K. Rad Payman, MD

Sports Medicine & Spinal Surgeon in Valencia

K. Rad Payman, MD attended the University of Virginia, graduating as an Echol’s Scholar; Echol’s Scholars demonstrate academic excellence and represent some of the best and brightest at the University of Virginia. He went on to earn his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore, Maryland, a school where its medical and graduate programs are ranked among the top in the nation, and their physicians are some of the foremost in their fields.

Dr. Payman completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at UCLA Medical Center and affiliated hospitals. He went on to acquire additional training in spinal surgery with world-renowned Spinal Surgeon, Dr. Henry Bohlman, at one of the nation’s finest spine surgery fellowships. Dr. Payman has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and textbook chapters on spinal surgery, and he has appeared on various national and international media outlets discussing the advancements in spinal surgery.

Dr. Payman focuses on the comprehensive treatment of spinal disorders. He specializes in reconstructive cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery, and this includes advanced techniques which involve minimally invasive and microsurgical spinal procedures. He has extensive experience in the areas of degenerative spinal conditions, spinal deformities, motion preservation technologies, inter-vertebral disc replacement surgery, and complex spinal trauma.

Licenses & Certifications

  • California Medical License – A75190
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (Fellow)
  • Qualified Medical Examiner

Professional Societies

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (Fellow)
  • North American Spine Society (Member)
  • California Orthopedic Association (Member)

Research

  • Spine Research
    Henry Bohlman, MD, University Hospitals of Cleveland – July 2004 to July 2005
  • Spine Research
    Jeffrey C. Want, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UCLA Medical Center – June 2001 to June 2004
  • Research Fellow
    Michael A. Mont, MD and David S. Hungerford, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – February 1998 to 1999
  • NIH Summer Research Fellowship Program (SRFP)
    Lois Greene, PhD, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Health – summer, 1996
  • Howard Hughes Research Scholarship/Fellowship
    F.G. Fernandez, MD, PhD, University of Virginia

Professional Background

  • Private Practice (Spinal Surgery) – 9/2005 to present
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University Spine Surgery Fellowship. Henry H. Bohlman, MD, Director – 7/2004 to 7/2005
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center Los Angeles, CA Resident, Department of Orthopedic Surgery – 6/2000 to 6/2004
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center Los Angeles, CA Internship, Department of General Surgery – 6/1999 to 6/2000
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD, Doctor of Medicine – 8/1995 to 5/1999
  • Location 27430 The Old Rd, Valencia, CA 91355
  • Hours Monday - Friday 8AM - 6PM
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