Arya Nick Shamie, MD

Arya Nick Shamie, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Santa Monica, CA

Chief, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery. Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, UCLA

Office Address

Office Map
  • 1131 Wilshire Blvd
    Suite 100
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Phone: (310) 440-2999
    Fax: (310) 601-1869


  • Dr. Nick Shamie is a Board Certified Spine Surgeon and Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at UCLA School of Medicine and has served on the UCLA School of Medicine's Faculty since 2000. Dr. Shamie is actively involved in graduate medical education, offering his expertise to help educate medical students, residents and fellows nationally and internationally. Additionally, he is actively involved in scientific and clinical research projects pertinent to spinal disorders. Dr. Shamie was the recipient of the UCI School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Research. He has also received recognitions from several prominent organizations, including: Super Doctors, Castle Connonlly's Top Doctors, America's Most Compassionate Doctors, Scoliosis Research Society’s Dawson Traveling Fellowship, Beijing’s Capital Medical Universtiy and was ranked on the Top 10 academic spine surgeon list in the US. He was recently re-elected and is serving his second term as the President of American College of Spine Surgery. He is also a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the State of California and was elected as an Expert Reviewer for the Medical Board of California. Dr. Shamie received his medical degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his internship in Surgery at Los Angeles County and USC Medical Centers and his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco. He completed two fellowships at the UCLA School of Medicine in Spine Surgery and Biologics Research Lab. He is currently practicing at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, as well as in Santa Monica, CA.

Dr. Shamie's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Musculoskeletal Oncology/Cancer
  • Clinical Interests: Bone Morphogenetic Proteins; Retrospective Studies; Bone Development; Spinal Fusion; Bone Transplantation; Diskectomy; Recombinant Proteins

Dr. Shamie's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Chief, Orthopaedic Spine SurgeryUCLA School of Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Executive Medical Board MemberUCLA Medical Center
    Santa Monica, CA
  • Director of UCLA Comprehensive Spine CenterUCLA School of Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Shamie's Education & Medical Training

  • Washington University School of MedicineWashington University School of MedicinePost Doctoral Fellowship, Dawson Traveling Fellowship-Lawrence Lenke, MD
  • UCLA Medical CenterUCLA Medical CenterFellowship, Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine
  • St Mary's Hospital Medical Center (San Francisco CA)St Mary's Hospital Medical Center (San Francisco CA)Residency, Orthopedic Surgery
  • UCLA Medical CenterUCLA Medical CenterFellowship, Bone Research Lab-Dr. Marshall Urist
  • University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical CenterUniversity of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery
  • Northwestern Univ Med SchNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineMedical School

Dr. Shamie's Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical LicenseActive through 2015
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery, Recertified, 2003, Current
  • Medical Board of CaliforniaMedical Board of CaliforniaExpert Reviewer, 2012, Current

Dr. Shamie's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • http://www.castleconnolly.comTop Doctorhttp://www.castleconnolly.com, 2013 2014
  • SuperDoctors.comSuper DoctorsSuperDoctors.com, 2013 2014
  • Beckers Spine ReviewTop 10 Academic Spine SurgeonsBeckers Spine Review, 2012
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Dr. Shamie's Publications & Presentations

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Dr. Shamie's Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Farsi

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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