Dr. Payam Farjoodi
Dr. Payam Farjoodi is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon who provides consultation and treatment for patients with both common and complex spinal disorders and deformities.
Dr. Farjoodi focuses on surgical and non-surgical treatment of cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back) and lumbar (low back) conditions. He provides his patients with the latest knowledge in minimally invasive techniques to maximize patient recovery and function while reducing post-operative pain.
Dr. Farjoodi was educated at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and stayed on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at one of the top ranked hospitals in the country, the Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
He went on to complete specialized fellowship training in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Farjoodi has cared for a variety of patients of all ages and has been a contributing team physician for the Baltimore Orioles and the U.S Naval Academy Football team. He currently teaches other spine surgeons on the newest techniques and has published numerous peer-reviewed papers.
Dr. Farjoodi has presented his research both nationally and internationally. He serves on the review board of The Spine Journal.
Dr. Zafar S. Khan
Dr. Zafar S. Khan is a fellowship-trained, board certified orthopaedic spine surgeon, practicing at Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center. Dr. Khan graduated from Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago. This was followed by a fellowship in spine surgery at the prestigious Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dr. Khan has published and spoken numerous times on key and emerging topics in spine surgery. He has served as an instructor in spine surgery and has participated in the development of numerous implants. Considered an expert in robotic spine surgery, Dr. Zafar Khan instructs other surgeons on its use and application.
Dr. Khan has served as Chairman of Surgery at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and as Chairman of the Quality Review Committee. He has been named a Physician of Excellence in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 by the Orange County Medical Association and Orange Coast Magazine. Additionally, Dr. Zafar Khan was awarded, “Top Doctor” in America by Castle Connolly in 2016 and 2017.