Stephen Hochschuler, MD - spine surgeons to know | 2014

Written by Super User | August 20, 2014 | Print  |

Stephen HochschulerStephen Hochschuler, MD (Texas Back Institute, Plano). Texas Back Institute was among the first private practices focused on spine surgery founded in the United States with a concurrent mission of educating future surgeons. Dr. Hochschuler, along with Ralph Rashbaum, MD, and Richard Guyer, MD, founded Texas Back Institute in 1977 with the goal of providing specialty spine care, fellowship training, research and new product development. The group's nonprofit research foundation was established in 1985 and the Texas Back Institute Spine Surgery Fellowship Program in 1986.


During his career, Dr. Hochsculer was a founding member and president of the Spine Arthroplasty Society, now known as the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. He continues to serve as a founding member of the board of directors. He is also a founding member of the American Board of Spinal Surgery and is a member of the North American Spine Society.


Dr. Hochschuler has served on the medical board of several device companies and was founding chairman of Innovative Spinal Technologies. He has been chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Physicians for Alphatec Spine and on the company's board of directors. He was on the business advisory board for DePuy Spine and co-founder of Spinal Technologies. Additionally, he has been on the advisory board for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Picower Institute for Memory and Learning and clinical instructor for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School department of orthopedics in Dallas.


Dr. Hochschuler earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, where he also completed his general surgery residency. His additional training includes an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.



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