Dr. Ricky R. Kalra, MD

Dr. Ricky R. Kalra, MD


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    At Kalra Brain & Spine we provide the most up to date evidence based surgical care. Our treatment plans are often multidisciplinary and directed toward non-operative management. If surgery is your best option we utilize the latest technology and techniques to provide the most minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Ricky Kalra is a spine fellowship trained, board certified neurosurgeon who is originally from Plano, Texas. Dr. Kalra specializes in treating brain, spine, and peripheral nerve issues. He has a special interest in brain tumor and complex spine surgery. Dr. Kalra spent a year researching brain tumors and was nationally recognized for his contributions with the Preuss Award by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He also has extensive publications in spine surgery and was awarded the Charlie Kunz award by the Joint Spine Section for his research on lumbar fusions. As part of his training Dr. Kalra completed a spine fellowship in Germany to further learn the newest spine technologies, minimally invasive techniques, and complex scoliosis surgery. Dr. Kalra has been named by D Magazine as a D best neurosurgeon in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. Dr. Kalra also has multiple leadership roles in north Dallas hospitals as a medical directory of neurosurgery. When you see Dr. Kalra he will take time to understand why you came to see him and what you want to get back. With this information, your medical history, and a thorough examination he will educate you on your options and together you will develop a plan that works best for you. If you have struggled with neck or back pain and you have tried lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, medications, pain management and it is not improving it may be time to see a neurosurgeon. If you have been told you need a neck or back surgery Dr. Kalra advises you and his patients to seek a second opinion. There are many new ideas, techniques, and technologies that may help you avoid a complex spine surgery or unnecessary pain.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Neurological Surgeon

    Education & Training

    University of Utah (Residency)

    University of Utah (Fellowship)

    Krankenhaus Tutzing, Munich, Germany (Other)

    Bachelors Degree - Rice University

    Medical Degree - Washington University (St. Louis)

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Neurological Surgery since 2021


    Top Insurances

    • Aetna

    • Bravo Health

    • Cigna

    • Medicare

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    Kalra Brain & Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery

    5899 Preston Road

    Ste 1303

    Frisco, TX 75034

    (972) 905-9226

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    Ratings & Reviews

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    Overall rating

    Based on 31 reviews

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    Office Experience

    99% of patients found the doctor and staff friendly and the office clean and modern

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    99% of patients felt that their time spent with the doctor was meaningful and impactful and that any follow ups were addressed quickly

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    Wait Times

    89% of patients were satisfied with the wait time

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    Appointment Booking

    100% of patients found it easy to book an appointment

    Patients give Dr. Ricky Kalra an Excellent overall experience rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kalra has been rated and reviewed by 31 patients. These ratings are based on a variety of factors, including the amount of time patients spent with Dr. Kalra, his bedside manner, appointment waiting time, friendliness of the office staff, clarity of diagnosis, and more.

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    Memberships & Associations

    American Association of Neurological Surgeons



    Congress of Neurological Surgeons



    Medical City Frisco

    Medical Director of Neurosurgery

    Texas Health Presbyterian Plano

    Chief of Surgery


    Hansard Scholars Program

    Rice University

    Magna Cum Laude

    Rice University

    Preuss Award Section on Tumors for Best Tumor Research (2014)

    American Association of Neurological Surgeons

    Spine Section Charlie Kunz Award for Best Spine Research (2016)

    Congress of Neurological Surgeons

    D Best Doctor in Dallas

    D Magazine


    Thoracoscopic Corpectomy and Reconstruction in Benzel's Spine Surgery, 4th Edition

    Kalra, R. Schmidt M. , 2014

    Thoracoscopic Spine Surgery. Youmans Neurological Surgery. 7th edition

    Kalra, R., Schmidt M, and Beisse, R. , 2016

    Intradural Spinal Cord Tumors. Spine Surgery Basics

    Kalra R, Dailey AT. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 2014

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. Ricky Kalra accepting new patients?

    Yes, Dr. Ricky Kalra is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Dr. Ricky Kalra offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Kalra's office at (972) 905-9226 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Dr. Ricky Kalra offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Kalra's office at (972) 905-9226 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Dr. Ricky Kalra speak?

    Dr. Ricky Kalra speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Dr. Ricky Kalra have?

    Dr. Ricky Kalra is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

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