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Spinal Surgery

Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Decompression

Fusion Surgery

Spinal Tumor Surgery

Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement

Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics (MKO) profile image transparent background Dr. Brian Fiani


  • Undergraduate: University of Michigan
  • Medical school: Michigan State University
  • Residency: Desert Regional Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Cornell University (Weill Cornell Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital)

Dr. Fiani is a Board-Certified neurosurgeon with Ivy-League Fellowship training in minimally-invasive and complex spinal surgery. Dr. Fiani has treated patients at Weill Cornell Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the hospital ranked #1 in the world in neurosurgery. Dr. Fiani believes technology and innovation are important to improving patient care. Passionately putting this belief into action, he was the first neurosurgeon to host a spine surgery symposium in the virtual reality metaverse. Dr. Fiani has amassed success in extensive research, having written more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, authored a leading textbook, and holds several medical technology patents. He has been the invited speaker at many national and regional conferences for neurosurgery. He serves on leadership committees for several international spine organizations. Dr. Fiani is currently active as an editor and peer reviewer for two dozen medical journals. In addition, Dr. Fiani uses his expertise to help educate the public as a media correspondent and columnist. 

In his free time, Dr. Fiani enjoys golf, tennis, boating, and watersports.


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“Small incisions, big results”


  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Fusion Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Discectomy
  • Lumbar Decompression
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Cervical Decompression
  • Cervical Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Spinal Tumor Resection
  • Spinal Trauma Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Chiari Decompression
  • SI-Joint Fusion 
  • Carpal Tunnel Decompression


  • Top Neurosurgeon - Best in Michigan Magazine
  • Top Neurosurgeon - Who's Who Magazine
  • Resident Achievement Award – American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • Schlesinger Scholarship Winner for Medical Technology & Innovation
  • Elected President of Resident Advisory Council – Desert Regional Medical Center (2021-2022)
  • Chief Resident – Desert Regional Medical Center (2021-2022) 
  • Institutional Residency Award – Excellence in Research Award
  • 40 Under 40 Award Palm Springs Life
  • Laureate Award – Cureus Journal of Medical Science
  • Gold Award Community Service – Michigan State University
  • Highest Score on Neurosurgery In-Training/In-Service Exam (2016-2020)
  • University Academic Honors – University of Michigan


Dr. Fiani has published over 120 peer-reviewed publications. Click the button below to access his publications.

Leadership & Memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees
  • Vice Chair of Bureau of Emerging Leaders - American Osteopathic Association
  • Education Committee - Michigan Osteopathic Association
  • Spine Political Action Committee Advisory Committee - North American Spine Society
  • Early Career Advisory Council - North American Spine Society 
  • Legislative Committee - North American Spine Society
  • Political Engagement Committee - North American Spine Society
  • Spine Committee Member - American College of Osteopathic Surgeons 
  • Young Physicians and Surgeons Committee Member - New York State Medical Osteopathic Society 
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery