Meet Dr. Overturf

Originally from New Mexico, Dr. Overturf attended and received his undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.  It was during this time in Nacogdoches that he became attached to this town and decided that he would make Nacogdoches his permanent home.  In his spare time, Dr. Overturf enjoys many outdoor activities and spends much of his free time rooting on his children in their sporting events.  The Overturf family is dedicated to the well-being of the local community and looks forward to their future association with Nacogdoches and its surrounding areas.


07/2009 to Present + Residency
University of Texas Medical Branch + Department of Orthopedic Surgery + Galveston, Texas
07/2008 to 06/2009 + Internship
Baylor University Medical Center + Department of General Surgery + Dallas, Texas
07/2004 to 06/2008 + Medical Education
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Clinical Campus: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine at Galveston
08/2001 to 07/2004 + Undergraduate Education
Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX + Pre-Medicine + Degree: BS, 07/2004
08/1999 to 12/2001 + Undergraduate Education
Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, TX + Cross-Cultural Studies


Lindsey, R. Ahmed, S. Overturf, S. Tan, A, Gugala, Z. Accuracy of Lag Screw Placement for the Dynamic Hip Screw and the Cephalomedullary Nail. Orthopedics. 2009, July.
Lefaivre KA, Barker BP, Overturf SJ, Reinert CM, Starr AJ. Pelvic Reduction Frame: Early Experience. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br). 2009, Sep.
Overturf S, Morris R, Gugala Z, Lindsey R. Biomechanical Comparison of Bicortical Locking Versus Unicortical Far-Cortex-Abutting Locking Screw Plate Fixation for Comminuted Radial Shaft Fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2014, Aug 26
Elkousy, H. Heaps, B. Overturf, S. Laughlin, M. Financial impact of third party reimbursement changes on a large group practice due to changes in the definition of codes 29880, 29881 and 29877. J Bone and Joint Surg Am. 2014 Sep 19.

Research Experience

UTMB Biomechanics Laboratory
An investigation into the reliability of software used in the creation of three-dimensional imaging from standard, two-dimensional CT scans. This software has become a common method in the evaluation of the musculoskeletal system for pathological processes, therapeutic intervention, and biomechanical studies. However, such software has been assumed reliable without scientific evidence.
UTMB Department Of Orthopedics And Rehabilitation
A Comparison of Tip-Apex Distance (TAD) and Quadrant Placement between Cephalomedullary Devices and the Hip Screw Side Plate. Stemming from the scientifically established relationship of TAD and quadrant placement with failure rates, this study compared the quality of proximal femur fracture repair using two commonly used hardware systems.
UTMB Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Texas
An evaluation of interfragmentary motion with variable screw configuration within locking plate constructs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate far cortical abutting screws versus bicortical screws in the fixation of segmental radial shaft fractures.
UT Southwestern Department of Orthopedic Trauma
Analysis of the Starr Pelvic Reduction Frame
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate early experience with a novel frame designed for reduction of pelvic ring disruptions. This device allows for manipulation and maintenance of reduction for fixation of all types of displaced pelvic ring disruptions
Texas Orthopedic Hospital/University of Texas Medical Branch
Financial impact of third party reimbursement changes on a large group practice due to changes in the definition of codes 29881 and 29877. An analysis of the financial impact of Center for Medicare Services changes in RVU values and bundling to physicians and patients.


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery 2009 to present
Texas Orthopedic Association 2009 to present
Texas Medical Association 2008 to present
Nacogdoches County Medical Society 2013 to present


Summa Cum Laude – Stephen F. Austin State University
Golden Bone Award – Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching



American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Texas Medical Board


3816 N University Dr.
Nacogdoches, Tx 75965