Dr. Miars is originally from Grapevine, TX and joined Southwest Sports Medicine / Baylor Scott & White Health in January of 2007. Upon graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Human Nutrition in 1994, Dr. Miars completed medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998. He then pursued his sports medicine education at Michigan State University where he completed residency in 2001 and a Sports Medicine Fellowship in 2002. Dr. Miars is certified by the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement for Musculoskeletal Sonography.
A major component of Dr. Miars’ practice today involves the use of ultrasound to aid in diagnosis as well as to direct minimally invasive interventions for sports injuries and orthopedic conditions. Minimally invasive ultrasound guided interventions include injections, orthopedic biologics (e.g., platelet rich plasma) and percutaneous tenotomy utilizing the Tenex device. As a MSKUS specialist, he has also been involved in training other physicians on the use of MSKUS at local, regional and national meetings.
With 20 years of experience as a sports medicine physician, Dr. Miars takes care of athletes of all ages, from youth through weekend warrior. He has served as a collegiate team physician for over 15 years at universities including Baylor, Texas A&M and Michigan State. He currently serves as Baylor Athletics, Team Consultant for complex medical cases and as a MSKUS specialist. In addition to his role as team physician at Midway High, he has served as the medical director for multiple mass sporting events including Xterra Waco, TriWaco, The Bearathon, IronMan 70.3 Waco and the Silo District Marathon.
He and his wife Meredith have 4 daughters and are active members at Harris Creek Church. Dr. Miars has been involved in athletics throughout his life, from youth / high school sports to later founding the Waco Triathlon Club and completing IronMan Texas. He is passionate about sharing his love of sports by helping athletes return to their sport / active lifestyle.