Richard A. Hostin, MD

Offices at the Plano location

As Dr. Hostin was creating his practice, he thought, “I wanted to work someplace I would want to go as a patient,” having a physician who is on time, accessible to his patients, and who has substantial experience with delivering high quality care in spine surgery.

More about Dr. Hostin…..

Being committed to a tradition of uncompromising patient care, research and surgical excellence, he says, “Everything here is designed to do what we do extremely well. Thus, the surgeon is just one member of the team. Working at a center that is focused on providing optimal care for our patients. This atmosphere has allowed us to build a world class team that includes critical care specialists, internists, anesthesiologists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists and orthotists.” All things considered, a very comprehensive team for our patients.

Dr. Hostin is the Chief of Orthopedics at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano, Medical Director of Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Center, and Medical Director of the Pediatric Scoliosis and Spine Program at Medical City Children’s Hospital – Dallas. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, Scoliosis Research Society, and International Spine Society Group. Equally important, he contributes to nationally renowned research projects and hundreds of other publications and projects, including book chapters regarding complex spine surgery. Due to his active research and publications, Dr. Hostin a well sought after complex spine surgeon.  For this reason, he has expanded the Institute’s research efforts with an eye toward helping the Institute eventually become a training facility for medical graduate fellows.

Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD

Offices at Plano & McKinney locations

When searching for a practice, Dr. Avramis wanted to be affiliated with a spine center that focused on the comprehensive, evidence based approach to treatment of children and adults with cervical and lumbar spinal conditions. He found that commitment to research based approach combined with proven outcomes at the Southwest Scoliosis Institute. Dr. Avramis, “wanted to be part of a team that provided the highest quality treatment for spine patients in a supportive environment that also furthered the treatment of spinal conditions through research and the development of innovative techniques.”

More about Dr. Avramis….

Dr. Avramis is involved in the advancement of the field of spinal surgery through research, publication and membership in various societies such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and the Scoliosis Research Society. He has contributed to more than 30 medical publications and spine textbook chapters.  He also has a medical patent to his credit. In addition to the book chapters and research projects he has published, Dr. Avramis is interested in developing tools and techniques allowing patients to have a more successful and less painful surgical experience.

Shyam Kishan, MD

Offices at the Dallas location

Shyam Kishan, M.D. is a fellowship trained, board certified orthopedic surgeon. He is the medical director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas.

Dr. Kishan graduated from medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) at Madras University in India. His orthopedic residency was completed first in India at one of the premier programs there, and then at New Jersey Medical School, followed by a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Scoliosis Fellowship at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Kishan is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery in both in the US and in India, and specializes in the management of Pediatric Orthopedic conditions such as trauma, infections, tumors, limb deformities both congenital and acquired as well as spine deformities such as Scoliosis, Kyphosis and Spondylolysis/listhesis. He has set up regional centers for the management of pediatric spinal deformities most recently at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis from where he comes to us.

Dr. Kishan has received many academic honors and awards, including being nominated by medical student body for the Golden Apple Award for best teaching resident at New Jersey Medical School and nominated as one of the AOA-OREF-Zimmer Orthopaedic Resident Leaders, at the AOA Annual Meeting, 2003. He was awarded the Best Teacher Award in 2017 by his residents at Indiana University for his efforts in resident education. He has mentored several students and residents in his academic career. He has had international surgeons as well who have visited him for short fellowships.

More about Dr. Kishan…..

Dr. Kishan has published in several peer reviewed journals and presented his work at National and International meetings. His papers have been nominated for best paper awards as well. He has a strong clinical and research interest in Early Onset Scoliosis and its effects on lung development, and has pioneered non-operative techniques in its management. Guided growth for correction of deformities both of the extremities and the spine is another interest of his.

Dr. Kishan is a member of several societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Scoliosis Research Society, American Orthopaedic Association, and Growing Spine Study Group. He also been a Castle Connolly City and Regional Best Doctor award since 2012.

In addition to English, Dr. Kishan is fluent in French, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, and Tamil.

In his words: “I involve my patients and their families in the decision making for their child’s treatment, carefully tailoring the management to their medical & social needs and constraints. I believe in an informed patient and family, treating every child as I would my own.”

Eric Sims, PA-C

Eric worked in general orthopedics prior to joining the team at the Baylor Scoliosis Center and assists Dr. Hostin with patient care in both clinical settings and in the operating room. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Devin McCoy, PA-C




Allie Rodrigues RN, CST

Allie recently moved to the DFW area from her hometown Jupiter, FL. Allie was a surgical tech for the last 5 years, with the last 3 spent in labor and delivery. Before her time in labor and delivery, Allie specialized in sports medicine. Allie is really excited about her move to Dallas and is thoroughly enjoying the spine world.



Haley Johnston

Haley recently moved to Frisco, Texas from Birmingham, Alabama. Born in the small town of Dothan, Alabama, Haley moved to Auburn, Alabama as a teen where she graduated high school. Haley earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Auburn University in 2012 before earning her Registered Nurse license in 2015 and starting work as a new graduate in the float pool at Shelby Baptist in Alabaster, AL. After acquiring valuable experience in the float pool, she started working as a charge nurse on a post-operative surgical unit at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, AL, where she worked until her recent move to Dallas in November 2017. Haley enjoys caring for patients of all kinds and is excited to be a part of the team.


Our Scoliosis Practice

The Southwest Scoliosis Institute team is committed to providing quality complete spine care in a private boutique setting. Therefore, we have a team of dedicated professionals who are here to help give a clear diagnosis and discuss a personalized treatment plan, just for you.
Our team is comprised of surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, therapists, nurses and administrative staff whose primary goal is to help you get better and make the journey as comfortable as possible. Generally speaking, we have a very comprehensive team available, if needed.

In addition, we assign each patient a care coordinator who will coordinate care with your insurance company, and manage all paperwork regarding your care.

Many patients travel across the United States and come to visit us from abroad. For this reason, we have developed a concierge services to be offered for those traveling for medical care with the Southwest Scoliosis Institute.

Additionally, for our patients, a physician or physician assistant is available 24 hours a day to provide prompt access to care in the event of an emergency.

Our Locations:

Plano – Drs. Hostin and Avramis
1600 Coit Road, Suite 104 in Plano, TX 75075

Dallas – Dr. Kishan
7777 Forest Lane, C-153, Dallas, Texas 75230

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Office Locations

1600 Coit Road, Suite 104
Plano, Texas 75075

7777 Forest Lane, C-135
Dallas, Texas 75230

All Locations
972 985-2797
972 985-4797 Fax

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