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Members of the list were selected for their leadership in prestigious spine organizations, their immense procedural and technological contributions to the field and other notable accomplishments pertaining to spine surgery. The list was created through extensive research and recommendations from around the country before being vetted through some of the most well-respected spine surgeons in America. All surgeons included on the list were trained at top medical schools and often completed spine fellowships at world-renowned institutions. Other criteria examined for inclusion on this list includes leadership roles within professional organizations, charitable service, spine research accomplishments and other notable achievements.

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Becker's compiles its list of nominees based on independent research, subscriber nominations, and the recommendations gathered from industry physicians, hospital heads, and field associations.

READERS OF A CERTAIN AGE should have no problem thinking back to their elementary and high-school days and remembering a kid who spent most, if not all, of his or her formative years in a back brace. The affliction was usually a result of scoliosis and it made some of us cringe (and sit up a little straighter) at the thought it could strike us, too.

Spine Specialist Wins National Award

A national orthopedic publication recently named DR. ALAN MOELLEKEN of the Santa Barbara-based Spine and Orthopedic Center as one of the country’s 50 best spine surgeons. Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Review selected the surgeons based on achievements, leadership positions, reputation of their affiliations, education, and contributions to the advancement of spine treatment and surgery.

Moelleken Named to Spine Specialist List

ALAN MOELLEKEN MD, of the Spine and Orthopedic Center in Santa Maria has been named to the “50 of the Best Spine Specialists in America” list by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review. Becker’s is a bimonthly publication received by approximately 15,000 orthopedic and spine professionals.

People in Business: A Who's Who

DR. ALAN MOELLEKEN has been named one of the nation’s 50 best spine specialists by an industry publication. Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review said it created the list based on input including the doctors’ achievements, reputation and contributions to the field.

Spine & Orthopedic Center Founder One of Top 50 in Country

ALAN P. MOELLEKEN MD, founder of The Spine & Orthopedic Center in Blythe, was named one of the top 50 spine experts in the country, according to a poll by Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine review. Moelleken is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in disorders of the spine.

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ALAN MOELLEKEN MD, has been named among the top 50 of the Best Spine Specialists in America by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review


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