Dr. Bae is a national leader in minimally invasive surgery, motion preservation technology, artificial disc replacement and non-fusion technologies. As a leading researcher in stem cell repair of degenerative disc disease and the use of growth factors to treat spinal cord injury, he has been published extensively in top journals and presented at many national and international meetings. 

Dr. Bae was among the first to use growth factor tissue engineering for intervertebral discs, multi-level artificial disc replacement for both the lumbar and cervical spine, and other novel medical devices for dynamic stabilization and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Bae earned a bachelor’s degree in biomechanics from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He then went on to earn his medical degree, cum laude, at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Bae completed his surgical internship at North Shore University Hospital and his orthopaedic surgical residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He completed his spine fellowship at Case Western Hospital in Cleveland.

Dr. Bae has written numerous articles based on his research as well as presenting on behalf of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is researching the use of adult stem cells in the regeneration of nervous tissue in spinal cord injuries.

Medical School
  • Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, NY, NY
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • English
  • Korean


The Spine Institute Center for Spinal Restoration
2811 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 850
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 248-7340
(310) 601-4592


  • Spinal Surgery (Board Certified)
  • Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
  • PSJHC - Spine Institute
Clinical Interests
  • Spine Surgery


Insurances Accepted
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)