Dr. Stokes is a board-certified neurosurgeon, fellowship-trained in spinal surgery with a practice entirely focused on spinal surgery. He has been in practice in Austin for more than seven years and has performed thousands of spinal procedures. His practice serves as a referral center for complex spinal problems for the region.
Dr. Stokes completed undergraduate training at the University of Texas - Austin in 1992 adding to a long family history of Longhorn graduates. Dr. Stokes subsequently obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1995. He then completed Neurosurgical residency training at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics in Chapel Hill, NC. During six years of intense Neurosurgical training, he developed a keen interest in Spinal Neurosurgery prompting advanced fellowship training at the Cedars Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders in Los Angeles, CA and UCLA ending in 2002.
Dr. Stokes obtained Board Certification by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2005 and remains a member in good standing. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He was named as Co-Chief of the Seton Spine & Scoliosis Center, Austin Texas, in November 2009.
Dr. Stokes has published numerous scientific articles in peer reviewed journals and has authored book chapters relevant to spinal surgery. In addition, he has given presentations at scientific meetings around the country. Dr. Stokes was a principal investigator in a FDA IDE (investigational device exemption) study of the Mobi-C artificial cervical disc. He also collaborates with several medical device manufacturers in the development of new spinal technologies.