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100 of the Best Spine Surgeons & Specialists in America
Members of the list were selected for their leadership in prestigious spine organizations, their immense procedural and technological contributions to the field and other notable accomplishments pertaining to spine surgery. The list was created through extensive research and recommendations from around the country before being vetted through some of the most well-respected spine surgeons in America. All surgeons included on the list were trained at top medical schools and often completed spine fellowships at world-renowned institutions. Other criteria examined for inclusion on this list includes leadership roles within professional organizations, charitable service, spine research accomplishments and other notable achievements.

Dr. Moelleken rated by Becker’s as one of the 50 Best Spine Specialists in America
Becker’s compiles its list of nominees based on independent research, subscriber nominations, and the recommendations gathered from industry physicians, hospital heads, and field associations.

805 Living Mind/Body/Soul
READERS OF A CERTAIN AGE should have no problem thinking back to their elementary and high-school days and remembering a kid who spent most, if not all, of his or her formative years in a back brace. The affliction was usually a result of scoliosis and it made some of us cringe (and sit up a little straighter) at the thought it could strike us, too.

Santa Maria Sun
Spine Specialist Wins National Award

Santa Maria Times
Moelleken Named to Spine Specialist List

Bakersfield Californian
People in Business: A Who's Who

Palo Verdes
Spine & Orthopedic Center Founder One of Top 50 in Country

Casa Magazine
On the Move...



Cardiac Arrest Caused by Reperfusion Injury after Lumbar Paraspinal Compartment Syndrome
by Sava, Jack MD; Moelleken, Alan MD; Waxman, Kenneth MD

Cooper P, Gokaslan Z, Moelleken A. Iatrogenic Deformities of the Spine.The Practice of Neurology.Williams & Wilkins; 1996;2593-2607.

Hajdu-Cheney Syndrome
Implantable direct current stimulation of cervical fusion in a patient with Hajdu-Cheney Syndrome