Medical – Legal

Spine & Neurosurgery Associates


Dr. Aliabadi is one of the most sought after medical legal experts in the area. He stands out as one of few neurosurgeons in California to be both a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also clinical faculty at the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery and Assistant Clinical Professor at the California Northstate University College of Medicine.

Dr. Aliabadi is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon with extensive clinical experience, having performed over 4500 surgeries. In addition, he has about a decade of experience providing medical legal services including independent medical examinations, neurosurgery and spine surgery expert medical records reviews, depositions, and testimonies.

He has reviewed well over 300 cases as an expert witness for both plaintiff and defense teams. He is known for his objectivity and fairness. Dr. Aliabadi is also available to travel to provide such services, and regularly provides his services throughout California.

Dr. Aliabadi’s C.V. and fee schedule will be made available upon request. For questions and/or scheduling, please contact: or call 916-771-3300.


A highly respected member of the neurosurgical community, Dr. Chehrazi has completed a distinguished service in academic neurosurgery for sixteen years at Yale, UCLA, and UCD and twenty four years in private practice in California. He is currently a clinical professor of Neurological Surgery at UCD.

He is Board certified in Neurological Surgery and brings to his work a rare level of skill and experience based on his extensive experience in academic and private practice in treatment of spinal and cranial trauma, stroke and cerebrovascular disease, brain tumors, and spinal disorders. Dr. Chehrazi has performed about a thousand, craniotomies in treatment of cerebral aneurysms and four thousand spinal surgeries.

In his forty-year neurosurgical practice, Dr. Chehrazi’s has amassed an extensive experience as expert witness and conducted over 800 medical legal assessments. Dr. Chehrazi has worked with attorneys from a number of different States* as well as throughout California.

Dr. Chehrazi opines in cases for both plaintiff and defense. In the past 28 years, he has provided 670 Medical legal Opinions, 109 Depositions and 33 Testimonies. Dr. Chehrazi is known for being fair, objective, impartial, and not ever adopting a position of advocacy for either side. He will assess all available information and will advise based on his knowledge with integrity and fairness.

Dr. Chehrazi’s C.V. and fee schedule will be made available upon request. For questions, expedited scheduling, or a 20 min. gratis consultation (attorneys only) please contact: or Simi at 916-771-3533.