Aaron M. Mullane, M.D.


Phone:  662.328.1012

Aaron M. Mullane, M.D.

Dr. Aaron Mullane was born in Amarillo, TX. As a first generation college graduate from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Biology and Chemistry. During his time at WTAMU, Dr. Mullane was elected by his football teammates as Team Captain, was an NCAA All-Region Offensive Guard, 1st Team NCAA Academic All-American, and finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given annually to the nation’s best scholar-athlete in all divisions of college football and is considered by many to be the “Academic Heisman Trophy”. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX and was a first ballot elected member to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

He then completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. During his time in the Texas Medical Center, he was trained at Memorial Hermann Hospital-TMC, one of the busiest Level 1 trauma hospitals in the country, which also
carries one of the lowest mortality rates in the country. He has been trained by multiple international leaders in adult and pediatric orthopaedic trauma surgery, as well as leaders in hip, knee, and shoulder replacement with an emphasis on robotic assisted surgery. His sports medicine mentors in Houston include recent NFL Team Surgeon of the year, Dr. Walt Lowe, and former Texas Rangers Team Physician, Dr. John Conway.

Dr. Mullane’s sports experiences prior to and during residency inspired him to complete a sports medicine and shoulder and elbow fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, MS and Tulane University Sports Medicine Institute. During his time in fellowship, along with his coverage responsibilities for various high schools in the area, Ole Miss University, Tulane University with Dr. Felix H. Savoie, and volunteering time to learn from Dr. Scott Jones with Columbus Orthopaedic Center at Mississippi State University, he also
had the opportunity to spend dedicated time focusing on total joint replacement of the hip and knee with the prestigious Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine and
Orthopaedic Center.

Whether it is on the sidelines, in the clinic, or in the operating room, Dr. Mullane has a passion for taking care of patients and his community. He enjoys treating acute and chronic conditions and takes care of adult and pediatric patients. Along with general arthritis management and fracture care of the upper and lower extremities, his areas of surgical expertise include:

  • Shoulder
    Minimally-invasive shoulder surgery for rotator cuff repair, labrum repair, Latarjet shoulder stabilization, coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction, pec tendon repair, and anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Elbow
    Minimally invasive management of medial and lateral epicondylitis (golfer’s and tennis elbow), collateral ligament reconstruction and repair, management of elbow dislocations, biceps tendon repair, triceps tendon repair, olecranon bursitis management, and arthroscopic management of elbow arthritis
  • Hip
    Minimally-invasive hip preservation surgery for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) with labrum debridement and repair. He also performs open abductor and hamstring tendon repair and direct anterior total hip replacement.
  • Knee
    Minimally-invasive knee surgery for cartilage and meniscus injuries including osteochondral allograft and meniscal transplantation, ACL/PCL/MCL/LCL repair and reconstruction, patella dislocation, osteotomy for angular and rotational deformity around the knee, quadriceps and patella tendon repair, and robotic assisted total knee

Dr. Mullane and his family enjoy being active in the community. His wife, Meghan Mullane, is currently the head volleyball coach at Starkville High School. They both enjoy beach trips with their two young children and Dr. Mullane’s favorite hobby is downhill snow skiing.


  • Undergraduate:
    West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX
    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology, Magna Cum Laude, 2012
  • Medical School:
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX
    Doctor of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, 2017
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency:
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
    Chief Resident, 2022
  • Fellowship:
    Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Jackson, MS
    Sports Medicine and Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2023

Board Certification:

  • ABOS Part 1: Pass
  • ABOS Part 2: Eligible Summer 2024

Sports Medicine:

  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for Mississippi State University
  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for various local high schools and middle schools


  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America


  • Namesake: Aaron M. Mullane, MD Award for Academic Excellence, WTAMU
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Amarillo Physician’s Medical Scholarship, TTUHSC
  • Lawless Presidential Scholarship, TTUHSC
  • M.K. Brown Scholarship, TTUHSC
  • William V. Campbell Trophy Finalist
  • National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete
  • First Team Academic All-American, Capital One
  • NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship
  • Presidential Order of the Silver Buffalo Award, WTAMU
  • President’s Award, WTAMU


  • Abstracts, Publications, and Presentations
  • Mullane, A. M. and L. D. Field. Arthroscopic Excision of Intraarticular
    Osteochondroma of the Elbow. Jackson, MS.
  • Mullane, A. M. and J. R. Ramsey. Outcomes and Technique for In Situ Repair of Bursal Sided Rotator Cuff Tears. Jackson, MS.
  • Mullane, A. M. and L. D. Field. Arthroscopic Techniques to Recognize and Quantify Subtle Medial and Lateral Elbow Instability. Jackson, MS.
  • Marconi D., L. Bailey, A. Mullane, J. Kleihege, S. Higbie, S. Flores, and W. Lowe. Quadriceps Tendon Autograft Yields Good Outcomes for Revision ACL Reconstruction after Failed Patellar Tendon Autograft. Orthop J Sports Med. 2022 Jul 28;10(7 suppl5):2325967121S00644. doi:10.1177/2325967121S00644. PMCID: PMC9339820.
  • Mullane A. M. and M. Koepplinger. Surgical Techniques to Manage the Unstable Volar Lunate Facet Fragment of Distal Radius Fractures. Houston, TX.
  • Mullane A. M. and M. Koepplinger. Intraoperative Assessment of Volar Lunate Facet Instability Associated with Distal Radius Fractures: The Teardrop Escape Test. Houston, TX.
  • Mullane A. M., L. Haidar, Adam Kozemchak, and Colton Wayne. Effect of Patient-Surgeon Orientation on Plunge Depth During Plate Fixation of Clavicle Fractures. Western Journal of Orthopaedics. 2021; 10:45-48.
  • Mullane A.M., W. Lowe, R. Mascarenhas, L. Bailey, and R.Warth. The Role of Trochlear Dysplasia in Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Failure. UTH Orthopedic Research Day. Houston, TX. June 2018.
  • Mullane A.M., A. Ricci, S. Misra, and H.N. Aydin. Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Post Basal Cell Carcinoma Excision: A Case Report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2016; 26:146-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2016.06.038. Epub 2016 Jul 29. PMID: 27494371; PMCID: PMC4976134.
  • Chen J., J. Shih, A. Tran, A.M. Mullane, C. Thomas, S. Misra, and H.N. Aydin. Gender-Based Differences and Barriers in Skin Protection Behaviors in Melanoma Survivors. J Skin Cancer. 2016; 2016:3874572. doi: 10.1155/2016/3874572. Epub 2016 Aug 25. PMID: 27648306; PMCID: PMC5014947.
  • Mullane A.M., D. Banerjee, G. Brown, K. Carnes, A. Molloy, and G. Yu. Assessing and Developing Health Literacy in the Lubbock Free Medical Clinic Patient Population. TTUHSC Honors Project Symposium. Lubbock, TX. March 2014.

Research Experience:

  • Research Assistant, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School. The Role of Trochlear Dysplasia in Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Failure. Advisors: W. Lowe, R. Mascarenhas, L. Bailey, and R. Warth
  • Research Assistant, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, TTUHSC School of Medicine. Postoperative Opioid Use and Pain Scores in Patients Undergoing Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion after Administration of Preoperative Followed by Scheduled Intravenous Acetaminophen: A Prospective, Randomized, Double Blind,
    Placebo-Controlled Trial. Advisors: Jason Felton M.D. and Jaime Villarreal M.D.
  • Research Assistant, TTUHSC School of Medicine Correlation Between Using Visual Mnemonics and Subject-Based NBME Exam Scores. Advisor: Kim Peck M.D.
  • Research Assistant, TTUHSC School of Medicine Spaced Repetition Method for Subject-Based NBME Exams: A Look at Possible
    Benefits for Medical Students. Advisor: Kim Peck M.Da

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