Earl Kilbride, MD, MHA

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Earl Kilbride, MD, MHA

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
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about dr. kilbride

Specialties & Interests

After 20 years of orthopedic practice in the Austin community, Dr. Kilbride continues to be committed to continuing his compassionate yet specialized care with the Austin Orthopedic Institute. With two office locations in Austin, he specializes in sports medicine, joint reconstruction, and orthopedic trauma.

Dr. Kilbride’s orthopedic interests include outpatient total joint surgery, complex knee injuries, traumatic joint injuries, and sports medicine. He is also on the forefront of minimally invasive nerve stimulation in painful joints, both pre and post surgery.

Personal Story

Dr. Kilbride is a native of New Orleans. After spending his formative years there, he went to college on a baseball scholarship to Southeastern Louisiana University in the Southland Conference. He later finished his undergraduate studies at LSU in Microbiology. From there, Dr. Kilbride attended LSU Medical School in New Orleans, where he was Junior AOA (top 6 of his class). Dr. Kilbride’s trek to Texas began with an orthopedic residency at the renowned UT Southwestern.

After 5 years in Dallas, Dr. Kilbride was awarded a fellowship in sports medicine and reconstruction at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. He then became a transplanted Austin native in 2002, where he has practiced orthopedic surgery since.

He has served as the head team physician for Texas State University, numerous high schools, and provided event coverage for national and international events here in Austin. He has also participated in the orthopedic trauma call panel since his arrival here in Austin in 2002.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Kilbride enjoys family time and an active lifestyle, including running, skiing, and watersports. His 3 boys have all been NCAA college athletes and he has always been their biggest cheerleader.


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