Doctors/Surgeons

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons

Our physicians have decades of combined experience, including their time learning to specialize as Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons. They have spent many years in the San Antonio community, seeing sometimes 40-50 patients a day, and they have treated almost every kind of pediatric orthopedic condition. All of our physicians are Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. At POASA, your child will receive exemplary care and attention from the most skilled physicians in San Antonio.

John Edeen III
Doctor of Medicine

John Edeen III, MD joined Pediatric Orthopedic Associates of San Antonio in 1997. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Columbia College in New York, New York. While there, he earned three varsity letters in rowing. He graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1985. While there, he participated on the rugby team.

 

Dr. Edeen’s surgery internship was at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. Following his internship, he served as the medical officer aboard the USS Peleliu (LHA-5), an amphibious assault ship. He completed a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific. Dr. Edeen did his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, California from 1988 to 1992. He then served as a general orthopedic surgeon at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He served as the Orthopedic Department Head and deployed to Somalia with a surgical team sent to the USS Peleliu in support of Operation Restore Hope.

 

After discharge from the U.S. Navy, he did his Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1994 to 1996.

 

Dr. Edeen is Board Certified and specializes in knee surgery and sports injuries as well as general pediatric orthopedics. Dr. Edeen is a member of AAOS, POSNA, Texas Orthopedic Association, San Antonio Orthopedic Society, and Bexar County Medical Society, where he serves on the Emergency Preparedness Committee.

 

Dr. Edeen is married and enjoys mountain biking, hunting, and shooting sports.

Matthew R. Schmitz
Doctor of Medicine

Matthew R. Schmitz, MD is a board certified Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon. He joined POASA in April 2013.

 

Dr. Schmitz graduated with honors from the United States Air Force Academy. He completed medical school at Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and his Orthopaedic Residency Training at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. He served as a general orthopaedic surgeon for 2 years in Washington, D.C. before completing a Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California, where he was awarded the Lena Sefton Clark Award for excellence.

 

Dr. Schmitz’s practice has a focus on pediatric sports injuries, hip pathology, and pediatric traumatic injuries. After a distinguished collegiate rugby career, he represented the United States on the National Rugby Team while in medical school, and currently serves as a team physician for the USA Men’s Rugby Team. He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on hip pathology in adolescents and young adults.

 

Dr. Schmitz currently lectures on a variety of pediatric topics at both a local and national level. He holds a teaching position at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine. He annually lectures at the Miller Orthopaedic Review, the largest board review course for graduating Orthopaedic Surgery Residents and was recently awarded the Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Early Career Achievement Award. He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Association’s Emerging Leaders Program.

 

Dr. Schmitz is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and holds current medical licenses in Texas, California, and Colorado. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, the San Antonio Orthopaedic Society, the Texas Orthopaedic Association, and a specialty fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Dr. Schmitz is married to an academic Emergency Medicine physician and has two young daughters. In his free time, he enjoys running, fitness training, and golfing.

 

 

Raymond M. Stefko
Doctor of Medicine

Raymond M. Stefko, MD is a board certified Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon. He joined Pediatric Orthopedic Associates of San Antonio in 2007, after completing a distinguished career in the United States Air Force Medical Service.

 

Dr. Stefko attended medical school at the Paul Dishner College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee. He then completed a General Surgery Internship and Orthopedic Residency Training at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, followed by a Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship at Children’s Hospital and Health Center in San Diego, California.

 

Dr. Stefko returned to San Antonio after completion of his fellowship training and became the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics and subsequently the Director of the Orthopedic Residency Training Program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has a keen interest in humanitarian missions in the developing world and has organized over a dozen pediatric orthopedic surgical missions during his active duty and civilian medical careers in Honduras, El Salvador, St. Kitts and Turkmenistan. He served as an Orthopedic Surgeon on a Mobile Field Surgical Team in support of air operations in Oman and was involved in medical support for the establishment of Peter Ganci Air Force Base in Manas, Kyrgyzstan during the opening months of Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

Dr. Stefko’s previous teaching positions include Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and Honorary Professor of Orthopedics at the Hospital Escuela, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He is currently the Chief of Professional Staff at Methodist Children’s Hospital.

 

He has published research in the areas of spinal fractures, cerebral palsy, gait analysis, minimally invasive spinal deformity correction, complicated ankle fractures, the effect of hyperbaric oxygen on fracture healing and lumbar spine fusion, and experimental lengthening of the lumbar spine. He has also published multiple book chapters on Pediatric Orthopedics.

 

Dr. Stefko is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and holds current medical licenses in Texas, California, Montana and Tennessee. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons, the San Antonio Orthopedic Society, the Bexar County Medical Society, and the Texas Medical Association.

 

Dr. Stefko is married with three children, and in his off time enjoys hunting, shooting, snow skiing, fishing and SCUBA diving.

Tina Creekmore
Doctor of Medicine

Tina Creekmore, MD completed her fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery in 2010 at Texas Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston. She received her medical degree at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, and then completed her orthopedic residency at Louisiana State University – Shreveport. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she was a collegiate gymnast and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

 

Dr Creekmore is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. She is especially interested in clubfoot, cerebral palsy and pediatric bone deformities.

 

In her spare time she enjoys skiing and biking. She is married to a professor and has one young son.

 

Dr. Creekmore is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America.