John Paul Rodriguez, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
J.P. Rodriguez, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine physician, specializing in arthroscopy and biologic treatments. During his Fellowship training under Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Rodriguez treated some of the best athletes in the world, including players from the NHL, NFL, NBA, and MLB. He has extensive training in the treatment of “Tommy John” injuries (Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction) and youth injury prevention.
Dr. Rodriguez specializes in treating shoulders, knees and elbows.
- Sports Shoulder Injuries
- Shoulder Athroscopy
- Rotator Cuff injuries
- Shoulder Bursitis
- ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) repair
- Meniscus tear
- Knee arthritis
- Elbow Arthritis
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Pitcher’s elbow
- Bicep Tendon tear
- Blood flow Restriction Training (BRT)
He was selected for the prestigious Herodicus Society traveling fellowship as one of the most promising young surgeons in the country. Dr. Rodriguez currently volunteers his time as the team physician for Cedar Park High School and formally for the Texas Stars hockey team.
Dr. Rodriguez has been recognized by his peers as an Austin Monthly Top Doctor in 2021 and a Texas Monthly Super Doctors Rising Star in 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Dr. J.P. Rodriguez is an active member of the teaching faculty of Dell Medical School’s Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program where he is working to advance the field of musculoskeletal care and training the next generation of physicians and surgeons. Learn more.
- Undergraduate Education:
- Rice University, Houston, TX
- Medical School:
- University of California, San Francisco, CA
- Orthopedic Surgery, San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program
- Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, Andrews Institute, Gulf Breeze, FL
- Board Certified:
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Meet Kirstin Harrell, MSPA, PA-C
Physician Assistant for Dr. Rodriguez
Kirstin B. Harrell, MSPA, PA-C is a Physician Assistant board certified by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners. She attended Virginia Tech for her bachelor degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise and attended Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA for her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. She grew up in Virginia and attended Virginia Ballet Theatre and Governor’s School for the Arts for high school where she was a pre-professional ballet student. Upon completion of her Master’s program and certification as a Physician Assistant in 2011, she moved to Austin, TX where she began her career in Orthopedics with a hand and upper extremity surgeon. Kirstin brings with her over 10 years of experience working as a Physician Assistant. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and her dog, volunteering with The Junior League of Austin, reading, and traveling.
Meet Victoria (Tori) LaBrie, MA, LAT, ATC
Athletic Trainer for Dr. Rodriguez
Tori LaBrie graduated from Whitworth University, where she studied Athletic Training while playing volleyball. After graduation, she became a graduate assistant athletic trainer at University of Nebraska Omaha while receiving her Masters in Exercise Science. While at Omaha, she had direct oversite of the softball, soccer, swim and dive programs. Tori also assisted in coverage of hockey, basketball, and volleyball as needed. Having a long time interest in athletics and sports medicine, Tori thrived being able to combine her two passions at the college level. After graduating, she went on to be the athletic trainer at Texas A&M, working primarily with their men’s and women’s swim and dive program. She then became the athletic trainer at St. Edward’s University in Austin, working with the baseball and women’s soccer and golf programs.
In the Spring of 2021, Tori joined Dr. Rodriguez’s team as an athletic trainer involved in day to day clinic functions, surgery and the rehab process for patients. Tori also acts as a liaison for local high school athletic trainers and athletes of all levels. Her goal is to help create a great sports medicine line of care for their patients. She brings an array of expertise in the orthopedics and sports medicine field to the practice, as she shares the same drive and passion caring for patients and athletes. Tori says, “Athletic training allows me to combine my passions, helping people prevent injury, and get back to their desired level of activity after injury or surgery.”
- Dry Needling
- RockTape Kinesiology tape and IASTM
- Functional Anatomy
- Mulligan Manual Therapy
- NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
- NSPA Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach
When Tori is not busy educating herself and seeking more certifications, she enjoys working out, attending athletic events, reading, and exploring the Texas Hill Country.
Dr. Rodriguez sees patients at the Kyle, Cedar Park and Northwest Austin offices of Texas Orthopedics. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rodriguez, please call (512) 485-0530 or schedule an appointment online.