Rajesh Arakal, MD is a fellowship trained, board certified orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in complicated cases in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He received his medical degree from The New Jersey Medical School where he continued on with his orthopaedic surgical training. Dr. Arakal continued his educational training by completing several courses with world renowned surgeons including Dr. Larry Lenke in Washington, Dr. Anthong Yeung in Arizona and Dr. Jurgen Harms in Germany.
Dr. Arakal has a special interest in spine trauma and has worked to help develop spine trauma protocols in Texas. Dr. Arakal is actively involved with the Michael Johnson Athletic Performance Center where he serves as their spine consultant. Dr. Arakal is a partner at Texas Back Institute and has locations in Plano, McKinney and Wichita Falls.
Dr. Ted Belanger is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon. Dr. Belanger focuses on the treatment of various types of spinal disorders including degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and spinal deformities including ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis. Dr. Belanger received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. After completing his residency training at Michigan State University, Dr. Belanger completed his fellowship in spine surgery and spinal cord injury at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Belanger is focused on advancing the treatment of spinal disorders as a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, the Cervical Spine Research Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Theodore Belanger, MD is a partner at Texas Back Institute and has a location in Rockwall.
Scott Blumenthal, MD is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon. Dr. Blumenthal attended Northwestern Medical School in Chicago. He completed his residency and internship in Dallas, TX at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Scott Blumenthal’s fellowships included work in physical medicine and rehabilitation and spinal trauma. Dr. Blumenthal is a co-director of the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery.
Dr. Blumenthal has focused his practice on the development, research and application of both lumbar and cervical artificial disc replacement surgery. He treats patients with spinal disorders including herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and spondylosis. Dr. Blumenthal was the first surgeon in the United States to perform a lumbar disc replacement surgery and he has continued to utilize this motion preserving surgical option for his patients. Dr. Blumenthal is a partner at Texas Back Institute and has a location in Plano.
Dr. Renato Bosita, Jr, M.D. is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon. Dr. Bosita graduated from Stanford University and earned his M.B.A from Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Bosita completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and then continued on to University Hospitals of Cleveland where he completed his spine surgery fellowship.
Dr. Rey Bosita has a special interest in both cervical and lumbar spinal conditions offering a full range of treatment options for patients. Dr. Bosita utilizes minimally invasive spine surgery techniques including minimally invasive fusion technologies, artificial disc replacement, microdiscectomy, as well as treatment for herniated discs, spinal stenosis and bulging discs. Dr. Bosita is a partner at Texas Back Institute and has locations in Plano, Rockwall and Flower Mound, TX.
James Cable, M.D. is an occupational and sports medicine doctor with a focus on spine conditions and disorders. Dr. Cable completed undergraduate and medical degree in Springfield, Illinois at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Cable completed his residency at University of Texas affiliated hospitals in Houston, TX.
Dr. Cable helps patients manage their spine pain with non-surgical options. He treats patients who suffer from failed back surgery syndrome, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs and those with spinal cord stimulators. Dr. James Cable is a partner at Texas Back Institute and sees patients with neck and back conditions in Denton and Plano, TX.
Dr. Rob Dickerman is a board certified neurosurgeon with extensive training in spine. At the North Texas Brain and Spine Institute, he specializes in minimally invasive spine procedures. Dr. Dickerman received his fellowship training from the National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.) and the Texas Back Institute. Dr. Dickerman is the Director of Neurosurgery at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano and has over 100 publications and has lectured at conferences around the nation.
Michael Duffy is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon. Dr. Duffy attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine where he received his medical degree. He completed an orthopedic residency at Orlando Health in Florida and continued his educational training with a fellowship in Plano, Texas at Texas Back Institute.
Dr. Duffy is focused on treating all types of spinal disorders and conditions including herniated discs, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and spondylosis. Dr. Duffy is actively involved in clinical research and has published multiple papers on spinal treatments including artificial disc replacement. Dr. Duffy is a partner at Texas Back Institute and has locations in Dallas and Mansfield.
Karim Elsharkawy, M.D., is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement in the hip and knees. Dr. Elsharkawy attended medical school in Cairo, Egypt. After spending several years an assistant lecturer he relocated to the United States and completed a research fellowship and orthopedic residency at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Elsharkawy continued his training with a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Elsharkawy has a special focus in joint replacement in the aging population and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in England, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association. Dr. Eksharkawy speaks fluent Arabic and French.
Dr. Roger Emerson Jr. is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in adult reconstructive surgery and general orthopedic surgery. He completed a medical degree at Yale University of Medicine and went on to complete two residencies at Beth Israel Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He then went on to a fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital and is currently working as an orthopedic surgeon at the Texas Center for Joint Replacement in Plano, Texas.
Dr. Kwame Ennin is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement. Dr. Ennin received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio and continued to an internship and residency in Dallas, Texas. He most recently completed a fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Adult Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Ennin focuses on joint replacement in the hip and knee, adult reconstructive surgery and osteoarthritis care. He has a special interest in post-operative pain management and is actively involved in research regarding the topic.
Cori Grantham, M.D. received her medical degree from The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical School in 2006, then went on to complete her residency in orthopedics and a fellowship in sports medicine at The Keck School of Medicine at The University of Southern California. Her work on new techniques for shoulder separation injuries has been published in the Official Clinical Journal of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA).
A Dallas native, Cori grew up playing softball and participating in competitive cheerleading. She stayed very active in college and medical school through intramural sports. During her time at USC, Cori served as an assistant team physician for the Trojans, as well as a team physician for East Los Angeles College. Since that time, she has served as Medical Director for The Big XII Women’s Basketball Tournament in 2013 and 2015, and continues to serve as team physician for Ursuline Academy in Dallas.
Dr. Grantham specializes in treatment options for knee, shoulder and elbow injuries.
Dr. Richard Guyer is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon. Dr. Guyer attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, completed his internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX and his residency in orthopedic surgery at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Guyer then completed two fellowships in spine surgery one with renowned spine surgeon Henry Bohlman, M.D. in Cleveland, Ohio and the other with Leon Wiltse, M.D. in California. Dr. Guyer is the co-director of the Texas Back Institute Fellowship Program and co-director of the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery.
Dr. Guyer focuses on treating spinal injuries and illnesses in the lumbar and cervical spine. He has a special interest in motion preserving technologies related to spine surgery. He was one of the first surgeons in the US to perform artificial disc replacement surgery in the low back and neck and has been involved in several clinical trials testing artificial disc replacement technologies. Dr. Guyer is a founding partner of Texas Back Institute and has a location in Plano, Texas.
Dr. Heier is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery and reconstruction due to trauma and sports related injuries. He performs complex reconstructions, including fusions, total ankle replacements, and arthroscopy. Dr. Heier is one of few surgeons across the country board certified in Orthopedic Surgery, fellowship trained in Foot and Ankle Surgery, and sub-specialty certified in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Heier graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, received his M.D. at the University of Florida and completed his surgical residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Heier received his fellowship training in Foot and Ankle surgery at Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, under the direction of top orthopedic foot and ankle trauma doctors, Roy Sanders, and Arthur Walling.
Dr. Heier has extensive experience treating athletes as he has served as the team physician for Hebron High School since 1999 is currently the Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Specialist for Major League Soccer team, FC Dallas. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Heier has been the President of Texas Health Resources’ Plano Department of Orthopedics multiple times, and is currently the President of the Executive Board for OrthoTexas.
Dr. Heier has authored chapters on ankle fractures, ankle dislocations and ankle arthrodesis for three separate medical publications, including one published by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also a long standing Editor for the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma.
Dr. Michael Hisey is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon focused on helping patients recover from debilitating spinal conditions. Dr. Hisey received his medical degree from the University of California in San Diego and completed his internship and orthopedic residency in Philadelphia, PA at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Hisey also completed two fellowships, one in spinal trauma in Austria and the other in spine surgery at Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas.
Dr. Hisey has a special interest in minimally invasive spinal technologies and is dedicated to using the most minimally invasive surgical techniques possible for each patient. Dr. Hisey treats patients with various spinal problems including herniated discs, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, bulging discs, and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Hisey has locations in Denton and Flower Mound, Texas
Dr. Stephen Hochschuler is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon with a focus on treating spinal disorders in the lumbar spine. Dr. Hochschuler earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School where he also completed his internship and residency in general surgery. Dr. Hochshuler then joined the United States Air Force afterwards completing an orthopedic surgery residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Dr. Hochschuler treats all types of low back pain including spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and herniated discs. Dr. Hochschuler is a founding partner at Texas Back Institute and has a location in Plano, Texas.
Donald Hohman Jr. M.D. is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement and adult reconstructive procedures of the hip and knee. Dr. Hohman attended State University of New York at Buffalo where he completed his orthopaedic surgical training. In his final year of residency training, Dr. Hohman served as the administrative chief resident. He completed his fellowship training at the Brigham and Women’s hospital of the Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA where he spent an additional year training in Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Arthroplasty.
Dr. Hohman specializes in the management of hip and knee conditions including osteoarthritis. Dr. Hohman uses many minimally invasive techniques, including anterior total hip replacement and partial knee replacement. Dr. Hohman strives to help get his patients return to normal activity as quickly as possible. Many of his patients are up and walking the same day of surgery and only require a short hospital stay.
Dr. Hohman is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). As an active member of these associations Dr. Hohman attends multiple national meetings annually allowing him to stay up to date on the latest evidence based treatment options for those suffering from chronic hip and knee pain. Dr. Hohman sees hip and knee patients locations in Plano and Dallas.
Dr. Jennings earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, in Houston, Texas in 1981 and completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1986. In 1986, Dr. Jennings was selected as a fellow in Sports Medicine and Knee Surgery at the Southern California Center for Sports Medicine in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Jennings began his practice in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in 1987 in Plano and Carrollton, Texas. He specializes in knee and shoulder surgery, as well as sports medicine and general trauma. He is president and founder of the Texas Knee and Sports Medicine Center located at Baylor Medical Center of Carrollton, Texas since 1987. Dr. Jennings was board certified in Orthopedic Surgery in 1992 and re-certified in 1999 and 2009 and is currently working as a surgeon in sports medicine at Texas Knee & Sports Medicine in Carrolton, Texas.
Leslie Desmond Jennings is a native Texan and was born in San Antonio. He graduated from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio in 1973. He later graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with high honors. While at the University of Texas, he was a member of numerous campus organizations including The Longhorn Band and the Texas Cowboys. He was selected as an outstanding student by the student newspaper and yearbook.
Dr. Jennings earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, in Houston, Texas in 1981 and completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1986.
In 1986, Dr. Jennings was selected as a fellow in Sports Medicine and Knee Surgery at the Southern California Center for Sports Medicine in Los Angeles, California. There he trained with Dr. Douglas Jackson who was a pioneer in the field of sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Jackson was the first president of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and has authored many books and scientific articles.
Dr. Jennings began his practice in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in 1987 in Plano and Carrollton, Texas. He specializes in knee and shoulder surgery, as well as sports medicine and general trauma. He is president and founder of the Texas Knee and Sports Medicine Center located at Baylor Medical Center of Carrollton, Texas since 1987.
Dr. Jennings was board certified in Orthopedic Surgery in 1992 and re-certified in 1999 and 2009. He also sat for and completed a specialty board certification in Sports Medicine in 2008, which is an honor earned by less than 1% of the orthopedic community.
He is currently a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Texas Medical Association, Denton county Medical Society and Texas Orthopedic Association. He has served as Chairman in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor Medical Center of Carrollton from 1992 – 1996, as well as 2004 – 2009. He served on the Hospital Board in 2005.
Dr. Jennings currently resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Mary Jo Jennings. He is a Texas Longhorn Alumni and supports many charities including The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Areas of Specialization
Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX 1977-1981
Louisiana State University
New Orleans, LA 1981-1986
Southern California Ctr. For Sports Medicine
Long Beach, CA 1986-1987
Medical Dir., Douglas W Jackson, MD
Orthopedic Boards – 1999
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Dr. Kevin Ju is a fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon. Dr. Ju completed his undergraduate course work at Stanford University and earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ju then completed his general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, his orthopedic surgery residency at Harvard and his fellowship in spine surgery at Emory University.
Dr. Ju has a special interest in treating patients with all types of spinal disorders and injuries including degenerative disc disease, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal trauma, herniated discs, bulging discs and spinal fractures. Dr. Ju is actively involved in working with several medical societies including North American Spine Society, American Medical Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Ju works at Texas Back Institute and has locations in Plano and Rockwall, Texas.
Dr. Justin Kauk is a board certified orthopedic trauma surgeon specialized in fractures, malunions and orthopedic infections. Dr. Kauk attended University of Missouri and completed his residency training at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Dr. Kauk then completed his fellowship training in trauma at Reno Orthopaedic Clinic.
Dr. Kauk has additional training in fractures and orthopedic infections and believes the recovery process is strongly linked to partnering with each patient to foster positive outcomes. Dr. Kauk is a physician with Structure Orthopaedics and sees patients at their location in Plano.
Dr. Kruse is a board eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon with fellowship training in the shoulder, as well as the elbow and hand. He obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Indiana University. While in college, Dr. Kruse played linebacker for the Indiana Hoosiers’ football team and earned Academic All Big Ten honors. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Greenville Health System University Medical Center in Greenville, South Carolina. In Greenville, he trained with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolina’s. Next, he went on to complete a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He then traveled to Lyon, France to complete a fellowship in shoulder surgery at the Centre Orthopedique Santy with world-renowned shoulder surgeon, Gilles Walch.
Dr. Kruse has published several papers on shoulder, elbow, and hand surgery, and has presented at medical meetings throughout the United States. His research interests include; management of rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthroplasty, and the use of ultrasound in the shoulder. He is a candidate member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Association of Hand Surgeons. Dr. Kruse is available for treatment of all problems involving the shoulder, elbow, and hand.
He is moving to Dallas with his wife Stephanie (a former Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader), and his two daughters Livia and Violet. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, golf, reading, and weightlifting.