Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Director of Scoliosis at Marina Del Rey Hospital
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Touro University Medical Center
Appearances on national prestigious shows: Dr. Oz and The Doctors
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.