George F. “Geof” LeBus, M.D. is an orthopaedic shoulder and sports medicine surgeon in Fort Worth, Texas. Born and raised in Fort Worth, he pursued his education and training at several of the most elite institutions around the country including Harvard, Vanderbilt, and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Perhaps his greatest honor is that he has had the chance to return home to Fort Worth to practice orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine in the community in which he grew up and which he calls home. His background and training allow him to treat a wide range of conditions affecting athletes and patients of all ages with both nonsurgical and surgical techniques. He has specific expertise in restorative and reconstructive procedures of the shoulder and knee as well as in the treatment of fractures and sports-related injuries.
As a Fort Worth native, Dr. LeBus attended Fort Worth Country Day where he was recognized as valedictorian and a United States Presidential Scholar, an award granted to the most distinguished graduating high school seniors in the nation. He pursued his undergraduate studies at Harvard University where he played football and was a member of the 2001 undefeated Ivy League championship team. Following his undergraduate degree, Dr. LeBus returned to Texas for medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he was recognized as the first individual to receive the two highest honors bestowed upon a graduate. He earned both the Iatros Award, a peer-voted honor to recognize excellence in patient care and teamwork, and the Ho Din Award, the most prestigious recognition for a graduate, granted to the individual who most exemplifies the personal qualities embodied in the physician: knowledge, understanding, and compassion.
Dr. LeBus then completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He went on to pursue his fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at the internationally renowned Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. This experience gave him the opportunity to refine his surgical techniques with world-expert physicians while caring for patients and athletes of all ages and skill levels, including Olympians and professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NBA. His research pursuits during his time at the Clinic earned him the Steadman Clinic Fellow Award for Outstanding Research.
Dr. LeBus is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Society. He is also a proud member of the Texas Medical Association, Tarrant County Medical Society, and the Texas Orthopaedic Association. He has published numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of topics which have been presented at multiple national and international meetings. He continues to contribute to the care of athletes of all ages and skill levels serving as team physician for various athletic programs as well as the United States Ski and Snowboard Association. In his free moments, he enjoys spending time with his family and loved ones, including his wife and two children. He prides himself on his commitment to his community, excellent communication, personal care, and a strong desire to improve the lives of those around him.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 2002-2006Bachelor of Arts in History
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX 08/2007-06/2011Doctor of Medicine
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
General Surgery Internship2011-2012Orthopaedic Surgery Residency2012-2016
- Steadman Philippon Sports Medicine Fellowship, Vail, CO
Sports Foot and Ankle at the Steadman Clinic, Vail, CO 2020
- Texas Orthopaedic Associates, OrthoLonestar 2021-present
- Texas Health Physicians Group, Fort Worth, TX 2017-2020Orthopedic Specialty Associates
- Texas Medical License, Texas Medical Board 2016-present
- Tennessee Medical License, Tennessee Department of Health 2014-2016
- Colorado Medical License, Colorado Medical Board 2015-present
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Part I Examination Score 254; 99th percentile rank2016Part II Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon2019-present
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Candidate Member 2011-present
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Candidate Member 2016-present
- Arthroscopy Association of North America, Associate Member 2017-present
- American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Candidate Member 2018-present
- American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Active Member 2020-present
- Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Society 2016-present
- Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association 2016-present
- Alpha Omega Alpha 2010-present
- Texas Medical Association 2011-present
- The Steadman Clinic Fellow Award for Outstanding Research 2017
- UT Southwestern Ho Din Award 2011
- Recognizes the graduate who most exemplifies the unique, personal qualities
embodied in the physician– knowledge, understanding, and compassion.
Highest award granted to a UT Southwestern medical student.
- Recognizes the graduate who most exemplifies the unique, personal qualities embodied in the physician– knowledge, understanding, and compassion.
- UT Southwestern Iatros Award 2011
- Voted by graduating classmates for ability to work as a team player, clinical knowledge, and patient care. Highest peer-voted award.
- Alpha Omega Alpha 2010-present
- Junior AOA inductee, Vice President AOA Gamma Texas Chapter
- Harvard Football
- Major H Award
- Ivy League Champions, 10-0
- United States Presidential Scholar 2002
- Awarded to America’s 141 most distinguished graduating high school seniors.
- Texas Cup Tae Kwan Do 2019
- NCAA Gymnastics Nationals
- Fort Worth, TX 2019
- Fort Worth, TX
- Orthopedic Specialty Associates Injury Clinics 2017-present
- Fort Worth Country Day School, Fort Worth, TX 2017-present
- Team Physician
- Brewer High School, Fort Worth, TX 2018-present
- Head Team Physician
- University of Texas at Arlington
- Sports Physicals 2017
- Sports Physicals
- Haltom City Independent School District, Haltom City, TX
- Sports Physicals 2018
- Sports Physicals
- United States Ski and Snowboard Association: US Ski Team Physician 2016-present
- Valle Nevado, Chile 2016
- Copper Mountain, Colorado 2016
- Montafon, Austria 2016 – Boardercross World Cup
- Calgary, Canada 2019 – Halfpipe World Cup
- National Hockey League Camp, Vail, Colorado 2016
- Battle Mountain High School, Vail, CO 2016-2017
- Team Physician
- Maplewood High School Football, Nashville, TN 2013-2015
- Team Physician
- Vanderbilt Sports Medicine High School Sports Coordinator 2015
- Fort Worth Country Day Medical Task Force 2020
- Physician Member
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- ASAP Version 5 Project Question Author 2019
- ASAP Version 5 Project Question Author
- American Journal of Sports Medicine: Reviewer 2017-present
- Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: Reviewer 2018-present
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
- Block Management Committee Member 2018-2020
- Block Management Committee Member
- Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
- Course Director, Musculoskeletal Physical Diagnosis Course 2014-2016
- Orthopaedic Interest Group lecturer 2013-2016
- Course Director, Musculoskeletal Physical Diagnosis Course
- UT Southwestern Medical School
- Vice President AOA Gamma Texas Chapter 2010-2011
- Teaching Assistant for gross anatomy course 2008-2011
- High school sports physical coordinator 2010-2011
- Founder of inaugural UTSW medical school orientation 2008
- Vice President AOA Gamma Texas Chapter
- Fort Worth Country Day School
- Assistant Varsity Football and Strength Coach 2005-2006
- Assistant Varsity Football and Strength Coach
- Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation Grant 2013
- The Acute Phase Response in Femur Fractures in Adult Orthopaedic Trauma Patients
- Analysis of coagulation profiles in patients with femur fractures. John Schoenecker MD, PhD laboratory, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
- The Acute Phase Response in Femur Fractures in Adult Orthopaedic Trauma Patients
- Peer-Reviewed Publications
Lebus GF, Collinge C. Vascular abnormalities as assessed with CT angiography in high-energy tibial plafond fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 Jan;22(1):16-22. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e31815cf6e9. PMID: 18176160.
Collinge C, Lebus G, Gardner MJ, Gehrig L. Osteoporosis in orthopaedic trauma patients: A diagnosis and treatment protocol. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 Sep;22(8):541-7; discussion 548-9. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e31817d9c99. PMID: 18758285.
Collinge CA, Archdeacon MT, Lebus G. Saddle-horn injury of the pelvis. The injury, its outcomes and associated male sexual dysfunction. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Jul;91(7):1630-6. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.H.00477. PMID: 19571085.
Collinge CA, Lebus G, Gardner MJ, Gehrig L. A comparison of quantitative ultrasound of the calcaneus with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in hospitalized orthopaedic trauma patients. J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Mar;24(3):176-80. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181b8b036. PMID: 20182254.
Lebus GF, Collinge CA. Research in a Non-academic Setting: It Can Be Done. J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Dec;25 Suppl 3:S128-30. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e318237b39b. PMID: 22089853.
Levy JA, Podeszwa DA, Lebus GF, Ho CA, Wimberly RL. Acute complications associated with removal of flexible intramedullary femoral rods placed for pediatric femoral shaft fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jan;33(1):43-7. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e318279c544. PMID: 23232378.
Lebus GF, Krueger CA, Stinner DJ, Mir HR. Hunting-related Injuries in Orthopaedics. South Med J 2014;107:574-7. DOI: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000169. PMID: 25188622.
Kuhn JE, Lebus V GF, Bible JE. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015 Apr;23(4):222-32. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-13-00215. PMID: 25808686.
Collinge CA, Lebus GF. Techniques for Reduction of the Quadrilateral Surface and Dome Impaction When Using the Anterior Intra-pelvic (Modified Stoppa) Approach. J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Feb;29 Suppl 2:S20-4. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000271. PMID: 25486005.
Devers BN, Lebus GF, Mir HR. Incidence and Functional Outcomes Following Malunion of Nonoperatively Treated Humeral Shaft Fractures. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Nov;44(11):E434-7. PMID: 26566558.
Lebus GF, Raynor MB, Nwosu SK, Wagstrom E, Jani SS, Carey JL, Hettrich CM, Cox CL, Kuhn JE; MOON Shoulder Group. Predictors for Shoulder Instability: A Retrospective Cohort Study using the FEDS System. Orthop J Sports Med. 2015 Oct 8;3(10):2325967115607434. doi: 10.1177/2325967115607434. eCollection 2015 Oct. PMID: 26535377.
Lebus GF, Cates JM, Lee DH. Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Scaphoid. JBJS Case Connect. 2016 Apr-Jun;6(2):e49. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.15.00238. PMID: 29252681.
Provencher MT, Ferrari MB, Sanchez G, Anavian J, Akamefula R, Lebus GF. Current Treatment Options for Glenohumeral Instability and Bone Loss: A Critical Analysis Review. JBJS Rev. 2017 Jul;5(7):e6. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.16.00091. PMID: 28719402.
Lebus V GF, Mir HR, Bushnell BD. Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Complex Three- and Four-Part Proximal Humerus Fractures in Elderly Patients: A Review. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2017 Summer;26(2):75-80. PMID: 28644117.
DePhillipo NN, Lebus GF, Cinque ME, Kennedy NI, Chala J, LaPrade RF. Iatrogenic Trochlear Chondral Defects After Anterolateral Placement of Retrograde Femoral Nails. Arthroscopy. 2017 Sep;33(9):1727-1730. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.06.004. Epub 2017 Jul 25. PMID: 28754245.
Mannava S, Chala J, Geeslin AG, Frangiamore S, Lebus GF, Godin JA, Philippon MJ. Platelet-Rich Plasma Augmentation of Hip Arthroscopy. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Jun 12;6(3):e763-e768. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.02.001. eCollection 2017 Jun. PMID: 28706829.
Moatshe G, Marchetti D, Chahla J, Ferrari MB, Sanchez G, Lebus GF, Brady AW, Frank RM, LaPrade RF, Provencher MT. Qualitative and Quantitative Anatomy of the Proximal Humerus Muscle Attachments and the Axillary Nerve: A Cadaveric Study. Arthroscopy. 2017 Dec 7. pii: S0749-8063(17)31160-X. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.08.301. PMID:29225017.
Lebus GF, Chahla J, Sanchez G, Akamefula R, Moatshe G, Phocas A, Price M, Whalen J, LaPrade RF, Provencher MT. The Latarjet Procedure at the National Football League Scouting Combine: An Imaging and Performance Analysis. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 Sep 1;5(9):2325967117726045. doi: 10.1177/2325967117726045. PMID:28894758.
Chahla J, Sanchez G, Godin JA, Moatshe G, Lebus GF, Cinque M, Whalen J, Price M, LaPrade RF, Provencher MT. Meniscectomy and Resultant Articular Cartilage Lesions of the Knee in Prospective National Football League Players: An Imaging and Performance Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jan;46(1):200-207. doi: 10.1177/0363546517737991. Epub 2017 Nov 7. PMID: 29112467.
Lebus GF, Fritz EM, Hussain ZB, Pogorzelski J, Millett PJ. Operative Treatment of Symptomatic Meso-Type Os Acromiale. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Jul 24;6(4):e1093-e1099. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.03.025. eCollection 2017 Aug. PMID: 28970997.
Pogorzelski, J, Hussain ZB, Fritz EM, Lebus GF, Millett PJ. Open Shoulder Anterior Capsular Reconstruction with an acellular dermal graft for Irreparable Subscapularis Tears. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Jul 3;6(4):e951-e958. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.03.008. eCollection 2017 Aug. PMID: 28970978.
Collinge CA, Attum B, LeBus GF, Tornetta P 3rd, Obremskey W, Ahn J, Mirick G, Schmidt A, Spitler C, Coles C, Krause P; Orthopaedic Trauma Association’s Evidence-based Quality and Value Committee. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 May;32(5):e181-184.
Bucci G, Moatshe G, LeBus GF, Singleton S. Arthroscopic Primary Repair of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. A Narrative Review of the Current Literature. JSM Sports Med Res, 2019. 3:10.
Collinge CA, Attum B, LeBus GF, Tornetta P 3rd, Obremskey W, Ahn J, Mirick G, Schmidt A, Spitler C, Krause P; Orthopaedic Trauma Association’s Evidence-based Quality and Value Committee. Acute Compartment Syndrome: An Expert Survey of Orthopaedic Trauma Association Members. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 May;32(5)e181-e184.
Buyukdogan K, Utsunomiya H, Bolia I, Fagotti L, LeBus GF, Briggs K, Philippon MJ. Right versus Left Hip Arthroscopy for Surgeons on the Learning Curve. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Oct 9;6(5):e1837-e1844.
LeBus GF, Briggs KK, Dornan GJ, McNamara S, Philippon MJ. Acetabular Labral Reconstruction: Outcome Analysis and Development of a Predictive Model. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Nov;46(13):3119-3126.
Chahla J, Ferrari M, Sanchez G, Moatshe G, Marchetti D, Brady AW, Pogorzelski J, LeBus GF, Millett PJ, LaPrade RF, Provencher MT. Quantitative Assessment of the Coracoacromial and the Coracoclavicular Ligaments and 3D Mapping of the Coracoid Process Anatomy: A Cadaveric Study. Arthroscopy. 2018 May;34(5):1403-1411.
Chala J, DePhillipo NN, Cinque ME, Kennedy NI, LeBus GF, Familiari F, Moatshe G, LaPrade RF. Open Repair of Quadriceps Tendon with Suture Anchors and Semitendinosus Tendon Allograft Augmentation. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Nov 6;6(6):e2071-e2077.
- Submitted for Publication
Fu M, Dines JS, Bodappati V, Erickson BJ, LeBus GF, Papaliodis D, Conway JE, Altchek DW. Hypertrophy of the sublimie tubercle in elbow ulnar collateral ligament injuries: A case series of competitive baseball pitchers.
Collinge CA, Rodriguez-Buitrago A, Mir H, LeBus GF, et al. The Effects of Technical Errors on Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures in Adults Less than 50 Years of Age.
Collinge CA, Rodriguez-Buitrago A, Beltran MJ, LeBus GF, et al. Outcomes of 51 Dispalced Femoral Neck Fractures in Young Adults Treated with a “Medial” Buttress Plate to Augment Traditional Fixation: A Comparative Cohort Series.
- Book Chapters
LeBus GF, Lee DH, Watson JT. Techniques for Intraoperative Nerve Assessment and Implications for Treatment. Sunderland’s Nerve and Nerve Injuries 3e, 2014.
LeBus GF, Lee DH. Radial Head Fractures: Radial Head Replacement. Elbow Trauma, 2015.
LeBus GF, Bush CA, Conway JE. Arthroscopic Management of the Thrower’s Shoulder. The Shoulder 5e, 2016.
LeBus GF, Kruckeberg BM, LaPrade RF. Chapter 40: LCL/PLC Reconstruction. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.
LeBus GF, Hussain ZB, Pogorzelski J, Millett PJ. Snapping Scapula Syndrome. Disorders of the Scapula and Their Role in Shoulder Injury. W. Ben Kibler and Aaron D. Sciascia (Eds).
LeBus GF, Hussain Z, Millett PJ. Chapter 7.3: Pectoralis Major Repair. Best of the West – Advanced Concepts in Shoulder Surgery.
LeBus GF, Hussain Z, Millett PJ. Chapter 7.4: Scapulothoracic Bursectomy. Best of the West – Advanced Concepts in Shoulder Surgery.
LeBus GF, Pogorzelski J, Millett PJ. Chapter 7.5: Pectoralis Minor Tenotomy. Best of the West – Advanced Concepts in Shoulder Surgery.
LeBus GF, Raynor MB, Kane P. Miscellaneous Complex Knee Pathologies: Lateral Patellar Facetectomy, Fabella Syndrome, Notchplasty, Snapping Hamstring Syndrome, Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Instability, and Patella Baja. Evidenced Based Management of Complex
Knee Injuries. In Process.
LeBus GF, Papaliodis DN, Conway JE. Treatment of Olecranon Stress Fractures in the Athlete. In Process.
- Other Brief Communications/Ongoing Research
Collinge CA, Lebus GF. Evaluation and Effects of Perioperative Low Molecular Weight Heparin Administration in Patients Treated with ORIF of the Acetabulum: Are Patients Getting Their Medicine? Abstract presented at Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, 2015.
Fu M, Dines JS, Bodappati V, Erickson BJ, Lebus GF, Papaliodis D, Conway JE, Altchek DW. Hypertrophy of the sublimie tubercle in elbow ulnar collateral ligament injuries: A case series of competitive baseball pitchers. Abstract presented at Eastern Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, 2018.
Collinge CA, Lebus GF, et al. Treatment Failure in Femoral Neck Fractures in Adults Less than 50 years of Age: An Analysis of 492 Patients Repaired at 25 North American Trauma Centers. In Process.
Patella Fractures: Extensor Mechanism Injuries: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Trauma Meeting; Nashville, TN; 4/10/2013.
Proximal Radioulnar Joint Synostosis; Neil Green Lecture: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 5/27/14.
Incidence and Functional Outcomes Following Malunion of Nonoperatively Treated Humeral Shaft Fractures. Poster Presentation at the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society Meeting; Awarded top 3 poster presentation. Nashville, TN; 9/27/14.
Dural Tears in Spine Surgery; Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 12/12/14.
Acetabular Fractures: Case Presentation; J. William Hillman Lecture: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 5/22/2015.
Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 6/12/15.
Infection after Open Tibia Fracture: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 8/7/15.
Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Trauma Seasonal Lecture: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 11/7/15.
Posterior Tibial Plateau Fractures; Kenneth Johnson Lecture: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 4/19/16.
Predictors for Surgery in Shoulder Instability: A Retrospective Cohort Study using the FEDS System: American Shoulder and Elbow Society Specialty Day; Orlando, FL; 3/5/16.
Predictors for Surgery in Shoulder Instability; J. William Hillman Lecture: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 4/15/16.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Fracture Conference; Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 3/21/16.
Tibial Eminence Fractures; Neil Green Lecture: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 6/24/16.
Scapulothoracic Disorders; Steadman Philippon Research Institute Grand Rounds; Vail, CO; 11/28/16.
The Latarjet Procedure at the National Football League Scouting Combine: An Imaging and Performance Analysis. Poster Presentation at the American Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Society; Toronto, Canada; 7/21/17.
Acetabular Labral Reconstruction: Outcome Analysis and Development of a Predictive Model. The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute Research Advisory Committee Meeting; Vail, CO; 7/29/17.
Seasonal Adolescent Injury Prevention and Management. Interview on WFAA television network. Fort Worth, TX; 1/3/18.
Exercising in Cold Weather. Texas Health Out Loud Podcast, Fort Worth, TX;1/9/18.
Skiiing and Snowboarding Injuries and Prevention. Texas Health Out Loud Podcast, Fort Worth, TX; 1/9/18.
Scapulothoracic Disorders. Texas Health Sports Medicine Lecture Series, Fort Worth, TX; 3/12/18.
The Scapula: Implications for Athletic Trainers. Texas Health Sports Medicine Continuing Education, Fort Worth, TX; 3/18/18.
Acetabular Labral Reconstruction Outcome Analysis and Development of a Predictive Model. Poster presentation at 18th ESSKA Congress, Glasgow, Scotland; 5/18.
Osteotomies in Active Patients, Vanderbilt Orthopedic Society Meeting, Nashville, TN; 5/18/18.
Foot and Ankle Injuries the Athlete, Texas Health Sports Medicine Lecture Series, Fort Worth, TX; 1/23/19.
Managing Meniscal Root Tears, Dallas-Fort Worth Sports Medicine Symposium, Southlake, TX; 3/30/19.
AOSSM Video Theater Moderator. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Boston, MA; 7/12/19.
AOSSM Skills Course Faculty. Advanced Shoulder and Elbow Techniques; Elbow Arthroscopy, OCD, and Impingement, Rosemont, IL; 10/12-13/19.
University of North Texas, School of Physical Therapy; Shoulder and Knee; Common Surgical Conditions, Zoom Lecture, Fort Worth, TX; 4/23/20.
University of North Texas, School of Physical Therapy; Shoulder Surgeries, Zoom Lecture, Fort Worth, TX; 10/15/20.