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A Team Providing World-Class Care

Get Back Your Quality of Life.

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About our practice

Our Patients. Our Passion.

Patients suffering from spinal problems have unique demands. The discomfort from these conditions can affect every aspect of life. We are here to help. The pillars of our practice are compassion and a commitment to the cutting edge. The patient is at the center of everything we do.

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Meet The Doctors

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Dr. Alexandre Rasouli, M.D.

Alexandre Rasouli, M.D. is a nationally-recognized, board-certified spine surgeon who specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical management of cervical, thoracic and lumbar disorders of the spine, degenerative disorders, spinal trauma, adult and pediatric deformity, spinal oncology and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Rasouli gained prominence in the field of spinal disorders after his 2007 discovery of a novel method of regenerating neurons damaged by spinal cord injury using peripheral nerve transplantation. A Stanford honors graduate with extensive training in neurosurgical and orthopedic surgery techniques, he was also the first to describe the genetic response of spinal cord tissue to traumatic injury. His research focuses on developing a cure for paralysis.

He has authored over 50 manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters and presentations in neurological and orthopedic literature. He leads many clinical trials for advanced surgical techniques, including motion-preserving and minimally-invasive surgery. His practice attracts patients from around the world.

Dr. Sonal Sodha, M.D.

Sonal Sodha, M.D. is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of diseases affecting the spine. Having completed her fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Sodha specializes in both the surgical and nonsurgical management of spinal disorders. She uses the latest evidence-based techniques and surgical innovations available for her patients, including microsurgery, minimally invasive surgery, motion preservation, and complex spine surgery. Her treatment philosophy is to evaluate each patient holistically and provide precise treatment options based on the patient’s uniquely individual goals.

Dr. Sodha attended college at MIT, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering. She then worked on numerous research studies while earning a Masters of Engineering from Harvard University and MIT in a combined program. Then pivoting to a more patient-centered role, she earned her M.D. degree from the distinguished Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Sodha completed her residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then went on to complete her fellowship training in spine surgery at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, helping take care of patients with a wide range of complex spine pathology.

In addition to these credentials, Dr. Sodha has published articles in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals and has presented her work at national meetings. Using her background in biomedical engineering, she remains actively involved in various clinical research interests that will benefit patients. In addition, Dr. Sodha is a member of numerous orthopedic and spine societies, including North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society.

College: MIT
Master of Engineering: Harvard and MIT
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fellowship: The Mayo Clinic


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RasouliSpine At The View Hospital

RasouliSpine is excited to announce our
collaboration with The View Hospital in Doha.

Dedicated to Medical Advancement

The spine is one of the most challenging parts of the human body. Life and function are at stake. Through decades of research and refinement of our techniques, we have eliminated the uncertainty and mystery of spinal care. Our treatment strategies are precise, successful, and reproducible.

Thought Leadership


We've Got Your Back

We have assembled a team of some of the most skilled and compassionate health-care providers in the country. Their goal is singular: to restore your quality of life.

Dr. Cooper
Dr. Cooper
Dr. Cooper

Dr. Cooper


A diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Martin Cooper specializes in the latest brain and spine surgery techniques. He offers experience, state-of-the-art medical care, personal contact from consultation to recovery and peace of mind for patients and their families at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Cooper's approach is to combine the least invasive with the most effective proven treatment available, specifically tailored for each patient.

Dr. Wagner
Dr. Wagner
Dr. Wagner

Dr. Wagner


Willis Wagner, M.D. is a board-certified vascular surgeon with unique expertise in anterior and lateral exposure of the thoracic and lumbar spine. Since entering practice in 1988, he has performed over 5,000 spine exposures including many complex reoperative procedures. He published the largest experience in the United States with revision or explantation of a lumbar disc replacement.

An accomplished vascular surgeon with expertise in carotid and abdominal aneurysm surgery, Dr. Wagner has been chosen as one of Los Angeles’s Super Doctors every year since its inception in 2008. He served as the President of the Southern California Vascular Surgery Society and the Chief of Vascular Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for 16 years. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He has lectured on spine exposure techniques in local, regional and national physician meetings.

Olivia Greenwald
Physician Assistant

Olivia Greenwald

Physician Assistant

As a board certified Physician Assistant I am always accessible to our patients. My mission is to provide the highest quality care during the entire surgical process. Through personal contact I strive to keep every patient informed and comfortable. The end goal is to alleviate pain while providing a better quality of life.
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The Blog


RasouliSpine Announces Collaboration with The View Hospital in Doha

The View Hospital, in our opinion, represents the forefront of healthcare and in particular spinal care, not just in the Middle East, but in the entire world. I really can think of no better place to practice the next age …

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NOVEMBER 1, 2022

RasouliSpine Works with the EOSedge to Provide the Best in Spine Care

Introducing the most advanced imaging technology for x-rays yet: The EOSedge. RasouliSpine is the very first medical team to offer this new, state-of-the-art, biplanar x-ray detection system, as an aid with surgical planning in a non-hospital setting. We invite patients…

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

Dr. Rasouli Performs First prodisc® C Vivo Procedure in Western US

Centinel Spine®, LLC, a leading global medical device company addressing cervical and lumbar spinal disease through anterior surgical access, today announced the first implantation of its prodisc® C Vivo Cervical Total Disc Replacement (TDR) product in the Western U.S. In July...

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JULY 22, 2022

Dr. Rasouli Leads Seminar with CAALA for Attorney Education

Dr. Alexandre Rasouli hosted a two hour demonstration for the benefit of local attorneys, to better educate the general public on the complicated process that spinal surgery can be for his patients.

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JANUARY 27, 2021

Innovations for Spine Surgery: Dr. Rasouli Affirms Outpatient Surgery and AR are “In”

At the forefront of embracing the growing advancements in surgery is Dr. Alexandre Rasouli, a nationally recognized, board-certified spine surgeon. With his focus on the innovations and advancements of technology in surgery, he is paving the way to incorporate these elements into his practice and encouraging other surgeons to follow suit.

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DECEMBER 17, 2020

Dr. Rasouli One of The First Providers to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

So that we may continue to provide world-class care and to ensure the safety of our patients, it is with the greatest excitement that we share with you today that Dr. Rasouli was part of the first group of providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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November 11, 2020

Dr. Alexandre Rasouli Becomes First Surgeon in the US to Use the ProDisc Lumbar ADR System

Today Dr. Rasouli became the first surgeon in the nation to use the new modular ProDisc lumbar artificial disk replacement system. “This invention makes even more accessible to a broader range of patients the benefits of motion preservation technology. This will revolutionize the way we think of artificial disk replacements,” Dr. Rasouli commented.

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October 26, 2020

RasouliSpine’s Clinical Trials Research 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has elucidated many obstacles within the United States healthcare system, the gridlock of medical research has been evident for years.
While countries in Europe and Asia race towards “progress,” the United States often concerns itself with...

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October 2, 2020

RasouliSpine Now Offering the Revolutionary EOS Imaging System

RasouliSpine is now the only private practice in Los Angeles to offer the revolutionary EOS Imaging System. This system of orthopedic imaging provides detailed, high-quality images while reducing the amount of radiation a patient receives by 50% to 85%.

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September 10, 2020

RasouliSpine is the Premier Provider of the M6-C Artificial Cervical Disc

Dr. Alexandre Rasouli is the number one user in the United States of the M6-C artificial cervical disc replacement, designed to maintain the natural behavior of a functional spinal unit by replicating the biomechanical characteristics of the native disc..

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January 27, 2020

Dr. Rasouli Discusses Dan "Nitro" Clark's ADR Journey

Dr. Rasouli recently sat down with Dan "Nitro" Clark and Jamie Litrun to discuss the perils of back pain and how Dan is now back to 100%, thanks to Dr. Rasouli.

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December 11, 2019

Dr. Rasouli Discusses ADR and TDR with Jamie Litrun

Dr. Rasouli recently sat down with Jamie Litrun from the ADR Artificial Disc Replacement Support and Education Facebook Group. The two spoke about Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR) and Total Disc Replacement (TDR), including hybrid and multi-level TDR.

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December 6, 2019

Dr. Rasouli Leads Landmark Outpatient Study

In a landmark study led by Dr. Rasouli and recently published in the prestigious journal Spine, patients who underwent multilevel artificial disk replacements in the outpatient setting (same-day surgery) had essentially no complications postoperatively.

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September 17, 2019

Dr. Rasouli Named a Southern California Super Doctor 2020

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Alexandre Rasouli has been named a Southern California Super Doctor 2020. He was selected through a rigorous multi-step process that identifies healthcare providers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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April 8, 2019

Range of Motion: Cervical Arthroplasty Compared to Cervical Fusion

The Prestige LP Cervical Disc on the left is an artificial cervical disc and is designed to maintain motion at the treated levels in the cervical spine. The treated levels maintain motion after the disc is implanted.

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NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Dr. Rasouli on Meet the Doctors Podcast

Dr. Rasouli says 90% of all patients with back pain don’t need surgery. By trying conservative treatments first, most patients will recover. For the 10% that need surgery, Dr. Rasouli pioneered doing cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacements in an outpatient setting. That means most of his cervical and lumbar disc replacements allow patients to go home the same day as surgery. These are rapid recovery spine surgeries.

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JANUARY 16, 2018

Melding Medicine and Technology

“The same things that are required for you to be good with computers make you good at surgery, which is a very logical, focus-driven algorithmic process where one task can’t be completed unless another task before it is completed. At the same time, there’s this art in surgery that’s not scientific or focus driven, but is just art – an expression of something that you can’t quite describe."

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