David Schmidt, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Head Team Physician for the San Antonio Spurs since 1993.



Dr. Schmidt, was born and raised on a ranch outside of Fredericksburg, Texas. His family was one of the founding ranching families in Fredericksburg and he still continues ranching in the area to this day. He attended Fredericksburg High School, the University of Texas for undergrad and was accepted into the University of Texas Medical School early. After completing his residency in San Antonio, he continued with Specialty Knee training in Australia and Aukland, New Zealand.

Dr. Schmidt is the proud father of daughter Casey, and his late son, a Marine Scout Sniper, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.


  • Primarily affiliated with Methodist Texsan Hospital and The Center for Special Surgery at the Texas Center for Athletes

  • Been in private practice in San Antonio since 1986

  • Member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports medicine

  • 30 Year member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

  • US Olympics Sports Medicine Society

  • American College of Sports Medicine

  • NBA Team Physicians Association since 1993

  • Fellow of the International Cartilage Repair Society

  • Texas Medical Association of Texas Society of Sports Medicine

  • Texas Orthopaedic Association

  • Bexar County Medical Society

  • Sports Medicine Activities

  • Local Medical Director for the US Olympic Festival in 1993

  • Staff Physician for the US Olympic Festival in 1994 in St. Louis, Missouri

  • Staff Physician for the World University Games in Japan 1995

  • Staff Physician for the US Olympic Games, Atlanta, Georgia 1996

  • President of the NBA Physicians Association from 2015-2018

  • Head Team Physician for the San Antonio Spurs since 1993

  • Orthopaedic Team Physician for Trinity University since 1995

  • Orthopaedic Team Physician for the University of Texas in San Antonio athletics for 10 years.

  • I have presented papers on Sports Medicine related topics locally, regionally, state wide, nationally and internationally

  • Most recent Presentation was lower extremity injury prevention in athletes in the summer of 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa


  • 2002 - Distinguish Medical Alumnus at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio

  • 2006 - Appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the advisory board for Athletic Trainers that has subsequently been taken over by TDLR, but I am still on the advisory board

  • 2007 - Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine award from the United States Sports Academy

  • March 2019 - Inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame

  • Current - Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedics at the UT Health San Antonio