Kurt W. Rathjen, MD

Dr. Rathjen completed his residency at UT Southwestern and received fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University. Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, he is a member of numerous medical organizations.

Dr. Rathjen was chosen as one of the first surgeons in the US to train and perform the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure. This is a bone conserving alternative to conventional total hip replacements for younger, active patients. Dr. Rathjen has one of the highest volumes of cases completed of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing since its FDA release in June 2006. Dr. Rathjen uses the latest techniques in hip and knee replacements when indicated including small incision surgery. Dr. Rathjen has been selected as one of the “Best Doctors” in Dallas by D Magazine and a “Best Doctors in America” and a Texas Monthly “Super Doctor”.

Dr. Rathjen and his wife have three children. His hobbies include the outdoors, exercise, golf and hunting.

Primary Specialty

Orthopedic Surgeon


Adult Reconstructive Surgery

Office Contact Information

411 N. Washington, Suite 7500
Dallas, Texas  75246
P 214-824-4866
F 214-826-0521

Areas of Interests

  • Hip and knee replacements
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee ligament surgery


  • Undergraduate – University of Texas, Plan II Liberal Arts Honor Program
  • Medical School – University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Internship – University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Residency – University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Fellowship – The Johns Hopkins University


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Texas Orthopedic Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Society for Arthritic Joint Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society