Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeons
Richard Hostin, MD
Baylor Scoliosis Center
A fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Hostin provides medical direction at Baylor Scoliosis Center for the treatment of spinal diseases including pediatric and adult spinal deformity and degenerative conditions of the spine, as well as spinal trauma, tumors and infections.
Dr. Hostin was raised in Southern California and earned his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkley. 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 and received additional specialized training in spinal surgery during his fellowship at the Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis.
He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Western Orthopedic Association, Scoliosis Research Society and the North American Spine Society.
Michael O’Brien, MD
Medical Director of Research
Baylor Scoliosis Center
Dr. O’Brien is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic surgeon in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders and deformities including reconstructive spine surgery for children, adolescents and adults.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and completed medical school at the State University of New York at Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, where he also completed a surgical internship and orthopedic surgical residency. He completed a spine surgery fellowship at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, MO., an international spine fellowship at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, and a Scoliosis Research Society traveling fellowship in Chicago, Ill.
Dr. O’Brien’s research accomplishments include publishing 14 book chapters and numerous journal articles. He has been invited to present his research papers at more than 100 professional meetings.
Focus on Scoliosis
Baylor Scoliosis Center is the facility in this area dedicated to Scoliosis deformities, complex spine surgeries and revision surgeries. As a result of this focus, we’re able to direct our time, talent and resources into providing a greater range of options and thoughtful, individualized care.
You’ll notice it the moment you first walk into our offices. With us, you’ll talk directly about your treatment options to the doctor who will take time to understand the complexity of your situation, perform a detailed diagnosis and tailor a treatment plan around your needs. If we don’t believe surgery is the best course of action, we’ll tell you that too, and recommend a non-surgical remedy as a first course of action.