Specializes in adult degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine. BA from University of Texas – Austin Medical Degree from University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. Orthopedic internship and residency at the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center. Fellowship in spine surgery at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in Downey, CA. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Has served as the Chief of Spine Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School and Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is a major component of the teaching program at the UT medical students, residents and fellows. He has won several awards for clinical care, surgical skill, research and teaching over the last several years. On clinical faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School. Co-Director of the Spine Fellowship and helps shape the teaching program for spine surgery for the residents and fellows. Extensive experience in complicated spine surgery, including revision surgery and the latest techniques in kyphoplasty, disk replacement, and microdiscectomy as well as minimally invasive spinal instrumentation and fusion. Member of numerous medical societies and has authored many articles in his fields of interest. Presented his research at many regional and national scientific meetings, as well as served as faculty for numerous courses. First surgeon in Houston to perform the kyphoplasty procedure, as well as the first surgeon to perform the lumbar artificial disk replacement.