Meet Dr. Samer Tawakkol


Dr. Tawakkol's training began at the university of Michigan with a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology. He earned his medical doctorate in 1989 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Tawakkol completed his internship and orthopedic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then pursued an Arthritis and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the University of Southern California, and Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in Los Angeles

Dr. Tawakkol researched hip and knee reconstructive surgery and treatment of bone loss using the principle of bone transport. Dr. Tawakkol is currently Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgerons.


Chief of Staff ,2011-2012.
West HoustonMedical Center,Houston,Texas

Chairman, Medical Staff credentialing Committee, 2013-2014
West Houston Medical Center,Houston Texas.

Chairman ,Medical Staff Perfomance Improvement Committee, 2009, 2010.
West Houston Medical Center,Houston,Texas

Chairman Department of Surgery, 2007
West Houston Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Vice Chairman Department of Surgery, 2005
West Houston Medical Center; Houston, Texas

Chairman Department of Surgery, 2002
St Luke Medical Center; Pasadena, California


He is a member of the following Organizations:

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Western Orthopedic Association; 1999
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • The National Registry of Who's Who; 2000

Dr. Tawakkol has been in practice since 1997 and in the Houston area since 2002.