Leonard K. Kibuule, MD, FAAOS

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Meet Dr. Kibuule


Dr. Kibuule is a fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in spinal injuries and disorders. Dr. Kibuule is especially trained to perform minimally invasive spine surgery and has a special interest and extensive experience in the treatment of adult scoliosis, spinal deformities and motion preserving procedures.

During his medical training, Dr. Kibuule participated in numerous research endeavors and has written papers and book chapters pertaining to low back pain in adolescent patients, lumbar spinal stenosis, cervical disc arthroplasty, and surgical approaches to the spine.

In addition, he has shared his surgical expertise at local, regional and national presentations, including the University of Nebraska Medical Center, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Mid-America Orthopedic Association and American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. Dr. Kibuule is an advocate for innovation in the area of spine surgery and given his engineering background, he has helped industry leaders in the development of next generation products including robotics. His expertise in spine surgery has lead him to teach other surgeons nationwide on new cutting edge surgical techniques and minimally invasive approaches to the spine.

Dr. Kibuule is the recipient of numerous honors and distinctions, including being named UT Southwestern Medical School’s candidate for the National Medical Foundation Award. He was recently named one of D Magazine’s “Best Doctors” in the specialty of Orthopedic Surgery in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019 AND 2020. He was also named to Ft Worth Magazine Best Doctors in 2017.

Dr. Kibuule is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedics and is a member of the North American Spine Society and a Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. An avid athlete, Dr. Kibuule enjoys skiing, biking, hiking and traveling the world. He has lived in Texas for over 12 years and currently resides in North Texas. Prior to pursuing a career in medicine, Dr. Kibuule received an engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Education + Specialties


  • William Beaumont Hospital; Royal Oak, MI
    • Orthopaedic Spine Surgery


  • University of Nebraska/Creighton University; Omaha, NE
    • Orthopaedics

Medical School

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; Dallas, TX
    • Doctor of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • General Orthopaedics
    • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Lumbar spine procedures: minimally invasive decompression, fusions, and reconstruction
  • Cervical spine procedures: fusions, minimally invasive decompression
  • Lumbar and cervical artificial disc replacement
  • Vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, bone biopsy and radio frequency ablation for cancer
  • Intracept® Provider for Vertebrogenic pain

Personal Interests:

  • Dr. Kibuule enjoys skiing, hiking and biking in his spare time.


  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine “Top Doctor” (2017, 2020)
  • D Magazine “Best Doctors in Collin County” (2018, 2020)
  • D Magazine “Best Doctors” (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018)
  • Living Magazine “Top Docs” (2018)
  • Texas Monthly Magazine “Super Docs: Rising Stars” (2016, 2017, 2018)

Locations Served:

  • Allen
  • Richardson
  • Rockwall

Meet Tom Winders


For a while, the only place Tom Winders could get a decent night’s sleep was on his living room love seat, where he could position his back just right. That’s when he knew something had to be done.
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Suite 100
Southlake, TX 76092

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Rockwall, TX 75032

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Fort Worth, TX 76244

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Richardson, TX 75082

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Suite 406
Bedford, TX 76021

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Suite 110
Allen, TX 75013

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Plano, TX 75093

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Prosper, TX 75078

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