Dr. Hooman M. Melamed M.D., Orthopedist

Dr. Hooman M. Melamed M.D.

Orthopedist | Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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13160 Mindanao Way #300 Marina Del Rey California, 90292
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5/5

About

Hooman M. Melamed, MD, FAAOS, is a top orthopedic spine surgeon who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients at DISC Sports & Spine Center in Marina Del Rey and Newport Beach, California. He is the co-director of the Spinal Surgery Program at DISC Sports & Spine Center, which he joined in 2005. Dr. Melamed can also be found on staff at Providence Saint Johns Health Center in Santa Monica, California, and the Cedars Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital in Marina Del Rey, California. With thirteen years of experience as an orthopedic spine surgeon, he specializes in all facets of his specialty with areas of interest including minimally invasive and out-patient spinal surgery, complex cervical spine disorders, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar degenerative disc disease and microsurgery, revision spine surgeries, second opinions, spine trauma and tumor, artificial disc replacements, non-fusion technology, XLIF, stem cell therapy, as well as pediatric and adult deformities including spondylolisthesis, tumor, kyphosis, and scoliosis. Dr. Melamed additionally serves patients at his private practice, The Spine Pro, in Marina Del Rey, California, and acts as Director of Scoliosis at Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital in Marina Del Rey, California. As a result of his compassionate attitude, patient centric philosophy, and commitment to excellence in all facets of orthopedic spine surgery, Hooman M. Melamed, MD, FAAOS, has been honored with a 2017 Top Doctor Award. Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care. Furthermore, Dr. Melamed is the go-to expert on programs such as Dr. Oz, The Doctors (17 times as guest), Fox & Friends, KTLA, and KABC. He has been a lead author on multiple published peer reviewed papers and books and has presented his research at several meetings. Furthermore, he has been honored as one of Californias SuperDoctors for five consecutive years and was further included among the Top Doctors by Castle Connolly.

Education and Training

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

UCLA BS 1995

UIC Dept of orthopaedic surgery Orthopaedic Surgery residency 2004

Cedars Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders Spine fellowship 2005

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 1999

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS

Provider Details

Male English 20 years of experience
Dr. Hooman M. Melamed M.D.
Dr. Hooman M. Melamed M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • Procedure to Reverse Pain, Weakness, Numbness & Cramping in Lower Body

    According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, an estimated 8% – 11% of Americans suffer from spinal stenosis, a condition that frequently affects those 50+ and is characterized by pain, numbness, weakness and cramping radiating down one’s legs, buttocks, and lower back.  That...

Areas of expertise and specialization

Artificial Disk ReplacementMinimally Invasive Spinal SurgeryScoliosis SurgeryRegenerative MedicineStem CellsOut patient MicrosurgeryOut patient fusion and artificial disc replacementspondylolisthesisStenosis an Disc Herniations

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Local, Regional, and National Public Speaking for Continued Medical Education -
  • Director of Scoliosis Cedars Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital 2013 - 2018
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Touro University Medical Center 2012 - 2016

Awards

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude at UCLA
  • Phi Betta Kappa Honor Society
  • DePuy Fellowship Award for Spine Surgery

Treatments

  • Chronic Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Herniated Disc
  • Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (ddd)

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • California Orthopaedic Association

Residency

  • La State Univ Sch Of Med, Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine 2004
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • University of Illinois, Chicago

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • La State Univ Sch Of Med, Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine 2004
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Wild Animal Sanctuary
  • African Wildlife Foundation
  • Wildlife Way Station
  • Wild life Conservation Society
  • Westside German Shepherd Rescue
  • Keep Children in School
  • Cheetah Conservation Fund
  • David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • OC German Shepherd Rescue
  • National Wildlife Federation LA Cougar Project

Internships

  • Louisiana State University Medical Center

Fellowships

  • Cedars-Sinai Institute

Professional Society Memberships

  • Scoliosis Research Society, California Orthopaedic Association, California Medical Association

Articles and Publications

  • Approximately 20 Publications

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Having Excellent Mentors, Hard Work, Dedication to the Field of Spine Surgery, and a Personal Obligation to Make Every Patient Better

Hospital Affiliations

  • Marina Del Rey Hospital
  • St. John's Health Center
  • Marina DISC spine and sports Institute

Accepted Insurance

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Dr. Hooman M. Melamed M.D.'s Practice location

DISC Spine and Sports Institute

13160 Mindanao Way -
Marina Del Rey, California 90292
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New patients: 310-574-0405, 310-574-0400, 310-821-2222
Fax: 310-574-0401, 310-823-5871

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