Massoud Hertzel Soumekh, MD, FACS, is a neurosurgeon who diagnoses and treats patients at Sharp HealthCare in California. Primary practice locations include Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, and Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California. As an orthopedic surgeon, he specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Dr. Soumekh has an impressive professional journey that spans thirty years. His areas of clinical expertise cover anterior laminectomy, back evaluation and treatment, biopsy, brain tumor, cerebral bleed, laminectomy, minimally invasive spine surgery, nerve repair, spinal cord stimulator, spinal fusion, spine surgery, and stereotactic intracranial surgery. Dr. Soumekh is currently licensed to practice medicine in the states of California and Michigan.
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Education and Training
Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine 1974
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Back Pain
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease (ddd)
- American College of Surgeons - Fellow
- Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
- Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Professional Society Memberships
- American College of Surgeons
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Patient Experience with Dr. Soumekh
Get to know Neurosurgeon Dr. Massoud Hertzel Soumekh, who serves patients throughout the State of California.
In practice since 1983, Dr. Soumekh is an accomplished neurosurgeon who is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. More specifically, he can be found on staff at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Grossmont Hospital (La Mesa), and Sharp Memorial Hospital (San Diego) in California.
“I always hold the patient’s care and treatment in the utmost regard. I will always put the patient’s best interest first and provide honest and complete care at all times” expressed the doctor.
His medical interests include anterior laminectomy, back evaluation and treatment, biopsy, brain tumor, cerebral bleed, laminectomy, minimally invasive spine surgery, nerve repair, spinal cord stimulator, spinal fusion, spine surgery, and stereotactic intracranial surgery.
Back in 1974, Dr. Soumekh earned his medical degree from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine in Iran. Upon graduation, he went on to perform his residency in neurosurgery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, followed by his fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
A trusted authority for exceptional care, he is board-certified through the American Board of Neurological Surgery, whose broad aim is to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the science of neurological surgery and thereby serve the cause of public health. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system. Neurosurgeons are doctors who diagnose and treat problems with the nervous system, often by performing surgery on the brain or spine. They treat strokes, tumors, cervical and lumbar disc disease, infections, and head or spinal cord injuries.
Outside of work, Dr. Soumekh enjoys gardening and spending time with his family. He speaks several languages, including English, Farsi, and Spanish.
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