Dr. Hooman is one of the nations leading board certified orthopedic spine surgeons who has gained an international reputation for helping patients with back and neck conditions to regain active, pain-free lives. Dr. Melaned and his patients have been featured in media nationwide including appearance on Dr. Oz, The Doctors (multiple times), The Steve Harvey Show and various local newscasts and newspapers.

He currently serves as The Director of Scoliosis at Marina Del Rey Hospital concentrating on disorders of the spine for children and adults. His area of interest include minimally invasive and out-patient spinal surgery; complex cervical spine disorders; cervical/thoracic/lumbar degenerative disc disease and microsurgery; deformities including spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, tumor, and kyphosis, artificial disc replacements, nonfusion technology, XLIF, stem cell therapy, pediatric and adult deformities including spondylolisthesis, tumor, kyphosis and scoliosis.

'Most of the time, patients with spinal issues can be treated successfully without surgery. I listen to my patients carefully and they are active participants in their treatment plans. If spine surgery is necessary, my partners and I have been able to combine our expertise in both orthopaedic and neurosurgery to offer you the most advanced and minimally invasive surgical intervention.' ~ Dr. Melamed

Medical School
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Lousiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
  • University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • English


Hooman M. Melamed, M.D.
13160 Mindanao Way
Suite 300
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 574-0405
(310) 574-0422


  • Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine Surgery
  • Shoulder Joint Athroplasty (Replacement)
  • Knee Arthroscopy (Replacement)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Affiliated Health Funds PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Benefit Panel Services PPO/ EPO
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Community Care Network PPO
  • CorVel Health PPO/EPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Foundation Health Plan PPO/EPO/POS
  • Galaxy PPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO, POS
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Payors Organization PPO
  • ILWU Blue Shield PPO
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • LA Foundation Medical Care PPO/ EPO
  • MCS Patient Centered HC PPO
  • Medical Network Incorporated, PPO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • National Provider Network PPO
  • Pacific Health Alliance PPO/ POS
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Prudential Healthcare
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
  • Universal Health Network PPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization