MEDICAL DIRECTOR at DISC SPORTS AND SPINE CENTER in NEWPORT BEACH
Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Dr. Hamid Mir is a renowned specialist in minimally invasive spine surgery using advanced microscopic techniques in the cervical, lumbar and thoracic procedures and is a distinguished member of DISC Sports and Spine Center with locations in Orange County and Los Angeles. In fact he was elected Medical Director at the Newport Beach Location in 2015.
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (F.A.A.O.S) Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Scoliosis and Reconstructive Surgery, and with over 10 years of experience performing complex spine surgeries, he is recognized for his excellence and expertise in his field by multiple organizations. He has been conferred the Patients’ Choice Award, and bestowed the honor of Compassionate Doctor Recognition. He has also been recognized by Super Doctors of Southern California and was featured in the special section of Rising Stars in LA magazine in 2013. He was granted the distinction of the Christopher Pavildes Award for “Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery” and has been honored with The Depuy’s Award: “Dedicated to Advancement of Spinal Sciences.” First and foremost, he is committed to treating each patient as an individual and responding to their specific, unique needs. As a compassionate spine surgeon, he treats the patient holistically rather than simply treating the disorder.
Specialized quality care is a priority. Dr Mir treats patients with the latest, most advanced forms of therapy, medications, epidural injections and/or surgery when necessary. When surgery is required, he obtains optimal results with cutting edge technology to maximize efficacy and reduce recovery times. Additionally, it is a priority for Dr. Mir to ensure his patients are as informed as possible regarding their treatment options. He spends extensive one-on-one time with each individual, listening to their concerns and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment.
Dr. Mir graduated magna cum laude with “Distinction in Honors” in Biology from The University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology in 1994. He then went on to study medicine at State University of New York, HSCB, where he graduated cum laude and was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at University of Illinois at Chicago. He developed his specialization through extensive training at Shriners Hospital in the treatment of spinal conditions including complex spinal deformity and scoliosis including pediatric scoliosis. In 2004 he completed a one year combined orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery fellowship at Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center.
Passionate about the advancement of spinal treatment, Dr. Mir has an extensive background in research, and has authored multiple abstracts and in peer-reviewed journals as well as national presentations including posterior cervical fusion techniques at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has authored chapters on “Anterior Cervical System”; Surgical Techniques in Spinal Instrumentation and “The Unconstrained Implant”; Non-Fusion Techniques for the Spine. Dr. Mir is committed to staying current with the most up-to-date, technologically advanced procedures and is an active member of the following esteemed organizations: North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and California Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Mir is married with two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, sports, yoga, and playing the piano.
B.S. at University of California, San Diego in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Graduated Magna Cum Laude with “Distinction in Honors in Biology”
State University of New York, HSCB, School of Medicine. Graduated cum laude. Elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society
Orthopedic surgery residency at University of Illinois at Chicago
Completed a one year fellowship in complex spine surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Awarded the prestigious Christopher Pavildes Award for “Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery”
Cedar Sinai Medical Center Depuy’s Award “Dedicated to Advancement of Spinal Sciences”