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Clayton Hodges, MD

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UT Health East Texas Physicians
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UT Health East Texas Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute - A department of UT Health Tyler

700 Olympic Plaza
Ste. 600
Tyler, TX 75701

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - Noon 

UT Health East Texas Physicians Jacksonville - Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute

203 Nacogdoches St.
Ste. 150
Jacksonville, TX 75766

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UT Health East Texas Physicians Pittsburg - Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute

2701 Highway 271 N.
Pittsburg, TX 75686

UT Health East Texas Physicians Quitman - Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute

709 E. Goode St. Ste. 300
Quitman, TX 75783

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: Closed

UT Health Jacksonville

501 S. Ragsdale St.
Jacksonville, TX 75766

UT Health Pittsburg

2701 Highway 271 N.
Pittsburg, TX 75686

UT Health Quitman

117 N. Winnsboro St.
Quitman, TX 75783

UT Health Tyler

1000 S. Beckham Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701

Clayton Hodges, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon at UT Health East Texas Orthopedic Institute. His goal is to provide integrated, compassionate care to ensure that his patients get back to their desired level of activity in a timely manner. “I believe in educating my patients to ensure they are able to make well-informed decisions about their own recovery.

“I got into healthcare after a career in biotech to have a more substantial and personal impact on people and their well-being. Orthopedic sports medicine is the field that I was most passionate about during my medical training, and I have not regretted that choice for a second. As Theodore Roosevelt once said, ‘Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.’ For me, that work is orthopedic sports medicine,” Dr. Hodges said.

Dr. Hodges is employed as a clinical faculty physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler under the UT Tyler School of Medicine.

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certification


Fellowship: Orthopedic Sports Medicine, University of California at Davis Medical Center, Sacramento

Residency: Orthopedics, University of California at Davis Medical Center, Sacramento

Doctor of Medicine: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus

Bachelor of Science: Microbiology, University of California at Santa Barbara

Reno Orthopedic Clinic Trauma Award, Recipient

Senior Resident Research Award, Recipient

Featured Reviews



Dr.Hodges is one of the most friendly, kind, patient and professional doctor I've ever met. He would take the time to explain everything with a replica of the skeletal knee, he made sure that I knew what was wrong with my knee. When I left the office I knew more about my knee than I did in high school. Also the nurse assistant and staff were patient, kind and professional as well, I would highly recommend this Orthopedic surgeon. Thank you all and may God bless you.

   — Benjamin Lee


Dr Hodges just did my son’s reconstruction on his ACL and LCL!!! He and his office staff we so nice, thorough, and quick to respond to any questions or concerns! My son is 2 weeks post op and so far is on the right road to recovery! Can’t say enough good things about him!!!!

   — Rachae Johnston


Straight forward guy. Excellent nursing staff.

   — Patrick Terry


Truly the nicest Dr. I have ever met. He took so much time explaining every thing to me about my torn rotator cuff and answered all my many questions and even agreed to let me put off surgery, although adviced against it, for a less busy time in my farm life and ordered PT to try to help when I asked him too. Bless you Dr Hodges. I wish all Dr. were as kind and patient and caring as you are!

   — Sue Smith


Super Dr. I have complete faith in this guy. Love the way he does not talk down to ya. Highly highly recommend.

   — Jim Morgan


Excellent staff, Dr Hodges was great! Very attentive, thorough, knowledgeable, and explained everything so my young teen could easily understand.

   — Jennifer Castaneda