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Michael LaGrone, M.D.


1600 Coulter Building B
79106 Amarillo , TX
Phone: 806.354.2529




Michael LaGrone, M.D. Bio

Dr. LaGrone specializes in the treatment of spinal deformities and children's orthopaedics.  He is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of scoliosis and complex spinal problems in both children and adults. He is highly trained in the most current techniques in diagnosis and treatment. Dr. LaGrone is Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. 

Education and Training:

  • M.D. from University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas.
  • Surgical Internship, Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, California.
  • Orthopaedic Surgical Residency, Letterman Army Medical Center.
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics, Scottish Rite Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Fellowship in Spine Surgery, Twin Cities Scoliosis Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Professional Memberships & Appointments:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
  • Potter Randall Medical Society
  • Medical Advisory Board of the National Scoliosis Foundation

Dr. LaGrone has lectured and written extensively on several topics related to the spine and orthopaedics.  He has published papers on "Treatment of Symptomatic Flatback" in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery; "Loss of Lumbar Lordosis" in Orthopaedic Clinics of North America; "Derotation Analysis of Cotrel-Dubosset Instrumentation" in Spine, and "Comparison of Same Day Sequential Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion" also in Spine. He has contributed chapters entitled "Surgical Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis" in The Textbook of Spinal Surgery, and "Flatback Syndrome, Avoidance and Treatment" in Seminars in Spine Surgery.