Shelby H. Carter III, MD

Shelby H. Carter III, MD
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Shelby H. Carter III, MD

Year Joined ARC: 2010

Education: B.S. in Chemistry, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1976

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY in 1980

Residency Internship: The Medical College of Virginia and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, VA

Certification: Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Professional Positions and Honors:

  • Past Chief of ARC Orthopedics Department
  • Compassionate Doctor Award, 2011,
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Texas Monthly magazine’s Texas Super Doctors, 2004-present
  • Austin Monthly’s annual "Top Doctors" (formerly Best Doctors): 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors 2012 
  • Best Doctors of America, 2004-present
  • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Personal Summary: Dr. Carter enjoys running, snow and water skiing, and surgery! He served in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon, during which time he practiced aerospace medicine and flew with the FB-111 and KC 135 Air Force crews.

Provider Bio:

Dr. Carter, Orthopedics, specializes in joint replacement, sports medicine and fracture care. Dr. Carter utilizes the most advanced techniques available today including fully arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, computer navigated hip and knee surgery and minimally invasive procedures of joint replacement. He is currently accepting new patients. Dr. Carter is currently accepting new patients.

“The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain.” – Jean Rousseau

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
  • Seton Medical Center Austin
  • Seton Northwest Hospital
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Provides Care Through

  • St. Davids Center for Hip and Knee Replacement

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