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Capital City Orthopaedics

Meet the Team

Michael W. Burris, M.D.

Michael W. Burris, M.D.

Dr. Burris was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with honors from the McCombs School of Business while completing his premedical curriculum. This was followed by obtaining a medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston where he also completed a five year residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, serving as chief resident in 2005-2006.

Dr. Burris gained extensive experience in orthopaedic trauma and reconstructive surgery while training at a busy Level I Trauma center within the Houston Medical Center. He then elected to continue his training with a sub-specialty fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the University of Kentucky. Fellowship involved significant training in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee as well as complex knee ligament surgery. Treatment of ACL tears was a focus of training including the latest techniques in ACL surgery or reconstruction. Dr. Burris also assisted in taking care of multiple collegiate athletic programs during fellowship, including the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

Thanks to the reviews of our patients, Dr. Burris has received Patient's Choice Awards from 2008-2013. We hope this positive feedback is indicative of the care we provide to all of our patients.

Starting an orthopaedic practice in Austin was an aspiration for Dr. Burris since beginning his training. He founded Capital City Orthopaedics in 2007. Dr. Burris lives in Austin with his wife, who grew up in Austin, and two children. With the small amount of time remaining outside of work and family, Dr. Burris enjoys trail running and a good night’s sleep.

Dr. Burris featured on Fox 7 "Good Day" discussing youth athletic injuries. Watch the clip here.

Michael W. Burris, M.D.
Dr. Burris trail running at Bandera
Omar H. Akhtar, M.D.

Omar H. Akhtar, M.D.

Omar Akhtar MD joined Capital City Orthopaedics in 2013 after practicing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area as part of a large multi-specialty group. He has engineering degrees from Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania and he worked as an electrical engineer prior to beginning his medical career.

Dr. Akhtar obtained his MD from New Jersey Medical School in 2003. He then completed the orthopaedic surgery residency at Michigan State University in 2008 where he was the chief resident in his final year. He then pursued further specialty training in total joint replacement by completing the Adult Reconstruction fellowship at The University of Pennsylvania. Both of these training programs provide intensive, high-volume, hands-on experience for their graduates.

Dr. Akhtar treats all general orthopaedic conditions- fractures, sprains, injuries, joint pain- and has performed thousands of operations. His focus and expertise is in joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder. He performs:

Not everyone needs or will benefit from surgical treatment. Dr. Akhtar starts with non-surgical treatments and, in many cases, an operation can be avoided.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a Fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).

Dr. Akhtar lives with his wife and two children in Austin.

You can read online reviews of Dr. Akhtar on Yelp, Healthgrades, and ZocDoc.