Kathryn Hoes, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Kathryn Hoes, MD, MBS, received her bachelors of science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 with a full academic scholarship. In addition to her dedicated science studies and pre-medical preparatory courses, she obtained a certificate in Latin American Studies during her time as an undergraduate. Spanish language proficiency was a part of this certification. She completed an accelerated masters of biomedical science degree at Rutgers University prior to medical school in order to obtain a deeper foundation in biomedical research which would play a vital role in her planned academic medical practice.

Following her initial medical training at Rutgers University (formerly Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) Dr. Hoes went on to neurosurgery residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She served as chief resident in her final year of training. For additional expertise. Dr. Hoes completed a CAST certified fellowship in complex spinal surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine as part of Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. The training consisted of complex spinal and minimally invasive procedures, spinal oncology, peripheral nerve disorders, spinal deformity, degenerative spinal disease, pediatric spinal disorders, and disc arthroplasty.

The type of care that is patient-centered, humanistic, and collaborative is important to Dr. Hoes. She integrates the breadth of her multifaceted training in an approach to brain, spine and peripheral nerve disorders with the patient’s health goals as her primary consideration. Dr. Hoes prefers conservative care and the least invasive strategies possible to return her patients back to the lifestyle they are seeking. Medical education remains her priority.

Community Clinic Sites

UPMC Passavant Spine Center, Wexford
12680 Perry Highway
Suite 201
Wexford, PA 15090

New Castle
Westgate Plaza
2004 West State Street
New Castle, PA 16101

UPMC West 
1600 Coraopolis Heights Road
Suite G1
Coraopolis, PA 15108

Specialized Areas of Interest

Spinal tumors; degenerative spinal disorders; complex spine surgery; spinal instrumentation; peripheral nerve surgery; brain and spine trauma.

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Mercy
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Shadyside

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Medical Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
North American Spine Society

Education & Training

  • BS, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
  • Masters, Biomedical Sciences, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers University), 2007
  • MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers University), 2011
  • Residency, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2018
  • Fellowship, Complex Spine Neurosurgery, Indiana University with Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, 2019

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctor, Dallas 'D' Magazine, 2022
  • Post Residency Clinical Fellowship Grant, Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation, 2018-19
  • Alumni Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Rutgers University, 2011
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Rutgers University, 2010.
  • Graduation with Honors, Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
  • Helen Faison Scholarship,University of Pittsburgh, 2002-06.

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