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Dr. Ramin Bagheri

Office: 
4130 La Jolla Village Drive
ste.300
La Jolla, CA 92037
United States
Phone: 
(888) 450-4130
Doctor Specialty: 
Spine

Office:

4130 La Jolla Village Drive ste.300,

La Jolla , CA-92037

Phone:

858-678-0610

EDUCATION

  • San Diego Spine Fellowship, San Diego, California.
    Spine fellowship director: Behrooz A. Akbarnia, M.D. August 2002 – July 2003.
  • George Washington University Hospital Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia.
    Residency: Orthopaedic surgery. July 1998 – June 2002.
  • George Washington University Hospital Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia.
    Internship: General surgery. July 1997 – June 1998.
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.
    Degree: Medical Doctor. August 1993 – May 1997.
    Area of concentration: Orthopaedic surgery.
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
    Bachelor of Arts. August 1989 – May 1993. Cum Laude.
    Major field: Biology. Minor field: Chemistry.

EMPLOYMENT

  • San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders, San Diego, California.
    Associate Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon from August 31, 2003 – present. Specializing in complex adult and pediatric spinal deformity / reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, and cervical and lumbar degenerative conditions.

SAN DIEGO SPINE FELLOWSHIP

Staff attending for San Diego Spine Fellowship involved in clinical and surgical training of spine surgery fellows from 2003 to the present. Our institution trains two spine fellows annualy.

FAMILY

  • Married to my amazing wife, Valerie Vaale Gafori, M.D. (OB & GYN)
  • Our son, Kian Bagheri, was born on 10/24/11 and has added immeasurable joy to our lives

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS & ABSTRACTS

  • Mahar A, Flippin M, Oka R, Tomlinson T, Kostial PN, Bagheri R, Akbarnia BA, Biomechanical Differences in Distraction Forces and Anterior Column Intradiscal Pressures When Using Different Constructs for the Pediatric Isola Dual Growing Rod Technique. Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics, 3(6): P503-533, 2009.
  • Mundis GM, Akbarnia BA, Salari PA, Bagheri R Can Minimally Invasive Lateral Interbody Fusion Replace Open Interbody Approach in Combined Surgery for Adult Spinal Deformity? Spine Journal 9(10S): P157S, 2009.
  • Hsu V, Akbarnia BA, van Dam BE, Bagheri R, Chen T, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF): Evaluation of Safety and Short-Term Results. Paper presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 75th annual meeting, March 7, 2008, San Francisco, California.
  • Bagheri R, Akbarnia BA, Canale SK, Kostial PN, Asher MA, Boachie-Adjei O, Marks DS, McCarthy RE, Mendelow MJ, Sponseller PD, Thompson GH, Complications of the Dual Growing Rod Technique in Early Onset Scoliosis: Can We Identify Risk Factors? Paper presentation, European and Middle East Regional Scoliosis Research Society Meeting, May 26, 2006, Istanbul, Turkey. Paper presentation, Scoliosis Research Society 41st annual meeting, Sept 13-16 2006 Monterey, California.
  • Nguyen HV, Akbarnia BA, van Dam BE, Raiszadeh K, Bagheri R, Canale S, Sylvain GM, Barone RM, Bench GR, Anterior Exposure of the Spine for Removal of Lumbar Interbody Devices and Implants. Spine 31(21): 2449-2453, October 1, 2006. Paper presentation, North American Spine Society 2006 annual meeting.
  • Akbarnia BA, Nguyen HV, van Dam BE, Raiszadeh K, Bagheri R, Canale S, Sylvain GM, Barone RM, Bench GR, Removal of Lumbar Interbody Devices and Impants: Complications of Anterior Exposures of the Spine. The Spine Journal, Volume 6, Issue 5, pages 95S-96S, September 2006.
  • Nguyen HV, Akbarnia BA, Bagheri R, Kostial PK, Raiszadeh K, Van Dam B, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) Approach to the Lumbar Spine. Paper presentation, International Intradiscal Therapy Society 18th Annual Meeting, May 26, 2005, San Diego, California.
  • Haghighi S, Bardarian S, Bagheri R, Sensory and Motor Evoked Potentials Findings in Patients with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, April 2005, 45:149-54.
  • Bagheri R, Deitel K, Akbarnia H, Casey JM, Kostial P, Akbarnia BA, Functional Outcomes Following Spinal Fusion in Patients with Myelodysplasia (Minimum Five-Year Follow Up). Paper presentation, Isola Study Group 17th annual meeting, August 8, 2003, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Mahar A, Bagheri R, Oka R, Kostial P, Akbarnia BA, Biomechanical Comparison of Different Anchors (Foundations) for the Pediatric Dual Growing Rod Technique. The Spine Journal, Volume 8, Number 6, pages 933 – 939, November/December 2008. Paper presentation, Isola Study Group 17th annual meeting, August 9, 2003, Boston, Massachusetts. Paper presentation, International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) 11th annual meeting, July 1-3rd, 2004, Southampton, Bremuda.
  • Raiszadeh K, Bagheri R, Raiszadeh R, Korsh E, Tantuwaya L, van Dam BE, Ostrup R, Leggett S, Carusillo D, Cervical Spine Surgery in an Ambulatory Surgery Center. The Spine Journal, Volume 3, Number 5S, pages 142S – 143S, Sept/Oct 2003. Poster presentation, North American Spine Society 18th annual meeting, October 21 – 25, 2003, San Diego, California.
  • Bagheri R, Sturm PF, West RV, Thomas MD, Single Rod Posterior Segmental Instrumentation in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. The Spine Journal, Volume 2, Number 5S, pages 70S – 71S, Sept/Oct 2002. Paper presentation, North American Spine Society 17th annual meeting, November 1, 2002, Montreal, Canada.
  • Panugutti MA, Kraay MJ, Bagheri R, Goldberg VM, Stevenson S, The Effects of Demineralized Bone Matrix Gel on Cementless Fixation of Titanium Implants. First place winner at the Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Competition (1996). Paper presentation, American Orthopaedic Association Resident Meeting, 1997. Poster presentation, Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, 1997. Winner of the Bristol Meyer Squibb / Zimmer Travel Award, 1997.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • Mahar AT, Akbarnia BA, Flippin M, Tomlinson T, Kostial PN, Bagheri R, Effects of Posterior Distraction Forces on Anterior Intradiscal Pressure in Dual Growing Rod Technique. Electronic poster presentation, 4rd International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis and Growing Spine (ICEOS), November 19-20, 2010, Toronto, Canada.
  • Mahar AT, Flippin M, Oka R, Tomlinson T, Kostial PN, Bagheri R, Akbarnia BA, Biomechanical Differences in Distraction Forces and Anterior Column Intradiscal Pressures When Using Different Constructs for the Pediatric Isola Dual Growing Rod Technique. Electronic poster presentation, 3rd International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis and Growing Spine (ICEOS), November 20-21, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic poster presentation, 41st Annual Scoliosis Research Society Meeting, September 13-16, 2006, Montery, California.
  • Mundis GM, Akbarnia BA, Salari PA, Bagheri R Can Minimally Invasive Lateral Interbody Fusion Replace Open Interbody Approach in Combined Surgery for Adult Spinal Deformity? Electronic poster presentation, North American Spine Society 24th annual meeting, November 10-14, 2009, San Francisco, California.
  • Akbarnia BA, Varma VV, Bess S, Bagheri R, Mahjouri S, Lhabmy JT, Hsu V, Salari PA, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) Safely Improves Segmental and Global Deformity in Large Adult Scoliosis: Preliminary Results on 13 Patients. Electronic poster presentation, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST) 15th annual meeting, July 8-11th, 2008, Hong Kong, China.
  • Hsu V, Akbarnia BA, van Dam BE, Bagheri R, Chen T, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF): Evaluation of Safety and Short-Term Results. Electronic poster presentation, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST) 14th annual meeting, July 11-14th, 2007, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
  • Akbarnia BA, Mayer J, Bagheri R, Mooney V, Kostial P, Chen T, Hsu V, A Novel Instrument to Assess Outcomes of Spinal Fusion Surgery. Electronic poster presentation, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST) 14th annual meeting, July 11-14th, 2007, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
  • Hooley EW, Akbarnia BA, Gupta MC, Burton DC, Asher MA, Wagner T, Wood K, Bagheri R, Kostial P, Chen T, Lambart LM, Charles G, Boachie-Adjei O, Does Optimal Sagittal Balance Decrease the Postoperative Rate of Complications and Re-operations in Adult Scoliosis Patients Fused to the Sacrum and / or Pelvis? Electronic poster presentation, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST) 14th annual meeting, July 11-14th, 2007, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
  • Mahar AT, Flippin M, Oka R, Tomlinson T, Kostial PN, Bagheri R, Akbarnia BA, Biomechanical Differences in Distraction Forces and Anterior Column Intradiscal Pressures When Using Different Constructs for the Dual Growing Rod Technique. Electronic poster presentation, Scoliosis Research Society 41st annual meeting, September 13-16, 2006, Montery, California.
  • ElSebaie HB, ElMiligui YH, Koptan WMT, Bagheri R, Single Rod Instrumentation Without Fusion for Pediatric Spinal Deformities. A Two Year Follow Up Study. Poster presentation, International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) 12th annual meeting, July 7-9, 2005, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • Nguyen HV, Akbarnia BA, Bagheri R, Kostial PK, Raiszadeh K, VanDam B, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) Approach to the Lumbar Spine. Poster presentation, International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) 12th annual meeting, July 7-9, 2005, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • Bagheri R, Akbarnia BA, Multiple Rib Fractures as a Complication of a Dynamic Brace and the “Scoliosis Treatment Recovery System” in Idiopathic Scoliosis. Poster presentation, International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) 11th annual meeting, July 1-3rd, 2004, Southampton, Bremuda.
  • Mahar A, Bagheri R, Oka R, Kostial P, Akbarnia BA, Biomechanical Comparison of Different Anchors (Foundations) for the Pediatric Dual Growing Rod Technique. The Spine Journal, Volume 8, Number 6, pages 933 – 939, November/December 2008. Poster presentation, Orthopaedic Research Society 50th annual meeting, March 7 – 10, 2004, San Francisco, California.
  • Bagheri R, Sturm PF, West RV, Thomas MD, Single Rod Posterior Segmental Instrumentation in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Poster presentation, Spine, Science, and Management Conference, 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Panigutti MA, Goldberg VM, Bagheri R, Davy D, Stevenson S, The Effects of Ultrasonic Cleaning on the Incorporation of Surface Roughened Titanium Alloy Implants in a Rabbit Intramedullary Model. Poster presentation, Orthopaedic Research Society annual meeting, 1997.

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS

  • Mundis GM, Akbarnia BA, Salari PA, Bagheri R Can Minimally Invasive Lateral Interbody Fusion Replace Open Interbody Approach in Combined Surgery for Adult Spinal Deformity? Podium presentation, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST) 16th annual meeting, July 15-18, 2009, Vienna, Austria. Paper presentation, Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS) 2nd annual meeting, April 16-18, 2009, San Diego, California.
  • Complications of the Dual Growing Rod Technique in Early Onset Scoliosis: Can We Identify Risk Factors? Presented at the 33rd Annual David H. Sutherland Pediatric Orthopaedic Visiting Professorship, March 30-31, 2006, Children’s Hospital of San Diego, San Diego, California. Presented at the Scoliosis Research Society International Travelling Fellowship Program, September 7-8, 2006, Children’s Hospital of San Diego, San Diego, California.
  • Mooney V, Mayer J, Akbarnia BA, Bagheri R, How and When Do You Measure Clinical Benefit After Lumbar Fusion Surgery? Podium presentation, Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain 6th annual meeting, November 7-10th, 2007, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Hsu V, Akbarnia BA, van Dam BE, Bagheri R, Chen T, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF): Evaluation of Safety and Short-Term Results. Podium presentation, Western Orthopaedic Association 71st annual meeting, July 18-21st, 2007, San Diego, California.
  • Mahar A, Flippin M, Oka R, Tomlinson T, Kostial PN, Bagheri R, Akbarnia BA, Biomechanical Differences in Distraction Forces and Anterior Column Intradiscal Pressures When Using Different Constructs for the Dual Growing Rod Technique. Podium presentation, Isola Study Group, January 19-22, 2006, Newport Beach, California.
  • Bagheri R, Oka R, Mahar AT, Kostial PN, Akbarnia BA, Stabillity of Foundations: A Biomechanical Study of the Dual Growing Rod Technique. Podium presentation at the SRS/POSNA Tutorial, July 25, 2003, San Diego, California. Podium presentation at the 11th International Meeting for the Advanced Spine Techniques, July 1-3, 2004, Southmpton, Bermuda.

TUTORIALS

  1. Served at faculty and moderator for the La Jolla Spine Symposium presented by the Scoliosis Association on April 29, 2006 in La Jolla, California. Topic of presentation and moderation: Early Onset Scoliosis.
  2. SRS XLIF tutorial last year

COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

  1. Served on the Instrumentation Committee for the Scoliosis Research Society, 2006.
  2. Served on the Paper Selection Committee for the Scoliosis Research Society, 2006.

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  1. Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Board certified through 12/31/21

LICENSURE

  • California: Licensed to practice medicine & surgery
    License number: A77608, issued 1/9/2002. Current and in good standing.
  • United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration
    Issued 4/24/2002. Current and in good standing

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  1. Clinical Instructor: University of California, San Diego, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Date of appointment: August 1, 2002 – present

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Scoliosis Research Society – Active Fellow
    Membership date: 3/15/04
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Membership date: 8/1/1998
  • North American Spine Society
    Membership date: 3/6/2003
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    Founding Member: 11/3/06
  • Society for Lateral Access Surgery Founding Member: 2006
  • Western Orthopaedic Association, San Diego
    Chapter Membership date: 2/13/2004
  • San Diego County Medical Society
    Membership date: 4/20/05
  • California Medical Association
    Membership date: 7/21/05
  • Scoliosis Association of San Diego
    Membership date: 12/1/05

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, California
    Full surgical and admitting privileges since 7/15/02
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California
    Full surgical and admitting privileges since 9/9/02
  • Children’s Hospital of San Diego, San Diego, California
    Courtesy surgical and admitting privileges since 7/24/02
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital, San Diego, California
    Courtesy surgical and admitting privileges
  • La Jolla Orthopaedic Surgery Center, La Jolla, California
    Full surgical privileges since 2/18/04

INTERESTS

  1. Building and racing off road vehicles – my team has won multiple races and has multiple major sponsors, including BF Goodrich Tires, Redline Oil, Go-Pro Cameras, VP Race Fuels, BMW Motorcycles, and others. We have raced in class 5/1600, class 10, class 1400, class 1, and ProTruck vehicles. We race in Baja Mexico and in the southwestern United States.
  2. Health & fitness, skiing & snowboarding, soccer, scuba diving, camping & surfing.
Surgery Center: 
Outpatient Surgery Center of La Jolla