Edward Seade, MD.


Dr. Seade (pronounced “see-AH-dee“) began his studies at The University of Texas at Austin, where he ran track and was an Academic All-American. From there, his studies took him to Dallas where he earned his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School and completed his orthopaedic residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

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Seeking a more in-depth study into his subspecialty, Dr. Seade was fellowship trained in San Francisco under Dr. Tom Norris, past president of The Shoulder and Elbow Society, and under Dr. Relton McCarroll, a nationally acclaimed hand and elbow surgeon.Dr. Seade’s varied studies have also taken him abroad to Norwich, England, where he served as Chief Registrar of the upper extremity service.


Dr. Edward Seade has a mastery of shoulder arthroscopic techniques. He is specially-trained in sports medicine and adult reconstructive surgery of the shoulder.

He currently instructs and teaches other orthopaedic surgeons the intricate details on arthroscopic shoulder repairs. By using arthroscopic techniques, one can perform even the most complicated shoulder surgeries through minimally invasive incisions, resulting in less pain and easier rehabilitation for patients. He is also advising a company based in London England on a new arthroscopic rotator cuff anchoring device and is doing new product testing for them in their lab here in Austin. Dr. Seade is also working with a US company as a national instructor for their total shoulder prosthesis implant.

Dr. Seade was the 2005, 2009, and 2011 Chairman for the Texas Orthopaedic Association (TOA) Annual Meeting. During his time at the TOA, he was also the Chairperson for Medical Education. Because of his work and dedication for all Orthopaedic Surgeon of Texas, the members of the TOA selected him to be President of the Association in 2011. Dr. Seade has also been selected to be an Associate Clinical Professor for The University of Texas Medical Branch in Austin.

Prior to his arrival in Austin, Dr. Seade was a partner at Santa Fe Orthopaedic Associates, and was Chief of Orthopaedics at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico. While in Santa Fe, he was also the sports medicine physician for Santa Fe Ski Patrol and Ski School.

Dr. Seade is Board Certified and holds professional memberships in the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Orthopaedic Association, Texas Society of Sports Medicine and Travis County Medical Society.


Still an avid runner, Dr. Seade was a member of the University of Texas track team coached by 1988 U.S. Olympic track coach Stan Huntsman. Dr. Seade is active in many other sports, including kayaking, water skiing, mountain biking and coaching soccer. He is also bilingual, having lived 13 years in Mexico.

Dr. Seade lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and three kids. They are members of Westlake United Methodist Church in Austin.

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Patient Testimonials

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Shoulder Anatomy 101

Dr. Seade explains and reviews basic shoulder anatomy including the ligaments and three main bones in the shoulder, what can cause the shoulder to dislocate or "pop out", AC joint injuries, rotator cuff tendons and muscles.


Shoulder Exercises

Dr. Seade explains and demonstrates basic shoulder exercises for the rotator cuff, shoulder instability, arthritic shoulders, scapula and passive range of motion.