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Pablo Pazmino, MD is a Board Certified Spinal Surgeon.

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“My primary goal is to listen to my patients. I enjoy using my background as an elementary school teacher to now educate and get to know each patient. This truly helps me understand their concerns and what motivates them. By establishing this trust, we can provide a warm, caring environment where patients can learn about their Spine and can choose the treatments which will complement their lifestyles.”

-Pablo Pazmino, MD



Our Medical Director

A native of El Paso, Texas, Dr. Pazmiño formed The Spinecal Institute upon moving to California after specializing solely in Spinal Surgery. Dr. Pazmino graduated with honors from The University of California, Los Angeles UCLA. He then spent two years as a third grade bilingual teacher at Grant Elementary in Los Angeles, California. His teaching theories were recognized by the Rookie Teacher of the year award from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

He earned his medical degree (M.D.) from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The University of Michigan is widely considered among the top ten medical schools in the country, rated number 6 in 2010.  His medical training was within The University of Michigan Medical Center which ranks among the top hospitals in the nation. Dr. Pazmino was then selected to the integrated Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program at the Detroit Medical Center. With 8 hospitals and 6 research institutions, the Detroit Medical Center is home to some of the most important discoveries in medicine and was an ideal environment to experience all aspects of Orthopaedic surgery, joint replacement, sports, and trauma.  

Given the FDA restrictions on disc replacements and advanced technologies stateside, Dr. Pazmino sought specialized training outside of the United States so that he could bring this experience back upon his return. Dr. Pazmiño went on to complete an Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen AO Spinal Surgical Fellowship in Curitiba, Brazil under the direction of internationally recognized academic spine surgeon Luiz Vialle, MD.

Dr. Pazmiño then went on to complete a second fellowship in a combined Orthopaedic-Neurosurgical Spinal Surgery program in Beverly Hills, California. Since forming the Institute Dr. Pazmiño has primarily limited his surgical practice to spine surgery. His surgical interests have focused on minimally invasive approaches to the spine, spinal trauma, spine deformities (such as scoliosis, kyphotic deformities, and spondylolisthesis), spinal trauma, spinal instabilities, herniated discs, degenerative and developmental conditions (such as spinal stenosis).

His research interests are focused on hybrid disc arthroplasty, motion preservation, and correlation of radiography with anatomy. He is currently writing two books, has several book chapters, case reports, and research papers.

Dr. Pazmiño is currently enrolling patients in several ongoing FDA clinical trials as a means of providing alternative treatments to patients suffering from spinal maladies. We are currently organizing medical mission to Ecuador, South America with Dr. Pazmiño’s brother in efforts to give back to the county where he was born.

In Southern California, Dr. Pazmino has continued his commitment to patient safety and Orthopaedic surgery education through his membership in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Western Orthopaedic Association, North American Spine Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Joint Spine Section, and the Spine Arthroplasty Society.



PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY

A commitment to work closely with every patient to achieve beautiful, consistent results that will complement their personality & lifestyle.


IN THE MEDIA

Profiles of Dr. Pazmino and SpineCal in the national and local media.

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CREDENTIALS

ABOS

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in Orthopaedic Surgery. To verify the board certification of any physician, visit http://www.isyourdoctorboardcertified.com/. ABOS members are dedicated to the highest standards of patient safety and surgical excellence. As part of their commitment to patient safety, ABOS members may only perform surgery in accredited surgical facilities.

AAOS

Active Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons The American American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the leading organization of board-certified Orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in Orthopaedic surgery. Physicians who have been trained in specialties other than Orthopaedic surgery are not eligible for membership in AAOS. With only 17,673 members, AAOS membership remains an exclusive privilege.

NASS

The North American Spine Society The North American Spine Society (NASS) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing quality spine care through education, research and advocacy. State of the art technology, innovative course curricula, esteemed faculty and staff combine to create an educational environment that enables spine care specialists to be better at what they do.

SAS

The SAS - The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery - Is a global, scientific and educational society organized to provide an independent venue to discuss and address the issues involved with all aspects of basic and clinical science of motion preservation, stabilization, innovative technologies, MIS procedures, biologics and other fundamental topics to restore and improve motion and function of the spine for: surgeons, scientists, inventors and others. SAS is dedicated to advancing major evolutionary steps in spine surgery.

AANS

The purpose of the AANS and CNS Joint Section was created foster the use of spinal surgical methods for the treatment of diseases of the spinal neural elements, the spine and peripheral nerves. To advance spinal surgery and related sciences, to improve patient care, to support meaningful basic and clinical research, to provide leadership in undergraduate and graduate continuing education, and to promote administrative facilities necessary to achieve these goals.

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Graduate, The University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Pazmino is an alumnus of The University of California, Los Angeleswith a degree in Medical History. Founded in 1868, it is one of America’s most prestigious universities.

TUOM

Graduate, The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Dr. Pazmino received his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. Its setting in Ann Arbor, Michigan the largest medical center in the world, provided Dr. Pazmiño with a unique opportunity to experience all areas of plastic surgery. Founded in 1817, it is one of America’s most prestigious universities. U-M is the only hospital in Michigan to make thisAmerica’s Best Hospitals honor roll for consecutive 15 years.


HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES

Dr. Pazmino holds hospital privileges in Spinal Surgery at the following institutions in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles County

  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Olympia Medical Center
  • Mission Community Hospital : San Fernando Valley
  • Miracle Mile Doctor’s Hospital
  • Spaulding Surgery Center
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