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B. Christian Balldin, MD

San Antonio, TX

Dr. Balldin's Bio


Christopher M. Danney, MD
Austin, TX




Dr. Balldin is an orthopaedic surgeon well versed in treating musculoskeletal ailments. He has fellowship training in sports medicine by some of the pioneers of shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy and reconstruction. In addition to his sports medicine specialty training and care for all sports injuries he also treats fractures and performs total joint replacements.

Dr. Balldin was born in Stockholm, Sweden and moved to San Antonio, Texas where he attended and graduated from Winston Churchill High School. He was very involved in soccer during his entire youth and was the team captain of both his high school and club teams. He received a soccer scholarship to attend Furman University – a Division 1 NCAA school in South Carolina. For personal reasons he returned to Texas and continued his NCAA collegiate athletic career at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas and became a Brother Daniel Lynch Scholar. Here he graduated summa cum laude a semester early with a bachelor's degree. He also obtained a second bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio with magna cum laude honors. In addition to already being a proud Texan, he became a United States citizen as well. 

Dr. Balldin continued his education at the University of Texas – Houston Medical School where he was a Merck Scholar. His orthopaedic residency education was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas where he was actively involved in covering local high school football teams throughout his training. Following residency he was selected for the very prestigious Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado for his orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship. During his time in Colorado he continued to be a team physician covering a local high school and all its sports teams. He also had the opportunity to be a physician covering the US Ski Team during the 2011-2012 season and help take care of athletes from MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, PGA and many professional soccer leagues from around the United States and the world.

Dr. Balldin has published scientific investigations and continues to be involved in research. He enjoys teaching and wishes to continue developing his clinical practice in addition to furthering orthopaedic knowledge. He wants to provide optimum care for his patients.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and chasing after their three young children. He is also a sports enthusiast that likes the great outdoors, triathlons and working out.

Dr. Balldin was named in SA Scene's list of SA Doctors: Best of 2015 as well as Texas Super Doctors Rising StarsSM 2014, a peer nominated list featured in Texas Monthly.

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