About Us

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  • My goal is to thoroughly evaluate my patients’ spinal condition. Using the most up-to-date clinical information, I advise my patients on which treatment will be most beneficial in the long term.

    I have a conservative philosophy with regard to surgery. Surgery is advised only when all non-surgical methods have proven futile, and where there is a reasonable expectation that surgery will improve the patients’ outcome.

    Kamshad Raiszadeh, M.D. Medical Director of the Advanced Spine Institute  
    Minimally Invasive Spine center at Alvarado Hospital

  • Achievements

    Certification and Licensure
    Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
    Qualified Medical Examiner: State of California

    Educational Background and Special Training
    Undergraduate
    University of California - Berkeley
    Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
    Graduated with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa
    Greatest Distinction in College of Letters and Science

    Medical School
    University of California, San Francisco, CA

    Internship
    University of California - Davis, Sacramento, CA

    Residency
    Orthopedic Surgery
    University of California - Davis, Sacramento, CA

    Fellowship
    Pediatric and Adult Spine Fellowship
    Hospital for Joint Disease, New York, NY
    Fellowship Co-Founder, San Diego Spinal Fellowship Program

    Academic and Teaching Appointments
    Visiting Instructor: University of California, Berkeley - Anatomy 131A
    Clinical Instructor: University of California, San Diego - Department of Orthopaedics
    Instructor: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine - Human Anatomy

    Scholarly Society Memberships
    Scoliosis Research Society, candidate membership
    Western Orthopaedic Association
    Cervical Spine Research Society, candidate membership

    Community Service Activities
    Faculty member and Guest Lecturer: Spinal Anatomy and Radiographic Evaluation. Presented at 1997 San Diego Spinal Conference, sponsored by the Scoliosis Association, San Diego, California, February 8, 1997.

    Faculty member and Guest Lecturer: Spinal Anatomy and Radiographic Evaluation. Presented at 1999 San Diego Spinal Conference, sponsored by the Scoliosis Association, San Diego, California, February 13, 1999.

    Guest Lecturer: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis - Presented at 2000 San Diego Family Practice Grand Rounds, Grossmont Hospital, San Diego, CA, March 2000.

    Faculty member and Guest Lecturer: Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis - Evaluation and Treatment. Presented at 2001 San Diego Spinal Conference, March 2001.

    Guest Lecturer: Adolescent and Adult Scoliosis - Presented at 2005 El Cajon Library, sponsored by the Scoliosis Association, El Cajon, California, February 2005.

    Local Committee Assignments
    Chairman, Spine/Trauma Morbidity and Mortality Committee
    Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA, 1998-12/3/2011

    Spine Steering Committee
    Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA, 1998-present

    Orthopaedic Supervisory Committee
    Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, CA, 1999-2000

    Media Features
    “Treating Neck and Back Pain,” KNSD NBC-San Diego-August 21, 2009
    “Project Walk,” CNN-May 11, 2010
    “3D Surgery,” KNSD NBC-San Diego-May 25, 2010
    Spine Institute on KUSI News May 21, 2012

     

    Presentations

    International

    1. Raiszadeh K.: Patterns of Stress Shielding with Different Fixation Alternatives in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. Presented at International Association of Tissue Banks Meeting; Vienna, Austria, October, 1994

    2. “Laparoscopic Spinal Fusion, Early Results”, Visiting lecturer, Colombian Orthopedic Society, Bogota, Colombia, October 2, 1998.

    3. ‘Spondylolisthesis”, Visiting lecturer, 7th Annual International Congress of the Iranian Orthopedic Association, Tehran, Iran, November 3-6,1999.

    4. “Congenital Scoliosis”, Visiting lecturer, 7th Annual International Congress of the Iranian Orthopedic Association, Tehran, Iran, November 3-6, 1999.

    5. “New Frontiers of Image Guidance in Spinal Surgery” presented at World Spine Conference, Berlin, Germany, August 28, 2000.

    6. “Image Guidance in Spinal Surgery - Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbo-Sacral Applications,” presented at 5th Annual Asian Congress of Neurological Surgery, Manila, Philippines, October 19, 2000.

    7. Raiszadeh Kian, Raiszadeh K, Akbarnia BA: “Closed Suction Irrigation System for the Treatment of Postoperative Wound Infection.” Poster presentation, Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, Cairnes, Australia, October 17-21, 2000.

    8. Raiszadeh K: “Triggered-EMG (T-EMG) Use for Intact, Redirected, and Dangerously Placed Pedicle Screws.” Poster presentation, Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, October 17-21, 2000.

    National

    1. Raiszadeh K.: Distribution of Stress with Femoral Components in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty to Avoid Stress Shielding. Presented at 26th Annual American Orthopaedic Association Residents’ Conference, Seattle, Washington, March 17-20, 1993.

    2. Raiszadeh K.: Innervation of Human Spinal Facets. Presented at 27th Annual American Orthopaedic Association Residents’ Conference, March 1994.

    3. Raiszadeh K.: Innervation of Human Spinal Facets. Presented at Ninth Annual North American Spine Society Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 19-22, 1994.

    4. Raiszadeh K.: Femoral Surface Strain Analysis: A Comparison Between Cup Arthroplasties and Conventional Bipolar Arthroplasties. Presented at Annual Orthopedic Research Society Meeting, November, 1995.

    5. Raiszadeh K.: Spinal Anatomy and Radiographic Evaluation. Presented at 1997 San Diego Spinal Conference, San Diego, California, February 8, 1997.

    6. Raiszadeh K.: Orthopedic Spinal Problems and Sports Injuries in the Adolescent. Presented at the 10th Annual Current Concepts in Pediatric Medicine, San Diego, California, February 28, 1997.

    7. Raiszadeh K.: Kyphosis. Course Instructor at Clinical Perspectives in Spine 1997, Tucson, Arizona, May 15-18, 1997.

    8. Raiszadeh K.: Surgical Anatomy of the Spine. Visiting lecturer at University of California, Berkeley. Anatomy 131 Lecture Series, October 31, 1997.

    9. Akbarnia H., Raiszadeh, K., Casey, J.M., Akbarnia, B.A. : Surgical Treatment of Spine Deformity in Myelodysplasia. Presented as a free paper at 1997 Annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1 and 2, 1997.

    10. Emanuel R., Akbarnia B.A., Raiszadeh K.: Results of Interbody Fusion and Posterior Instrumentation Using Carbon Fiber Implants in the Lumbar Spine, Isola Study Group, New York, New York, November 22, 1997.

    11. Raiszadeh K.: Surgical Anatomy of the Spine. Visiting lecturer at University of California, Berkeley. Anatomy 131 Lecture Series, October 2, 1998.

    12. Raiszadeh K.: Laparoscopic Spinal Fusion - Techniques and early results”, Hospital for Joint Diseases Annual Alumni Meeting and Sir Robert Jones Lecture, October 23, 1998.

    13. Raiszadeh K: “Laparoscopic Spinal Fusion, Practice Audit”, 8th Isola Study Group Meeting, November 21, 1998.

    14. Raiszadeh K: “History of Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion”, Grand Rounds, Orthopedic Department, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas, December 9, 1998.

    15. Raiszadeh K: “Laparoscopic Spinal Fusion, Early Results”, 7th International Meeting of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, SLS Annual Meeting, Endo Expo 98, San Diego, California, December 11, 1998.

    16. Raiszadeh K: “Surgical Anatomy of the Spine.” Visiting lecturer at University of California, Berkeley. Anatomy 131A Lecture Series, October 8, 1999.

    17. Raiszadeh K: “Failed Back Syndrome”, 7th International Isola Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, October, 1999.

    18. Raiszadeh K: “Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery”, 7th International Isola Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, October, 1999.

    19. Raiszadeh K: “Cervico-thoracic Fixation”, 10th Isola Study Group Meeting, San Francisco, California, January 21-22, 2000.

    20. Raiszadeh K: “Idiopathic Scoliosis”, Grossmont Hospital Family Practice Grand Rounds, San Diego, CA, March 1, 2000.

    21. Raiszadeh K: “Surgical Anatomy of the Spine.” Visiting lecturer at University of California, San Diego. Human Anatomy course for 2nd year Medical Students. September 2000.

    22. Raiszadeh K: “Triggered-EMG (T_EMG) Use for Intact, Redirected, and Dangerously Placed Pedicle Screws,” 6th Spine Surgeons International Symposium, Napa, California, September 21, 2000.

    23. Raiszadeh K: “Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion”, 8th International Isola Workshop, September 17-19, 2000.

    24. Raiszadeh K: “Failed Lumbar Interbody Fusion Devices”, 8th International Isola Workshop, September 17-19, 2000.

    25. Raiszadeh Kian, Raiszadeh K, Akbarnia BA: “Closed Suction Irrigation System for the Treatment of Postoperative Wound Infection.” Poster presentation, 15th Annual North American Spine Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 25-28, 2000.

    26. Raiszadeh K: “Triggered-EMG (T-EMG) Use for Intact, Redirected, and Dangerously Placed Pedicle Screws,” presented at 15th Annual North American Spine Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 28, 2000.

    27. Raiszadeh K: “Anterior Cervical Decompression/Posterior Cervical Laminaplasty - To Plate or Not to Plate,” presented at the Spine 2000 Conference sponsored by Sharp HealthCare, San Diego, CA, November 11, 2000.

    28. Raiszadeh K: “Cervical Spine Posterior Instrumentation”, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, January 2001.

    29. Akbarnia BA, Marks D, Perez-Grueso F, McCarthy RE, Thompson AG, Boachie-Adjei O, Raiszadeh K: “Instrumentation with Limited Fusion for the Treatment of Progressive Early Onset Scoliosis,” presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 2001.

    30. Raiszadeh R, Raiszadeh K, Pneumaticos S, Liu W, Nguyen L, Esses: “Comparison of Posterior Cervical Fixation Using Transfacet, Lateral Mass, and Pedicle Screws,” Poster presentation at 17th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, October 29 - November 2, 2002.

    31. Raiszadeh R, Raiszadeh K, Pneumaticos S, Liu W, Nguyen L, Esses: “Biomechanical Comparison of Two-Level Posterior Cervical Construct Using Transfacet vs. Lateral Mass vs. Pedicle Screws”, Poster presentation at 38th Annual Scoliosis Research Society Meeting, Quebec, Canada, September 9-13, 2003.

    32. Raiszadeh K, Raiszadeh R, et. al: “Cervical Spine Surgery in an Ambulatory Surgery Center,” Poster presentation at 18th Annual meeting of the North American Spine Society, October 21, 2003 to October 25, 2003.

  • What makes the Spine Institute unique

    Dr. Kamshad Raiszadeh on San Diego 6 News

    Dr. Kamshad Raiszadeh on NBC 739 San Diego News

    Dr. Kamshad Raiszadeh and Dr. Paul Kim on KUSI News San Diego