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Spine & Back Surgery by K. Rad Payman, MD

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K. Rad Payman, MD
The Spine MD - Advanced Spine Institute Neck and Back Specialists, Dr. K. Rad Payman

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K. Rad Payman, MD
K. Rad Payman, MD focuses his practice on the Comprehensive treatment of patients with spinal disorders. He specializes in reconstructive cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery, including the most advanced techniques of minimally invasive and micro surgical spinal procedures. He has extensive experience with adult degenerative spinal conditions, complex spine trauma, spinal deformity, motion preservation technologies, and inter-vertebral disc replacement surgery.

K. Rad Payman, MD graduated from the University of Virginia as an Echol's scholar, an honor given to the top one percent of students. He earned his medical degree at the prestigious Johns Hopkins university school of medicine, the nation's top medical school.

He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the UCLA medical center and affiliated hospitals and obtained additional training in spinal surgery with world renowned spinal surgeon, Dr. Henry Bohlman, at the nation's premier comprehensive spine surgery fellowship. He has authored many peer-reviewed scientific articles and textbook chapters in the field of spinal surgery and has appeared in national and international television broadcasts discussing advancements in spine surgery.

Patients' Choice Award in 2013
K. Rad Payman, MD wins the Patients' Choice Award in 2013
K. Rad Payman, MD wins the Compassionate Doctor Award in 2015
K. Rad Payman, MD wins the Compassionate Doctor Award in 2015
K. Rad Payman, MD wins the Compassionate Doctor Award in 2014
K. Rad Payman, MD wins the Compassionate Doctor Award in 2014
Most Compassionate Doctor Award in 2013
K. Rad Payman, MD receives the Most Compassionate Doctor Award in 2013
Most Compassionate Doctor Award in 2013
K. Rad Payman, MD receives the Most Compassionate Doctor Award in 2013


Patients' Choice Award in 2013
K. Rad Payman, MD wins the Patients' Choice Award in 2013
Patients' Choice Award in 2015
K. Rad Payman, MD wins the Patients' Choice Award in 2015
Patients' Choice Award in 2014
K. Rad Payman, MD wins the Patients' Choice Award in 2014
Patients' Choice Award in 2013
K. Rad Payman, MD wins the Patients' Choice Award in 2013
Patients' Choice Award in 2012
K. Rad Payman, MD wins the Patients' Choice Award in 2012


Patients' Choice Award in 2013
K. Rad Payman, MD wins the On-Time Doctor Award in 2014
Patients' Choice Award in 2013
K. Rad Payman, MD wins the Top 10 Doctor Award in 2014
Best Physicians of 2014 Encino
K. Rad Payman, MD receives the Best Physicians of 2014 Encino
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Professional Background

9/2005-present
Private Practice - Spine Surgery
7/2004-7/2005
University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University Spine Surgery Fellowship. Henry H. Bohlman, MD, director.
UCLA
6/2000-6/2004
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center Los Angeles, CA Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
6/1999-6/2000
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center Los Angeles, CA Internship, Department of General Surgery
Johns Hopkins
8/1995-5/1999
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD Doctor of Medicine - May 1999
8/1991-5/1995
University of Virginia Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies/Echols Scholar - May 1995
8/1987-5/1991
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Alexandria, VA Graduated May 1991

Licenses / Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • California Medical License - A75190
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Board Certified
  • Fellow - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Qualified Medical Examiner

Professional Societies

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, North American Spine Society
  • Member, California Orthopaedic Association

Research

July 2004 - July 2005
Spine Research
Henry Bohlman, MD University Hospitals of Cleveland
June 2001-June 2004
Spine Research
Jeffrey C. Wang, MD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA Medical Center
February, 1998-1999
Research Fellow
Michael A. Mont, MD and David S. Hungerford, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Summer, 1996
NIH Summer Research Fellowship Program (SRFP)
Lois Greene, PhD, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - National Institutes of Health.
Summer, 1992-Summer, 1995
Howard Hughes Research Scholarship/Fellowship
F.G. Fernandez MD, PhD, University of Virginia.

Scientific Articles

M. Pirpiris, K.R. Payman, N.Y. Otsuka "The Acetabular Index: Is there still a place for Plain Radiography?" Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2006 May/June; (26): 310-316.

K.R. Payman, P. Borden, T. Green, N. Otsuka. "Complications of Tibial Osteotomies in Children with Co-morbidities." Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2002 Sep; (22): 642-644.

M.A. Mont , K.R. Payman, D.M. Laporte, L.C. Jones, V. Mohan, D.S. Hungerford."Demographic, Radiographic, and Treatment Characterization of Osteonecrosis of the Proximal Humerus." Rheumatology 2000 Jul; 27(7):1766-73.

B. Waldman, M.A. Mont, K.R. Payman, A.A. Frieberg, T.P. Sculco, D.S. Hungerford, R. Windsor."Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty Treated with Arthrodesis using a Modular Titanium Intramedullary Nail." Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1999 Oct; (367): 230-7.

In Preparation:

K. R. Payman, B. Pradhan, J. Youssef, J. C. Wang. . "Posterior Lumbar Fusion: A Comparison of Intertransverse Process Fusion With and Without Concomitant Interbody Fusion."

K. R. Payman, T. Scaduto, J. Youssef, J. C. Wang. "Posterior Interbody Fusion: A Comparison of Stand Alone Threaded Cages vs Allograft Spacers with Pedicle screws."

BOOK CHAPTERS

T. E. Mroz, P. Suen, K. R. Payman, J. C. Wang. "Spinal Stenosis: Pathophysiology, Clinical Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis." Rothman- Simeone, The Spine. Saunders Elsevier, 2006: 995-1009.

Presentations

K. R. Payman "Modern, Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery Techniques." Temple Community Hospital Grand Rounds. Los Angeles, CA -- 2008

K.R. Payman "Advances in Spine Surgery." Annual CME Meeting, Los Alamitos Medical Center/Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Squaw Valley, CA - 2007.

K.R. Payman "Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine Disorders" Grand Rounds CME Lecture, Los Alamitos Medical Center. August, 2006. K.R. Payman Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute/Cleveland Spine Review. Lab Faculty. 2004

K.R. Payman, N.Y. Otsuka "Are We Measuring the Acetabular Index Accurately with X-rays?" AAOS Annual Meeting, 2004.

K. R. Payman, B. Pradhan, J. Youssef, J. C. Wang. "Posterior Lumbar Fusion: A Comparison of Intertransverse Process Fusion With and Without Concomitant Interbody Fusion." North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, 2003.

K. R. Payman, B. Pradhan, J. Youssef, J. C. Wang. "Posterior Lumbar Fusion: A Comparison of Intertransverse Process Fusion With and Without Concomitant Interbody Fusion." Podium Presentation, World Spine Annual Meeting, 2003.

K. R. Payman, B. Pradhan, J. Youssef, J. C. Wang. "Posterior Lumbar Fusion: A Comparison of Intertransverse Process Fusion With and Without Concomitant Interbody Fusion." Spine Across the Seas Annual Meeting, 2003.

K. R. Payman, B. Pradhan, J. Youssef, J. C. Wang. "Posterior Lumbar Fusion: A Comparison of Intertransverse Process Fusion With and Without Concomitant Interbody Fusion." Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, 2002.

K. R. Payman, B. Pradhan, J. Youssef, J. C. Wang. "Posterior Lumbar Fusion: A Comparison of Intertransverse Process Fusion With and Without Concomitant Interbody Fusion." Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, 2003.

K. R. Payman, T. Scaduto, J. Youssef, J. C. Wang. "Posterior Interbody Fusion: A Comparison of Stand Alone Threaded Cages vs Allograft Spacers with Pedicle screws." Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, 2002.

K. R. Payman, T. Scaduto, J. Youssef, J. C. Wang. "Posterior Interbody Fusion: A Comparison of Stand Alone Threaded Cages vs Allograft Spacers with Pedicle screws." Spine Across the Seas Annual Meeting, 2003.

K.R. Payman, M.A. Mont, D.M. Laporte, D.G. Sotereanos, M.M. Tomaino, D.S. Hungerford."Osteonecrosis of the Humeral Head: Treatment by Hemiarthroplasty." AAOS Annual Meeting, 2001.

M.A. Mont , K.R. Payman, D.M. Laporte, L.C. Jones, V. Mohan, D.S. Hungerford."Demographic, Radiographic, and Treatment Characterization of Osteonecrosis of the Proximal Humerus." AAOS Annual Meeting, 2000.

K.R. Payman, M.A. Mont, B. Waldman, A.A. Frieberg, T.P. Sculco, D.S. Hungerford, R. Windsor."Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty Treated with Arthrodesis using a Modular Titanium Intramedullary Nail." AAOS Annual Meeting, 1999.

B. Waldman, M.A. Mont, K.R. Payman, T-R. Yoon, D.S. Hungerford."Use of the Femoral Component with Antibiotic Impregnated Cement as a Spacer in the Treatment of Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty." AAOS Annual Meeting, 1999.

K.R. Payman, B. Waldman, M.A. Mont, D.S. Hungerford."Value of Leukocyte count and Differential after Hip Aspiration in Predicting Deep Infection of Total Hip Arthroplasty." AAOS Annual Meeting, 1999.

K.R. Payman, F.G. Fernandez."Determining the Half-Life of Interphotoreceptor Retinoid-Binding Protein" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science Abstracts. April 1995, Vol. 36, No. 5, p. 1788. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, 1995.

K.R. Payman, A. Bukelman, C. Baer, J.A. Redick, B.L. Sheppard, F.G. Fernandez."Role of Retinal Pigmented Epithelium in Interphotoreceptor Retinoid-Binding Protein Turnover." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science Abstracts, May 1994, Vol. 35, No. 4, p. 2061. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, 1994.

Honors & Awards

2004
Accepted - University Hospitals of Cleveland Spine Surgery Fellowship - Considered the Nation's top Fellowship Program.
1999
Accepted - UCLA Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency - the Nation's #3 ranked Hospital.
1998
NIH Summer Research Fellowship Program (SRFP) - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1995
Accepted - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - the Nation's top Medical School
1995
Phi Beta Kappa Resident on the Lawn. (Thomas Jefferson's Academic Village)
1994
IMP Society - University of Virginia Howard Hughes Research Scholarship/Fellowship - University of Virginia
1992-1995
Dean's List - University of Virginia
1991
Echols Scholarship - University of Virginia
1987
Accepted - Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology - the Nation's top High School



March 7, 2017
Los Angeles Spine Surgeon K. Rad Payman, MD Treats Iraq War Vet After Humvee Explosion
Anterior lumbar fusion performed to relieve patient's severe back lower pain caused by years of lifting heavy objects and injuries in Iraq


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