About Dr. Melamed
Dr. Hooman M. Melamed is a highly regarded board certified orthopedic spine surgeon concentrating on disorders of the spine for children and adults. Dr. Melamed’s areas of interest include minimally invasive and out-patient spinal surgery; complex cervical spine disorders; cervical/thoracic/lumbar degenerative disc disease and microsurgery; revision spine surgeries; second opinions; spine trauma/tumor; pediatric and adult deformities including spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, tumor, and kyphosis, artificial disc replacements, nonfusion technology, XLIF, stem cell therapy, pediatric and adult deformities including spondylolisthesis, tumor, kyphosis, and scoliosis. He currently serves as co-director of the spinal surgery program at DISC.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. in neuroscience from UCLA, Dr. Melamed attended the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine where he received a scholarship from the esteemed Morris H. and Gertrude M. Harris Foundation. He completed his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, where he had extensive training in deformity spine surgery at Shriner’s Hospital. Dr. Melamed was then Fellowship-trained in Complex and Minimally Invasive Out-Patient Spine Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center’s Institute for Spinal Disorders. Upon completion of his fellowship, he received the Depuy Spinal Fellowship Award.
Dr. Melamed has been a lead author on multiple published peer reviewed papers and books and has presented his research at several meetings including: Scoliosis Research Society, Cervical Spine Research Society, North American Spine Society, Congress for Neurological Surgeons, and International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques. He is a lead author on the chapter for the Spinal Deformity Textbook: “Cervico-Thoracic Junction: Fixation Options” that was published in May 2008. Having performed over 2000 spine surgery cases, Dr. Melamed is a member and Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, member of California Orthopaedic Association, member of the Simmon’s Surgical Society, member of North American Spine Society, member of the Society of Lateral Access Surgery and Active member of the Scoliosis Research Society.
Currently, Dr. Melamed serves as the spine consultant at Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in Los Angeles and currently serves as adjunct assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Touro Univeristy School of Medicine in Las Vegas. Dr. Melamed has made national TV appearances including as a guest on the prestigious Dr. Oz Show.
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