Ortho Partners

Clifford L. DePrang, M.D.

Clifford L. DePrang, M.D.

“Since I can remember, I wanted to be an astronaut. This passion led me to a career as an aerospace engineer. While working at NASA, I learned that earning an M.D. would help me to attain my dream of becoming an astronaut. As I proceeded through medical school and rotated in orthopedics, I realized my true passion. I enjoyed taking care of patients and working with an amazing biomechanical machine, the human body. After completing my residency in orthopaedic surgery, I never looked back and continued on to a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine.”

Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine:
Shoulder Arthroscopy and Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
Knee Arthroscopy and Ligament Reconstruction
Cartilage Transplant and Restoration

Undergraduate Education
Texas A&M University, College Station Texas:
Cum Laude – Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
President of the Texas A&M Aerospace Honor Society
Member of Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society

Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston:
Dierks Surgical Scholarship
McNeese Jr. Medical Student Achievement Scholarship
Betty Murphy Award – Chosen by classmates as the student most exemplifying altruism, charity and kindness.

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction
Team Physician for the San Antonio Spurs, WNBA San Antonio Stars, AHL San Antonio Rampage and Summer Olympic Trials

Born in Liverpool, England
Aerospace Engineer at NASA
Current Team Physician for multiple local Colleges and High Schools
Previous Team Physician for the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo.

Personal Interests
Mountain Biking

Dr. DePrang’s Team
Kelly B. – Patient coordinator & Medical Assistant
Jeff S. – Licensed Athletic Trainer
James S. – PA-C, Certified Physician Assistant

Samuel S. Maroney, D.O.

Samuel S. Maroney, D.O.

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

“I never thought as a student athlete at Abilene Christian University, I would someday have the opportunity as a physician, to come back and serve the people of the Big Country. Through many changes in the plan, the Lord has brought us back to Abilene, and I feel privileged to help take care of you and your family. Whether an aspiring young athlete, a weekend warrior, a dedicated worker, or a lively senior, my goal is to help you get on the path of healing and restore your ability to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle. It is my honor to work with you to get back in the game, wherever your field may be.”

Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine
Shoulder Arthroscopy – Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
Knee Arthroscopy – Ligament Reconstruction and Cartilage Repair
Total and Partial Joint Replacement – Knee, Hip, and Shoulder
Preventative Care and Joint Preservation
Trauma and Fracture Care

Undergraduate Education
Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Bachelor of Business Adminstration – Summa Cum Laude
University Scholar/Academic Excellence Award
Member of ACU Wildcat Men’s Basketball Team
Served as a team captain – 1999 NCAA Division II Regional Finalist Team

Medical School
UNT Health Science Center
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fort Worth, TX
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – with honors

UNT Health Science Center – Plaza Medical Center
Fort Worth, TX

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Oklahoma State University – Center for Health Sciences
St. Anthony Hosptial – Oklahoma City, OK

Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Raised in Portland, Oregon and San Marcos, Texas
Played college basketball at Abilene Christian University and Howard College
Served as a medical missionary to Central America, South America, and Africa
Current Team Physician for multiple local Colleges and High Schools

Dr. Maroney’s Team
Amy Lovelady – Patient Coordinator & Medical Assistant
Katherine Pepper – Medical Assitant
Kim Brown – Patient Liasion & Billing
Jeff Smith – Licensed Athletic Trainer
James Scalia, PA-C – Physician Assistant

Samuel and his wife Karol have three daughters. They are active members of a local church in Abilene. Dr. Maroney’s interests include time with family, missions, ministry, sports of all kinds, fitness, and reading.

Dale A. Funk, M.D.

Dale A. Funk, M.D.

“I understand athletes because I have been around sports my entire life. I understand the 10 year old that is frustrated with a broken leg, the high school senior with a season-ending knee injury, and a 45 year old that is struggling training for a marathon. I understand why they love playing their sport … why they want to get back onto the playing field … and why an early return is important for their psyche. It is my pleasure, my blessing, and my passion to be able to take care of athletes of all ages in all sports.”

Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine
Arthroscopic Surgery of all joints
Primary & Complex Joint Reconstruction, esp. in the Knee
Cutting Edge Joint Preservation Techniques

Born & raised in South Texas
Played Division I baseball under Coach Gus at UT in Austin
Founder of Abilene Sports Medicine & Orthopedics and team physician to multiple local colleges and high schools.
Special interest in supporting two important organizations: Fellowship of Christian Athletes & Young Life.

Dr. Funk’s Team
Sharee H. – patient coordinator & medical assistant
Jeff S. – LAT, medical office extraordinaire
Branon B., PA-C – licensed Physician Assistant
Ramona P., CST – certified OR surgical technician

Undergraduate Education
University of Texas in Austin

Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas

Orthopedic Surgery Residency
UT San Antonio Health Science Center

Fellowship in Sports Medicine & Joint Reconstruction
UT Houston Health Science Center

Personal Interests
Family, Hunting, Church, Golf, Gadgets

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