Amgad Haleem, MD,PhD

Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Position: Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Primary Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Gender: Male

About Amgad Haleem

Amgad M. Haleem A. Amin, MD, PhD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with OU Health Physicians, specializing in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Haleem has particular clinical interests in complex lower extremity deformity correction, joint preservation and reconstruction.

Dr. Haleem earned his medical degree from Cairo University School of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery from the same institution. After residency training, Dr. Haleem was awarded a grant for Excellence in Scientific Achievement, allowing him to complete his PhD in stem cell-based cartilage regeneration at the University of Pittsburgh, PA. 

He completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery and a fellowship in lower limb complex reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Medical College Cornell University in New York, NY. In addition, he completed a fellowship in orthopedic adult reconstructive surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX and a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at the University of South Florida and Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, FL.

Throughout his fellowship training, Dr. Haleem had the privilege of caring for foot/ankle and lower extremity sports injuries in elite professional dancers and athletes with his mentors. Notably, that list includes dancers of the New York City Ballet, NBA players of the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets, NFL player of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and University of South Florida collegiate athletes.

His current research is focused on cartilage-preserving procedures of major weight-bearing joints of the lower extremities (ankles, knees, and hips), with particular emphasis on the use of biologics such as stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Dr. Haleem’s research also involves 3D Printing and bioprinting for orthopedic applications with the OU Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Group where he has multiple collaborations with biomedical engineers in OU and other regional and national medical centers. 

In addition to his medical career, Dr. Haleem played professional basketball for the Gezira Sporting Club of Egypt. Upon his retirement as a player, Dr. Haleem served as Team Physician for the National (Al-Ahly) Club of Egypt, the country’s biggest sports franchise and national champions.

While his days as a professional athlete have now given way to an invigorating career in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Haleem makes time to enjoy his favorite athletic pursuits and pastimes, including, biking, swimming, and squash.

Affiliations OU Health Physicians – Orthopedic Surgery Clinic, OU Health Physicians Building - Oklahoma City, OU Health Physicians Fountain Lake, OU Health Physicians Fountain Lake – Multispecialty Clinic
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine Cairo University School of Medicine
    Cairo, Egypt
  • Fellowship
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery and Lower Limb Complex Reconstruction Hospital for Special Surgery
    New York City, NY
  • Orthopedic Adult Reconstructive Surgery Houston Methodist Hospital
    Houston, TX
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL
  • Residency
  • Orthopedic Surgery Cairo University School of Medicine
    Cairo, Egypt
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Adult foot and ankle deformity
  • Ankle replacements
  • Arthritis
  • Articular cartilage damage
  • Complex lower extremity deformity correction
  • Diabetic/charcot limb preservation
  • Fractures
  • Hip replacement
  • Joint preservation
  • Knee replacement
  • Labral and meniscal repairs
  • Limb lengthening
  • Post-traumatic and congenitally deformed legs
  • Segmental bone loss
  • Sports injuries
Research Interests:
  • Cartilage-preserving procedures of weight-bearing joints of the lower extremities with particular emphasis on the use of biologics such as stem cells and platelet-rich plasma
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