Joint University

CHI St. Joseph's Health hospital for joint diseases was the first among hospitals and health systems in the Brazos Valley region to develop a seamlessly coordinated, patient-focused system for joint replacement that brings together joint doctors (orthopedic surgeons) in one of the most advanced programs for joint diseases in the nation. We call it Joint University.

If joint pain has been ruling your life, please don't wait any longer. Our joint doctors will help you start living without pain while doing the things you want and need to do.

CHI St. Joseph's Health joint doctors and the support teams at Joint University know how to help you prepare for, plan, and recover from surgery with the least possible amount of interruption to your life.

Contact CHI St. Joseph Health. Together, let's discover if orthopedic surgery is your best solution. Then you can get back to doing all the things you need and want to do. For more information about making a referral, call 979-776-2978.

Justin R. Brazeal, MD

Dr. Brazeal is a member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of '01. He went on to UT Southwestern Medical School, and then completed his orthopedic training and fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at UT Health Science Center San Antonio where he was Chief Administrative Resident. Dr. Brazeal joined St. Joseph Orthopaedic Associates in 2012. Dr. Brazeal and his wife recently added a baby boy to their family.

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Joseph J. Iero, MD

Dr. Iero joined CHI St. Joseph Health Orthopaedic Associates after completion of an Orthopaedic residency in San Antonio, Texas and a Sports Medicine fellowship in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Iero treats a wide range of orthopaedic injuries with a special interest in sports medicine, shoulder and knee problems. He speaks Italian and enjoys Italian wine and cuisine. He and his wife have three children.

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Barry L. Veazey, MD

Dr. Veazey is a member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie class of '84, who went on to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where he completed his M.D. program. From there, Dr. Veazey went to the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed an orthopaedic internship and residency. He completed his final year of residency as the Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the Boy Scouts of America and St. Joseph Catholic Church. He enjoys running, gardening, and reading.

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Mark B. Riley, MD

Dr. Riley is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed an orthopaedic internship and residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a fellowship in reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee at Gaston Episcopal Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Riley lives in Bryan with his wife, Jane, and they have three children and one grandchild. He enjoys running, music, and photography.

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Stewart Brooks, PA-C

Nurturing his passion for modern advances in surgical techniques, pain management, sports medicine and concussion management, Physician Assistant Stewart Brooks said he enjoys seeing the joy on patients’ faces when he lets them know they will be ok. Working alongside seven surgeons at CHI St. Joseph Health Orthopaedic Associates, Brooks is involved in all aspects of Orthopaedic care from joint replacements, ligament and tendon repair to fractures and trauma. Before joining our Orthopaedic clinic in 2013, Brooks served as a PA with Texas Brain & Spine Institute for three years. Prior to his PA training, Brooks worked as a Hospital Corpsman/EMT in the Navy, serving 12 years active duty and eight years as a reservist. He has his PA credential from the MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies in Seattle, Washington and his Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. He enjoys spending time with his wife Rhodabeca Rachel and three children, golfing, hiking, swimming, playing in sporting events and traveling.

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Danielle Kutzenberger, PA

Danielle Kutzenberger’s career as a Physician Assistant began in emergency medicine, before she transitioned into Orthopedics, developing her expertise in Pediatric Orthopedics, sports medicine, Orthopedics and General Orthopedics. Kutzenberger grew up in Weatherford before attending Texas Tech University for her Bachelor’s degree and her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She obtained her PA credential from the National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants in 2010. Kutzenberger, who is interested in trauma and enjoys preceptoring PA students, is an active member in the Junior League of Bryan-College Station, taking on leadership roles in Charity Ball and contributing time to community activities such as Stuff the Bus to help local children in need of school supplies. In her free time, Kutzenberger enjoys traveling, cooking, attending sporting events and spending time with her husband and four children on their farmland.

Chris Teacle, PA

Originally from Louisiana, Physician Assistant Chris Teacle works alongside our seven orthopedic surgeons, first-assisting on joint surgeries and long-bone traumas, making hospital rounds and assisting with hospital charges and discharges. Teacle’s philosophy of care is doing the best job he can for his patients, adopting a focused and hands-on approach to caring for his patients. Part of the CHI St. Joseph Health team for seven years, Teacle earned his PA credential from Louisiana State University Medical Center and his Bachelor’s from Sentinary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. Before he became a PA, he served in the U.S. Army. In his spare time, Teacle enjoys in-shore and off-shore fishing and spending time with his two daughters.

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