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Sports Medicine


The Woodlands

Sports Medicine
Phone: 936-267-7300
Fax: 936-267-7914


Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands17580 I-45 South, 1st Floor, Orange Pod
17580 I-45 South, 1st Floor, Orange Pod
77384 TX
United States

The Woodlands, TX 77384

Kristin M. Ernest, MD

Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Houston Methodist fellowship Primary Care Sports Medicine 2015
University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston (Internal Medicine and Pediatrics) with Chief Resident residency 2013, 2014
University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston (Internal Medicine and Pediatrics) with Chief Resident residency 2013
Medical College of Wisconsin medical school Doctor of Medicine 2009


Dr. Ernest welcomes patients of all ages and fitness levels to her clinic.  Her background as an athletic trainer, paramedic and firefighter provides a unique perspective on injury evaluation and treatment.  She appreciates the importance of individualized treatment plans to ensure successful return to activity, utilizing the support of families and coaches where appropriate.  Dr. Ernest collaborates with medical professionals, including athletic trainers, physical therapists and nutritionists, to assist patients in achieving their individual goals.  Her special interests include concussion prevention and management, female athletes, and acute and overuse injuries.  Dr. Ernest is passionate about educating the community on sports medicine topics through media and lectures.  As an avid sports fan and athlete, you may see Dr. Ernest on the sidelines of a local event as a spectator or participant.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American College of Physicians Member
American College of Sports Medicine Member
American Medical Society of Sports Medicine Member

Selected Publications

Ernest, Kristin M. “Concussion.” Case Files Pediatrics.  5th edition.   McGraw-Hill Education , 2015. 496-500. Print.

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