Alan J. Rechter, M.D.

Houston Texas Top Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Alan Rechter

Alan J. Rechter, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon (staff listed below)
Marlene Gennedy-Shook PA-C, MPAS-Physician Assistant (mshook@oadoc.com)
Josie Schmidt-Medical Secretary (JSchmidt@oadoc.com)
Lucy Garcia-Medical Assistant (lucygarcia@oadoc.com)


Medical Specialization & Education

Dr. Rechter practices general orthopaedics which encompasses all aspects of orthopaedic surgery. His focus is on fracture management, joint replacement surgery, sports medicine, arthritis treatment, care and prevention of osteoporosis, and surgery of the hand and foot. Dr. Rechter received the Merck Award for Academic Achievement for the #1 and #2 ranked U.S. medical school graduates, and the Rhone-Paulene Rorer Orthopedic Surgeons Resident’s Scholarship.

In 1990, Dr. Rechter received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida, where he was a founding member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity chapter. There he received numerous accolades and a scholarship for maintaining the highest grade point average for active fraternity members. In 1994, he graduated second in his class from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE. He was recognized by Merck Pharmaceuticals, who gave awards to the top two ranked medical school graduates from each medical school in the country. Dr. Rechter completed his training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas in Houston after being Chief Resident for the 1998-1999 academic year. He received training from Hermann Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, as well as other fine institutions in the Houston area. He received a prestigious AO International Fellowship in Germany, which affords focused training in the arts of trauma, hand and joint reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Rechter joined Orthopaedic Associates in 1999 and has staff privileges at Methodist West & Houston Orthopedic & Spine Hospital in Bellaire. He is a former Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Texas Medical School

A recent study that Dr. Rechter participated in to help reduce pain and opioid use after Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: Heron Therapeutics Announces Publication of Results from Study 209, a Phase 2b Study of HTX-011 in Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty