Physician

L.D. Jennings, M.D.

Leslie Desmond Jennings is a native Texan and was born in San Antonio. He graduated from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio in 1973. He later graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with high honors. While at the University of Texas, he was a member of numerous campus organizations including The Longhorn Band and the Texas Cowboys. He was selected as an outstanding student by the student newspaper and yearbook.

Dr. Jennings earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, in Houston, Texas in 1981 and completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1986.

In 1986, Dr. Jennings was selected as a fellow in Sports Medicine and Knee Surgery at the Southern California Center for Sports Medicine in Los Angeles, California. There he trained with Dr. Douglas Jackson who was a pioneer in the field of sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Jackson was the first president of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and has authored many books and scientific articles.

Dr. Jennings began his practice in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in 1987 in Plano and Carrollton, Texas. He specializes in knee and shoulder surgery, as well as sports medicine and general trauma. He is president and founder of the Texas Knee and Sports Medicine Center located at Baylor Medical Center of Carrollton, Texas since 1987.

Dr. Jennings was board certified in Orthopedic Surgery in 1992 and re-certified in 1999 and 2009. He also sat for and completed a specialty board certification in Sports Medicine in 2008, which is an honor earned by less than 1% of the orthopedic community.

He is currently a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Texas Medical Association, Denton county Medical Society and Texas Orthopedic Association. He has served as Chairman in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor Medical Center of Carrollton from 1992 – 1996, as well as 2004 - 2009. He served on the Hospital Board in 2005.

Dr. Jennings currently resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Mary Jo Jennings. He is a Texas Longhorn Alumni and supports many charities including The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

  L.D. Jennings, M.D.

Areas of Specialization
Specialty
Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery

Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX 1977-1981
M.D. Degree

Residency
Louisiana State University
New Orleans, LA 1981-1986

Fellowship
Southern California Ctr. For Sports Medicine
Long Beach, CA 1986-1987

Medical Dir., Douglas W Jackson, M.D.

Board Certification
Orthopedic Boards – 1999
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
2007

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