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Inland Neurosurgery Institute Doctors

Back row, left to right: Drs. Richard Young, Siraj Gibani, Aaron Cutler, and Ramin AmirNovin. Front, left to right: Drs. Lew Disney and Jose Rodriguez

About the Inland Neurosurgery Institute (INI)

Inland Neurosurgery Institute’s team of board-certified neurosurgeons have been providing the greater Los Angeles area with the region’s best patient outcomes through minimally invasive surgery procedures since 1965.

At INI, our surgeons take pride in caring for patients from diagnosis to surgery and through long-term follow-up. Our patients are consistently seen and followed closely by an experienced surgeon, instead of a resident or a “physician extender.”

Having earned a reputation for providing the highest quality of care, INI is today the preferred choice for referrals from surrounding cities and states. Many families have had several generations receive care through INI, and most of the area’s nurses, doctors, and other healthcare providers obtain their own neurosurgical needs through our office.

Our History

The practice was begun in 1965 by Dr. Colin McDonald, who was later joined by Dr. David Brown, both of whom trained at the Mayo Clinic.Dr. Scott Lederhaus joined the practice in 1986.

Dr. McDonald and Dr. Brown retired in the early 1990s. Dr. Lederhaus was then joined by Dr. Lew Disney (1991) and Dr. Jose Rodriguez (1994); together, they formed the LDR Neurosurgery Group. Dr. Ramin AmirNovin joined the practice in 2007 to meet increasing area needs.

Shortly thereafter, the group was renamed to the Inland Neurosurgery Institute (INI) to better reflect the breadth and depth of care provided by its four physicians and their associated network of caregivers. Dr. Aaron Cutler brought his tumor expertise to the group in 2014. Later, in 2017, Dr. Siraj Gibani joined the group, adding further spine expertise. In 2018, Dr. Richard Young joined INI from UCLA’s highly esteemed Neurointerventional / Neuroendovascular Surgery CAST Certified Fellowship.

Throughout the years, INI has consistently been known for a balanced approach to patient care. As the future brings new advances in the neurosurgical field, we are committed to improving our patients’ lives with state-of-the-art technology.

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