Cyrus Ghavam, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon at Florida Spine Associates
After high school in St. Petersburg, Dr. Ghavam graduated from Stanford University, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a combined 5 year program. He earned his MD with Research Distinction at the University of Miami School of Medicine, and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, serving as Administrative Chief Resident in his final year. He completed his spine fellowship program at OrthoCarolina Charlotte Spine Center.
Dr. Ghavam was in private practice in Huntsville, AL for 20 years. During that period he co-founded a spine implant manufacturing company which continues to provide American-engineered and manufactured spinal implants throughout the US and abroad. He holds a US patent for a cervical spine fixation device. During that time, he further extended his education by earning a Master’s degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating in 2017.
Starting in 2018, Dr. Ghavam spent one year developing a spine program at a rural hospital in Silverton, Oregon, and another year helping rebuild a spine program at an underserved community hospital near Seattle, Washington, and at a critical access hospital in rural Enumclaw,, Washington.
He continues to serve as a flight surgeon in the Air National Guard, and deployed in 2014 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
In 2020, he coauthored and published a peer-reviewed paper on his original work confirming the safety of performing spine surgery on patients taking clopidrogrel (a blood thinner).
He is now privileged to join the team at Florida Spine Associates, and the staff at Delray Beach Medical Center, and will provide state of the art, compassionate and personalized care for the patients of South Florida.