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M. David Dennis, MD

Title: Medical Doctor (Retired)
Company: 1) David Dennis M.D.P.A.; 2) Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi
Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States

M. David Dennis, MD, Retired Medical Doctor at David Dennis M.D.P.A. and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in orthopaedics and spine surgery.

With decades of experience to his credit, Dr. Dennis is currently retired, having most recently excelled as a medical doctor at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, between 1979 and 2021. During this time, he additionally operated in the same position out of his eponymous private practice, David Dennis, M.D.P.A. Furthermore, Dr. Dennis was active as an orthopaedic surgeon with the South Texas Spinal Clinic, where he treated patients living with a full spectrum of spinal conditions and focus on helping those with low back pain, including sacroiliac joint pain.

Remaining available to his patients at all times over the course of his 40-year tenure in medicine, Dr. Dennis was also appointed as the chief and vice chief of orthopaedics at the Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital – Northwest in San Antonio, Texas. Moreover, he has been affiliated with the Doctors Hospital of Laredo in Laredo, Texas. He has likewise provided his wealth of expertise to medical and legal reviews as an independent consultant. Dr. Dennis initially worked for the Low Back Pain Clinic at the onset of his career, holding such roles as an organizer, director, and consultant.

Before embarking upon his professional path, Dr. Dennis pursued an education at the University of Texas at Austin, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science in anthropology and microbiology in 1972. He concluded his formal studies at the Baylor College of Medicine, graduating with a Doctor of Medicine in 1975, the same year in which he was licensed to practice by the state of Texas. Following these accomplishments, he continued to refine his skills at the Baylor College of Medicine through an internship in orthopaedic surgery from 1975 to 1976 and a residency in orthopaedics from 1976 and 1979. Dr. Dennis eventually completed a fellowship in lower back pain at Texas Tech University and a Wiltse Spinal Fellowship in spine surgery at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in 1979.

To support his ambitions within his field, Dr. Dennis acquired his certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1981. A proponent of lifelong continued education, he would later obtain a Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services via athenahealth in 2013. Dr. Dennis subsequently attended a master’s course on the iFuse Implant System, a minimally invasive treatment of sacroiliac joint disorders, in 2015.

Beyond his primary responsibilities, Dr. Dennis has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his immediate circles. In addition to his stellar work in the operating room, he found success as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He has also contributed to articles published in such esteemed journals as The International Journal of Spine Surgery. Renowned as a founding member of the North American Spine Society, Dr. Dennis has been notably affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Texas Medical Association, and the Bexar County Medical Society.

In light of his impressive undertakings in orthopaedics, Dr. Dennis was presented with an Outstanding Physician Award. He has attributed his professional success to his kindness and his exceptional attention to detail. Harboring a lifelong fascination with the field of medicine and an unwavering passion for learning, he advises the next generation of medical professionals to consider the importance of the effort that they apply to their work, as the demands of orthopaedic surgery often requires constant dedication and potential around-the-clock commitments. In the coming years, Dr. Dennis hopes to enjoy his well-deserved retirement at home with his loving family.

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