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Physicians and Staff

At Southwest Scoliosis Institute, we are proud to offer advanced treatment and compassionate, individual care from our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians; nurses; and care coordinators.

Richard A. Hostin, MD

Richard A. Hostin, MD


Richard A. Hostin, MD, is a board-certified spine surgeon fellowship trained in orthopedic surgery. He treats a comprehensive range of spinal diseases and disorders that include complex spinal deformity; degenerative conditions of the spine; and spinal trauma, tumors and infections. Dr. Hostin is trained in modern spinal surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgical methods. His practice focuses on primary and revision pediatric, adolescent and adult spinal deformity.

Dr. Hostin was raised in Southern California and earned his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. He went on to complete medical school at the University of Oklahoma, earning membership in the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at UC Davis in Sacramento, California, and then went on to receive additional specialized training in spinal surgery during his fellowship at the Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis.

Dr. Hostin is the medical director of the Medical City Scoliosis & Advanced Spine Center. He has also served as medical director of the Baylor Scott and White Scoliosis Center – Plano and chief of orthopedics at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center – Plano. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Scoliosis Research Society, and International Spine Society Group. Dr. Hostin has contributed to numerous nationally renowned research projects and hundreds of other publications and projects, including book chapters regarding complex spine surgery.