Dr. Siraj A. Sayeed is a board certified, fellowship trained, orthopedic total joint replacement surgeon, specializing in primary and complex total shoulder, hip, and knee replacement surgery. He is the co-founder and President of the South Texas Bone and Joint Institute, in San Antonio, TX. His vision is to establish the premiere total joint center in the South Texas Region using state of the art technologies combined with unparalleled orthopedic expertise. This is exemplified by the mission of his practice; “To personalize orthopedic total joint care, with compassion and integrity for each patient.”
Dr. Sayeed attended medical school at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky from 1998-2002. During medical school, he was always drawn to the field of orthopedic surgery as the field required a firm understanding of engineering principles and biomechanics. Dr. Sayeed went on to graduate with high distinction and was awarded the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Good Physician Award. He then went on to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, for his orthopedic surgery residency training from 2002-2007. After completion of his residency training, he was promoted to the rank of Major, in the U.S. Air Force, and served as a staff orthopedic surgeon at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, from 2007-2008.
Dr. Sayeed then became the Chief of the Orthopedic Surgery Department at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland from 2008-2009. During Dr. Sayeed’s residency and time at Andrews Air Force Base, he was always interested in the sub-specialty field of adult reconstruction/total joint arthroplasty. He was subsequently sponsored by the U.S. Air Force to attend an adult reconstruction/total joint arthroplasty surgery fellowship from 2009-2010. Dr. Sayeed trained at the prestigious Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD, under the expert direction of Drs. Michael A. Mont, Ronald E. Delanois, and Harpal S. Khanuja. Upon completing his fellowship training in 2010, Dr. Sayeed then was transferred to San Antonio, TX, by the U.S. Air Force. He served the U.S. Air Force honorably as the Chief of Total Joint Surgery for the U.S. Air Force, stationed at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), Fort Sam Houston, TX. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was the U.S. Air Force expert surgeon in the field of adult reconstruction/total joint arthroplasty. Dr. Sayeed has deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, caring for wounded U.S. and NATO soldiers from 2011-2012.
Upon completing his fellowship training in 2010, Dr. Sayeed then was transferred to San Antonio, TX, by the U.S. Air Force. He served the U.S. Air Force honorably as the Chief of Total Joint Surgery for the U.S. Air Force, stationed at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), Fort Sam Houston, TX. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was the U.S. Air Force expert surgeon in the field of adult reconstruction/total joint arthroplasty. Dr. Sayeed has deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, caring for wounded U.S. and NATO soldiers from 2011-2012.
During his orthopedic surgery career, Dr. Sayeed has published numerous articles in the field of total joint replacement surgery and serves on several national committees to include being a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration’s Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeon’s Knee Program Committee. He is an active reviewer for several orthopedic peer-reviewed journals and still continues to do research in the field of orthopedic total joint surgery. His specific areas of interest in total joint surgery are robotic total joint surgery; bloodless, tourniquet-less, minimally invasive total knee replacements; partial knee replacements; minimally invasive total hip replacements to include the direct anterior total hip replacement; and total shoulder replacements. Dr. Sayeed is also an expert in the field of revision total knee and total hip replacement surgery, taking care of many painful total joint replacements in the South Texas area. Dr. Sayeed has academic appointments in the Orthopedic Surgery Departments at both SAMMC and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he continues to train orthopedic surgery residents in the complex field of adult reconstruction/total joint arthroplasty.
Dr. Sayeed is married and has 2 children. While he is not at work he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, traveling, watching movies, and playing golf and tennis. He is an active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and an active member of the Bexar County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, and Texas Orthopedic Association. Dr. Sayeed was also appointed to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeon Performance Measures Workgroup in 2015.
Dr. Julia Pring
Dr. Julia Pring is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with over 10 years of experience in the field of orthopaedic surgery. She performs orthopaedic surgery procedures including joint replacement surgeries of the shoulder, hip, and knee, sports injuries, fracture care, and other bone and joint conditions.
She is committed to excellent patient care where patients are educated and encouraged to take an active part in their care. She believes that working with patients, helping them understand their disease process and why certain treatments are recommended, gives her patients the most satisfaction and best results. She is a firm believer of the mission of the practice, to personalize orthopedic total joint care, with compassion and integrity for each patient.
Dr. Pring received a Bachelor of Scienceat Bucknell University in 2000 and then attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicinein Chicago. After discovering her passion for orthopaedics,she completed her orthopaedic surgery residency atthe University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque.
Upon completing her residency, she had an opportunity to work for the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage,Alaska. This is a Level 2Trauma center serving the entire state of Alaska. During her five years there, she treated awide range of conditions including complex fractures, severe ligament injuries, joint replacements, and sporting injuries.In 2014, Dr. Pring moved to the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania to be closer to family, where she continued in the practice of orthopaedic surgery.
Dr. Pring enjoys time with her family and many outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, biking, skiing, and tennis. She also enjoys the fastest growing winter sport of curing and represented the United States at the World Winter Master’s Games in Austria in 2020.
Dr. Pring is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. She holds current licenses to practice in Alaska, Pennsylvania, and Texas. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Bexar County medical society, and the Texas Orthopaedic Association.
Caralyne Zuta PA-C
Caralyne has lived in the San Antonio area for 20 years. She graduated with a B.S. degree in Molecular Biology from Texas Lutheran University. Subsequently, she joined the Physician Assistant Program at UT Health San Antonio and completed her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies in 2019.
She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants. Caralyne chose orthopedic surgery to assist patients’ in improving their quality of life and for the opportunity to work hands-on within the specialty. She exhibits genuine compassion for all of her patients, striving to do all that she can for each of them individually. In her free time, Caralyne enjoys playing with her dogs, making crafts, and hiking.
Cody Cowart PA-C
Cody is from Lumberton – a small town in southeast Texas. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Texas Tech University. Following his undergraduate studies, he joined the Physician Assistant Program at UT Health San Antonio and completed his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies in 2022. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants. Cody developed a passion for studying human movement at a young age through his involvement in athletics. This initial interest evolved into a pursuit of orthopedic medicine as a career. Cody is determined to work alongside his patients in helping them regain physical function.
He strives to provide individualized based treatment plans that return patients to the activities they enjoy. He believes in a team approach to orthopedic care that facilitates optimal clinical outcomes for his patients and their families. Outside of medicine, Cody enjoys the outdoors, sports, and spending time with his friends and family.