S. Michael Dean, MDS. Michael Dean, MD

Shoulder, Knee, Ankle and Foot, and Sports Injuries, General Orthopedics

About Dr. Dean

Dr. S. Michael Dean is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of Texas at Houston where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the Medical Honor Society. He then completed a five-year residency at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. His interest in medicine and his desire to use his hands led him to orthopedic surgery. “I’ve always been active in sports,” Dr. Dean says. “I played football in high school and college and was lucky enough not to have any major injury. I enjoy taking care of people who are active and trying to get them back to full activities. Orthopedic surgery allows me to use my knowledge and hands to help patients get better.”

Shoulder, Knee and Foot Philosophy

Dr. Dean has special interests in shoulder and knee injuries. He feels fortunate to have been trained when both open and arthroscopic surgery was used widely. “Today, many procedures are done arthroscopically that we used to do open. It is important to know both techniques in order to choose what is best for each individual case.” Dr. Dean tries to treat patients nonoperatively when possible and feels that one of the best aspects of his training program was learning both nonoperative and operative treatments for orthopedic problems.

“I enjoy seeing patients of all ages, and see both traumatic injuries and degenerative conditions in my practice.” He feels that proper training and conditioning can lessen injuries and prolong a person’s active life. He is committed to giving the highest quality of care possible to patients. He regularly attends continuing education seminars and helps teach residents at LBJ Hospital as a volunteer instructor in clinic and surgery.

Orthopedic Associations

Dr. Dean is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Texas Orthopedic Association, American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, Houston Orthopedic Society, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society, and the Texas Society of Sports Medicine. He is on staff at Houston Northwest Medical Center, Texas Outpatient Surgery Hospital, Memorial City Memorial Hospital, and Harris County Hospital District. He has been Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and Chairman of Surgical Specialties at Houston Northwest Medical Center.

Dr. Dean and his wife have three children. He spends most of his spare time with his children’s sports. He enjoys jogging, golf, hunting and fishing, and skiing. “I try to find time to exercise several days a week. It helps keep me sane!”

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Michael S. George, MDMichael S. George, MD

Sports Injuries, Arthroscopic Shoulder and Knee Surgery

About Dr. George

Dr. Michael S. George is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he also played linebacker on the football team. He then earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University and later completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency training at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. George went on to obtain additional fellowship training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Vanderbilt University where he gained extensive experience in advanced shoulder and knee surgery. He then earned his certificate in Strategic Healthcare Leadership from Cornell University. Dr. George was one of the first doctors in Houston to earn the Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

Dr. Michael S. George specializes in orthopedic sports medicine, advanced arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization, distal biceps tendon repair, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, multi-ligament knee reconstruction, total shoulder replacement, and total knee replacement. He sees patients at the Willowbrook and Springwoods Village office locations in Houston.

Dr. George treats professional rodeo cowboys as a member of the Justin Sports Medicine Team and has been a team physician for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He is a Course Director for the Annual Justin Sports Medicine Rodeo Conference. He has served as the team physician for several area high schools, the Scrap Yard Dawgs professional softball team, Texas Copperheads professional Arena 2 Football team, Prairie View A&M University, and The Woodlands Strykers collegiate baseball team.

Dr. George has done medical mission work performing total knee replacements in disadvantaged villages in Central and South America. During his training, he served an assistant team physician for Vanderbilt University, Belmont University in Nashville, the Nashville Sounds AAA Baseball team, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the University of Cincinnati. Like his colleagues at KSF, Dr. George believes in trying all non-operative treatments before recommending surgery. He spends the extra time to explain all the options to his patients so they can make the most informed decisions.

Orthopedic Associations

Dr. George is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Texas Medical Association, and the Vanderbilt Orthopedic Society. He is also a member of the AAOS Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy Program Subcommittee and the AOSSM Public Relations Committee.

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Timothy Miller, MDTimothy Miller, MD

Foot and Ankle Surgery, General Orthopedics, Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

About Dr. Miller

Dr. Timothy Miller is an orthopedic doctor at KSF Orthopaedic Center in Houston, TX, specializing in treating lower leg injuries and conditions. Originally from California, he graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a biochemistry degree. He followed that by earning a medical degree at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine before completing his Orthopedic Surgical Residency training with the Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina. To further enhance his expertise, Dr. Miller completed a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. During his time there, he served on the staff as an assistant in orthopedic surgery. While at Massachusetts General Hospital, he also worked and trained with the team physicians for the New England Patriots (NFL), Boston Red Sox (MLB), Boston Bruins (NHL), and New England Revolution (MLS).

Dr. Miller is committed to providing exceptional orthopedic services to patients throughout Houston. He uses the vast knowledge he has gleaned through years of orthopedic care across the country to determine proper courses of action to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions so that they no longer burden patients. Whether you are young or old, thrive on athletic competition, or enjoy a stroll, have chronic orthopedic issues, or a recent injury, Dr. Miller can provide comfort and relief. He is happy to offer an orthopedic consultation to help you understand what you are experiencing and discuss an individualized path toward recovery, regardless of the situation.

Dr. Miller enjoys spending his free time with his wife and children.

Foot Treatment and Patient Care Philosophy

In addition to treating a wide range of general orthopedic problems, our orthopedic doctor specializes in treating the lower extremity’s orthopedic conditions, including sports injuries, fractures, arthritis, bunions, ankle instability, flatfoot reconstruction, and other deformities. He also treats cartilage, ligament, and tendon injuries as well as Achilles tendon ruptures. To address the vast array of conditions, he provides minimally invasive treatments such as arthroscopy and more traditional approaches. We offer our services to Cypress, TX; Houston, TX; The Woodlands, TX and areas in between. Call us today for a consultation.

“I feel that the foot and ankle are underserved in the field of orthopedics and look forward to using the latest and most up to date training and equipment to help my patients return to a full and active lifestyle,” Dr. Miller said. “I firmly believe that educating patients and providing non-operative treatment can help relieve many issues. Surgery can be recommended, if necessary, once we have exhausted all other non-surgical options.”

Orthopedic Associations

Dr. Miller is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society, Texas Medical Association, Texas Orthopedic Association, and Harris County Medical Society. He was also published in Texas Rising Stars each year from 2016 to 2018.

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Mayur Kanjia, MDMayur Kanjia, MD

Pain Management, Anesthesiology

About Dr. Kanjia

Dr. Mayur Kanjia is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist with Fellowship training in Pain Management.

Originally from New York he graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Biomedical Engineering with Tau Beta Pi honors while also earning minors in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics. Dr. Kanjia then received his medical degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and went on to complete his Anesthesiology Residency training there as well.

In order to further his expertise, Dr. Kanjia, completed a Fellowship at University of Cincinnati in Pain Management. In his spare time, Dr. Kanjia enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, and watching football.

Pain Management Philosophy

Dr. Kanjia understands that when a person is in constant pain, every aspect of their day to day lives can be impacted. Without relief, pain can lead to the deterioration of a person’s physical and emotional well being. Dr. Kanjia utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to treat patients with the goal of reducing their pain, improving their quality of life and increasing their activity levels.

Dr. Kanjia’s multi-disciplinary approach to treatment include:

  • Medical Management
  • Physical/Psychological Therapy
  • Interventional Techniques
  • Surgical Techniques

Additional Procedures and Treatments

Dr. Kanjia also has a wide breadth of experience in surgical procedures and treating a multitude of body ailments. Please see the comprehensive list of his expertise below.

Ailments Treated:

  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Cancer Related Pain
  • Complex Pain Syndromes
  • Dental Pain/TMJ
  • Failed Back Surgery Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • HIV related Pain
  • Joint/Muscle Pain
  • Neuropathic/Diabetic Pain
  • Pancreatic Pain
  • Post-Herpetic Pain/Shingles
  • Post-Thoracotomy Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Sports Related Accidents
  • Work Related Accidents
  • Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • List of Completed Procedures
  • Acupuncture
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Botox injections
  • Epidural lysis of adhesions
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet injections
  • Intrathecal drug delivery
  • Joint injections
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Cooled radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Peripheral nerve stimulator
  • Trigger point injections
  • Peripheral nerve injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Interspinous Spacer
  • HF10 Therapy
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)

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Christopher Hulen, MDChristopher Hulen, MD

Spine Surgery

Patient Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide extraordinary, compassionate, highly-effective, and timely care and treatment for your spinal injuries. I want to help improve your quality of life, reduce or eliminate your pain, and improve your function so you can enjoy and make the most of your life. I will be honest and straightforward with you. My clinical research was focused on achieving optimal outcomes, minimizing complications, and enhancing recovery to help you feel better and return to your home as soon as safely possible.

To learn more about our spinal injuries specialist and orthopedic doctor’s method, call us today. We are proud to offer our services to The Woodlands, TX; Cypress, TX and areas in between Houston, TX.


Dr. Christopher Hulen is an Orthopedic Spine surgeon who specializes in treating degenerative, traumatic, deformity-related, inflammatory, infectious, and tumor-related problems of the spine. Originally from the Gulf Coast of Florida, he graduated from the University of Miami’s Honors Program in Medical Education with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and earned his medical degree at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine before completing his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Miami’s Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Dr. Hulen also served as a staff orthopedic surgeon for the Jackson Health System, including Ryder Trauma Center, and participated in the residency teaching program while completing his research fellowship. To further enhance his spine surgery expertise, Dr. Hulen completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Hulen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He has been practicing Orthopedic Spine Surgery since 2007.

Orthopedic Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Association

Honors and Awards

  • Winner of the 2004 Scoliosis Research Society Russell Hibbs Award in Clinical Science
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Back Pain Recognition Program Recognized Physician 12/13/2009- 12/13/2013

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Taylor Lewis, MDTaylor Lewis, MD

Pain Management, Anesthesiology, Cancer Associated Pain

About Dr. Lewis

Dr. Lewis received his undergraduate degree with honors in Biology and a minor in Business from the University of Texas at Austin. Following college, Dr. Lewis attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, graduating magna cum laude. He then completed his Anesthesia residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he was chosen by his peers to serve as chief resident during his final year of training. Dr. Lewis decided to specialize further by completing a Pain Management fellowship at the world renown MD Anderson Cancer Center where he received training in comprehensive pain management with an emphasis on cancer associated pain.

As an Anesthesiologist and Pain Management physician, Dr. Lewis continues to refine his acumen in technical skills and the attainment of knowledge in his field. Utilizing his experience in perioperative medicine and chronic pain management, he strives to improve the quality of life and functionality of his patients through education, physical therapy, interventional strategies (such as neuromodulation, nerve ablation, etc.) and appropriate medication management.

Despite growing up in Dallas, Dr. Lewis now considers Houston as his home. In his spare time Dr. Lewis enjoys being with his family, all things football, playing golf, skiing, cooking, and exploring Houston’s prolific restaurant scene.

Professional Organizations

  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Texas Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Texas Pain Society
  • North American Neuromodulation Society

Procedures and Treatments

Completed Procedures:

  • Splanchnic Injection/Neurolysis
  • Ganglion Impar Injection/Neurolysis
  • Hypogastric Plexus Injection
  • Stellate Ganglion Injection
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Plexus Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Medial Branch Injection
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Peripheral Nerve Injection
  • Major Joint Injection
  • Botox Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Intercostal Injection

Ailments Treated:

  • Cancer Related Pain
  • Chemotherapy Induced Neuropathic Pain
  • Post-Mastectomy pain
  • Post-Thoracotomy pain
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Joint Pain
  • Work Related Injuries

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Adam Shar, MDAdam Shar, MD

Orthopedic Surgery / Hand Surgery

About Dr. Shar

Dr. Shar combines current medical knowledge, compassion, and honed technical skills to do everything he can for his patients. From elective surgery to Level 1 Trauma, he has experience treating patients of all ages. Dr. Shar knows how important and how debilitating the conditions he treats are and what it can mean for his patients’ day-to-day lives. He places great emphasis on shared decision making when crafting treatment plans for his patients and strongly advocates non-surgical treatment when available. Dr. Shar is a devoted Texan and has served multiple communities through central and east Texas for years before relocating to the greater Houston metro area. Outside of work, Dr. Shar enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He loves traveling and watching football and mixed martial arts. He is fluent in English and Burmese.


  • Nerve repair and reconstruction
  • Revision nerve decompression
  • Tendon repair and reconstruction
  • Hand and wrist deformity correction
  • Wrist arthroscopy


  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Hand and wrist arthritis
  • Dupuytren’s contracture (collagenase injection, surgery)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epidondylitis)
  • Golfer’s elbow (medical epicondylitis)
  • Fractures

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Qingwu Kong, MDQingwu Kong, MD

Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Total Joint Replacement Surgeon

About Dr. Kong

Dr. Qingwu Kong is a compassionate, fellowship-trained total joint replacement surgeon dedicated to helping patients restore their mobility, rebuild their confidence and rediscover their freedom. With years of specialized training and a passion for improving patients' quality of life, Dr. Kong brings experience to the field of hip and knee replacement surgery with an interest in minimally invasive techniques, robotic-assisted surgery and revision total joint surgery.

In addition to English, Dr. Kong is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He enjoys playing sports, traveling and trying new restaurants around Houston.

Procedures & Conditions Treated:

  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Direct anterior total hip replacement
  • Robotic total joint replacement
  • Total knee revision surgery
  • Total hip revision surgery
  • Fracture care
  • Knee arthroscopy

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