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Stephen Tolhurst, M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Texas Back InstituteOrthopedic Surgery
4370 Medical Arts Dr. River Walk Building III, Suite 230 Flower Mound, TX 750283537 I-35E Suite 308 Denton, TX 76210 Phone: 972-956-8181


| Practicing Locations: Denton | Flower Mound

| Personal Quote:

“I treat every patient as though they were a member of my family. My goal is to return patients to the lifestyle they enjoyed before their pain began. I hold surgery as a last resort, and will do everything possible to achieve a great result for you.”

| Specialty: Spine Surgery

| Fellowship Training: Spinal Surgery

| Certification: Certified – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

| Dr. Stephen Tolhurst, M.D.

Stephen Tolhurst, M.D., an orthopaedic spine surgeon, joined the Texas Back Institute team in 2012 from the Cleveland Clinic where he completed his fellowship in spine surgery. Dr. Tolhurst was part of a unique fellowship program which combined orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine surgery training as well as special training in spinal trauma. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan. Dr. Tolhurst treats the full spectrum of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal disorders, with a special interest in cervical conditions. He is actively involved in research and has published multiple peer reviewed articles and book chapters on spinal topics and has also given several national presentations on his research.

| Education

  • 2011-2012 Spine Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2006-2011 Orthopedic Residency Training Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan2006 M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2001 B.A., University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

| Awards/Recognition

  • 2011 – OREF Fellowship Grant
  • 2006 – Franklin McLean Research Award for the most meritorious research in the medical field at the Pritzker School of Medicine
  • 2005 – Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 2005 – Calvin Fentress Research Fellowship Award – Pritzker School of Medicine
  • 2001-04 – Adolph Lange Scholarship, Pritzker School of Medicine
  • 2001 – Phi Beta Kappa

| Publications, Books & Presentations

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