Watson, Timothy

Phone: 449-1622
Fax: 261-1906

1630 E. Herndon Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720

www.spoc-ortho.com

Timothy C. Watson, M.D., graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal physiology and received his medical degree at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. His surgical internship was at the North Chicago VA Hospital, and his orthopedic residency followed at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Watson’s residency included terms of training at Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Hospital (rehabilitation) in Los Angeles, the University of Washington (trauma), and the Shriners Hospital (pediatric). Dr. Watson also completed a year of fellowship training in spinal surgery at the University of California at Davis.

Following his training, Dr. Watson traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he practiced spinal surgery until the end of 1989, when he moved his practice to Fresno in order to be closer to family. Since that time, Dr. Watson’s focus has been on spinal disorders of children and adults. He has special interests in minimally invasive spine surgery and in children’s spine problems and participates in the care of scoliosis and deformities at Children’s Hospital of Central California.

The predominance of his work, however, is in the treatment of degenerative/traumatic disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

Dr. Watson is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, California Orthopaedic Association, North American Spine Society, Sequoia Orthopaedic Association, and is licensed to practice medicine in the State of California. He has been board-certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1989, and was re-certified in 1999 and 2009.

Dr. Watson is married and has two children. His hobbies include woodworking, automobile restoration, amateur automobile racing, and flying helicopters.

Dr. Watson accepts patients, both adults and children, with spine disorders. He also deals with medical legal issues in patients with spine problems and treats workers’ compensation as well as non-work related spine injuries and disorders.

Telles, Connor

Phone: 256-5393
Fax: 256-1699

1630 E. Herndon Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720

www.spoc-ortho.com

Dr. Connor Telles specializes in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery.  He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon.

Dr. Telles earned his undergraduate degree in engineering at Dartmouth College in 2001.  He then went on to complete his medical degree in 2006 from Yale University School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic residency there in 2011.

He completed fellowships in spine surgery at St. Mary’s Spine Center in San Francisco and with the Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Department at Stanford University from 2011-2012.  He has been practicing in Fresno, his hometown, since 2012.

 

Najafi, Ali

Phone: 449-1100
Fax: 449-1174

7130 N. Sharon Ave., Suite #100
Fresno, CA 93720

Dr. Najafi completed his undergraduate and Medical Degree at Missouri State University in 1990 and 1994.  He completed his Neurosurgery residency at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.  Dr. Najafi completed his fellowship in complex brain tumors and minimally invasive spinal surgery at Semmens Murphy Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee in 2000. He practiced with a team of spine surgeons at the Kaiser Permanente Spine Center, Los Angeles prior to relocating to Fresno in 2003.

 

Aryan, Henry

Phone: 256-1030
Fax: 261-1906

1630 E. Herndon Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720

www.spoc-ortho.com

Henry E. Aryan, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified neurosurgeon who completed a fellowship in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of complex spinal disorders and neurospinal oncology at UC San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics. A California native, Dr. Aryan received his undergraduate degree in cybernetics, with highest honors, from UCLA. He then went on to medical school at UC Irvine and completed a neurosurgery residency at UC San Diego prior to his fellowship at UCSF. Dr. Aryan specializes in complex spine surgery, surgery for spinal tumors, minimally invasive spine surgery, spine artificial disc placement, spinal radiosurgery, as well as robotic-guided spine surgery. In addition, he performs surgery for degenerative spine disease, spinal deformity, scoliosis, revision spine surgery, spine trauma, and metastatic disease. The procedures he performs include anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), lumbar/cervical artificial disc placement, lumbar fusion, microdiscectomy, and anterior/posterior spinal instrumented fusion of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

Dr. Aryan is a member of numerous national and international professional organizations and societies. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at UC San Francisco. He has authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications, written several book chapters, and is author of several textbooks on spine disorders. He is also a founding member of INCA (International Neurosurgery Children’s Association), a charitable organization dedicated to providing free pediatric neurosurgical care.

When not caring for patients, Dr. Aryan enjoys spending quality time with his wife, a journalist, and their two children.