Kristopher G. Stockton, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Dr. Kris Stockton is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle conditions. Dr. Stockton grew up in the Houston area and completed his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Texas at Austin. At UT, he excelled academically by graduating with honors while being a 4-year starter with the Longhorns football team. Following college, he joined the New Orleans Saints to pursue a NFL career. However, an untimely injury redirected his career path into medicine.
Dr. Stockton earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then completed both his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. This was followed by his fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas. During his fellowship, he gained expertise in the treatment of the entire foot and ankle, including:
- Forefoot reconstruction
- Foot and ankle trauma
- Ankle arthroscopy
- Complex post-traumatic and degenerative arthritis
- Congenital and neurological deformities
- Pediatric flatfoot
- Acute and degenerative tendon pathology
- Sports injuries in athletes
Along with this skillset, Dr. Stockton specializes in a wide range of foot and ankle conditions including:
- Foot surgery
- Hammer toe
- Foot fractures
- Heel spurs
- Ankle Surgery
- Sports related foot injuries
- Foot Arthroscopy
- Foot Reconstruction
Watch Dr. Stockton’s video below featuring a patient who underwent limb salvage surgery.
Dr. Stockton is a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a member of the Texas Medical Association and Travis County Medical Society. Along with his busy practice, he is an active member of the teaching faculty of Dell Medical School’s Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Texas. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, working out, fishing, and carpentry.
Dr. Stockton was voted by his peers to the Texas Monthly Super Doctors Rising Stars list in 2019, 2020 and 2021 and as a Texas Monthly Super Doctor in 2022. Most recently, Dr. Stockton was recognized by his peers as an Austin Monthly Top Doctor in 2021 through 2023.
Dr. Kris Stockton, former University of Texas kicker turned orthopedic surgeon, performs life-altering surgery to save his patient from being wheelchair bound for the rest of his life.
Dr. Kris Stockton discusses ankle injuries on KXAN’s Game Night. Dr. Stockton explains the role physical therapy plays in getting athletes back on the field after an ankle sprain or injury.
- Undergraduate Education:
- University of Texas, Austin, TX
- Medical School:
- University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX
- Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
- Foot & Ankle Surgery, Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, TX
- Board Certified:
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Meet Travis McKellar, DPM
Podiatrist on Dr. Stockton’s team
Travis McKellar, DPM is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine with Texas Orthopedics. Dr. McKellar is currently seeing patients at our Central Austin (Midtown) and Round Rock locations.
Dr. McKellar completed his medical degree at the Kent State University School of Podiatric Medicine where he was on the Dean’s List and was awarded an academic scholarship. His podiatric surgical residency was completed at the Baylor Scott & White/Texas A&M Science Center. During residency, he received extensive training in elective forefoot and rear-foot reconstructive surgery, diabetic limb salvage, wound care, pediatric deformities and injuries, as well as foot and ankle trauma.
Dr. McKellar is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Texas Podiatric Medical Association.
When not seeing patients, he spends time in the outdoors, playing basketball, golf and running. He also enjoys mountain biking with his wife and three children.
Dr. Kris Stockton sees patients at the Central Austin and Round Rock offices of Texas Orthopedics. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stockton, please call (512) 485-0534 or schedule an appointment online.