Richard Hostin, MD

Dr. Hostin Scoliosis Spine SurgeonScoliosis Surgeon | Complex Spine Deformity

Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult Scoliosis and Spine Surgeon

Business Address

4708 Alliance Blvd., Suite 810
Plano, Texas 75093-5323

Current Title and Affiliations

  • Scoliosis Surgeon, Physician, and Owner, Southwest Scoliosis Institute
  • Chief of Orthopedics at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano
  • Medical Director, Baylor Scoliosis Center – Plano
  • Medical Director of Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis, Medical City Children’s Hospital – Dallas

                                                         Meet our Team                    


August 1996 – May 2000 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
    • Doctor of Medicine
    • Alpha Omega Alpha
    • Excellence in Research Award
    • Honors Research Scholar

August 1990 – December 1994 Berkley, California

  • University of California at Berkley
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Psychology

Post-Graduate Training

August 2005 – July 2006 Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Twin Cities Spine Center
    • Fellowship – Pediatric & Adult Spine Surgery

July 2004 – June 2005 Berkley, California

  • University of California Davis at Berkley
    • Chief Residency

July 2001 – June 2004 Berkley, California

  • University of California Davis at Berkley
    • Residency

June 2000 – June 2001 Berkley, California

  • University of California Davis at Berkley
    • Internship

Licensures / Board Certifications

Texas Medical Board State License

California Medical Board State License

American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

Society Memberships

American Academy of Orthopedics Surgeons Alpha Omega Alpha

North American Spine Society Texas Spine Society

HARMS / ISSG Active Fellow, Scoliosis Research Society

Texas Orthopaedic Association International Spine Study Group (ISSG) American Medical Association Collin-Fannin County Medical Society


2010 Presentations / Posters

Acute Proximal Junctional Failure Following Long Posterior Fusion for Spinal Deformity: Risk Factors and Radiographic Analysis Comparing Thoracolumbar to Upper Thoracic Failures (IMAST podium)

Treatment Parameters and Injury Mechanisms Associated with Acute Proximal Junctional Failure Following Posterior Spinal Fusion for Deformity (IMAST e-poster)

2008 Presentations / Posters

Mechanical DVT Prophylaxis and Ultrasound Screening Is Not Effective in Preventing Pulmonary Embolism in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery (NASS podium / IMAST e-poster)

Increasing Pain and Disability, Rather Than Deformity, Determine Treatment Modality for Older Patients with Adult Scoliosis (SRS podium / NASS podium)

Efficacy of Posterior-Only Approach and Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy for Extension of Previous Long Fusion to the Sacro-pelvis; Preliminary Data (IMAST podium)

Does vertebral level of Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy correlate with degree of spino-pelvic parameter correction? (SRS podium / NASS poster IMAST poster)

2008 Validating predictive models of spino-pelvic alignment: pre- and post-operative analysis of 70 adults suffering from sagittal plane malalignment

(IMAST e-poster)

2007 Presentations / Posters

Outcomes of Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy for Fixed Sagittal Imabalance (IMAST e-poster)

Outcomes of Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy for Fixed Sagittal Imabalance (NASS e-poster)

Complications of Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy (NASS podium)

Revision Screw Strategies for Cervical Spine Fixation (IMAST podium)


2010 Publications

Alignment Failures Following Thoracic Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomies. Lafage, Bess, Schwab, Klineberg, Hostin, Burton, Shaffrey, Smith, ISSG

Off Label Use of rhBMP2 in Spinal Surgery: Significant Variation in Amount, Location, and Use in Spine Surgery. Klineberg, Gupta, Wood, Burton, Akbarnia, Boachie, Cunningham, Hart, Hostin, Mundis, Schwab, Shaffrey, Smith, Bess, ISSG

Changes in Thoracic Kyphosis Negatively Impact Sagittal Alignment Following Lumbar Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy. Lafage, Klineberg, Schwab, Akbarnia, Ames, Boachie, Burton, Hart, Hostin, Shaffrey, Wood, Bess, ISSG

Risk Factors for Major Peri-operative Complications in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Multi-center Review of 953 Consecutive Patients. Schwab, Hawkinson, Lafage, Hart, Mundis, Burton, Line, Akbarnia, Boachie, Hostin, Shaffrey, Smith, Wood, Bess, ISSG

Common Mathematical Formulas Fail to Predict Postoperative Sagittal Alignment: Confirmation of a Need for More Advanced Equations. Smith, Bess, Shaffrey, Burton, Hart, Hostin, ISSG

Thoracic Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy for Adult Spinal Deformity Improves Regional Spinal Deformity and Pelvic Tilt. Bess , Schwab, Lafage, Hostin, Ames, Klineberg, Boachie, Burton, Hart, Shaffrey, Smith, ISSG

2009 Publications

Patients Perceive Perioperative Complications as More Severe and Having Greater Negative Consequences than Surgeons. Cabalo, Bess, Lanning, Akbarnia, Boachie-Adjei, Burton, Gupta, Hostin, Shaffrey, Wood, Kebaish, Cunningham, Hart, ISSG

Extension Of Previous Fusions to the Sacro-Pelvis Vs. Primary Spino-Pelvic Fusions in the Setting Of Adult Deformity: A Comparison of Health Related Quality of Life Measures and Complications. Burton , Kebaish, Shaffrey, Schwab, Hostin, Shelokov, Bess, Boachie-Adjei, Akbarnia, ISSG

Outcomes and Complications of Extension of Previous Long Fusion to the Sacro-Pelvis: Does Surgical Approach Make a Difference? Burton , Boachie-Adjei, Shaffrey, Schwab, Hostin, Shelokov, Bess, Akbarnia, ISSG

The Impact of Reciprocal Regional Alignment Changes Distant from the Site of Spinal Osteotomies Affects Post-Operative Spinal Balance. Lafage, Schwab, Boachie-Adjei, Farcy, Shelokov, Hostin, Hart, Akbarnia, O’Brien, Burton, Shaffrey, ISSG

PSO Failures can be Predicted by High Pre-Op SVA And Pelvic Tilt. Lafage, Schwab, Smith, Farcy, Boachie-Adjei, Shelokov, Hostin, Hart, Akbarnia, O’Brien, Burton, Shaffrey, ISSG

Pre-Operative Pelvic Parameters Must be Considered to Achieve Adequate Sagittal Balance After Lumbar Osteotomy. Schwab, Lafage, Shaffrey, Farcy, Boachie-Adjei, Shelokov, Hostin, Hart, Akbarnia, O’Brien, Burton, ISSG

Major Complications Following Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Is There A High Risk Patient Profile? Hawkinson, Schwab, Kelly, Farcy, Mundis, Cunningham, Akbarnia, Hostin, Hart, Boachie-Adjei, Burton, Klineberg, Shaffrey, Bess, ISSG

2008 Publications

A biomechanical evaluation of three revision screw strategies for failed lateral mass fixation. Spine. 2008 Oct 15;33(22):2415-21.

2005 Publications

Importance of the peridural membrane in percutaneous vertebroplasty. Hostin R, Carr J, Gupta M, Hazelwood S, Dublin A.
J Spinal Disord Tech. 2005 Feb;18(1):34-9.

2003 Publications

Hostin R, James M. Reconstruction of the hypoplastic thumb. JASSH. 2004 Nov; 4(4):275-290.

Current Scoliosis Research Studies & Projects

Baylor Scoliosis Center Electronic Research Database

AxialBiotech Scoliosis Genetic Marker Study

ScoliScore AIS Prognostic Test

DePuySpine HEALOS Study

Health Economics Cost Analysis Study

Additional Research

1997 Honors Research

Raymond Papka, Ph.D., Department of Anatomical Sciences. Examined alterations in neuronal activity in the paracervical ganglia and spinal cord associated with pregnancy and parturition

1995-1996 Clinical Research Assistant Amgen, The Normal Hematocrit Cardiac Study