Paul Saenz, DO

Associate Professor

Dr. Paul S. Saenz, D.O. a native San Antonian, received his medical education at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. He completed his Family Practice training in Phoenix, Arizona followed by a Sports Medicine fellowship in Seattle, Washington. He returned to San Antonio in 1988 and established himself as the city's first Primary Care Sports Medicine specialist. 

He is the founding partner of Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio which is recognized as the pre-eminent provider of orthopedic and athletic medicine services. Dr. Saenz is board certified in both Family Practice and Sports Medicine. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and is also adjunct faculty member at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Dr. Saenz serves as team physician for the NBA San Antonio Spurs, St. Mary's University and for several San Antonio area high schools. He was appointed to the medical staff for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and for the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York City. He served as team physician for USA Pentathlon at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. In 2010, Dr. Saenz was selected as the St. Mary’s University Distinguished Alumnus and has perennially been voted as one of Texas “Top Doc’s” by Texas Monthly Magazine. In 2012, Dr. Saenz served as team physician for USA Track and Field at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey and was also appointed National Team Physician for USA Basketball. In that role he accompanied the Gold Medal winning team as they participated in Pre-Olympic competitions in Manchester, England and Barcelona, Spain. In August 2015 Dr. Saenz was inducted into the National Hispanic Heritage Hall of Honor for his record of achievement and excellence in the area of Athletics and Education. Dr. Saenz remains active in the education of medical professionals by speaking regionally and nationally on a variety of sports medicine topics.