Commitment to forward-thinking medicine

Dr. Bray’s commitment to redefining sports medicine with a forward-thinking approach has led him to perform 95% of surgeries as out-patient procedures – a stark contrast to the 20% national average. Whether he is performing a spine fusion, disc replacement or microdiscectomy, Dr. Bray is adept at treating complex spine conditions using microsurgical techniques, which gives patients superior results, rapid recoveries and minimal scarring.

  • Super Doctors Hall of Fame for 13 consecutive years of recognition
  • OCMA 2023 Physicians of Excellence

Dr. Bray graduated from Baylor College of Medicine, before going on to serve as the director of neurosurgery and head of the spinal programs at St. John’s Medical Center, Century City Hospital and Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital. He then founded Cedars Sinai’s The Institute for Spinal Disorders and built it into one of the country’s largest spine programs before establishing the state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary DISC Sports & Spine Center in 2006.


Committed to education and research, Dr. Bray has trained more than 25 fellows, given lectures internationally, and published numerous peer-reviewed articles. As a pioneer in the field, he also holds numerous patents for surgical devices and is frequently quoted by national media outlets.

As a match racing enthusiast, Dr. Bray is the official medical provider for the U.S. Sail GP Team and the Red Bull North American athletes. A yachtsman himself, he enjoys spending time on his boat with his wife who is also an avid match racer. When he’s not in the OR or on the water, Dr. Bray is probably spending time with his wife, kids, and grandchildren.

Dr. Bray in the News

Associated Press: Eichel leads the way in NHL for disk replacement surgeries

Becker's Podcast: Dr. Bray Founder and CEO of DISC Sports and Spine

Outpatient Surgery: Surviving Accreditation Surveys

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Medical School

  • Baylor College of Medicine; Houston


  • University of California, San Diego
  • Colgate University, Hamilton


Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery

California Medical Licensure

Drug Enforcement Administration Certificate

California Board of Medical Quality Assurance

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners


Neurological Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery