Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Kevin Pauza of Texas Spine and Joint Hospital

Spine Leaders

Interventional spine specialist Kevin Pauza, MD, is a founding partner and principal of Texas Spine and Joint Hospital in Tyler, where he serves as director of the spine fellowship program. 

Dr. Pauza specializes in disc biologics and developed the Discseel procedure to promote regeneration of disc tissue in the cervical and lumbar spine.

He is chairman of the Spine Standards Committee and previously served as president-elect of the Spine Intervention Society. He is also a founding board member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

At 15, Dr. Pauza became the youngest researcher in the division of neurosurgery at Penn State University in Philadelphia. His work was published in a peer-reviewed journal and he received a letter of commendation from the U.S. Senate.  

Graduating from Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Pauza went on to complete a residency at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and an interventional spine fellowship at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.

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