Nima Salari, MD, FAAOS Awarded As 2024 AZ Top Doc

Nima Salari, MD, FAAOS Awarded As 2024 AZ Top Doc

Nima Salari, MD, FAAOS of the Desert Institute For Spine Care has been reviewed and approved by AZ Top Docs based on merit for 2024. Dr. Salari is a Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon with specialized training in the operative and non-operative treatment of pathologic conditions affecting the spine. His treatment philosophy exhausts all means of conservative care and less invasive surgical techniques before ever recommending spinal fusion.  

He specializes in ultra-minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery and cervical artificial disc replacement. These surgical techniques are excellent spine fusion alternatives and have the highest patient satisfaction scores. Spine fusion alternatives are usually ultra or minimally-invasive tissue-sparing approaches that allow for the fastest recovery times and minimize postoperative pain.  

After spending his high school years in Germany, he enrolled in the Bioengineering program at the University of Pittsburgh. A University Scholar and on the Dean’s List, he graduated summa cum laude with honors in 2003. He then received his M.D. degree from Temple University, and earned membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society in 2006. Dr. Salari completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2012. He then went on to complete a fellowship dedicated to spine surgery at Stanford University.

He has published numerous articles and book chapters on the topic of minimally invasive surgery and teaches at national and international courses in the latest laser-assisted endoscopic techniques and image-guided surgeries.  

To learn more about Dr. Salari, please visit his website:

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