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.
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.
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.