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Kalra Brain & Spine

At KBS, we treat our patients as neighbors, friends, and family. Our goal is to educate you, treat your symptoms, and help you recover as fast as possible.

Ricky R. Kalra, MD

Your Spine Pain Solution 

Dr. Ricky R. Kalra is a spine fellowship-trained and board-certified neurosurgeon.

He is originally from Plano, Texas and graduated from Rice University. After completing his medical training at Washington University in St. Louis, he started his neurosurgery residency at the University of Utah with a special interest in brain tumors and complex scoliosis 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 won 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 surgery fellowship with training in Germany focusing on minimally invasive approaches to the spine and complex scoliosis.

Dr. Kalra has multiple leadership roles with multiple hospitals in North Dallas and resides with his family in Plano.

Dr. Kalra has been elected to D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas and Best Doctors in Collin County since he started his practice.


  • High School: Plano Senior High School, Plano, Texas

  • Undergraduate University: Rice University, Houston, Texas

  • Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

  • Neurosurgery Residency: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Fellowship: Complex and MIS Spine Surgery, University of Utah and Krankenhaus Tutzing, Munich, Germany

Ronnie Vaughn, MPAS, PA-C

Ronnie Vaughn, MPAS, PA-C was born and raised in Dallas, TX. She has always been fascinated about neurology and neurosurgery and knew that working in the PA profession would facilitate this interest.

Ronnie graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish for the Health Professions from Texas Christian University. She fulfilled her dream of becoming a PA-C by graduating from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Master of Physician Assistant Studies program.

While in PA school, Ronnie was inducted into the following honor societies based on both her academic achievements and passion for healthcare: Alpha Eta National Honor Society, Honor Society of Pi Kappa Phi, and Pi Alpha National Honor Society.

Outside of work, Ronnie enjoys creating and cooking healthy recipes, spoiling her dog, camping, hiking, and spending time with family and friends

Megan Kalra, NP

Megan Kalra, NP is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from Westminster College with her Bachelors and Masters in nursing. Megan worked for eight years in a neurosurgery ICU and then went back for her Nurse Practitioner masters degree.

After completing her training, Megan worked in urgent care for three years where she treated many orthopedic and acute injuries.  Megan is currently a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

In her spare time Megan enjoys spending time with her family, skiing and being outdoors.

Kathryn Varano

Kathryn Varano, MPAS, PA-C

I was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I attended Misericordia University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science with minors in chemistry and nutrition. I  received the honor of magna cum laude and was Vice President of the American Medical Student Association (Misericordia Chapter). I moved to Boston to attended MCPHS University where I received my Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. During PA school I  traveled to Tanzania, Africa for one of my clinical rotations as part of the Child and Family Health International program. Upon completing PA school I moved to Texas. 
In my free time I enjoy baking cookies, drinking coffee, being with my dog, riding the Peloton, hanging out on lake Lewisville, and spending time with family and friends. 

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Kalra Brain & Spine
5899 Preston Road
Suite 1303
Frisco, TX. 75034