Armen Deukmedjian, MD is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon, specializing in minimally invasive solutions for both simple and complex spinal pathologies. His focus is on surgical and non-surgical treatments of debilitating neck and back pain.
Dr. Deukmedjian earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of California San Diego, followed by a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University in physiology. He subsequently attended George Washington University for medical school and earned his MD with the highest distinction, being named to the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society.
After medical school, Dr. Deuk completed a seven-year residency in neurosurgery at the University of South Florida, during which he spent the majority of his time focusing on spine surgery. During a research year, Dr. Deukmedjian authored and co-authored over 15 peer-reviewed articles in top tier neurosurgery journals and 10 book chapters. He also spent that year earning a fellowship in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery sub-specializing in lateral minimally invasive approach to the thoracolumbar spine.
After residency, Dr. Deuk worked as an assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery at the University of South Florida. He greatly enjoyed the variety of spinal pathology seen as well as the opportunity to help in educating neurosurgical residents. Part of his practice included working with the James Haley VA neurosurgeons in assisting with complex spine reconstructions.
Dr. Deukmedjian’s surgical interests include degenerative scoliosis correction, spinal arthritis, and treatment of neck and back pain. However, he also treats spinal trauma, fractures, tumors, and congenital defects.
His personal interests include spending time with his wife and growing family. He also enjoys scuba diving, outdoor running, and the Los Angeles Lakers. But most of all, Dr. Deukmedjian enjoys helping his patients overcome longstanding pain using a multimodal approach, not solely relying on surgery.