Richard Hostin, MD is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon who treats spinal diseases including pediatric and adult spinal deformity, scoliosis, complex and degenerative conditions of the spine, as well as spinal trauma, tumors and infections. Dr. Hostin is well trained in modern spinal surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgical methods. His practice focuses on primary and revision pediatric and adult spinal deformity.
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 went on to receive additional specialized training in spinal surgery during his fellowship at the Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis.
As Dr. Hostin was creating his practice, he thought, “I wanted to work someplace I would want to go as a patient,” having a physician who is on time, accessible to his patients, and who has substantial experience with delivering high quality care in spine surgery.
Dr. Hostin is committed to a tradition of uncompromising patient care, research and surgical excellence. He says, “Everything here is designed to do what we do extremely well. The surgeon is just one member of the team. Working at a center that is focused on providing optimal care for our patients has allowed us to build a world class team that includes critical care specialists, internists, anesthesiologists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists and orthotists.”
He has also expanded the Institute’s research efforts with an eye toward helping the Institute eventually become a training facility for medical graduate fellows. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Western Orthopedic Association and the North American Spine Society.
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