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Stephen H. Hochschuler, M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Texas Back InstituteOrthopedic Spine Surgery
6020 W. Parker Road Suite 200 Plano, TX 75093 Phone: 972-608-5000


| Practicing Locations: Plano
| Personal Quote:

“I primarily deal with lumbar spinal problems. I often am referred complex or failed spinal procedures for evaluation and treatment”

| Specialty: Spine Surgery

| Fellowship Training: Spine Surgery

| Certification: Certified – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

| Dr. Stephen H. Hochschuler, M.D

Stephen H. Hochschuler, M.D., is a Co-founder and chairman emeritus of Texas Back Institute and also the founder of one of the first back schools in the United States. He possesses over 30 years of experience and specializes in lumbar spinal problems. Dr. Hochschuler graduated from Columbia College, earned his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School where he also completed his internship and General Surgery residency. After joining the United States Air Force, Dr. Hochschuler attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX for his residency in Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Hochschuler holds many achievements in his medical career including President and founding member of the Spine Arthroplasty Society, founder of the Spine Division at the Veterans Administration, founding member of the International Society for The Advancement of Spine Surgery, founded several spine related companies as well as a member of several spine societies, and is a decorated United States Air Force Major.

| Education

  • 1973-1977 Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas and Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas
  • 1971-1973 United States Air Force (Captain, Major)
  • 1969-1971 General Surgery Residency at Harvard, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-1969 Harvard Surgical Service Internship, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968 M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1964 B.A., Columbia College, New York, New York

| Awards/Recognition

  • Co-founder, Texas Back Institute; concurrently founder of one of the first back schools in the United States
  • President, Spine Arthroplasty Society
  • Board of Directors, SpineMark
  • Founder, Spine Division, Veterans Administration, Dallas, Texas
  • Clinical Instructor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Department of Orthopedics, Dallas, Texas
  • Founding Member, Board of Directors, Spine Arthroplasty Society
  • Founding Member, American Board of Spinal Surgery
  • Past Chairman, SpineMark
  • D Magazine Best Doctor – 2010
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctor: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Co-founder, Innovative Spinal Technologies
  • Chairman, Texas Back Institute Holdings Corporation
  • Advisory Board, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Picower Institute for Memory and Learning
  • Society for Design and Process Science, George Kozmetsky Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Air Force Commendation Award

| Publications, Books & Presentations

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