Dr. Hooman Melamed specializes in minimally invasive microscopic spinal and scoliosis surgery. He champions cutting-edge treatments involving nonsurgical cell therapy with PRP and bone marrow, artificial disc replacement, alternative treatment options for traditional fusion surgeries, and more. He currently serves as the Director of Scoliosis at Marina Del Rey Hospital and a spine consultant at the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in Los Angeles.
Dr. Melamed believes in treating the entire patient as a whole in a holistic manner and not just their spine. He developed a unique patent-pending approach to treating patients without narcotics, and most surgeries are performed on an out-patient basis, going home the same day.
In addition to his surgical skills, Dr. Melamed’s the “go-to” expert on programs such as Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Fox News and local T.V. He has been chosen as Super Doctor for the last 7 years in a row and chosen as Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the country multiple times and was featured in NY Times.
An American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons fellow and Scoliosis Research Society member, he’s the lead author on multiple published peer-reviewed papers. He has presented his research before the North American Spine Society, Congress for Neurological Surgeons, Scoliosis Research Society, Cervical Spine Research Society and International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques.
Dr. Melamed attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, receiving a scholarship from the prestigious Morris H. and Gertrude M. Harris Foundation. He then completed his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Orthopedic Surgery while going on to receive numerous fellowships for his work.