Dr. Rojeh Melikian is a Harvard and Emory University-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon. He served as Chief Resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital while in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. He then went on to complete his Spine Surgery Fellowship at Emory University, widely regarded as one of the most prominent and respected spine surgery fellowships in the country. He received extensive training in minimally-invasive procedures, 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.” Dr. Melikian specializes in minimally-invasive treatments for cervical and lumbar spine conditions and was named as a Spine Surgeon Leader to Know by Becker’s Spine Review. He has been featured in numerous publications including Orthopedics Today, Prevention Magazine, Santa Monica Mirror, WestSideToday.Com and NextAvenue.Org.

Procedures Dr. Rojeh Melikian Performs at Marina del Rey Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Medicare

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Medical Degree

Keck School of Medicine of USC

Internship(s)

Massachusetts General Hospital

Residency(ies)

Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship(s)

Emory University



Honors & Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Publications & Media

    • The Role of Anterior Interbody Fusion (ALIF and XLIF with Anterior Column Release) in the Surgical Management of Adult Spinal Deformity

      Melikian R, Rhee JM.

    • Risk factors for vascular repair and compartment syndrome in the pulseless supracondylar humerus fracture in children.

      Choi PD , Melikian R , Skaggs DL

    • Medical vs. Surgical Treatment of Spinal Epidural Abscesses in Patients with Normal Neurological Exams or Radicular Weakness.

      Melikian R, Kim SD, Ju KL, Zurakowski D, Bono CM, Harris MB.

    • Predicting Patients with Concurrent Noncontiguous Spinal Epidural Abscess Lesions.

      Melikian R, Kim SD, Ju KL, Zurakowski D, Bono CM, Harris MB