George F. “Geof” LeBus, M.D. is an orthopaedic shoulder and sports medicine surgeon in Fort Worth, Texas. Born and raised in Fort Worth, he pursued his education and training at several of the most elite institutions around the country including Harvard, Vanderbilt, and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Perhaps his greatest honor is that he has had the chance to return home to Fort Worth to practice orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine in the community in which he grew up and which he calls home. His background and training allow him to treat a wide range of conditions affecting athletes and patients of all ages with both nonsurgical and surgical techniques. He has specific expertise in restorative and reconstructive procedures of the shoulder and knee as well as in the treatment of fractures and sports-related injuries.
As a Fort Worth native, Dr. LeBus attended Fort Worth Country Day where he was recognized as valedictorian and a United States Presidential Scholar, an award granted to the most distinguished graduating high school seniors in the nation. He pursued his undergraduate studies at Harvard University where he played football and was a member of the 2001 undefeated Ivy League championship team. Following his undergraduate degree, Dr. LeBus returned to Texas for medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he was recognized as the first individual to receive the two highest honors bestowed upon a graduate. He earned both the Iatros Award, a peer-voted honor to recognize excellence in patient care and teamwork, and the Ho Din Award, the most prestigious recognition for a graduate, granted to the individual who most exemplifies the personal qualities embodied in the physician: knowledge, understanding, and compassion.
Dr. LeBus then completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He went on to pursue his fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at the internationally renowned Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. This experience gave him the opportunity to refine his surgical techniques with world-expert physicians while caring for patients and athletes of all ages and skill levels, including Olympians and professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NBA. His research pursuits during his time at the Clinic earned him the Steadman Clinic Fellow Award for Outstanding Research.
Dr. LeBus is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Society. He is also a proud member of the Texas Medical Association, Tarrant County Medical Society, and the Texas Orthopaedic Association. He has published numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of topics which have been presented at multiple national and international meetings. He continues to contribute to the care of athletes of all ages and skill levels serving as team physician for various athletic programs as well as the United States Ski and Snowboard Association. In his free moments, he enjoys spending time with his family and loved ones, including his wife and two children. He prides himself on his commitment to his community, excellent communication, personal care, and a strong desire to improve the lives of those around him.