GENERAL PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS, PEDIATRIC HAND + UPPER EXTREMITY SPECIALIST
SAY HELLO TO
The hardest part of this job is that once you help a child get better, they no longer need you! At the end of the day, it is all about improving the quality of life for our patients. I love hearing from parents months and years after an injury. Seeing children achieve their goals and dreams makes all the hard work worth it!
I have two very rambunctious children of my own, Chance and Ella, who keep me on my toes. And most importantly, I'm blessed with a very, very patient wife."
Texas A&M University
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
General Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Senior Registrar Orthopedics, Norfolk & Norwich University
Pediatric Orthopedic and Scoliosis Fellowship, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, California
Hand Fellowship (Pediatric and Adult), Loyola University, Maywood, Illinois
President / CEO - Central Texas Pediatric Orthopedics
President / Medical Director - Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care - University of Texas Dell Medical School
Vice-Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery - Dell Children's Medical Center
Fellow of the American Orthopedic Association (FAOA)
Dell Medical School Clinical Teaching Awardee
OFF THE RECORD
I can barely pronounce my last name, much less having kids pronounce my last name. I have been called Dr. “Chalkboard”, Dr. “Sidechalk”, Dr. “Baldspot” (I do not have a bald spot ... Well at least I can’t see one)
I have the sense of humor of a 9 year-old boy, so I truly love working with kids-- I'm very passionate about it. I am a strong believer in mother’s intuition. My hope is to take care of your child the best way I know how and provide an environment where you and your child feel like you are part of the family – assuming you really like your family."
WHAT ARE YOU FAMOUS FOR AT CTPO?
My amazing voice and dance moves! Demo? - Just ask!
FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK
Tennis and Fishing. Though the two don’t go well together at the same time.
My subspecialty interests include treatment of adult and pediatric hand and upper extremity disorders including fractures, sports injuries, and congenital disorders.
WHAT DOES FAOA MEAN?
This designation after a surgeon’s name means that the surgeon has achieved recognition for exceptional accomplishments and leadership in the orthopedic specialty. AOA Members have a demonstrated commitment to leadership in the various areas of orthopedic practice.
Membership is earned at the end of a stringent peer-reviewed process. Fewer than 10% of practicing orthopaedic surgeons have achieved AOA Membership.
“My active 10-year-old daughter wasn’t sure what to expect when we walked into CTPO with a broken hand (in two places). Dr. Gottschalk’s staff was so sweet, welcoming and absolutely amazing. He won over Tatum’s heart and eased her fears from the very beginning.
She says he is the funniest doctor and the best doctor she has ever met!
We are so thankful and blessed to have been in his care”
-TERA + TATUM C.
WHY CHOOSE A PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICIAN
DELL MEDICAL SCHOOL
COMPASSION & CHARACTER
Dr. Gottschalk was the inaugural recipient of the Dell Medical School Compassion and Character Award.
The purpose of this award is to recognize Dell Med students, residents, and faculty that demonstrate purposeful modeling of relationship building, effective communication, compassion, and guiding rather than directing people through a medical journey.