Michael T. Charlton, MD
Chief Operating Officer, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained in Orthopedic Trauma
Dr. Michael T. Charlton's Specialties Include:
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum
Joint Replacement Surgery
Pediatric Fracture Care
Nonunion and Malunion Care
Michael T. Charlton, MD is a proud San Antonio native with over 28 years of active duty experience in the United States Air Force. He graduated with academic distinction from the United States Air Force Academy in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and completed his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland in 1998. After completing his General Surgery internship at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center, Dr. Charlton spent a year as a flight surgeon in Guam, where he performed helicopter search and rescue missions with the United States Navy and Coast Guard. He then continued his training by completing his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in 2005 followed by a fellowship in Orthopedic Traumatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland in Dallas, Texas in 2007.
After completing his training, Dr. Charlton spent the next 9 years in clinical practice where he rose to Chief of Orthopedic Trauma at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. A respected clinician and instructor, Dr. Charlton was awarded the inaugural faculty of the year award in 2011, an honor bestowed upon him by the graduating chief residents of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He has cared for countless wounded warriors and has deployed twice overseas, once each to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dr. Charlton founded the South Texas Orthopedic Specialty Group in 2008, where he remains the President and Chief Executive Officer of the newly renamed Alamo Orthopedics. He provides a full range of adult and pediatric orthopedic services to include surgical and nonsurgical treatment of musculoskeletal trauma, including complex joint injuries and fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum. Additionally, he is an expert on fractures complicated by nonunion (failure to heal) or mal union (improperly aligned) as well as fractures of the elderly. He also has extensive experience in primary total knee and total hip replacement surgery and performs revision joint replacement surgery, including those referred to him for post-operative complications secondary to trauma, infection or mechanical loosening. He is committed to each patient and their unique story, recognizing that recovering from traumatic injury is a lengthy process for the patient and their entire family. He and his dedicated staff pride themselves on being accessible, empathetic, and communicative as patients move through their journey toward treatment, rehabilitation and maximum recovery.