Meet Dr. Melikian

Dr. Rojeh Melikian is an award-winning, fellowship-trained spine surgeon who provides patients
with unique non-surgical and surgical treatment options that best fit their individual needs.

Dr. Rojeh Melikian,
Microscopic & Reconstructive Spine Surgeon

Dr. Rojeh Melikian is board-certified, Harvard and Emory University-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon. After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree 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 as one of the top students in his class with highest distinction.

He was subsequently accepted into the prestigious Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, where he excelled and was appointed as Chief Resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He received extensive training in complex spinal surgery, scoliosis, as well as primary and metastatic spine tumors. Dr. Melikian completed his combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery Fellowship at Emory University, widely regarded as one of the most prominent and respected spine surgery fellowships in the country. While at Emory, he had the privilege of training with leading experts on the full spectrum of spine surgery: from minimally-invasive procedures to complex, revision surgery.

Dr. Melikian has authored numerous presentations, posters and journal articles on spine surgery. He has been named as a Spine Surgeon Leader to Know by Becker’s Spine Review and has been featured in numerous publications including Orthopedics Today, Prevention Magazine, Santa Monica Mirror, WestSideToday.Com and NextAvenue.Org. His areas of interest include disk replacement surgery, minimally-invasive, microscopic decompression for cervical and lumbar stenosis, microdiscectomy for disk herniations, anterior cervical fusion, lateral-access and anterior surgery (XLIF and ALIF), spine trauma, and spinal tumors.

Areas of Expertise

  • Microdiscectomy for Herniated Disks
  • Microscopic Cervcal and Lumbar Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Motion-Preserving Disc Replacement Surgery
  • Cervical and Lumbar Fusion