Kurt Von Rueden, MD
Dr. Von Rueden is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in spine. Dr. Von Rueden has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of spine, the last 10 years spent in Austin. He was Dr. Tom Lowe's first fellow in Denver and subsequently was involved with the training of other fellows at the University of Colorado. He then went into practice for several years at the Woodridge Orthopedic Clinic in Denver, Colorado. In 1996, he relocated to Austin to specialize in scoliosis and complex spine surgery.
Dr. Von Rueden currently serves as a University of Texas spinal consultant and routinely manages and cares for a variety of student athletes at the University of Texas. He performs all aspects of spinal surgery in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. His special interests include treating scoliosis and spinal deformities in both children and adults. He is also the Director of Spine at the trauma center at Brackenridge Hospital.
Dr. Von Rueden received a B.A. at the University of Minnesota in 1978 and a medical degree at the same institution in 1982. He completed an orthopedic internship and a residency program at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. He then received training in pediatric orthopedics at Denver Children's Hospital. In 1994 and 1995, Dr. Von Rueden was awarded the North American Spine Study Traveling Fellowship.
Dr. Von Rueden is active in the Scoliosis Research Society and the North American Spine Society. He is also a member of the Spine Trauma Study Group, an international group of physicians involved in multicenter research on spinal trauma.