Preferred Name: Nick Shamie
A. Nick Shamie, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at UCLA School of Medicine
Dr. Nick Shamie is a Board Certified Spine Surgeon. He serves as the Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at UCLA School of Medicine. He has served on the UCLA School of Medicine's Faculty since 2000. Dr. Shamie is actively involved in graduate medical education, offering his expertise to help educate medical students, residents and fellows. Additionally, he is actively involved in scientific and clinical research projects pertinent to spinal disorders. Dr. Shamie was the recipient of the UCI School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Research and Scoliosis Research Society's Dawson Traveling Fellowship. He has served two terms as the President of American College of Spine Surgery. He is also a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the State of California and was elected as an Expert Reviewer for the Medical Board of California.
In additional to his leadership and teaching roles in his academic practice, he leads a busy clinical practice. His expertise and reputation have also attracted the most discerning patients to his practice: dignitaries, athletes and celebrities both nationally and internationally. He has been awarded by several prominent consumer organizations, including: Super Doctors, Castle Connolly's Top Doctors, America's Most Compassionate Doctors, and was named on the US Top 10 academic spine surgeons list.
Dr. Shamie received his medical degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his internship in Surgery at Los Angeles County and USC Medical Centers and his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco. He completed two fellowships at the UCLA School of Medicine in Spine Surgery and Biologics Research Lab. He is currently practicing at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, as well as in Santa Monica, CA.
Dr. Arya Nick Shamie appeared on the show "The Doctors" to talk about solutions for soothing sciatica pain.
Dr. Shamie was included in Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review listing of the top 10 academic medical center spine surgeons.
Rate of Spine Surgery Soars
Dr. Shamie was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the growing need for back surgery as the U.S. population ages.
Dr. Shamie received recognition as one of 50 of the Best Spine Specialists in America (Becker's ASC Review).
Dr. Shamie was interviewed by KPCC. Link to KPCC interview > (courtesy KPCC)
One morning back in December 2004 when 58-year-old Mark Casale tried to get out of bed, he fell to the floor. For an entire year afterward, the man who once routinely hiked 6-7 miles a day in the hills above his Southern California home could not even take one step. View pdf and read more >
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