Stephen Hochschuler, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Stephen Hochschuler

Dr. Stephen Hochschuler is an orthopedic surgeon and recognized as a leader in spine medicine. He specializes in the lumbar spine and has been a practicing spine surgeon for more than 40 years. Dr. Hochschuler has served on the Veritas Health Medical Advisory Board for 20 years.


Dr. Hochschuler is an orthopedic surgeon who is actively involved in patient education. He founded one of the first back schools to educate patients about spine care. Dr. Hochschuler holds many achievements in his medical career including President and Founding Member of the Spine Arthroplasty Society, Founder of the Spine Division at the Veterans Administration, and is a decorated United States Air Force Major.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Spine Medicine Leadership

  • Past President, Spine Arthroplasty Society
  • Past President, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • Founder, Spine Division at the Veterans Administration
  • Founding Member, American Board of Spine Surgery
  • Member, North American Spine Society
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Professional Awards and Recognition

  • George Kozmetsky Distinguished Achievement Award, Society for Design and Process Science
  • Air Force Commendation Award


  • MD – Harvard Medical School
  • Internship – Harvard Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital
  • Residency – General Surgery, Harvard Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital
  • Residency – Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

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Profile last updated: January 21, 2020.