Dr. Newt Hasson: Orthopedic Surgeon in Austin TX: Knee, Total Joint, Sports Medicine
A Board Certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Newt Hasson received both his undergraduate and medical school degrees from Duke University. He did his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Stanford University and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the renowned Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic under the tutelage of sports medicine icons Jack Hughston, M.D. and James Andrews, M.D. Dr. Hasson has been a fixture in South Austin since 1983, when South Austin Medical Center was but a small, community hospital. His practice has grown to include patients from all over Central Texas. He has a general orthopedic practice, including fracture care, with a special interest in sports medicine, knee arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction, and total joint replacements of the hip and knee. A former collegiate lacrosse and football player himself, Dr. Hasson has been the team physician for Westlake High School for over 28 years. Dr. Hasson currently serves on the board of directors of the Greater Austin Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Previously, he has served as both medical director and on the board of directors of the Texas Special Olympics, and on the boards of the South Austin Chaplain Ministries and the Austin Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In 2009, Dr. Hasson was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame, the first team physician to ever be so honored. He has also received the "Champions of FCA" and "You Make a Difference in EISD" awards and the "Contribution to Amateur Football" award from the National Football Foundation. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is profiled in the book, A Preeminently Healthy Place: A History of Medicine in Travis County, Texas.