Stephen Hochschuler, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Stephen Hochschuler is an orthopedic surgeon and co-founder of the Texas Back Institute. He specializes in the lumbar spine and has been a practicing spine surgeon for more than 40 years.

Dr. Hochschuler is a leader in spine medicine, having founded and served as president for a number of medical associations and professional societies. He has written numerous articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals, such as The Spine Journal, Spine, and the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, and has delivered hundreds of presentations at medical conferences nationally and internationally.

He is actively involved in patient education. He founded one of the first back schools to educate patients about spine care and has edited and contributed to dozens of books on back conditions and treatments. Dr. Hochschuler is a Medical Advisor for Veritas Health, providing oversight to ensure the accuracy and quality of its articles.

Select Professional Memberships and Achievements

  • Past President, Spine Arthroplasty Society
  • Past President, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • Founder, Spine Division at the Veterans Administration
  • Founding Member, American Board of Spine Surgery
  • Member, North American Spine Society
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • MD – Harvard Medical School
  • Internship – Harvard Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital
  • Residency – General Surgery, Harvard Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital
  • Residency – Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Clinic Information

Texas Back Institute
6020 West Parker Road
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75093

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