Dr. Hooman M. Melamed is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon. He studied at the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in neuroscience. He continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Melamed completed his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and went on to obtain several other fellowships for his work.
Castle Connolly provides a significant service by allowing potential patients to make educated and informed decisions about their healthcare.
Castle Connolly’s goal is to help those seeking healthcare conveniently find the best providers. Healthcare seekers are encouraged to search recognized top doctors by visiting the Castle Connolly website. There they will find an extensive list of doctors, sorted by specialty and location.
Hooman M. Melamed, M.D., FAAOS has been selected as a top doctor by Castle Connolly.
The nomination process includes an initial contact with 50,000 different physicians and healthcare executives. Physicians are invited to nominate doctors whom they feel are exceptional in their respective medical fields. Castle Connolly’s top doctor award considers all medical disciplines. Nearly 100,000 different nominations are submitted through Castle Connolly’s referral process each year. Doctors are not able to pay to be listed and are solely selected through peer nomination and only after being reviewed by the physician-led research team.
Dr. Hooman M. Melamed’s Top Doctor award from Castle Connolly was featured in the New York Times. He continues to be listed by Castle Connolly as a top doctor in the Marina Del Ray, CA area and in Orthopaedic Surgery.
The top doctors are nominated by their peers and subjected to an extensive screening process directed by Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team. The research team conducts tens of thousands of phone calls each year in order to vet qualified candidates. The doctor’s medical background, board certifications, disciplinary history, malpractice, training, education and more are all taken into account by the research team.
Selected physicians remain under constant review to determine that they are continuously meeting the qualifications. Removal from the list does not necessarily reflect negatively on the physician. A physician can be removed for various reasons, including retirement, change in practice, assuming an administrative position, disciplinary issues and more.