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 completed subspecialty training at the Schulthess Klinik in Zürich, Switzerland, in addition to his residency and fellowship experiences. He is also interested in unicompartmental (partial) and total knee replacement, treatment of periprosthetic fractures, and complex revision hip and knee replacement. Dr. Gladnick utilizes advanced technologies, including computer navigation, robotic arm assistance, automated impaction, and intra-operative fluoroscopy, to enhance surgical accuracy and precision in the operating room.

Dr. Gladnick is a fellow 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 sixty 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 the use of technologies such as computer navigation, automation, and robotics in joint replacement surgery. He has published multiple articles involving the direct anterior approach, and now 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. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, Lisa, and their boys, Grayson and Henry. ‚Äč

Our Services
  • Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Partial (Unicompartmental) Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Computer Navigated Joint Replacement
  • Robotic-Assisted Joint 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.
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