“I am quite committed to the field of spine surgery and my patients. My mission is to provide comprehensive spine care to family members of all ages. My goal is to return each patient to his/her previous functional activity level. Most of the time, patients with spinal issues can be treated successfully without surgery. I listen to all my patients and will do a thorough history, physical examination, and review of imaging studies. A detailed discussion is carried out with the patient about the diagnosis and different treatment modalities. My patients are an active participant in the decision making process. If spinal surgery is necessary, my partners and I have been able to combine our expertise in both orthopaedic and neurosurgery to offer you the most advanced and minimally invasive surgical intervention.”
Dr. Melamed began his undergraduate studies at UCLA with a bachelor degree in Neuroscience and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Melamed continued his education at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he had extensive training on complicated pediatric spine cases at Shriner's Hospital. He completed his complex spine surgery fellowship at the Institute of Spinal Disorders at Cedars Sinai Medical Center where he received the Depuy Spinal Fellowship Award.
Dr. Melamed has been a faculty at the Depuy Pre-Fellows Hands-on Training Courses. Dr. Melamed is quite involved in the field of spine surgery and has been a lead author on multiple papers. He has been published on several occasions. He has presented his research at multiple national meetings including: Scoliosis Research Society, Cervical Spine Research Society, North American Spine Society, Congress for Neurological Surgeons, and International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques. He is a lead author on a chapter for the upcoming Spinal Deformity Textbook: “Cervico-Thoracic Junction: Fixation Options.” Dr. Melamed’s areas of interest include complex cervical spine pathology, minimally invasive spine surgery and pediatric and adult deformities including spondylolisthesis, tumor, kyphosis, and scoliosis.
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