Albert Einstein once quipped, “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” Although not a physician himself, this physicist whose contributions to science are undisputed offers an insight into what makes a truly exceptional physician.

Medical Training 

The practice of medicine requires years of dedicated and intensive study. In addition to four years of undergraduate study followed by four years of medical school, surgeons require 3-10 years of residency and advanced fellowship training. 

Furthermore, requirements to become board certified in orthopedic surgery involve completing an orthopedic residency, practicing orthopedic surgery for at least two years, and successfully passing the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery’s examination. Additionally, the spine requires highly specialized training that is both rigorous and detailed.

Continued Education

But is that all? Orthopedic spine surgeons never stop learning. Even after years of demanding study, continued training and research are necessary to not only maintain licensure but to remain current and to excel in one’s practice. 

The practice of medicine is always evolving. The latest techniques augment and complement those that are tried and true, and a qualified surgeon knows the importance of continued education. Exceptional surgeons relish learning.



~William Butler Yeats


What This Means For Patients

This extensive education ultimately benefits you, the patient. When looking for a surgeon, patients want competence and skill, and they rightly want the best in the field! We value the latest techniques that will reduce our downtime and improve our outcomes; safety and success are priorities we shouldn’t be willing to compromise. 

Dr. Armen Oganesian is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery. He is devoted to high-quality clinical research and innovation in endoscopic and minimally invasive spine surgery. In addition to his education, Dr. Oganesian is a member of the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He stays current with the latest clinical studies and surgical techniques through his involvement in national spine conferences and workshops.A spine surgeon who is enthusiastic about learning and recognizes its benefit to his patients, Dr. Oganesian helps to put his patients at ease by combining an empathic nature with expertise and experience. Come see for yourself!

For an individual consultation,
contact Dr. Armen Oganesian at The Modern Spine Specialists today! Please contact The Modern Spine Specialists at 805-370-0748, or email us at 

You can also visit our office at:
250 Lombard Street
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360


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