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Ramin AmirNovin, M.D., FAANS

Dr. Ramin AmirNovin has wanted to be a Neurological Surgeon since the age of thirteen. While volunteering at the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA, he witnessed a life-saving craniotomy (brain surgery) on a trauma patient and this inspired him immensely. He dedicated himself to his studies and excelled at every level. He graduated with the highest distinction (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from University of California, San Diego (UCSD, Revelle College) as a Chemistry and Biochemistry double major. He continued his education in New York City, where he obtained a MD with the highest honors (AOA Honor Society and Lucein Rubinstein Award) from New York University Medical School. He completed his General Surgery and Neurological Surgery training at the prestigious Harvard hospital of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He also completed a two-year specialty training (fellowship) in Functional/Stereotactic Neurosurgery at MGH.

Dr. AmirNovin has written several book chapters, numerous articles for peer-reviewed publications, and performed cutting-edge research on brain tumors, movement disorders, pain syndromes, and epilepsy.

Dr. AmirNovin started his independent practice at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital where he practiced complex general neurosurgery before moving back to the West coast to be near his family in 2007. As a board certified, fellowship trained neurosurgeon, he has extensive experience in the treatment of complex spine problems, spine tumors, brain tumors, cranial-spinal trauma, stroke, movement disorders, complex pain syndromes, Parkinson’s, and peripheral nerve diseases.

Dr. AmirNovin believes that the most important service he provides his patients is a “no-hype, no-gimmick, no-pressure approach to Neurosurgery”. This is one of the major reasons he joined Inland Neurosurgery Institute, where the other physicians share a similar approach to Neurosurgery. He is highly regarded by his patients and the local physicians for doing the least invasive surgery necessary to restore the patient’s health and functional status. He is known for taking the time to explain the disease process to the patient and explaining all of the risks and benefits of their various options for them. He uses the latest surgical techniques combined with his conservative teaching to provide his patients with the best possible outcomes. His patient-centered approach to Neurological Surgery has gained him numerous clinical recognitions based on patient reviews. He is rated as a “Rising Star” by given the recognition of his care by colleagues.

In his free time, Dr. AmirNovin (“Dr. A”) enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, and dabbling in digital photography.

Education, Training & Qualifications

  • 1996: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry / Biochemistry (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Highest Honors)
  • 2000: Medical Doctorate (MD) from New york University (NYU) Medical School (Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society)
  • 2000: General Surgery Internship – Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA
  • 2001-2006: Neurosurgery Residency at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
  • 2005-2006: Fellowship training in Functional Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School Center for CNS Regeneration (includes Surgery for Parkinsons, Complex pain, Image-Guided Surgery, Movement Disorders, and Seizure disorders)
  • GAMMA Knife trained and certified 2008.
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, 2010
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • California Association of Neurological Surgeons (CANS)
  • National Association of Spine Specialist (NASS)
  • American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN)
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