Robert E. Berry, DO
Dr. Robert E. Berry is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon fellowship trained in sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, cartilage transplant, ACL reconstruction, and trauma/fractures. Dr. Berry has been the team physician for several sports teams and events, including the San Diego Chargers, NFL combines, WWE, and more. In addition, he has served as a reviewer for the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine journal.
Osvaldo Burgos-Iturrino, MSHS, PA-C
After watching his brother go through surgery and rehabilitation for a joint injury as a teen, Osvaldo Burgos-Iturrino was drawn to orthopedic medicine. He served as a medical assistant and orthopedic technician in the United States Navy for more than a decade before earning his certification as a physician assistant in 2017. His areas of special interest and focus include the care of upper and lower-extremity injuries, administration of joint injections, complex casting/splinting/bracing, incorporating orthotics into orthopedic care, and fracture and wound management.
Katie Kruger, PA-C
Katie Krueger knew she wanted to be a Physician Assistant since volunteering as a teenager at the local hospital in her hometown. She grew up in Colorado and attended undergraduate school at Fort Lewis College. Katie worked as a medical assistant and limited scope x-ray technician in orthopedics prior to becoming a Physician Assistant. Katie graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2010. She has a background in family medicine, urgent care and occupational medicine. She finds orthopedics and sports medicine a gratifying field to work in because she can help patients recover from injuries and overcome ailments to return to an active lifestyle.
Dr. Michael Shortt, PA-C, DSc
Mike received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Nebraska University through the Interservice Physician Assistant Program while serving in the US Army. He later was selected and earned his Doctorate of Science in Clinical Orthopedics through Baylor University/US Army Physician Assistant Orthopedic Fellowship.
Mike is a retired US Army Major with multiple combat deployments and an extensive background in Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Flight Surgery, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and Orthopedics both non-operative and operative. His final assignment included Cast clinic chief, Adjunct faculty member to US Army Graduate School Academy Health Sciences, and senior Orthopedic Physician Assistant for Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas. He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Mike currently lives in McKinney with his wife and kids. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Elizabeth Mellon, PT, DPT
Elizabeth/Liz Mellon, a licensed physical therapist, recently joined the SPORT Orthopedics and Rehabilitation team. She has been working in the DFW area for the past 4 years after earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2017. Elizabeth grew up in Rochester, Minnesota as an avid soccer and basketball player. She then attended Southern Methodist University where she received a degree in Chemistry and fell in love with Texas.
Bryson Price, DPT
Bryson Price graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.S. in Kinesiology and went on to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2014 from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. After working through personal muscular imbalances which caused pain when exercising, he developed a passion for the outpatient/orthopedic field of physical therapy. Bryson looks forward to serving the community and helping to improve people’s quality of life.