Our Team of Highly Qualified Spine Surgery Experts

About The Anand Spine Group

The Anand Spine Group’s primary area of expertise involves minimally invasive surgical techniques for spinal disorders and trauma in adults and children. This type of patient care results in smaller incisions, faster recovery and better patient outcomes. The team of experts at The Anand Spine Group ensures that the most advanced treatment options and comprehensive care are available to their patients.

Dr. Anand has pioneered the utilization of three minimally invasive techniques to treat even the most complex of spinal deformity and scoliosis.

Dr. Neel Anand and his team - Dr. Christopher Kong, Dr. Alisa Alayan, and Sheila Kahwaty, PA-C, are on staff in Los Angeles, California at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Spine Center and at DOCS Surgical Hospital.

Meet Our Providers

Neel Anand MD, Mch, Orth

Neel Anand, MD, serves as Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of Spine Trauma at the renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He also serves as Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and Spine and Director of Education, Research and Spine Fellowship at DOCS Surgical Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Anand's primary area of research interest involves minimally invasive surgical techniques for spinal disorders and trauma, which result in smaller incisions, faster recovery and better patient outcomes for both adults and children. Dr. Anand is certified by the Royal College of Surgeons in England and the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and he is licensed in California, New York, Nevada, England and India.

Christopher Kong, MD

Christopher Kong, MD joined The Anand Spine Group in 2017 after completing a one-year Spine Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He previously completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and a one-year Spine Fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. This extensive training has provided him expertise in traditional open spine surgery techniques and minimally invasive techniques.

Alisa Alayan, MD

Alisa Alayan, MD joins The Anand Spine Group after completing a six-month Super Fellowship in Comprehensive Minimally Invasive & Outpatient Spine Surgery. She previously completed her orthopedic surgery residency and a one-year Spine Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is dedicated to advancing minimally invasive techniques in spine surgery and has co-authored several publications with Dr. Anand.

Physician Assistant - Sheila Kahwaty, PA-C

Sheila Kahwaty is a graduate of the King's College Physician Assistant Program. She joined the Spine Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after spending a year as a surgical PA in Bethesda, MD. Sheila is a NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant. She comes with extensive knowledge of orthopedic and general surgeries. Mrs. Kahwaty assists Dr. Anand in surgery and is involved in the evaluation, education, treatment, and management of all patients in the practice.