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Brian A. Karamian, M.D. Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Karamian is a spine surgeon at the University of Utah who manages all aspects of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine including stenosis, disc herniations, radiculopathy, myelopathy, deformity/scoliosis, trauma, tumors, and infection. Dr. Karamian takes a patient-centered approach, utilizing both operative and non-operative interventions to help patients achieve their goals.

His practice includes minimally invasive techniques and robotic surgery for the management of degenerative conditions of the spine, focusing on improved outcomes for patients.

Dr. Karamian has a strong interest in advancing the field of spine surgery through basic science and clinical research, and is the recipient of multiple research grants and awards. He has authored numerous publications, book chapters, abstracts, and presents regularly at national and international meetings on topics related to diseases of the spine.

Dr. Karamian graduated from UC Berkeley with consecutive Dean's List enrollments, Departmental Honors, and an Honors Thesis in Biochemistry. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Southern California achieving Dean's Recognition. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Stanford University and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Before joining the faculty at the University of Utah, he completed a 2-year research and clinical spine surgery fellowship at the Rothman Institute/Thomas Jefferson University, regarded as one of the top spine fellowships in the country.

University Orthopaedic Center, Spine Group

Education History


Rothman Orthopaedic Institute/Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Spine Surgery
Fellow, 2022


Stanford University School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery
Resident, 2020

Professional Medical

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
M.D., 2015


University of California, Berkeley
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
B.A., 2010

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments: Orthopaedics - Instructor

Awards and Honors

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