Stephen Fletcher, DO, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Fletcher received his doctorate of osteopathic medicine from North Texas State University Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital and Memorial Hermann Hospital, and completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Dallas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Fletcher is board certified in neurosurgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, and has a special interest in brain tumors and vascular disorders in children. Dr. Fletcher’s research interests include: Chiari Malformation in children, comparative studies of canine and pediatric brain tumors, medical management of trauma-associated brain swelling and attempts at culturing brain tumor cell lines in collaboration with The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Center. His current research is in canine brain tumors comparing these to human tumors so as to develop novel therapies applicable to both.

Stephen Fletcher was a rodeo competitor in his school days and worked as an auto mechanic. He was supporting his young family on his mechanic’s salary when he made the tough decision to leave a good job to take the chance on medical school. He is a licensed pilot and would like to have more time to fly.