Dr. Eli M. Baron is a Clinical Neurosurgery Associate Professor and a board certified neurosurgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center. Dr. Baron graduated the State University of New York at Binghamton with Summa Cum Laude in biological sciences. Afterwards he earned his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine where he also completed a preliminary surgery year and a neurological surgery residency. He performed additional trainings in orthopaedic spine surgery at the famous Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a combined neurosurgical/orthopaedic spine fellowship at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center. Dr. Baron is a prolific researcher and has published extensively in the fields of spine surgery and neurological surgery. He is the author and co-author of over 60 articles and book chapters on a wide range of subjects, all related to spinal disorders and spine surgery.

Procedures Dr. Eli Baron Performs at Marina Del Rey Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HealthNet
  • Humana

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Medical Degree

Temple University School of Medicine

Internship(s)

Temple University Hospital - General Surgery

Residency(ies)

Temple University Hospital - Neurological Surgery

Fellowship(s)

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Combined Neurosurgical/Orthopedic Spine



Honors & Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Spine Arthroplasty Society Spine Arthroplasty Society
  • North American Spine Society North American Spine Society
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Publications & Media

    • Alexander R. Vaccaro MD PhD FACS (Author), Eli M. Baron (Author)

    • Idiopathic Thoracic cord herniation through a dural defect- Description of a case and review of the literature.

      Ghostine, S, Baron, EM, Perri, B, Morsette, D, Jacobson, Hsu, FPK. Idiopathic Thoracic cord herniation through a dural defect- Description of a case and review of the literature. Surg Neurol. 2009 Mar;71(3):362-6, discussion 366-7. Epub 2008 Jan 22.

    • Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Brief Review of its Pathophysiology, Clinical Course and Diagnosis.

      Baron, EM, Young, WF. Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Brief Review of its Pathophysiology, Clinical Course and Diagnosis. Neurosurgery. 2007 Jan;60(1 Supp1 1):S35-41

    • Traumatic Brain Injury: Pathology, Pathophysiology, Acute Care and Surgical Management, Critical Care Principles and Outcomes in Zasler, Katz & Zafonte, eds.

      Baron, EM and Jallo JI. Traumatic Brain Injury: Pathology, Pathophysiology, Acute Care and Surgical Management, Critical Care Principles and Outcomes in Zasler, Katz & Zafonte, eds. Brain Injury Medicine: Principles & Practice (eds) Demos Publishing, New York 2006

    • Anterior approach to the subaxial cervical spine in children: a brief review

      Baron, EM, Loftus, CM, Vaccaro, AR. Dominique, DA. Anterior approach to the subaxial cervical spine in children: a brief review Neurosurgery Focus. Feb 15;20 (2):E4, 2006

    • Thoracolumbar Injury Severity Scale and Score (TLISS): A New Paradigm for the Treatment of Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma.

      Lee JY, Vaccaro AR, Lim MR, Oner FC, Hulbert RJ, Hedlund R, Fehlings MG, Arnold P, Harrop J, Bono CM, Anderson PA, Anderson DG, Harris MB, Brown AK, Stock GH, and Baron EM. Thoracolumbar Injury Severity Scale and Score (TLISS): A New Paradigm for the Treatment of Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma. Invited article J Orthop Science 2005 Nov;10(6):671-5.

    • Spinal Tumors: Classification, Staging and Management in Anderson

      Baron, EM. Spinal Tumors: Classification, Staging and Management in Anderson, D.G., Vaccaro, A. R. Decision Making in Spinal Care. Thieme Medical Publishing, New York. 2005

    • Dysphagia, Hoarseness, and Unilateral True Vocal Fold Motion Impairment after Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.

      Baron, EM, Soliman, AMS, Gaughan, JP, Simpson, L and Young, WF. Dysphagia, Hoarseness, and Unilateral True Vocal Fold Motion Impairment after Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 112: pp. 921- 926. 2003

    • Acute neurologic deterioration after surgical treatment for thoracic spinal stenosis.

      Young, WF, Baron, E. Acute neurologic deterioration after surgical treatment for thoracic spinal stenosis. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 8: pp.129-132. 2001

    • Spinal epidural hematoma associated with tissue plasminogen activator treatment of acute myocardial infarction. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

      Baron, EM, Burke, JA, Akhtar, N and Young, WF. Spinal epidural hematoma associated with tissue plasminogen activator treatment of acute myocardial infarction. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 48: pp. 390-366, 1999