Ernest “Chappie” Conrad, MD, is a professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Shortly after completing his fellowship, Dr. Conrad moved to the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He made the move because he was able to treat sarcoma using chemotherapy which was a new idea and he believed was just the beginning of treating bone and soft tissue tumors. In Seattle, he set the standards for the world in assessing risk and response in sarcoma patients using positron emission tomography (PET) and set the standards for limb salvage surgery (skeletal bone in adults and children). Currently his interest includes finding new drugs for sarcoma treatment.
Dr. Conrad’s research projects include multiple clinical studies in pediatric and adult tumors with a special interest in pediatric limb-sparing procedures, benign pediatric tumors, and soft-tissue sarcomas in adults. His research interests include the metabolic imaging of sarcomas, the clinical and biologic description of hereditary multiple exostoses, and the response associated with musculoskeletal transplantation.
When he isn’t working, he devotes his time to his family.
University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1979
Hospital for Special Surgery, 1984
The Hospital for Sick Children, 1986