Justin Bartley, M.D. FAAOS at Azalea Orthopedics

Justin Bartley, M.D., FAAOS, FAANA

Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine

8101 South Broadway Dr.

(903) 939-7500

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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 Orthopedic Surgery and a Fellow of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

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, 2022 and 2023, Dr. Bartley has been recognized by Texas Monthly as a Rising Star.

Click here to see Dr. Bartley’s Curriculum Vitae.

Official Team Doctor for Kilgore College & Kilgore High School



Watch Dr. Bartey’s interview about Sports Medicine on East Texas Live, KETK-TV – August 2023

Watch Dr. Bartley’s interview about Hip Arthroscopy on East Texas Live, KETK-TV – June 2023


The Comeback Story of Abby Rodseth- Azalea Orthopedics


Sports Medicine, Shoulders, Hips, and Knees

Fellow of the Arthroscopy Association of North America

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

Additional Training

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 Arthroscopy Association of North America 

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