Dr. Chaput graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, then attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He did his residency in orthopedic surgery at Scott & White Hospital/Texas A&M Health Science Center. After completing a fellowship in spinal reconstructive surgery in Baltimore, he was recruited back to Scott & White to help grow the spine division and create a center for orthopedic research that would introduce orthopedic residents to the research process and help to create advances in implant fixation, bone healing, and clinical outcomes.
Dr. Chaput has extensive experience in minimally invasive and complex reconstructive techniques for the entire spine. He has a special emphasis on cervical spine (neck) issues including myelopathy, trauma and cervical deformity. His treatment goals for his patients are to avoid surgery if possible, do the smallest surgery that will reliably improve a person’s quality of life, and to treat every patient, in the same manner, he would want a family member treated.