Hooman M. Melamed, MD, FAAOS, Orthopedist in Marina Del Rey, California, 90292 | FindATopDoc.com

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Hooman M. Melamed, MD, FAAOS

Orthopedist | Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

13160 Mindanao Way Marina Del Rey, California 90292

19 years

Hooman M. Melamed, MD, FAAOS

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 John’s 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 California’s SuperDoctors for five consecutive years and was further included among the Top Doctors by Castle Connolly.
Board Certification
Orthopaedic Surgery American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hospital Affilliations
Marina Del Rey Hospital
St. John's Health Center
Marina DISC spine and sports Institute
Areas of expertise and specialization
Artificial Disk Replacement
Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
Scoliosis Surgery
Regenerative Medicine
Stem Cells
Out patient Microsurgery
Out patient fusion and artificial disc replacement
Stenosis 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
Graduated Summa Cum Laude at UCLA
Phi Betta Kappa Honor Society
DePuy Fellowship Award for Spine Surgery
Professional Memberships
Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member Scoliosis Research Society
Member California Orthopaedic Association
University of Illinois, Chicago
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
Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Artificial Disk Replacement, Scoliosis Surgery
Louisiana State University Medical Center
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

Areas of research
Stem cells and regenerative Medicine Adult scoliosis Artificial Disc Replacement Microsurgery

Education and Training

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

  BS | 1995

UIC Dept of orthopaedic surgery
  Orthopaedic Surgery residency | 2004

Cedars Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders
  Spine fellowship | 2005

Provider Details


  • Male


  • English
  • English