Avanguard Surgery Center



Avanguard Surgery Center
Excellence in Outpatient Healthcare
5620 Wilbur Ave. Suite 207
Tarzana, CA 91356-1351
Tel: (818) 344-0070 | Fax: (818) 344-0079



Todd Gravori, M.D.


Surgery Specialties

Todd Gravori

Dr. Todd Gravori's Website

EDUCATION    
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Fellowship: Institute of Spinal Disorders
Neurosurgeon
  Neurosurgeon; 2006
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Resident: Surgery/Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon
  Neurosurgeon; 2005
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Rochester, New York
Medical Doctorate Degree
  M.D.; 1999
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California
Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology
  B.S.; 1994
Summa Cum Laude
ADVANCED EDUCATION    
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
Tucson, Arizona
Tranforaminal Endoscopic Spine System
  2007
Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  2006
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery
  2005 - 2006
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
Syringomyelia Symposium
  2001
HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES    
Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 881-0800
   
Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital
401 E. Rolling Oaks Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
(805) 777-7750
   
Mission Community Hospital
14850 Roscoe Blvd.
Panorama City, CA 91402
(818) 787-2222
   
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA 91328
(818) 885-8500
   
Olympia Medical Center
5900 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 567-5900
   
Avanguard Surgery Center
5620 Wilbur Ave.
Tarzana,CA 91356
(818) 344-0070
   
EMPLOYMENT    
Private Practice    
Encino, California   2010 - Present
Northridge, California   2006 - Present
Thousand Oaks, California (Satellite Office)   2011 - Present
Los Angeles, California (Satellite Office)   2011 - Present
Spinal Surgery Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai ISD (Institute of Spinal Disorders)
Los Angeles, California
  2005 - 2006
Neurological Surgery Residency, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California
Neurosurgery Resident Responsibilities
  2000 - 2005
Internship, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California
General Surgery Internship
  1999 - 2000
Neurosurgery Research Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California
Research Fellow: Performed data collection, analysis, and transcription of data in multiple research projects.
  1998 - 1999
Private Tutor
Los Angeles, California
Instructor: Taught undergraduate students in need of assistance in fields of science, and music. Rochester, New York
Instructor: Taught medical and undergraduate students in need of assistance in various subjects including Anatomy, Neuroscience, Pathology, Physiology, Pharmacology, and Histology.
  1990 - 1997
Real Estate Agent, Century 21 Real Estate Company
Los Angeles, California
Consultant for investors and conductors of real estate transactions in the greater Los Angeles area.
  1990 - 1994
SPECIALIZED AREAS OF INTEREST    
Spine
Non-Surgical Spine Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Herniated Disk, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Deformity Correction, Spinal Instability, Radicular Pain (Sciatic Pain), Spine Trauma, Spine Tumors, Chiari Malformation.

Brain
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumors, Meningioma, Brain Hemorrhage, Subdural Hematoma, Epidural Hematoma, Brain Trauma, Pituitary Tumors, Arachnoid Cyst, Aneurysm Surgery, Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM), Cavernous Malformations.

Peripheral Nerves
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Entrapment, Occipital Neuralgia, Trigeminal Neuralgia.
   
MEMBERSHIPS    
California Medical Association (CMA)   2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA)   2008 - Present
North American Spine Society (NASS)   2008 - Present
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)   2007 - Present
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)   2006 - Present
HONORS and AWARDS    
Chabad Humanity Award and Scholarship
Los Angeles, California
Awarded for the most outstanding contribution to improving health care in under-developed regions.
  1996
Academic Letter of Excellence; University of Rochester School of Medicine
Rochester, New Yor
Awarded for highly regarded academic performance in Anatomy, Histology, and Medical Humanities.
  1995
College Honors in Letters and Sciences; University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California
  1994
Biology Departmental Honors; University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)   1994
Dean's List; University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California
  - - -
Dean's List; Los Angeles Pierce College
Woodland Hills, California
  - - -
Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society; Los Angeles Pierce College
Woodland Hills, California
  1990 - 1992
EXTRACURRICULAR and COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES    
Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity, Rochester Chapter
Rochester, New York
Treasurer: Directed and oversaw expenses of the fraternity.
  1996 - 1997
Surgical Focus Group, University of Rochester School of Medicine
Rochester, New York
President: Organized lectures and small group guidance by surgical residents for medical students in surgery as a prospective career field.
  1995 - 1997
Department of Neuropathology, University of Rochester School of Medicin
Rochester, New York
Involved in preparing and diagnosing tissue samples obtained from brain autopsies and neurosurgical biopsies.
  1996 (Summer)
Chabad Outreach Program
Los Angeles, California
Director: Organized groups of volunteers and strudents to help improve health and quality of life in under-developed areas.
  1992 - 1995 (Summers)
Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Followed Neurologists in their practices, further enhancing his knowledge of the nervous System and his skills in neuropathological diagnosis.
  1995 (Summer)
Birmingham High School
Van Nuys, California
Coached a boys' basketball team in summer league consisting of teams from throughout the
greater Los Angeles area.
  1994