Clifford DePrang M.D.

Clifford L. DePrang, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

“Since I can remember, I wanted to be an astronaut. This passion led me to a career as an aerospace engineer. While working at NASA, I learned that earning an M.D. would help me to attain my dream of becoming an astronaut. As I proceeded through medical school and rotated in orthopedics, I realized my true passion. I enjoyed taking care of patients and working with an amazing biomechanical machine, the human body. After completing my residency in orthopedic surgery, I never looked back and continued on to a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine.”


  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy and Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Knee Arthroscopy and Ligament Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Transplant and Restoration

Undergraduate Education

  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas:
  • Cum Laude – Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
  • President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • President of the Texas A&M Aerospace Honor Society
  • Member of Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society

Medical School

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston:
  • Dierks Surgical Scholarship
  • McNeese Jr. Medical Student Achievement Scholarship
  • Betty Murphy Award – Chosen by classmates as the student most exemplifying altruism, charity and kindness.

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction
  • Team Physician for the NBA San Antonio Spurs, WNBA San Antonio Stars, AHL San Antonio Rampage and Summer Olympic Trials


  • Born in Liverpool, England
  • Aerospace Engineer at NASA
  • Current Team Physician for multiple local Colleges and High Schools
  • Previous Team Physician for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Personal Interests

  • Family
  • Woodworking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Astronomy
  • Photography