at an early age. He attended UCLA where he received his B.S. in Molecular Biology, graduating with honors. He completed medical school at Tulane University, finished within the top 10 in his class, and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Palumbo completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at UC Davis Medical Center, followed by a one year fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the internationally recognized Indiana Hand and Shoulder.

Dr. Palumbo is a member of various professional societies:
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Western Orthopedic Association
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Dr. Palumbo has participated in numerous presentations to surgical societies, medical conferences, athletic training/coaching seminars, and more. He has published articles in peer review journals and has authored several book chapters in his specialty.

Dr. Palumbo's passion and dedication to medicine are also reflected in his own pursuit of physical fitness. As an avid marathoner and triathlete, he has participated in many events across the United States. He recently completed the Boston Marathon in April 2010, and is currently training for the inaugural Ironman Triathlon coming to Houston in the summer of 2011.

Dr. Palumbo truly understands your desire to get well and will work diligently to return you to your activities as quickly and safely as possible. Whether you're a secretary suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, or an elite baseball pitcher that requires Tommy John surgery, Dr. Palumbo will take the time and devise a plan that is unique to your individual needs.
4219 Richmond #200
Houston, TX 77027
P (713) 487.0001
F (713) 487.0002