Dr. Simela is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in spine surgery. His clinical interest includes minimally invasive neck and back surgery, orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. In addition, Dr. Simela has been appointed as Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery. As an academic physician-scientist, he has numerous ongoing research projects focusing on motion preservation techniques. Dr. Simela completed his residency training at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio and subsequently was awarded the prestigious fellowship in spinal surgery at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, California.