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Texas Back Institute uses its experience, talent, state-of-the-art equipment, and technology to provide superior and innovative care for patients who suffer from back and neck pain.
From the beginning in 1977, the goal to perform as a center of excellence, integrating the best of science and education with the best business practices, has served Texas Back Institute well and continues to be the backbone of Texas Back Institute’s success. Over thirty-five years later, Texas Back Institute is one of the largest freestanding multidisciplinary academic spine centers in the world. Utilizing the latest technological advancements and medical breakthroughs, leading and participating in numerous FDA trials, developing surgeons through its fellowship program and employing an expert medical team and compassionate support staff, Texas Back Institute remains dedicated to helping patients get back to life.
With our unparalleled commitment to spine care, Texas Back Institute has pioneered many innovative spine technologies in the United States. Here at Texas Back Institute, we are dedicated to training spine surgeons from all over the world.
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Blog Audio - Dr Kevin Ju Introduction And ER Call During Boston Bombing
Nov 17 16
As is the case with many successful people, Dr. Kevin Ju (http://texasback.com/doctors-profiles/doctor-kevin-ju/) was an over-achiever as a child and young adult. When he was growing up in Houston, his parents – a computer programmer mom and a chemical engineer dad – encouraged his curiosity about how things worked.
“I spent a lot of time taking things such as microwave ovens and lamps apart and then putting them back together,” he said in a recent interview. “In spite of having no doctors in my family, I was interested in biology and the human body at a very early age. I was fortunate to do some research at Baylor Hospital when I was in high school and was allowed to shadow a surgeon early on. This got me interested in medicine.”
Next stop for Dr. Ju was the prestigious Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He majored in biology and wrote an honors thesis in neurobiology (http://neurobiology.stanford.edu/) as an undergraduate. He decided to attend medical school and was accepted to one of the best in the country.
“I went to medical school at Harvard and then stayed in Boston for my residency training,” he said.
His time in Boston was marked by a tragic event that forever changed the way this young, brilliant surgeon would perceive the world around him. No amount of academic success, parental support and training could have prepared him for what was to happen on the darkest day the city of Boston has ever witnessed.
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