Dr. Rojeh Melikian is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spinal surgeon who joined DISC Sports and Spine and the Los Angeles Spine Group in 2015. After graduating summa cum laude with a B.S. in Neuroscience from UCLA, Dr. Melikian went on to complete medical school at the University of Southern California, where he was nominated to the membership of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduated with highest distinction.
He was subsequently accepted into the prestigious Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, in which he excelled and was appointed Chief Resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He received extensive training in complex spinal surgery, scoliosis, as well as primary and metastatic spine tumors. While at Harvard, he received the Partners in Excellence Award, for which he was nominated by his colleagues for exemplary performance and contributions “above and beyond the call of duty.” While a resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, he also had the privilege of helping to care for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings in the aftermath of the attacks. Upon graduation, Dr. Melikian was awarded the prestigious Harvard Orthopaedic Surgery Thesis Day Award for best clinical presentation for his work on spinal infections.
Dr. Melikian went on to complete his spine surgery fellowship at Emory University, widely regarded as one of the most prominent and respected spinal surgery fellowships in the country. While at Emory he had the privilege of training with world experts on the full spectrum of spine procedures: from minimally-invasive treatment to complex revision surgery.
Dr. Melikian has authored numerous presentations, posters and journal articles on back surgery. His areas of interest include cervical and lumbar degenerative spine surgery, lateral-access and anterior surgery (XLIF and ALIF), minimally-invasive treatments, spinal trauma and tumors.
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