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Eric Lee MD, MA

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Board certified

Dr. Eric Lee MD, MA  graduated from Yale University and completed his medical school training at Boston University earning both his MD and MA. He then went on to complete his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University Langone Medical Center at the prestigious Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and his pain medicine fellowship at New York University.  

Dr. Lee is Double Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. He has experience with patients who have numerous sports injuries, and as a former athlete, he understands the importance of returning his patients to maximum functional capacity. He has been a consultant for the John McEnroe Tennis Academy and treated numerous athletes.

Dr. Lee has presented at many conferences both nationally and internationally, on wide variety of pain medicine topics, and written numerous chapters and publications. He is involved in cutting edge research and new techniques to improve pain treatment and is involved in several clinical trials.

His professional interests include pain diagnosis and treatment, muscle and joint pain, with a special interest in advanced interventional techniques and minimally invasive spinal procedures. He has helped advance the field regenerative therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and stem cell treatments, as well as in radiofrequency ablation, and neuromodulation.

Dr. Lee has been voted to America’s Top Doctors – Pain Management. He is California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians annual meeting co-chair. He serves on the Education Committee and faculty for the prestigious North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). He also is on Education, and Scientific Oversight Committees for the International Neuromodulation Society(INS). He is a founding Director on the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience.

He is on the Board of Directors for the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and Annual meeting co-Chair.

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Dr. Eric Spayde

Erik C. Spayde, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Board Certified

Erik C. Spayde, MD is fellowship trained Spine Surgeon with expertise in the treatment of neck and back disorders. He has over 10 years experience in treating disc herniations, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, kyphosis, scoliosis, and spine fractures. His expertise in multiple complex spinal disorders and breadth of training allows him to choose the proper treatment modality for his patients. His primary research interest is in artificial disc replacement and he has specialty training in cervical and lumbar disc replacement.


Undergraduate – Stanford University
Medical School – Harvard Medical
Residency – Harvard Orthopedic

Dr. Spayde received his undergraduate degree in Biological Science from Stanford University he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors and distinction in field of immunology. He graduated from Harvard Medical School where he was awarded research grants from the NIH/Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Arthritis Foundation. He completed his internship in surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He was selected by the Harvard Department of Orthopedic Surgery to complete his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. After residency, Dr. Spayde obtained further training in complex spinal-reconstruction surgery at The Spine Institute at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. He is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon.

Research & Innovation

Dr. Spayde has presented research at national and international spine meetings and he has published numerous scientific articles. Dr. Spayde remains active in education, research and innovation. He has designed numerous surgical implants and novel technologies to better treat patients around the U.S. and abroad. He has been involved in clinical trials developing artificial disc replacement devices. Currently, he is a member of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Patient Care

Dr. Spayde’s office is located in Thousand Oaks, CA. His goal is to provide a comprehensive treatment approach to patients with spinal disorders. Dr. Spayde performs spine surgery at Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital, Outpatient Surgery Centers and Los Robles Regional Medical Center. At Los Robles Hospital, he leads their innovative spine program which strives to offer cutting edge technology, minimally invasive surgery, and high quality patient care.

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Publications & Presentations

Dr. Spayde has presented research papers at national and international spine meetings on some of the most innovative techniques in spinal surgery.  He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed scientific journals. Click on a heading below to view more of Dr. Spayde’s research.


  • E. Spayde, B. Pradhan, R. Delamarter Charité-III versus ProDisc-L Early Head-to-Head Results at a Single Institute. The Spine Journal, Volume 6, Issue 5, Pages 97S-98S
  • Shen, B. Pradhan, H. Bae, M. Kropf, E. Spayde, R. Delamarter. Single-level Artificial Disc Replacement at L4-5 versus L5-S1—Is There Any Difference in Technique, Morbidity, or Result?. The Spine Journal, Volume 6, Issue 5, Pages 101S-101S M.
  • Bae H, Lanim LEA, Spayde E, et al. Does Autologous Bone Marrow Aspirate Enhance Graft Effectiveness for Spinal Fusion?  Seminars in Spine Surgery Mar 2006 18:1.
  • Spayde EC and Bae H.  Posterior revision strategies for dural and nerve root exposure following a previous laminectomy.  Tricks of the Trade 2nd ed. 2006.
  • Spayde EC, Ting J, Glazer P. Biomechanical Evaluation of Z-Fiber Technology in Fracture Fixation.  Orthopedic Journal of Harvard Medical School. 2005 July.
  • Spayde, Erik C. Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia Type I. The NORD Guide to Rare Disorders. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia, PA; 2003:pp 187-8
  • Spayde EC. Joshi AP. Wilcox WR. Briggs M. Cohn DH. Olsen BR. Exon skipping mutation in the COL9A2 gene in a family with multiple epiphyseal dysplasia.  Matrix Biology. 19(2):121-8, 2000 May.
  • Spayde EC, Olsen BJ. Intronic Splice Junction Mutations in COL9A2 and COL11A1 Genes in Knee/Shoulder/Hip Osteoarthritis. Abstract/Oral dissertation: Proceedings of Howard Hughes Medical Institute 1999 May.
  • Castro BA, Spayde E, Hotz R, Leu K, Shi S, Weidmann TW.  Restoration of Natural Killer Cell-Mediated Antiviral Immune Response in Lethally Infected  Immunocompromised Mice. Abstract:9th International Congress of Immunology. San Francisco, CA 1995 July.
  • Spayde, EC. Restoration of Natural Killer Cell-mediated Cytotoxicity in Lethally MCMV Infected, X-Irradiated Mice by Plant Extract PG36 Involved in Viral Resistance. Stanford University Honors Thesis. Stanford, CA 1995 June.
  • Reginato A, Spayde EC, Olsen BJ Analysis of Collagen IX gene mutations in hereditary lumbar disk disease. 2005.

Scientific Oral Presentations

  • Spayde E, Shen M, Pradhan B, Bae H, Kropf M, Delamarter R.  Single level artificial disc replacement at L4-5 versus L5-S1.  Is there any difference in technique, morbidity, or result? IMAST 13th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, July 2006 (Athens, Greece).
  • Spayde E, Pradhan B, Bae H, Kropf M, Delamarter R. Charite-III versus ProDisc-L Early Head to Head Results in a Single Institute. IMAST 13th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, July 2006 (Athens, Greece).
  • Spayde E, Pradhan B, Bae H, Shah TJ, Hussein T, Delamarter R. Return to Work Outcomes After Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement – Using a Standardized Evaluation Questionnaire. IMAST 13th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, July 2006 (Athens, Greece).
  • Spayde E, Delamarter RB, Bae H, Pradhan B.  Lumbar Spinal Arthroplasty Work Comp. versus Non-Comp. Prodisc-L.  Annual Meeting of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2006 (Chicago, IL).
  • Spayde EC, Ting J, Glazer P.  Biomechanical Evaluation of Z-Fiber Technology in Fracture Fixation.  Annual Harvard Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Thesis Day, 2005 (Boston, MA).
  • Spayde EC, Olsen BJ.  Intronic Splice Junction Mutations in COL9A2 and COL11A1 Genes in Primary Knee/Shoulder/Hip Osteoarthritis.  Annual Meeting Howard Hughes Medical Institute/NIH of Medical Student Research Fellows, 1999 (Bethesda, MD).

Poster Presentations

  • Spayde E, Pradhan B, Bae H, et al. Return to Work Outcomes After Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement.  Spine Arthroplasty Society 2006.  (Montreal, Canada).

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