Roger Emerson Jr., MD

Roger Emerson Jr.

Texas Center for Joint Replacement, Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, TX

Surgical Specialties:
Total & Partial Knee Replacement
Total Hip Replacement


Dr. Roger H. Emerson comes from a family of physicians. His father was an obstetrician and his grandfather a general surgeon. “It was very natural for me to pursue medicine,” says Dr. Emerson. “What made me want to pursue orthopaedics was seeing the excellent results my father experienced when he had total hip surgery. While I was in college, my father's hip became increasingly uncomfortable, and he was unable to ski with the family or play ball with his kids. After his surgery, he was like a new man.”

Dr. Emerson completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College, his medical education at Yale Medical School and orthopaedic studies at Harvard. He was the chief resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellow in reconstructive surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

Although born and educated in New England, Dr. Emerson enjoys his practice at the Texas Center for Joint Replacement very much. “Dallas is a very friendly city and people come from all over the state to be treated by our staff and physicians; it's very gratifying to be working with such fine people,” he says.