Ryan M. Tibbetts, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Dr. Ryan M. Tibbetts is a well-respected, board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. He is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as an active member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Tibbetts sees patients at our Texas Orthopedics Kyle and South Austin locations.
After receiving his medical degree at University of Texas Medical School in Houston (where he was recognized with Alpha Omega Alpha honors), he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at Texas A&M University’s Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas.
Dr. Tibbetts went on to complete the Rockwood Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship with two world renowned shoulder surgeons, Dr. Charles A. Rockwood and Dr. Michael A. Wirth, at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
In 2017, Dr. Tibbetts was recognized in Texas Monthly Magazine as a Super Doctor Rising Star and since has been repeatedly recognized as a Super Doctor from 2018 through 2022. In 2022 he was recognized by his peers as an Austin Monthly Top Doctor.
Dr. Tibbetts specializes in the treatment of a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, and performs several orthopedic procedures, including:
- Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
- Knee Surgery
- Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy
- Shoulder and Knee Replacement
- Trauma and Fracture Care
A strong believer in preventative care, Dr. Tibbetts integrates wellness into his treatment plans to help prevent future health issues before they arise. He also uses a collaborative approach to educate patients and allow them to participate in the decision-making process of their individual treatment.
- Undergraduate Education:
- Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
- Medical School:
- University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX
- Orthopedic Surgery, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX
- Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
- Board Certified:
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Meet Kole Knutson, PA
Physician Assistant for Dr. Tibbetts
Kole Knutson was born in Fort Worth, Texas and attended high school in Mansfield, Texas. He graduated with honors from Texas State University in 2015, where he was on the Track and Field team throwing discus. He went on to win the Western Athletic Conference Championship with his team in 2017 and became an Academic All-American. After college, he attended the physician assistant program at UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Having been an athlete his whole life, he had many encounters with orthopedic Physicians and PAs and was always interested in this field of medicine. After graduating from PA school he began his career in Denton specializing in shoulders and sports medicine. Kole had the opportunity to begin working with Dr. Ryan Tibbetts and relocated to Austin, Texas in May of 2022.
Outside of work, Kole enjoys traveling, paddle boarding, fishing, woodworking, live music, and any form of athletic competition.