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Scott Lederhaus, M.D., FAANS

Dr. Scott Lederhaus became interested in neurosurgery at the age of 20 while he attended the University of California Irvine. During his studies, he managed to connect with Dr. Eldon Foltz who was the chief of neurosurgery at UCI Medical Center and became involved in neurosurgery research while observing several neurosurgical procedures and even managed to perform some experimental surgery on animals himself. From that point on, Scott was hooked on neurosurgery.

Scott finished Med school at Rush Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago followed by a year of general surgical internship at UC Davis. After his general surgical internship at UC Davis, Scott later returned to the University of California Irvine for a 6 year residency. Shortly after his residency Scott joined a practice in Pomona with Dr. Colin McDonald and Dr. David Brown for several years. Just prior to Dr. McDonald retiring he told Scott, “I may not have always had the results of the surgery I performed, but I never did a case that I didn’t feel needed to be done.” Scott felt the same and after hearing those words from Dr. McDonald he chose to live by those words.

Dr. Scott Lederhaus enjoys treating patients in the manner he would want a doctor to treat him. He joined the Association of Medical Ethics formed by Dr. Charles Rosen at UC Irvine Medical Center and later became a Board member for the organization. The Association of Medical Ethics is dedicated to evidenced based medicine and doing what is right for the patient independent of financial gain. I am fortunate to have three partners who share the same philosophy. He loves his wife and family.

Education, Training & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science with Honors in biological science, University of California, Irvine, 1975.
  • M.D. Degree Rush Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 1980.
  • Surgical Internship: University of California, Davis, 1981
  • Neurosurgical Residency: University of California, Irvine. Completed in 1986
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, 1988
  • GAMMA Knife trained and certified 2008.
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • California Association of Neurological Surgeons (CANS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • California Medical Association (CMS)
  • National Association of Spine Specialist (NASS)
  • Association for Ethics in Spine Surgery
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