Dr. Stephen E. Earle, M.D.


            Dr. Stephen E. Earle, M.D., is a Certified Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon with over three decades of experience in orthopaedic surgery. Also, since 1992, Dr. Earle has been an avid race car driver, nationally and internationally. His dedication to excellence is prevalent both in his care for patients as well as his race car driving. 

            Dr. Stephen Earle comes from a family of doctors; both his father and brother specialize in the field of orthopaedic surgery. In 1974, Dr. Earle graduated with honors from Texas Tech University in Lubbock with Bachelors in Science in Chemistry. He continued his education as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Biochemistry at Texas Tech then studied for his Masters Degree in Neurophysiology in San Antonio at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Earle attended Medical School at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston from 1976 to 1979. Dr. Earle then returned home to San Antonio to complete his Orthopaedic Internship and Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Between 1984 and 1986, Dr. Earle completed his spine surgery fellowship in San Antonio. Dr. Earle then immediately joined the family business, a local orthopaedic surgery medical practice, Jack L. Earle, M.D., P.A. Dr. Earle gained immeasurable experience and knowledge of orthopaedic surgery while working with his father. In 1990, after three concentrated years of practice in the field of orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Earle decided to specialize solely in the meticulous practice of orthopaedic spinal surgery. He has enjoyed every minute of it and never looked back. In 2004, Dr. Earle branched out on his own to establish his solo practice, Dr. Stephen E. Earle, M.D., P.A.      

            As if the thrill of spinal surgery wasn’t enough, Dr. Earle began racing cars, specifically Ferraris, in 1991. He has always had a passion for racing but a motorcycle accident in his early adulthood put his desire to compete on hold. However, at the age of 40, his interest in racing sparked again, this time with a focus on Ferrari GT Racing. He has accumulated over nineteen (19) years experience racing in the United States and Italy, with multiple national and international championships (see below). Currently, Dr. Earle is a member of the Kessel Racing Team, competing in the Italian GT Series. For more information and updates, please visit www.kesselracing.ch

1995: 3rd Overall-Ferrari Challenge-Ferrari North American Series; World Champion 348 J Class-Mugello Italy; 1st place-Japan/USA Challenge
1996: Driver and Team Champion-Ferrari Challenge 355, Ferrari North American Series; Prime Assoiuco World Cup Champion-Mugello, Italy; 1st place-Japan/USA Challenge
1997: Driver and Team Champion-Ferrari Challenge 355, Ferrari North American Series; Vice Champion Driver
1998: Vice Champion Driver- Ferrari Challenge 355, Ferrari North American Series; Ferrari Endurance Challenge Champion-Ferrari North American Series; North American Champion; Rest of the World Champion-Ferrari Challenge 355, Imola, Italy
1999: Driver and Team Champion-Ferrari Challenge 355, Ferrari North American Series; Driver and Team Champion-Ferrari Endurance Challenge; Vice Champion-Vallelunga, Italy
2000: Driver and Team Champion-Ferrari Challenge 360 Modena, Ferrari of North American Series; Vice Champion-Mugello, Italy
2001: 5th Overall-Ferrari Challenge F360, Ferrari North American Series (partial season); USA Champion-Monza, Italy; 3rd place-European LeMans Series
2002: 4th place-Daytona 24 hours; 10 place-24 hours of LeMans; 1 win, 2 podiums-FIA GT Series, Barcelona, Spain
2004: 2 podiums, 3 Manufacture’s Cup-Maserati GT/Grand AM Series
2005: 5th place-Italian GT Series
2006: 2 podiums-Ferrari Challenge F430; USA Champion International Finali-Monza, Italy; 3 wins, 10 podiums-FIA GT3 Series Ferrari Cup Champion
2007: 4 wins, 10 podiums, Vice Champion; 2 podiums, Team Champion-Italian GT3 Series
2008: 1 win, 8 podiums, Vice Champion-Italian GT3 Series
2009: 1 win, 5 podiums, Champion-Italian GT3 Series

Dr. Stephen Earle, MD, also belongs to the following Associations and Societies:
American Medical Association
Alamo Orthopaedic Society
American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Board of Spinal Surgery (diplomate)
International College of Surgeons (fellow)
American Academy of Pain Management (diplomate)
American Back Society (fellow)
American Board of Forensic Examiners (diplomate; certified)
American Board of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Bexar County Medical Society
International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

2010 Patient's Choice Award for Doctors

Leading Physician of the World 2010; International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons

Top Orthopedic Surgeon in San Antonio, Texas 2010; International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons