Texas Orthopedic Hospital, in partnership with the physicians of Fondren Orthopedic Group L.L.P., is led by a team of more than 150 physicians. Supporting this team is a board of trustees that includes respected physicians and community business leaders.
The board of trustees helps evaluate the hospital’s delivery of health care, and assists with the development of new programs. The goal is to ensure our patients receive the most advanced, cost-effective health care, close to home.
Jeffrey Kozak, M.D., Managing Partner of Fondren Orthopedic Group
Dr. Jeffrey Kozak is nationally recognized for his contributions to orthopedic issues of the neck and spine. As an integral partner of Fondren since 1988 and a founding partner of Texas Orthopedic Hospital since it opened in 1995, Dr. Kozak has brought vast knowledge and a wealth of experience to his roles within Fondren and Texas Orthopedic Hospital.
Kozak received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency program at Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, and his residency in Spine Disorders from the London Clinic. Kozak holds professional affiliations with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and Texas Spine Society.
In addition to his Texas, Louisiana, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming medical licenses, Kozak is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Gregory Stocks, M.D. Chief of Staff
Dr. Gregory Stocks specializes in hip and knee replacements, as well as arthroscopic hip surgery.
A longtime resident of Houston and graduate of Memorial High School, Stocks received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Duke University, summa cum laude. He then returned to Houston and received his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine.
Stocks conducted post-graduate studies at Texas Tech Medical Center, where he completed a rotating internship and residency in orthopedic surgery. He has also completed fellowships in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal National Hospital and Harley Street Hospital in London, as well as the University of California in San Diego. Stocks then returned to Texas Tech, where he served as director of the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program and head of the Arthritis Surgery Center. While at Texas Tech, Stocks rose to the position of associate professor and was the youngest faculty member awarded the prestigious University Medical Center $1 million endowed chair. In 1999, Stocks returned to Houston and joined Fondren Orthopedic Group.
At Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Stocks serves as chairman of the Medical Executive Committee, and vice-chairman of the Board of Directors.
Stocks is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a past member of the American Orthopedic Association, and current member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons as well as the Orthopedic Research Society.
Stocks is the medical director for the Houston chapter of PCRF (Palestine Children’s Relief Fund), a non-political, non-religious humanitarian organization that provides and arranges care for children in the Middle East. He has led several medical missions to the Middle East, and has brought several children to Houston and Texas Orthopedic Hospital for free medical care.
Hussein A. Elkousy, M.D., Texas Orthopedic Hospital Chairman of the Board
Dr. Hussein Elkousy specializes in sports medicine. His particular interests are in knee and shoulder injuries, treated both arthroscopically and with open procedures.
Elkousy grew up in the rural town of Chillicothe in southern Ohio. In 1991, he graduated with distinction and Summa Cum Laude from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and received the Edward C. Horn Award for Excellence in Zoology.
Elkousy attended Duke University Medical School and graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He was honored by his class with the Ideal Physician Award in 1995. He remained at Duke University for two years of general surgery training before completing his Orthopaedic Surgical Residency in 2001. During that time, Elkousy was a co-recipient of the Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research.
Following his residency, Elkousy completed a one-year Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.
Elkousy is currently the team physician for Texas Southern University, and a consulting physician for the Houston Rockets.
Elkousy holds staff appointments at Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital-Roger Clemens Institute, The Methodist Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital.
In addition to his Texas medical licensure, Elkousy is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Eric Becker, Chief Executive Officer, Texas Orthopedic Hospital
Becker joined TOH in February 2016. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Research Medical Center (RMC), a 590-bed acute-care hospital and one of the busiest hospitals in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. During his tenure at RMC, Becker was instrumental in several growth strategies such as expanding outreach programs, increasing traffic in the emergency department and developing new service lines. He also has a proven track record improving patient satisfaction at several facilities during his career.
Becker earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, and earned his Master of Health Care Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus in Richmond, Virginia.
David Loncarich, M.D.
Dr. David Loncarich specializes in surgery of the foot and ankle.
A native of California, Loncarich received his bachelor’s degree in physiology from the University of California. He earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California - School of Medicine.
Loncarich then joined the military and was commissioned a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy in 1992. While in the Navy, he completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency. From there, Loncarich served as a staff orthopedic surgeon at Camp Lejeune, NC. Loncarich completed his fellowship training in surgery of the foot and ankle at the Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic, and Reconstructive Research in Houston, Texas.
Loncarich, board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, maintains staff privileges at Texas Orthopedic Hospital, The Methodist Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Diagnostic Center Hospital. He is also a member of several organizations, including the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Harris County Medical Society, and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.
Thomas Mehlhoff, M.D.
Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff specializes in hand surgery and upper-extremity orthopedic surgery, including surgery of the hand, wrist and elbow.
A native of South Dakota, Mehlhoff received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of South Dakota. He was first in his class at the University of South Dakota - School of Medicine, and received his medical degree, with honors, from Baylor College of Medicine.
Mehlhoff conducted post-graduate studies at Baylor College of Medicine, completing an internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery. He has also completed fellowships in hand and upper extremity surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Surgery Award, the Paul Harrington Award for Excellence in Orthopedics, and the Texas Orthopedic Association's Best Resident Paper Award. In 2004, Mehlhoff was honored by the Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses of Greater Houston with the Distinguished Surgeon Award.
Mehlhoff is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Mehlhoff has served as team physician for the Houston Astros since 1990, specializing in diagnosis and surgery for sports-related injuries of the hand, wrist, and elbow. He has served as chairman of the Ethics Committee at Texas Orthopedic Hospital, and currently serves on the Quality Improvement and Peer Review Committee.
Troy A. Villarreal, President, HCA Gulf Coast Division
Troy A. Villarreal joined HCA Gulf Coast Division as President in June 2016 from Medical City Dallas Hospital, where he had been chief executive officer since October 2013. Before that, he was the chief executive officer at The Medical Center of Plano for five years.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Texas A&M University and master’s degrees in health care administration and business administration at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Villarreal has a strong history of community service. He is a graduate of Leadership Plano Class 27 and formerly served on the executive committee board, strategic planning committee, and alumni committee of Leadership Plano. He also has served on the board of the Plano Chamber of Commerce as campaign cabinet chair for Collin County and as a member of the advisory board of the United Way of Greater Dallas.
Since joining HCA in 1993, Villarreal has been responsible for major facility upgrades, significant growth, and increased patient, physician and employee satisfaction at a variety of HCA hospitals.
Cynthia Calder, M.D. - Greater Houston Anesthesiology, MHA Division
Dr. Cynthia Calder is chief of service of the Texas Orthopedic Hospital anesthesia department.
Originally from Georgia but now a loyal Texan, Calder received a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, graduated from Emory Medical School, and completed an anesthesia residency at Baylor University. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology.
In 2009, Calder received the Award of Distinguished Anesthesiologist from the Association of Peri-operative Registered Nurses of Greater Houston.
Calder serves on the Patient Care Committee, Medical Executive Committee, Quality Improvement Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Methodist Division of Anesthesiology.
Community Board Members
Currently a weekend sports anchor and reporter for KHOU-TV, Musil has served in several different capacities since starting at Channel 11 in 1980. The Kansas native played football, baseball, basketball, and ran track in high school. He went on to play baseball up to the semi-professional level. Musil graduated from Kansas State University with a major in Radio-TV Journalism and a minor in coaching.
Musil is very active in the Houston community, regularly appearing at civic organizations, schools and churches as a guest speaker. He also participates in a variety of charitable events, including the Matt Musil Celebrity Golf Classic, and annual basketball clinics for Houston youth.
A former defensive lineman for the Super Bowl XXXI Champion Green Bay Packers, and Washington Redskins, Dotson began his career in 1992 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was named NFL Defensive Rookie of The Year. Dotson is a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, and Baylor Hall of Fame.
Dotson currently serves on the board of directors at Texas Orthopedic Hospital, and is the celebrity spokesperson for Project Love Santa’s Angels, a nonprofit organization for kids.
In 1992, Dotson established the Santana Dotson Foundation, an organization committed to providing financial and emotional support to economically-challenged high school students. Since its inception, Dotson has supported a wide variety of fundraising efforts in the Houston community, including football clinics, school supply drives, and holiday toy drives.
Gary McGuire has been in the insurance, financial planning and retirement industry for more than 14 years. He has worked with Metropolitan Life Insurance, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Investors Financial Group, Raymond James Financial Services, InterSecurties, Inc., and Transamerica Financial Advisors.
McGuire attended the University of Houston on an athletic football scholarship from 1983-1987,where he studied kinesiology with a minor in business.