Brian Gladnick MD

Welcome to The Carrell Clinic

Dr. Gladnick is an adult hip and knee reconstruction surgeon at the W.B. Carrell Memorial Clinic in Dallas, Texas. He specializes in direct anterior approach total hip replacement and minimally invasive partial and total knee replacement.

Education, Professional Training, and Current Practice

Dr. Gladnick is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Delaware, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to earn his medical degree from Cornell University in New York, where he received the T. Campbell Thompson Prize for excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center in New York, followed by a fellowship in Adult Total Joint Reconstruction at the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center in Charlotte. He chose a career in hip and knee reconstruction because of its enormous potential to relieve pain, restore function, and improve the lives of his patients. 

Dr. Gladnick's clinical interests include the direct anterior (DA) approach total hip replacement, in which he has received extensive training at the Schulthess Klinik in Zürich, Switzerland, and during his fellowship experience at the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center in Charlotte. He is also interested in unicompartmental (partial) and total knee replacement, treatment of periprosthetic fractures, and complex revision hip and knee replacement. 

Dr. Gladnick is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He has lectured internationally and presented original research on various topics, including primary and revision hip and knee reconstruction. Dr. Gladnick has authored over forty publications, including scientific and review articles, textbook chapters, and meeting abstracts. His research interests include determining clinical outcomes after primary total hip and total knee replacement, and functional performance after complex revision surgery. He has published multiple articles involving the direct anterior approach, and trains other surgeons, residents, and medical students in the technique.

Outside of work, Dr. Gladnick believes in giving back to the community. He has co-chaired the Arthritis Foundation annual benefit and is involved with numerous charities and philanthropic organizations both in Dallas and throughout the United States. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, Lisa, and their son, Grayson. ‚Äč

Surgical Cases
  • After Surgery
  • After Surgery
  • After Surgery
Schedule a Consultation
Our Services
  • Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Partial (Unicompartmental) Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Revision Hip and Knee Replacement
    All Services
    The Carrell Clinic - Surgical Excellence Since 1921
    • "Dr. Gladnick is phenomenal. He's personable, knowledgeable, and a truly gifted surgeon. He takes the time to answer your questions and to make things crystal clear, in addition, he really stays on top of things following the surgery with great follow up care. If you need hip surgery don't even hesitate this is the guy...he is really that great!"
      Mike W.
    • "Dr. Gladnick did a total anterior hip replacement on me last February. After four weeks of dedicated rehab, I was able to travel to Florida in mid-March for a family vacation. Knee and hip pain is gone, and I can walk again without a limp. Thank you Dr. Gladnick!"
      Dan W.
    • "Dr. Gladnick is AMAZING! I had to have my left knee replaced in 2016 and my right replaced in 2017. He has given me back my life!! I will now be able to do activities that I have not been able to participate in and now I can! I cannot explain how much Dr. Gladnick means to me. He is professional, extremely personable, and the best knee surgeon EVER! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Gladnick - he is incredible."
      Theresa R.