Azalea Orthopedics Super Doctor Award

Calendar December 30, 2019

Azalea Orthopedics is honored to be recognized again in the © 2019 Super Doctors ® list with four of our 24 physicians to be added to this highly acclaimed group.  The Super Doctors list is comprised of approximately 5% of the doctors within the respective state or region.

Super Doctors identifies top doctors as selected by their peers and appears in top city and regional publications around the U.S., such as Texas Monthly and The New York Times.

Candidates are evaluated on these 10 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement:

  • Years of experience
  • Hospital appointments
  • Fellowships
  • Professional activities
  • Leadership positions
  • Academic achievements/positions
  • Board certifications
  • Publications, lectures & presentations
  • Honors and awards
  • Other outstanding achievement

Azalea Orthopedics is proud to have the following doctors on this year’s list:

John T. Camp, MD

T: 903-939-7500

F: 903-939-7756


Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Dr. Camp is a fellowship-trained subspecialist in hand and upper extremity care at Azalea Orthopedics. Dr.Camp completed undergraduate work with a degree in chemistry from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock. Dr. Camp then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. He received additional subspecialty training as a Fellow in Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University Hospitals. Dr. Camp was also a Major in the Army Medical Reserves. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and CAQ Hand Surgery. Dr. Camp is also an AAOS fellow and an ASSH member.

Kenneth Kaminski, MD

 Contact Kenneth Kaminski

T: 903-939-7500

F: 903-939-7723


Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Kaminski specializes in primary and complex hip and knee replacements, revision joint surgery, painful joint replacements, and hip and knee arthritis. He’s Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Ken Kaminski comes to Azalea from the Mayo Clinic, an institution that is internationally renowned for its shaping and influence on primary and revision joint replacement quality. Dr. Kaminski is assisted by Physician Assistant Michael Sullivan, PA-C.

Michael Edward Russell, II

 Contact Michael Edward Russell, II

T: 903-939-7500

F: 903-939-7714


Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Russell is an Orthopedic surgeon subspecializing in all aspects of spine surgery, including cervical, lumbar degenerative disorders and other spinal deformities. Dr. Russell received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and received his Medical Doctorate from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He spent five years training in a general orthopedic surgery residency at Southwestern Medical School at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. During his residency, Dr. Russell spent three months practicing orthopedic and spine surgery in the National Health Service in East Anglia, England. Dr. Russell furthered his training by completing a fellowship in spine surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Russell has been presented with several prestigious honors. In 2013 Becker’s Hospital Review awarded Dr. Russell, along with 20 other leading spine surgeons from around the country, with the Spine Leadership Award. Again in 2014, Becker’s recognized Dr. Russell as one of the top 250 spine surgeons in the nation. 2016 was a good year for Dr. Russell; he was recognized by Becker’s as one of the top 350 spine surgeons in the country.

Patrick Wupperman

Patrick Wupperman

Azalea Orthopedic & Sports Clinic

8101 S Broadway Avenue, Suite 200
Tyler, TX 75703

 Contact Patrick Wupperman

T: 903-561-2495

F: 903-561-2686


Orthopaedic Surgery; Sports Medicine

Dr. Patrick L. Wupperman is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and fellowship-trained in sports medicine by Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Alabama. He has practiced at Azalea Orthopedics in Tyler for nine years. Frequently referred to as a shoulder expert, he also specializes in treatment of knee and elbow conditions. He treats school age to professional athletes but is also dedicated to treating their families’ injuries. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Texas Orthopaedic Association, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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