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Donald L. Hilton, Jr, M.D.
Diplomate American Board of Neurological Surgery

OFFICE ADDRESS:

4410 Medical Drive, Suite 610
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 614-2453
Fax: (210) 477-5755

 

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

Port Neches Groves High School
Port Neches, Texas 1977
(Elected most likely to succeed by senior class of 541)

Bachelor of Science, with highest honors
Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas 1983

MISSIONARY SERVICE:
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
South Africa, 1979-1980

MEDICAL EDUCATION:

Doctor of Medicine, with honors
University of Texas, Galveston, 1984-1988

INTERNSHIP:

Surgical Internship
University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN 1988-1989

 

RESIDENCY:

Neurosurgery
University of Tennessee, Memphis, 1989-1994

 

HONORARY AWARDS:

Eagle Scout
Phi Eta Sigma, 1978
Phi Kappa Phi, 1982
Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society, 1988

LICENSURE:

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, #H7313, 1994

 

CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Neurological Surgery
11/13/97, #97086

American College of Surgeons, 10/14/99

 

PRIVATE PRACTICE:

Neurosurgical Associates of San Antonio, P.A.
1994 to present

STAFF APPOINTMENTS:

Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Santa Rosa Hospital
Northwest, 1999 to 2000

Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Baptist Medical Center,
2001 to 2002

Vice-Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, 2001 to 2003

Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Southwest Texas
Methodist Hospital, 2003-2004

Chief, Department of Surgery, Stone Oak Methodist Hospital, March 2009 to present

 

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS:

The Osler Institute
Instructor, Neurosurgery Board Review Course
Chicago, Illinois 1998,
Houston, Texas November 7, 1998
Tampa, Florida February 27, 1999
Atlanta, Georgia September 25, 1999
Houston, Texas November 15, 1999
Houston, Texas September 16, 2000
Houston, Texas November , 2001
Houston, Texas November 11, 2002

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Instructor, Goodman Oral Board Review Course
Houston, Texas, April 21, 2007

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Methodist Hospital
Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital
Metropolitan Methodist Hospital
Stone Oak Methodist Hospital
Baptist Health System

OFFICES HELD:

Secretary, Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2004, 2005 & 2006

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

Bexar County Medical Society
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
AANS Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care
American College of Surgeons
Texas Medical Association
Specialty Society Alternate Delegate, May 2000

RECOGNITION:

Local and national attention for minimally invasive tubular retractor system for lumbar spine surgery. Locally KENS TV,
11/17/98; nationally with CBS affiliates.

Local and national attention for minimally invasive tubular
retractor system for lumbar and cervical spine surgery. Locally KENS TV, June 2002, nationally with CBS affiliates

Best Doctors in America, 2005 - 2012

S.A. Scene Best Doctors - 2006-2008

Texas Super Doctors, 2008-2011

Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research

Council of America, 2007 Edition

MDNews, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, September 2007

INVITED FACULTY:

Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Current Concepts in Minimally
Invasive Discectomy, Memphis, TN., July 15, 2000.

Minimally Invasive Spine Convention, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, May 2000

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Minimally Invasive Spine Practical Course, San Francisco, April 2000.

Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Current Surgical Options for Lumbar Discectomy: Comparison of Results. San Antonio, TX., September 2000.

Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Current Concepts in Minimally
Invasive Discectomy”, Memphis, TN, October 7, 2000.

Satellite Training Center
Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital
Director, “Minimal Access Spinal Technologies Hands-onLab”
Medtronic Sofamor Danek
San Antonio, TX-May 4, 2002

Director, METRx, Lecture Cadaver Course
Houston, November 2002

Satellite Training Center
Faculty, “Minimal Access Spinal Technologies Hands-on Lab”
Medtronic Sofamor Danek
Tucson, AZ-January 10-11, 2003

Faculty, “Minimal Access Spinal Technologies Hands-on-Lab”
Medtronic Sofamor Danek
Meri Institute
Memphis, TN-February 21, 2003

Faculty, “Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Practical Course”.
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Annual Meeting
Orlando, FL – May 2, 2004

Faculty, “Minimally Invasive Lumbar and Cervical
Microdiscectomy and X-tube fusion”
Medtronic Sofamor Danek
Seattle, WA, July 22-23, 2004

Faculty, “Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Current Status”
University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of
Orthopedics, Grand Rounds
San Antonio, TX, September 22, 2004

Faculty, “Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy”
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
73rd Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA, April 2005

Faculty, “Modern Techniques and Future Trends in Lumbar
Interbody Fusion”
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
73rd Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA, April 2005

Faculty and live surgical demonstration, "Current Concepts in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery"
Boomin Hospital
Basan, South Korea, December 7 2006

Faculty, Nuances of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression, Talk
Kevin Foley, M.D, Director
American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 2008

Faculty, Nuances of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression, Talk
Kevin Foley, M.D, Director
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Annual Meeting
Orlando September 2008

Faculty, Minimally Invasive Techniques for Cervical and Lumbar Spinal Surgery
Kevin Foley, M.D, Director
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California October 2010

Invited Speaker, Current Concepts in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Orthopedics
San Antonio, Texas September 18, 2010

PRESENTATIONS:

"Reduction of Postlaminectomy Epidural Fibrosis in Dogs by a Carbohydrate Polymer”, Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 2-5, 1992.

Microdiscectomy with minimally invasive tubular retraction,Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, San Antonio, TX, May 25, 2000.

Microdiscectomy with METRx System, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, September 25, 2000.

Minimally Invasive Approach for Far Lateral Lumbar disc
Herniations Using the METRx-MD System, Vardiman AB,
Hilton DL, Poster Presentation, AANS/CNS Section on Spine
and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 5-8, 2003.

Minimally Invasive Techniques for Intradural Applications,
Vardiman AB, Hilton DL, Poster Presentation, AANS/CNS
Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 5-8, 2003.

Recurrent Outpatient Lumbar Disc Surgery Using Minimally Invasive Tubular Retractor (MITR), Hilton DL, Vardiman AB, Poster Presentation, AANS/CNS Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 5-8, 2003.

Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy with Three Dimensional
Visualization with Minimally Invasive Tubular Retractor (MITR), Hilton DL, Vardiman AB, Oral and poster presentation, AANS/CNS Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Tampa. FL, March 5-8, 2003.

MAST II, The Next Generation – Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Hilton, DL, Oral Presentation, MAST symposium, Philadelphia; September 28, 2005.

MAST II, The Next Generation – Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Hilton, DL, Oral Presentation, MAST symposium, Boston, October 10. 2005.

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Oral Presentation,Clinical Orthopedic Society, San Antonio, TX, October 13, 2005.

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Oral Presentation, Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons (TANS) at annual TMA meeting, Houston, Texas, May 5, 2005 Invited Speaker

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Desiderio DM, Kusmierz JJ, Zhu X, Dass C. Hilton DL,
Robertson JT, “Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Opioid and
Tachykinin Neuropeptides in Non-secreting and ACTH-secreting Human Pituitary Adenomas”. Biological Mass Spectrometry, Vol. 22, pp. 89-97 (1993).

Hilton DL, Jr, Einhaus S, Meric AL, White RP, Schweitzer JP,
Park MR, Robertson JT, “Early Assessment of Neurological
Deficits in the Fluid-Percussion Model of Brain Injury”. Journal
of Neurotrauma, Vol. 10, Number 2, 1993.

Hilton DL,Jr.,Palmer, S, “METRx Microdiscectomy Surgical
Technique”, Medtronic Safamor Danek, 2001.

Hilton DL,Jr, “Out-Patient Muscle-Splitting Microdiscectomy” in Perez-Cruet M, Fessler R, (eds) Out-Patient Spinal Surgery, Chapter 11, 2002.

Hilton DL,Jr “Minimally invasive microdiscectomy” in Orthopedics today, Minimal Access Spinal Technologies,
Medtronic Sofamor Danek, August 2002.

Hilton DL,Jr. “Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Spine” in McGinty’s Operative Arthroscopy, Chapter 67, 2003.

Hilton DL, Jr, "Minimally Invasive Tubular Access for Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy with Three Dimensional Microscopic Visualization and Localization with Anterior/Posterior Imaging", Spine J, (2007) 154-158.

Hilton DL, Jr, Watts CW, "Pornography Addiction: A Neurological Perspective" Surgical Neurology International, manuscript in press, Feb 2010

 

ABSTRACTS:

Park MR, Schweitzer JB, Hilton DL, Robertson JT.
“Quantitative Changes in Midbrain Axonal Morphology
Correlates with Degree of Head Injury”. Society for
Neuroscience Annual Meeting, October 1991.

Hilton DL, Schweitzer JB, Park MR, Meric AL, Robertson JT.
“Clinical Performance Correlates with Quantitative Axonal
Changes Early in Brain Injury”. Scientific Program of the 60th
Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurologic
Surgeons, April 11-16, 1992, pg. 317

Hilton DL, Lefler CW, White RP, Robertson JT. “Eicosanoids
as an Index of Brain Injury”. Scientific Program of the 60th
Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurologic
Surgeons, April 11-16, 1992, pg. 318

Hilton DL. Watridge CW, Lowrey R. “Conservative Treatment
in Traumatic Blunt Carotid Artery Dissection”. Scientific
Program of the 61th Annual Meeting of the American
Association of Neurologic Surgeons, April 24-29, 1993.

Robertson JT, Hilton DL, Meric AL, Dohan FC, Wujek J.
“Reduction of Epidural Scar by a Barrier Agent in a Dog Model of Epidural Fibrosis”. Scientific Program of the 61th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurologic Surgeons, April 24-29, 1993.

Galvan GM, Vardiman AB, Hilton DL, Fichtel FM. “Same Day
Surgery for Intradural Tumors: A report of 3 cases”.  Digital
Poster, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting,
September 15-20, 2007.

Galvan GM, Vardiman AB, Hilton DL, Fichtel FM. “Minimally
Invasive Surgery Using the METRx-MD System: Techniques for Intradural Applications”.  Digital Poster, Congress of
Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 15-20, 2007

Dr. Donald L. Hilton, “Spines Will Never Be the Same”,
NSide MD, San Antonio Medical Journal, Volume II, Issue 2,
June, July 2008

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE PRESENTER:

Recorded at AANS Annual Meeting, “Minimally Invasive
Cervical Microdiscectomy”, DVD 601D, 2 of 3Donald L. Hilton, Jr., M.D., Course Presenter, Kevin Foley, M.D., Course      Director, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2006

Online Teaching Session. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Lumbar Decompressive Techniques, American Association of Neurological Surgeons website, August 2008


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