Dr. Apple is board-certified in general and vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He served four years in the United States Navy where he served as a staff surgeon at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. During his time in the Navy he was deployed twice to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
His special interests include the endovascular treatment of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, the treatment of varicose vein disease and catheter-based procedures for arterial disease and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). He has extensive experience with the treatment of DVT and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Dr. Apple is an active member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the Society of Vascular Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, Parkland Surgical Society, Texas Medical Association and Travis County Medical Society. He has also received numerous teaching awards and published several papers in the field of vascular surgery. In addition, he has been listed in Texas Monthly as a Super Doctor.