Current and Past Spine Fellows

Fellows of Cedars-Sinai's Spinal Surgery Fellowship Program have gone on to serve as neurosurgical and orthopaedic surgeons in private practice and academic settings.


2016-17 Fellows

  • Christopher Y. Kong, MD
  • Victor P. Lo, MD

2015-16 Fellows

  • Jason M. Cuellar, MD
  • Justin Millard, MD
2014-15 Fellows
  • Zeeshan Sardar, MD
    Temple University
  • Andrea Simmonds, MD
2013-14 Fellow
  • Ashley Simela, DO
    Bronx, New York
2011-12 Fellows                  
  • Harvinder Bedi, MD
    CORE Institute, Arizona
  • M. Kamran Khan, DO
    Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine    
  • Ali Shirzadi, MD
    Texas Tech University School of Medicine
2010-11 Fellows
  • Thomas Phillips, MD
    Albany Medical College
2009-10 Fellows
  • Stephen Scibelli, MD
    Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
2008-09 Fellows
  • Terrence Kim, MD
    Cedars-Sinai Spine Center
  • Paul Salinas, MD
    University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • J. Scott Schoeb, MD
    George Washington University School of Medicine
2007-08 Fellows
  • Gowriharan "Ty" Thaiyananthan, MD
    BASIC Spine, Orange County, California
  • Richard Wupperman, MD
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Curt Freudenberger, MD
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
2006-07 Fellows
  • Kevin Ammar, MD
    Neurological Associates of Savannah
  • Eli Baron, MD
    Cedars-Sinai Spine Center
  • Ramin Rabbani, MD
    University of California, San Diego
2005-06 Fellows
  • Tooraj Gravori, MD
    UCLA
  • Anthony Hadden, MD
    Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California
  • Stephan Kasimian, MD
    Glendale Adventist in Glendale, California
  • Mukesh Misra, MD
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Justin Paquette, MD
  • Edward Rustamzadeh, MD
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
2004-05 Fellows
  • Khawar Siddique, MD
    Cedars-Sinai Spine Center
  • John Hamilton, MD
    Private practice in New York City
  • Hooman Melamed, MD
    Private practice in Los Angeles
  • Brian Perri, DO
    Cedars-Sinai Spine Center
  • Adetokunbo Oyelese, MD
    Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island
2003-04 Fellows
  • Karin Swartz, MD
    University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Chris Lycette, MD
    Private practice in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Saad Khairi, MD
    University of Indianapolis, Indiana
  • S. Craig Meyer, MD
    Private practice in Los Gatos, California
  • Hamid Miraliakbar, MD
    Tri-City Regional Medical Center
2002-03 Fellows
  • Firooz Amjadi, MD
    Kern Bone and Joint Specialists in Bakersfield, California
  • Darren Bergey, MD
    Bergey Spine in Colton, California
  • Mark Wolgin, MD
    Orthopaedic Associates in Albany, Georgia
2001-02 Fellows
  • John Stokes, MD
    Private practice in Austin, Texas
  • Alan T. Villavicencio, MD
    Private practice in Denver, Colorado
  • Paul Liu, MD
    Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, California
2000-01 Fellows
  • Naresh Patel, MD
    Mayo Clinic-Arizona in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Neill Wright, MD
    Washington University at St. Louis in Missouri
  • Jae Lim, MD
    Private practice in Spokane, Washington

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