Physician Assistants – Orthopedics
Physician Assistants at the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute (OSMI) provide the highest quality of care possible, while giving each patient individual, highly personalized attention.
Physician Assistants (PA-Cs) at the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute (OSMI)
I guess the first thing I should do is explain my name. My full name is William Joseph Shaw IV. My parents weren’t too fond of any of the usual nicknames like Joe, Will or Bill so they got creative. They took the “Jo” off of Joseph and were left with Seph. That’s what I’ve always gone by and it’s the name I’ll answer to quickest. I am a native of Fort Worth and grew up on the southwest side of town. I attended All Saints Episcopal School K-12 and played sports throughout high school. I received my bachelor’s degree in biology from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2002. I received a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and passed the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam in 2005.
I started my career at Plano Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Spine Center working with Dr. F. Alan Barber. I was part of a large team that included Dr. Barber, one surgeon in fellowship training rotating through every 6 months, and two other physician assistants. It was a great place to work. As part of a team I had other physician assistants available to help me transition from student PA to working PA. Brad Maxey PA-C was instrumental in this and continues to be a good friend and mentor. I worked in Plano for one year before leaving to take advantage of another opportunity.
One of the fellowship surgeons who rotated through the Plano office was Dr. Michael Boothby. During his fellowship we were able to work together and we both felt that we could make a good team. Once he had moved to Fort Worth and become established he called and I gladly accepted his offer to come home to Ft. Worth and join his new practice. It seems like just the other day, but we are now creeping up on a decade of work together. After 5 years at Southwest Orthopedic Associates, I am excited to be a part of Dr. Boothby’s new practice, The Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute of Fort Worth. Here, we hope to take our medical careers to the next level and provide the best orthopedic care in town.
Outside of the office I try to keep busy. I am recently engaged and Kristi and I hope to be married once she finishes nursing school. We both enjoy spending time with our friends and family. I love sports and the outdoors. I’m a lifelong Jimmy Buffett fan and love going to his concerts each year. I play golf whenever possible and especially enjoy playing in the annual PMR charity golf tournament where Dr. Boothby and I have managed to be on the winning team in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Fishing is probably my favorite thing to do and usually if I take a few days off the destination will have water somewhere nearby. I also take time out each year to return to Galveston and give orthopedic lectures to the physician assistant students. Thanks for taking an interest in OSMI and I hope that if you need orthopedic care you’ll give us the chance to provide it.
I/she was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. I/She went to Texas A&M University following high school for freshman year, then transferred after being offered the opportunity to play golf collegiately at McLennan, a junior college in Waco, Texas. While playing golf at McLennan, I/she was recruited to play Division I golf on scholarship at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I/she received my/her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from ORU in 2011. Between graduation and beginning PA school, I/she gained experience in orthopedics working for an Orthopedic Surgeon at Central States Orthopedic Specialists in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After working with a wonderful PA at Central States and seeing firsthand what the day-in, day-out life was like as a PA in Orthopedic Surgery, I/she decided to become a Physician Assistant. While attending UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX for PA school, my/her focus remained set on Orthopedics. I/she gained amazing experiences on my rotations in Pediatric Orthopedics at Children’s Medical Center and Orthopedic Trauma at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX.
I/She moved to Fort Worth, TX after graduating from PA school in December of 2016, and am/is excited to begin my/her career as a PA working with the surgeons, fellow PAs, and staff here at OSMI.
Jeff Curtis, PA-C, grew up and graduated high school in Edmond Oklahoma. After spending time in the military, during which he met his beautiful wife of 20 years, Jeff made his home in Texas. Jeff acquired a degree in human biology from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. After developing a love for the wonders of the human body, he soon moved on to a degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Physician Assistant studies in 2000. Jeff is a big fan of aggressive, action filled sport activities and truly believes that the secret to health lies in our ability to remain active, eat right, laugh hard, and lend a hand to those who need it.