Dr. Arya Nick Shamie MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Arya Nick Shamie is an orthopedic surgeon in Santa Monica, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Shamie accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 60 doctors at Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and one of 39 at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Farsi.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Musculoskeletal Oncology/Cancer, Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Clinical Interests: Bone Morphogenetic Proteins, Retrospective Studies, Bone Development, Spinal Fusion, Bone Transplantation, Diskectomy, Recombinant Proteins

Other Languages Spoken

  • Farsi

Education & Medical Training

University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1994–1995

St Mary's Hospital Medical Center (San Francisco CA)
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1996–2000

UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship, Bone Research Lab-Dr. Marshall Urist, 2000–2001

UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship, Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine, 1995–1996

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Class of 1994

Washington University School of Medicine
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Dawson Traveling Fellowship-Lawrence Lenke, MD, 2006–2006

Certifications & Licensure

Medical Board of California
Certified 2 years in Expert Reviewer

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 11 years in Orthopaedic Surgery, Recertified

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Compassionate Doctor Award, vitals.com

Patient Choice Award, patientchoice.org

Super Doctors, SuperDoctors.com

Top 10 Academic Spine Surgeons, Beckers Spine Review

Top Doctor, http://www.castleconnolly.com

Publications & Presentations

Interspinous process implantation for the treatment of neurogenic intermittent claudication.
Heyrani N, Picinic Norheim E, Elaine Ku Y, Nick Shamie A

Undenatured type II collagen (UC-II(R)) for joint support: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in healthy volunteers.
Lugo JP, Saiyed ZM, Lau FC, Molina JP, Pakdaman MN, Shamie AN, Udani JK 2013

Open versus minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion: a multi-center comparison of perioperative measures and clinical outcomes.
Smith AG, Capobianco R, Cher D, Rudolf L, Sachs D, Gundanna M, Kleiner J, Mody MG, Shamie AN 2013

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Insurances Accepted

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

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