Robert S. Bray, M.D.

Robert S. Bray, M.D.

Dr. Robert S. Bray is a neurological spine surgeon who is currently affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. He specializes in minimally invasive neurological spine surgery. The physician is a famous neurological spine surgeon, internationally recognized for his thorough diagnoses and pioneering minimally invasive approach. His practice includes over 10,000 successful surgeries, carrying a 95% focus on outpatient procedures, by comparison to the nation's 20% average. Dr. Robert S. Bray has redefined sports medicine and helped the world's elite athletes and champions. His forward-thinking medical approaches brought the safer and faster recoveries of top athletes as Big Wave Surfing's Ian Walsh, Hurdling’s Lolo Jones, and MotoX's Robbie Maddison. Nicknamed "Dr. Fix-It" by his peers, the surgeon makes real art of helping the world's most elite athletes return to push the boundaries of performance.

He is a Baylor College of Medicine graduate and he headed the spinal programs at St. John's Medical Center, Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital, and Century City Hospital. Due to his 20 years of both active and reserve duty within the United States Air Force, Dr. Robert S. Bray received numerous awards for his work. He engaged in developing medical protocols and teaching wartime trauma techniques. The surgeon also served as a Major while stationed as Chief of Neurosurgery at the David Grant Medical Center. Dr. Robert S. Bray has multiple patents on a wide range of spinal implants and surgical tools. He regularly consults the world's leading medical manufacturers on the design and use of their products, including on the development of the Zeiss Microscope. In the early days, Dr. Robert S. Bray started exploring minimally invasive procedures before they were even a thought in the industry. After recognizing that spinal procedures often require lengthy hospital stays, he sought to develop the techniques, tools, and protocols to make minimally invasive spinal surgery a medical reality.

In 2009, the surgeon adhered to the cause of supporting research on T.E.A.M. (Thoracic Epidural Arteriovenous Malformation) disease. This is a debilitating condition that mainly affects young women. Dr. Robert S. Bray invented a new imaging protocol with Mink Radiology to identify this previously misdiagnosed disease. He performs outpatient operations that have been instrumental in reversing the severe upper back pain and loss of lower limb function that once led to paralysis. His pioneering work has received extensive media coverage and has been featured on "The Doctors" and honored by Los Angeles Magazine's Top Doctors and OC Metro. His commitment to research and education has resulted in the authorship of multiple articles, publications, and international lectures. Dr. Robert S. Bray has over 35 years of professional experience, which speaks volumes about his extraordinary expertise in spine surgery.

Procedures Dr. Robert S. Bray Performs at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • HealthNet
  • MultiPlan
  • United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Medical Degree

Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, TX


Baylor Affiliated Hospitals – Houston, TX


Baylor Affiliated Hospitals – Houston, TX



Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society North American Spine Society
  • Publications & Media