Joel S. Beckett, MD, MHS

Joel S. Beckett, MD, MHS

Primary Location
Spine Center
1131 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 100
Santa Monica, California 90401


Dr. Joel S. Beckett is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. He is a dual-fellowship trained neurosurgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders such as stenosis, disk herniations, spondylolisthesis, spinal deformity and tumors. With extensive training in both minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery, he takes pride in working with his patients to customize each treatment plan to achieve their goals. In addition to providing the highest level of care for his patients, Dr. Beckett is passionate about teaching and mentoring students and resident neurosurgeons.

He is also active in research and has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications focusing on technological advances such as 'big data', artificial intelligence and virtual reality to improve surgical outcomes. Dr. Beckett's research interests are centered on the utilization of modern imaging data and machine learning to better quantitate changes in the aging spine.



Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2021
Kaiser Permanente - Los Angeles Medical Center, 2020


UCLA School of Medicine, 2020


Yale School of Medicine, MD, MHS, 2013


Santa Monica

Spine Center

Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine| Spinal Cord Injury Medicine| Spine Surgery +1 more

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


  • Young Neurosurgeon Council (AANS) Elected Member (2018-2022)
  • Resident Teaching Award (UCLA, 2019)
  • California Association of Neurologic Surgeons Southern Region Resident Representative (2017-2018)
  • Resident Quality Award (UCLA, 2015)
  • Olga Levin Foundation Fellow (2015-2016)
  • Farr Scholar (Yale School of Medicine, 2011-2012)
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scholars Fellowship (2011-2012)