Dr. Christian Athanassious is a board-certified spine surgeon who specializes
in conditions of the spine. An advocate of the whole-body medical approach
to treating patients, Dr. Athanassious completed his undergraduate degree
in Psychology from UC Davis with the intention of pursuing his medical
doctorate. With a thorough background in psychology, Dr. Athanassious
never loses sight of the mind and body connection when considering the
best treatment for his patients.
Dr. Athanassious received his medical degree from the Drexel University
College of Medicine. He then completed his orthopedic residency at Monmouth
Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey, and was selected to serve as
the Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Athanassious went on to complete
his spine fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Athanassious is a member
of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, North American Spine Society,
and the Society of Lateral Access Surgery.
Dr. Athanassious was born in Scotland, raised in the U.S., and has been
a longtime resident of California. He is married and enjoys many physical
activities including mountain biking, skiing, martial arts, and running.