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Richard Guyer, M.D.
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Richard Guyer, M.D.


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Richard Guyer, M.D. is the Co-founder of the Texas Back Institute and Director of their Spine Fellowship Program. Dr. Guyer is also co-director for the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Back Institute. Dr. Guyer was instrumental in bringing artificial disc replacement surgery to the United States after its creation and use in Europe. Dr. Guyer earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX and continued with his residency program in Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Guyer then completed two spine fellowships in Ohio and California.

Dr. Guyer holds many honors including founder of the Texas Back Institute Research Foundation and Chairman of the Board for the program. Dr. Guyer has received the Best Doctor Award from D Magazine for multiple years, is past president of the North American Spine Society and winner of the Volvo Award for Low Back Pain Research.


  • 1982 Spine Fellowship with Leon Wiltse, M.D.,Long Beach
  • California 1981 Spine Fellowship
  • Case Western Reserve University with Henry Bohlman, M.D., Cleveland
  • Ohio 1976-1980 Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania 1975-1976 Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital
  • Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, Texas 1975 M.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania 1971 B.S., Ursinus College
  • Collegeville, Pennsylvania


  • D Magazine Best Doctors – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctor: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Director, Texas Back Institute Spine Fellowship ProgramFounder and Chairman of the Board, Texas Back Institute Research Foundation Associate Clinical Professor
  • Department of Orthopedics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Dallas, TexasEditorial Board Member, SpineEditorial Board Member, The Spine JournalEditorial Advisor,
    University of Pennsylvania Orthopedic Journal
    Editorial Board Member,
    Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery Best Doctor Award
    D Magazine, Dallas
  • TexasPresident, North American Spine SocietyUrsinus College Alumni AwardDavid Selby Award
  • North American Spine SocietyVolvo Award
  • Low Back Pain ResearchAssistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
  • TexasGraduated Cum Laude from Ursinus College
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