Dr. Burke Orthopedics and Texas Orthopedic Hospital will continue operations without change, including all elective surgery while also continuing to follow all CDC protocols to ensure patient health and safety.
Our Pearland office will reopen tomorrow, 2/19/2021, for normal business hours 8:30am to 5pm.

Dr. Kevin W. Lyu

Certified in Sports and Family Medicine

Dr. Lyu is board certified in both sports and family medicine. He is a fully licensed physician under the Texas Medical Board. Dr. Lyu is a current member of American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians.


Dr. Lyu specializes in Sports Medicine and comes to us with an extensive history in sports. He was a team physician or assistant physician for multiple sports clubs including the Rice University Athletics Team, Prairie View A&M University Athletics, World Champions Centre Gymnastics, and Cypress Creek High School.

He also covered several sporting events as the team physician including the Elite Club National League Soccer Tournament (sideline physician), the Houston National Invitational Gymnastics Meet, the Houston Open PGA Tour, the Woodlands Marathon, and the Chevron Houston Marathon. Dr Lyu also participated in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Games as part of the stretcher crew.


Dr. Lyu initially studied medicine in the West Indies at St. George’s School of Medicine in Grenada. He then came to Houston for a residency in Family Medicine. He was subsequently granted a fellowship at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in Primary Care Sports Medicine.

Dr. Lyu is bilingual, as he is a native speaker of both English and Mandarin Chinese.

In his free time, Dr. Lyu enjoys basketball, scuba Diving, and photography. His extensive experience with sports injuries will make him a valuable addition to our orthopedic clinic!


Publications & Presentations

Dr. Houtan Ali Taba has written multiple publications involving issues of the spine, brain and other orthopedic conditions, as well as given several presentations regarding orthopedic medicine treatments and procedures. These accomplishments have helped Dr. Taba establish his authority and expertise within his area of orthopedic specialty.

  • Taba HA, Wu SS, Foote KD, Hass CJ, Fernandez HH, Malaty IA, et al… “A closer look at unilateral versus bilateral deep brain stimulation: results of the National Institutes of Health COMPARE cohort.” J Neurosurg 2010; 113(6):1224-1229.
  • Taba HA, Patel MK, Decker RC. Sagittal Balance in Degenerative Scoliosis. Seminars in Spine Surgery 2017; 29(2):113-117.
  • Taba HA, Hagen JE, Parvataneni HK. “Concise Review of the Effects of Orthopedic Surgery or Trauma on Muscle Function.” Techniques in Orthopaedics 2017; 32(4):226-232.
  • Taba HA, King JJ, Wright TW, Schoch, BS. “Scapular Notching as a Function of Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis Design: A Single Surgeon Experience.” (Submitted)
  • Taba HA, Williams SK. “Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion.” Neurosurgery Clinics (Accepted)
  • Taba HA, Williams SK. “Percutaneous Lumbopelvic Fixation for Unstable Sacral Fractures with Spinopelvic Dissociation Patterns” (In Progress)

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