Dr. Rojeh Melikian, MD

Dr. Rojeh Melikian, MD

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Dr. Rojeh Melikian is a Harvard and Emory University-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon. After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from UCLA, Dr. Melikian went on to complete medical school at the University of Southern California, where he was nominated to the membership of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduated as one of the top students in his class with highest distinction. He was subsequently accepted into the prestigious Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, where he excelled and was appointed as Chief Resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He received extensive training in complex spinal surgery, scoliosis, as well as primary and metastatic spine tumors. While at Harvard, he received the Partners in Excellence Award, presented to him by his colleagues for exemplary performance and contributions "above and beyond the call of duty." As a resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he also helped care for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings in the aftermath of the attacks. Upon graduation, Dr. Melikian was awarded the prestigious Harvard Orthopaedic Surgery Thesis Day Award for best clinical presentation for his work on spinal infections. Dr. Melikian completed his Spine Surgery Fellowship at Emory University, widely regarded as one of the most prominent and respected spine surgery fellowships in the country. While at Emory, he had the privilege of training with leading experts on the full spectrum of spine surgery: from minimally-invasive procedures to complex, revision surgery. Dr. Melikian has authored numerous presentations, posters and journal articles on spine surgery. He has been named as a Spine Surgeon Leader to Know by Becker's Spine Review and has been featured in numerous publications including Orthopedics Today, Prevention Magazine, Santa Monica Mirror, WestSideToday.Com and NextAvenue.Org. His areas of interest include minimally-invasive, microscopic decompression for cervical and lumbar stenosis, microscopic discectomy for disk herniations, anterior cervical fusion and disk replacement, lateral-access and anterior surgery (XLIF and ALIF), spine trauma, and spinal tumors.

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13160 Mindanao Way Ste 300

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Care Philosophy

"I believe in working with each individual patient to understand their symptoms as well as their goals.  In this way, both patient and doctor can work together to design a treatment, either non-surgical or surgical, specific to each individual situation."
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Dr. Melikian's Experience

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Dr. Melikian's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Myelopathy
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis

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Procedures

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Emory University Spinal Surgery Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Melikian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Saint John's Health Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Melikian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Melikian to family and friends
5.0
based on 24 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Melikian's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Bakersfield, CA |
The first time I met with Dr. Melikian, I was impressed with his willingness to listen, answer questions and not rush through the appointment. I had been in pain for several months and thought it was due to my Fibromylgia. An MRI revealed severe spinal canal stenosis. I liked the idea of the less invasive procedure Dr. Melikian. recommended. Immediately after surgery my pain was gone and has not returned. My children and I both recommend Dr. Melikian to anyone needing back surgery.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Simply the best! I received a minimally-invasive fusion by Dr. Melikian and his wonderful surgical team and I now have my life back! I had been experiencing so much pain and physical limitation that I had forgotten how good I used to feel. Dr. Melikian always took the time to listen and is an exquisitely skilled surgeon. I would highly recommend him and his team.
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Hospitals where Dr. Melikian has admitting privileges

Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Hoag Orthopedic Institute
16250 Sand Canyon Ave
Irvine, CA 92618
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Marina Del Rey Hospital
4650 Lincoln Blvd
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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