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Robert H. Fain, Jr., M.D. – Elite Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, LLC
Robert H. Fain, Jr., M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Robert Fain, Jr. is noted for his work in sports medicine – specifically injuries of the knee. He sub-specializes exclusively in the care of knee injuries, and enjoys the evaluation of all patients whose knee performance has changed their desired activity level.

Dr. Fain, Jr. maintains a high level of expertise and focus on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries due to his years of exposure to professional and amateur athletes. From 1985 to 1995, Dr. Fain, Jr. was the team physician for the Houston Oilers and a member of the NFL Team Physician Society.

Today, Dr. Fain, Jr. holds active Texas Medical Center staff appointments at Memorial Hermann and courtesy privileges with The Methodist Hospital.


Raised in Houston, Texas, Dr. Fain, Jr. received his Bachelor of Science degree at Texas A&M University in College Station. He continued his studies at Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center, receiving his Medical Doctorate in 1980.

One year of surgical internship at Baylor-affiliated hospitals in the Texas Medical Center was followed by four years of orthopedic surgery residency within the Baylor College of Medicine hospital program. During that time, he gained experience at The Methodist Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, Shriner's Crippled Children Hospital, Ben Taub General Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital.

Dr. Fain, Jr. was awarded a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine and Surgery of the Knee at Baylor College of Medicine. He also honed his language skills along his educational journey – and is adept at explaining to patients the options for knee-injury treatment – not just in English… but in Spanish as well.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Fain, Jr. is a member of various professional societies:

  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Houston Orthopedic Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Orthopedic Association
  • Texas Society of Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • NFL Team Physicians Society - Houston Oilers 1985-1995
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Continuous Education

To keep his knowledge current with the latest and most successful techniques and to deliver the highest level of orthopedic care possible, Dr. Fain, Jr. regularly attends international conferences, national subspecialty meetings and teaching seminars.