Dr. Kevin Pauza, founding Partner and co-owner of Texas Spine and Joint Hospital, grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem on full scholarship and earned two Bachelors of Arts in Biology and Psychology with high honors. Dr. Kevin Pauza returned to Hershey to attend medical school at the Penn State College of Medicine, to which he applied early. Dr. Pauza sought admission to no other school, he has said, because thats the only place I wanted to go. He liked the institutions requirement that each student enroll in a humanities course, and having to execute published research before finishing. Preanaesthetic Preparation of Pediatric Outpatients: the Role of a Videotape for Parents, an article Dr. Kevin Pauza coauthored while still in medical school, appeared in the Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia. Penn State awarded Dr. Kevin Pauza his M.D. in 1990. The following academic year he served an internship at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Next, Dr. Kevin Pauza fulfilled a three-year residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his formal training with an interventional spine fellowship in the Neurological Institute of the East Texas Medical Center. Since establishing the Texas Spine and Joint Hospital, Dr. Kevin Pauza has become one of the leading authorities in the world on nonsurgical treatments for back and neck pain. He conducts medical research in ongoing studies of noninvasive, biologic drug trials for the treatment of spinal and disc problems. In his role for the hospital and as a Senior Partner of Spine Specialists, P.A., Dr. Kevin Pauza recently established the John Dehaan Foundation, which honors researchers who have made great advances in nonsurgical treatment of spinal problems with an annual $250,000 grant. His renown as a researcher in his specialty drew the attention of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Pauza has met several times with Prince Faisal bin Abdullah, the Minister of Education for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to discuss the development of schools and medical programs in the Middle Eastern country.
Tyler, Texas 75701