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Richard Hostin, MD, Medical Director
Richard Hostin, MD
Medical Director
Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Centers

A fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Hostin provides medical direction at Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Centers for the treatment of spinal diseases. The diseases treated at the Centers include pediatric and adult scoliosis 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 Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. 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, Minnesota.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Western Orthopaedic Association, the Scoliosis Research Society and the North American Spine Society.

Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD, Medical Director of Scoliosis Research
Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD
Medical Director of Scoliosis Research
Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Centers

Dr. Avramis is the Medical Director of Scoliosis Research at the Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Centers where he investigates the development of innovative treatments for spine conditions. As a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Avramis’ research focuses on the comprehensive treatment of adult and pediatric spinal deformity.

Born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Southern California, Dr. Avramis earned his bachelor’s degree, Summa cum Laude, from UCLA; completed his medical school training at UC Davis in Sacramento, California; and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Hospital. He received additional, specialized training in adult and pediatric spinal surgery during his fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children–Northern California.

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 textbook chapters and 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 that allow patients to have a more successful and less painful surgical experience.

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