Robert D. Menzies, MD
Fellowship: Pain Medicine-John Peter Smith Hospital (Fort Worth, TX)
Fellowship: Sports Medicine-John Peter Smith Hospital (Fort Worth, TX)
Residency: Family Medicine-John Peter Smith Hospital (Fort Worth, TX)
Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas at Houston (Houston, TX)
Masters: Exercise Physiology-University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX)
Undergraduate: Biology-University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA)
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Orthobiologic (Regenerative) Medicine
Non-Operative Management for Osteoarthritis & Tendinopathy
Dr. Menzies was heavily involved in athletics during high school and was a student-athlete on the track team of the University of California, Irvine. After college, he earned a masters degree in exercise physiology from the University of Texas at Austin and was very involved with the UT football team as a graduate assistant. During this time and throughout medical school and residency he completed multiple marathons and half-Ironman triathlons. This background drove him towards a career in sports medicine and interventional pain to channel that same passion to help provide individuals an option for recovery if surgery is not indicated.
His training led to a diverse background of sports coverage. He was a TCU football team physician from 2008-2014 and was on the sidelines for their memorable 2011 Rose Bowl victory. Additionally, he was one of the lead boxing and UFC physicians in Texas for many years and had the privilege of being a physician for the 2010 U.S. Olympic boxing trials as well as being Manny Pacquio’s ringside doctor for his 2010 title fight against Joshua Clottey at Cowboys stadium.
After graduation he stayed at John Peter Smith hospital and served as the medical director of the pain management department for several years. In addition to his love of teaching hospital residents and medical students he also published multiple research articles and was a featured international speaker on new pain interventional techniques to help with knee osteoarthritis.
Fort Worth, Texas magazine every year sends more than 4,500 local physicians a survey asking them to voluntarily rate their peers and name the best doctors in Tarrant County. Medical professionals willing to participate go online to cast their votes. Dr. Menzies has been voted 11 years straight by his peers as a Top Interventional Pain Doctor from 2012 to 2021. Additionally in the first three years of his practice he was the recipient of the Dallas/Fort Worth “Rising Stars” award
Mehul, J., Desai, M., Kapural, L., Petersohn, J., Vallejo, R., Menzies, R., Creamer, M., Gofeld, M. A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter, Open-label Clinical Trial Comparing Intradiscal Biacuplasty to Conventional Medical Management for Discogenic Lumbar Back Pain. Spine 41(13):1065-1074, 2016.
Petershon, J., DiMuro, J., Menzies, R., Franco, C., Buvanendran, A. A Novel Technique for Obturator Articular Branch Block. ASRA 14th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting. November 2015.
Franco, C, Buvanendran, A., Peterson, J., Menzies, R., Menzies, L. Innervation of the Anterior Capsule of the Human Knee-Implications for Radiofrequency Ablation. Reg Anesth Pain Med 40(4):368-8, 2015.
Menzies, R., Hawkins, J. Analgesia and Improved Performance in a patient treated by Cooled Radiofrequency for pain and dysfunction Post-Bilateral Total Knee Replacement. Pain Pract, Apr 10, 2015.
Desai, M., Kapural, L., Petersohn, J., Vallejo, R., Mekhail, N., Menzies, R., Creamer, M., Gofeld, M. A Prospecive, Randomized, Multi-Center, Open-Label Clinical Trial ccomparing Intradiscal Biacuplasy to Conventional Medical Management for Discogenic Lumbar Back Pain. Spine 41(13): 1065-1074, 2016.
Menzies, R., Young, R. Referrals from a Primary Care-Based Sports Medicine Department to an Orthopaedic Department: A Retrospective Cohort Study. BJSM 45:1064-1067, 2011.
OUTSIDE OF WORK
On a personal note, he is involved in his local church where he serves on the church council. He also still enjoys running with his two Dobermans as well as reading, traveling, working in the yard and spending time with his wonderful wife and two young children.