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.

 2015-2016 Fellows

  • Jason Cuellar, MD
  • Justin Millard, MD
2014-2015 Fellows
  • Zeeshan Sardar, MD
  • Andrea Simmonds, MD      
2013-2014 Fellow
  • Ashley Simela, DO
     Bronx, New York          
2011 - 2012 Fellows                  
  • Harvinder Bedi, MD
    CORE Institute, AZ
  • M. Kamran Khan, DO
    Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine    
  • Ali Shirzadi, MD
    Texas Tech University School of Medicine
2010 - 2011 Fellows
  • Thomas Phillips, MD
    Albany Medical College
2009 - 2010 Fellows
  • Stephen Scibelli, MD
    Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
2008 - 2009 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 - 2008 Fellows
  • Gowriharan "Ty" Thaiyananthan, MD
    BASIC Spine, Orange County, CA
  • Richard Wupperman, MD
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Curt Freudenberger, MD
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
2006 - 2007 Fellows
  • Kevin Ammar, MD
    Neurological Associates of Savannah
  • Eli Baron, MD
    Cedars-Sinai Spine Center
  • Ramin Rabbani, MD
    University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
2005 - 2006 Fellows
  • Tooraj Gravori, MD
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Anthony Hadden, MD
    Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA
  • Stephan Kasimian, MD
    Glendale Adventist in Glendale, CA
  • Mukesh Misra, MD
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Justin Paquette, MD
  • Edward Rustamzadeh, MD
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
2004 - 2005 Fellows
  • Khawar Siddique, MD
    Cedars-Sinai Spine Center
  • John Hamilton, MD
    Private practice in New York City, NY
  • Hooman Melamed, MD
    Private practice in Los Angeles, CA
  • Brian Perri, DO
    Cedars-Sinai Spine Center
  • Adetokunbo Oyelese, MD
    Brown University in Providence, RI
2003 - 2004 Fellows
  • Karin Swartz, MD
    University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Chris Lycette, MD
    Private practice in Allentown, PA
  • Saad Khairi, MD
    University of Indianapolis, IN
  • S. Craig Meyer, MD
    Private practice in Los Gatos, CA
  • Hamid Miraliakbar, MD
    Tri-city Regional Medical Center
2002 - 2003 Fellows
  • Firooz Amjadi, MD
    Kern Bone and Joint Specialists in Bakersfield, CA
  • Darren Bergey, MD
    Bergey Spine in Colton, CA
  • Mark Wolgin, MD
    Orthopaedic Associates in Albany, GA
2001 - 2002 Fellows
  • John Stokes, MD
    Private practice in Austin, TX
  • Alan T. Villavicencio, MD
    Private practice in Denver, CO
  • Paul Liu, MD
    Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, CA
2000 - 2001 Fellows
  • Naresh Patel, MD
    Mayo Clinic-Arizona in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Neill Wright, MD
    Washington University at St. Louis in MO
  • Jae Lim, MD
    Private practice in Spokane, WA