Dr. Omer Ilahi, M.D.
Doctor Ilahi is an Orthopedic Surgeon specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries as well as disorders of the shoulder, and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in both Orthopedic Surgery as well as the field of Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Ilahi has numerous research papers and scientific presentations to his credit and has also authored chapters in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine text books. His success in quickly returning injured athletes to their sports has led to Dr. Ilahi being featured in broadcast television news and radio interviews since he began practicing in the Houston area in 1995. He has been an invited speaker at medical meetings, both domestic and international, and has been repeatedly rated one of Houston's top doctors by H Texas Magazine as well as a Texas Super Doctor by Texas Monthly. Dr. Ilahi has also served as the President of the Texas Society of Sports Medicine. In 2001, Dr. Ilahi founded the Texas Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Institute (TASMI) in order to promote research, education, and patient care in the fields of sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. You can log onto www.tasmi.org for more information, including summaries of research in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery done at TASMI. In 2002, Dr. Ilahi co-founded Houston's renowned Southwest Orthopaedic Group, which currently is composed of 8 orthopedic surgeons with expertise in a number of orthopedic subspecialties.
Dr. Ilahi graduated Summa cum laude from Rice University, with a major in Biochemistry. He went on to receive his M.D. degree with High Honors from Baylor College of Medicine, where he also completed his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery. He then performed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, where he helped treat the University of Wisconsin athletes. When he took the Federal Licensing Examination (FLEX) in 1989, after graduating from medical school, Dr. Ilahi received the highest Basic Science score in Texas. In his most recent American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery re-certification exam, Dr. Ilahi scored in the 99th percentile, placing his score in the top 1 percent of orthopedic surgeons taking the examination that year.
Team Physician, several area high schools
Former Assistant Team Physician, University of Wisconsin
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Western Orthopaedic Association
- Texas Orthopaedic Association
- Texas Society of Sports Medicine (President, 2007-2008)
- Texas Medical Association
- Harris County Medical Society
- Houston Orthopedic Society
For more info please visit Dr. Ilahi's website at www.drilahi.com