Dr. Justin Bartley is a fellowship-trained, board-certified, Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and comprehensive shoulder surgery. Also, fully trained in general orthopedics and fracture management, Dr. Bartley treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and prefers to attempt non-surgical treatments before considering surgery whenever possible. Following his orthopedic residency training, Dr. Bartley was fortunate to spend an additional year developing expertise in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder reconstruction. Additionally, he has completed dedicated training in hip arthroscopy to better care for young patients with hip pain; he is one of the few surgeons qualified in East Texas to perform this procedure.
Dr. Bartley was a top graduate from The United States Air Force Academy with a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering and minor in mathematics. He served honorably in the United States Air Force as a pilot, project manager, and mechanical engineer before completing his medical degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at Baylor – Scott and White and then was selected to spend an additional year of training in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and shoulder reconstruction at the University of Colorado.
Throughout his career, Dr. Bartley has been actively involved in research and education, authoring numerous scientific articles, textbook chapters, and presenting research nationally. His research interests include epidemiology of high school contact sport injuries, optimizing outcomes of arthroscopic shoulder surgery, and the development of innovative surgical techniques. During medical school, Dr. Bartley conducted research at John’s Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory involving the neural integration and development of a robotic upper extremity prosthetic limb as part of the DARPA funded Revolutionizing Prosthetics project, and during residency he was awarded a competitive Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Senior Resident Education Grant for his work. He has mentored pre-med students, helped to develop pre-med curriculum, and been recognized as a top Academic Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado. In addition, he has been selected to serve as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Bartley has experience treating athletes at all levels of competition and enjoys helping patients from all walks of life. From the competitive athlete to the weekend warrior, his mission is to provide you with the same level of excellent service and compassionate care that he would offer a member of his own family.
Dr. Bartley is the team physician for Kilgore College and Kilgore High School. Additionally, in 2021 and 2022, Dr. Bartley was recognized by Texas Monthly as a Rising Star.
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Official Team Doctor for Kilgore College & Kilgore High School
The Comeback Story of Abby Rodseth- Azalea Orthopedics
Sports Medicine, Shoulders, Hips, and Knees
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Texas Medical License: S4442
New Mexico Medical License: MD2017-0196
Colorado Medical License: DR.0056987
Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine
College Station, TX
United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)
Bachelor of Science – Major: Mechanical Engineering; Minor: Mathematics:
Graduated Top 15%
Passed NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
Steadman Hawkins Clinic
Hip Arthroscopy & Hip Preservation Surgery
University of Colorado
Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery
Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital
Orthopedic Surgery Resident
Recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Recognized top ‘Residential Academic Assistant Professor’ for efforts, design, and execution of pre-med curriculum
Awarded Competitive Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Senior Resident Education Grant
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal for Engineering Accomplishments
National Defense Service Medal
Phillips Research Site Company Grade Officer of the Quarter
Supervisor-stratified #1 of 16 Division Engineer, Physicist, Scientist Lieutenants within Directed Energy Laser Division
Directed Energy Laser Division Company Grade Officer of the Quarter
Air and Space Basic Course Outstanding Performance Award
Supervisor-stratified #1 of 25 Senior Cadets in Cadet Squadron 6
Graduated top 15% at the US Air Force Academy
Graduated Valedictorian from Grand Saline High School, TX
Accepted to the United States Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, and West Point
President of the National Honor Society
President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Captain of the Grand Saline High School football team
Eagle Scout Award – Boy Scouts of America