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. 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. They also have privileges at several area outpatient surgery centers. 

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.

Alisa Alayan, MD

Alisa Alayan, MD joined The Anand Spine Group in 2020 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 King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA where she earned her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. She joined Dr. Anand's practice at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Spine Center in 2010, after spending a year as a Surgical PA in Bethesda, MD. Sheila is a NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant. She has extensive knowledge of spine surgery. Mrs. Kahwaty assists Dr. Anand in surgery and is involved in the evaluation, education, treatment, and management of all patients in the practice.  Mrs. Kahwaty also serves as the Office Manager and Fellowship Coordinator.