Dr. David M. Stark, M.D.


Dr. Stark graduated with honors from Rice University in 1979, with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. He also lettered in Track and Field for the Division 1 Rice Owls, participating in the pole vault all four years. He earned his Medical Degree from Baylor University School of Medicine in Houston, Texas, in 1984. He then completed his Orthopedic Residency training also at Baylor University School of Medicine in Houston, in 1988.


Dr. Stark entered into private practice in orthopedic surgery in 1988 in Weatherford, Texas. After 15 years of developing a large, successful practice, he relocated to Abilene to join Drs. Holloway and Cooke at Abilene Bone and Joint.


Dr. Stark is currently serving as the head orthopedic physician for Abilene Christian University. He also participates in the mentoring program for Abilene Christian University students who are interested in health care professions.


At Hendrick Medical Center, he currently serves as Chief of Staff for the two year term 2011-2013. He was Chief of Surgery for 2009 and 2010 at Hendrick Medical Center. He served on the Governing board at Texas Midwest Surgery Center for 2007 and 2008, and served as Chairman of the board in 2009. He trained Family Medicine Residency interns with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, when it was located in Abilene.


He was Board Certified in 1990, and recertified in 2000 and 2010.


Dr. Stark’s personal hobbies and interests include hunting and fishing, flying and restoring antique airplanes, running and being a soccer/track parent. He is a member of First Central Presbyterian Church, Abilene. He is married and has two children and a son-in-law.