Dr. Frank Buttacavoli
Dr. Frank Buttacavoli grew up in Miami Beach, Florida but had his first exposure to Texas when he attended Rice University on a golf scholarship. After completing his degree in Economics, he returned home to the University of Miami for Medical School. He was very fortunate to match for orthopaedic residency at UT Health San Antonio. During this time, he developed his specific interests within hip and knee reconstruction. After his residency, he completed his fellowship training in adult hip and knee reconstruction at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. After his fellowship in Boston, he traveled to Switzerland for additional training in hip reconstruction at Balgrist Hospital.
Upon returning from Switzerland, he decided to enter into a private practice in Miami. This past October, after 2 years in Miami, he returned as staff to the same department where I once was a resident.
His specific interests include hip and knee replacements as well as revisions of failed replacements. His clinical interest in improving long term patient outcomes within these procedures, and cost containment for future health care models without sacrificing patient satisfaction and outcomes. He joined UT health San Antonio because he knew this would be the best place for me to make a lasting impact on the future of patient care.
Outside of his work in the clinic and hospital, he enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time with each of their families, and playing golf on the amateur circuit. He looks forward to a long career caring for patients and teaching future orthopaedic surgeons at UT Health San Antonio.