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Taggart T. Gauvain, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopaedic SurgeonTaggart T. Gauvain, M.DFoot and Ankle Specialist

Dr. Taggart Gauvain earned his undergraduate degree at St. Edward’s University in Austin and his medical degree at UT Health San Antonio Medical School. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at The Foundation for Orthopedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research in Houston.

In practice since 2010, Dr. Gauvain is board certified in orthopedic surgery. He specializes in surgery of the foot and ankle with special clinical interest in reconstructive surgery, fractures, arthroscopic surgery, total ankle arthroplasty and treatment of sports injuries. He also treats traumatic injuries and provides general fracture care in the upper and lower extremities.

Dr. Gauvain utilizes both surgical and non-surgical treatments. His goal is to restore function and increase his patients’ abilities to participate in the activities they love most. Extremely highly rated by his patients, Dr. Gauvain is described as being personable, patient and willing to go above and beyond to answer his patients’ questions and meet their needs.

An assistant professor at McGovern Medical School, Dr. Gauvain is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.


  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery
    McGovern Medical School

    UT Physicians
    Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza 1
    10905 Memorial Hermann Drive, Suite 130
    Pearland, Texas 77584
    Office: 713-486-6000
    Assistant (Monica Gonzalez): 713-486-6029
    Fax: 713-486-6049
  • Residency Program Surgical Educator/Teaching Faculty

    University of Texas McGovern Medical School
    Orthopaedic Residency Program
  • Fellowship Program Surgical Educator/Teaching Faculty

    University of Texas McGovern Medical School
    Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program


Board Certification:

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Certification date- July 27th, 2018 through December 31st, 2028

Medical Licensure:

  • State of Texas, License #Q4406


  • St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
    Magna Cum Laude Graduate
    Degree: Bachelor of Science
    Major: Biology Minor Chemistry
    Graduation Date: May 2006 GPA: 3.64/4.0
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Degree: Doctor of Medicine
    Graduation Date: May 2010 GPA: 3.9/4.0
    Rank Position: 5th of 247 students
  • University of Texas McGovern Medical School
    Program Completed: Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
    Starting Date: July 2010
    Graduation Date: June 2015
  • Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic and Reconstruction Research Houston, Texas
    Program Completed: Fellowship Training in Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Starting Date: August 2015
    Graduation Date: July 2016


  • Gauvain, Taggart T. “Malalignment Correction of the Lower Limb Before, During, and After Total Ankle Replacement.” Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America- Current Updates in Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Ed. J. Chris Coetzee. Pennsylvania: Elsevier, 2017. 311-339. Print
  • Gauvain, Taggart T. “Direct Posterior Midline Approach for Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendonitis.” Foot and Ankle Surgery: Tricks of the Trade. Ed. Steven M. Raiken. New York: Thieme, 2018. 219-225. Print
  • Gauvain, Taggart T. “Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Augmentation for the Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendinosis.” Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Ed. in chief Sam W. Wiesel, Ed. Mark Easley. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams &Wilkins. PRINT PENDING
  • Gauvain, Taggart T. “Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction Using Allograft and Interference Screw Fixation.” Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Ed. in chief Sam W. Wiesel, Ed. Mark Easley. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams &Wilkins. PRINT PENDING


  • September 12, 2014 University of Texas at Houston McGovern Medical School Grand Rounds Presentation
    Midfoot Injuries: Fractures and Dislocations”
  • April 1, 2014 The Shriners Hospitals for Children Grand Rounds Presentation
    “Cavus Foot Deformity in Children”
  • April 8, 2015 Houston Methodist Hospital Grand Rounds Presentation
    “Osteosarcoma and other Bone Tumors”
  • June 26, 2017 National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association Conference Invited Speaker, Houston, Texas
    “Foot and Ankle Injuries in Sports”
  • November 7, 2018 Surgical Allstars Course Invited Speaker, New York, New York
    “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Challenging Orthopaedic Surgical Cases”
  • June 10, 2019 Athletic Trainers Association of Houston 18th Annual Sports Medicine Update Conference Invited Speaker, Houston, Texas
    “Foot and Ankle Injuries in Sports”
  • January 24, 2020 63rd Annual Ed T. Smith Lectureship Invited Speaker, Houston, Texas
    “Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction with an Internal Brace”
  • 2017-Present, University of Texas at Houston McGovern Medical School Lectures provided to Medical Students, Orthopaedic Residents, and Fellows
    Physical Examination of the Foot and Ankle
    Basic Foot Issues
    Biomechanics of the Foot and Ankle
    Orthotics and Prosthetics
    The Diabetic Foot
    Midfoot and Forefoot Arthritis
    Ankle and Hindfoot Arthritis
    Neurological Condition/Peripheral Nerve Disease of the Foot and Ankle
    Ankle Instability
    Foot and Ankle Trauma
    Foot Deformity and Correction


  • Operating Room Quality Control and Improvement Committee, Memorial Hermann Hospital Pearland Campus:
    Leading surgeon advisor to the operating room management staff and executive level administrators for the purpose of increasing efficiency, safety and patient outcomes. I have instituted in-service training modules for operating room staff to increase proficiency in work flow and reduce errors in set up and management of operating room equipment. I have also instituted educational meetings involving medical industry personnel to improve the operating room staff’s knowledge of equipment and the safe handling and usage of the equipment.
  • Clinic Programs Committee
    Fragility Fracture subcommittee member
    Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine subcommittee member
    Acting representative of the Pearland/SE region. I assist in the improvement of our hospital system, physician relationships and patient care by working in a group setting to analyze data, amend existing procedure and adopt responsible new procedures and protocols.


  • Course Co-Director
    63rd Annual Edward T. Smith Lectureship. “Emerging Technology in Foot and Ankle Surgery”. January 24-25th, 2020. Houston, Texas.


  • Dawson High School Head Team Physician
    Head team physician for all Dawson Texas Division 5A sports teams


  • Hip Dislocation Education Packets for Resident training:
    Lead team of residents in design and creation of educational material concerning identification and proper reduction technique of hip dislocations
  • Hip Fracture Protocol:
    Designed Hip Fracture Protocol for Memorial Hermann Hospital in Pearland, Texas to help streamline care of patients with hip fractures. Required coordination of Orthopaedic, Cardiology, Hospitalist, Anesthesia, and Emergency Room Physician teams to implement gold standard treatment algorithm. Algorithm defined and implemented rapid diagnosis and appropriate work up, rapid admission to hospital with decreased emergency room stay times, improved pain control with utilization of nerve blocks, raid clearance for patients with comorbid conditions, and surgical interventions for hip repair or replacement within 24 hours of admission.


  • Alpha Sigma Lambda Honors Society:
    St. Edwards University Academic Honors Society. Member since 2005 and former President
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society:
    Medical School Honors Society. Induction requires academic performance in the top 5% of all medical school students
  • AOA Residency Leadership Forum Delegate:
    Nominated to represent the University of Texas Department of Orthopaedics at the combined American Orthopaedic Association and Canadian Orthopaedic Association national meeting
  • Arthur M. Jansa, MD Courage to Lead Award:
    Peer selected award for the top medical resident in the Orthopaedic program who is the embodiment of the 6 core competencies of Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Practice Based Learning and Improvement, and Systems Based Practice
10905 Memorial Hermann Drive, Suite 130, Pearland, TX 77584