Dr. Cyrus Ghavam
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Dr. Ghavam earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a combined five-year program at Stanford University. He earned a Research Distinction from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and graduated in 1988.
He finished his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where he also served as Administrative Chief Resident in his final year. He was then admitted into the OrthoCarolina Charlotte Spine Center's spine fellowship program, which he completed in 1995.
Dr. Ghavam had a 20-year private practice in Huntsville, Alabama. He co-founded a spine implant manufacturing company at that period, which continues to provide American-engineered and manufactured spinal implants in the United States and abroad. He holds a patent for a cervical spine fixation system in the United States. He then went on to continue his education during this period by receiving a Master's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which he received in 2017.
Dr. Ghavam spent a year developing a spine program at a rural hospital in Silverton, Oregon, and another year rebuilding a spine program at an underserved community hospital near Seattle, Washington, and a critical access hospital in rural Enumclaw, Washington, beginning in 2018.
He served as a flight surgeon in the Air National Guard and was awarded the NATO medal, the Afghanistan Campaign medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal for his service in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2014.
At the 2018 North American Spine Society meeting, in collaboration with the innovative Atlanta-based startup spine company MiRUS, Dr. Ghavam presented the bio-mechanical merits of the Molybdenum Rhenium alloy for spinal implants.
In 2020, he co-authored and published a peer-reviewed paper on his original work confirming the safety of performing spine surgery on patients taking clopidrogrel (a blood thinner).
He now has the privilege of working alongside the innovative and dedicated team of doctors at Florida Spine Associates, as well as the staff at Delray Medical Center, by providing state-of-the-art, compassionate, and personalized spinal treatment to patients in South Florida.