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Carmina F. Angeles, MD/PhD



Professional Focus

Dr. Angeles is a board-certified neurosurgeon with a specialty in utilizing minimally invasive techniques to treat common spinal conditions such as disc herniation, lumbar stenosis and degenerative spinal conditions.  Dr. Angeles also specializes in performing complex decompression and stabilization for tumor, vertebral body fractures and degenerative scoliosis.  Recently listed as one of 323 Spine Surgeons to know in 2016, her emphasis is on compassionate patient care.

Education & Training

  • University of California at Berkeley: Undergraduate in Molecular Cell Biology
  • Meharry Medical College, Nashville: Vanderbilt MSTP, Medical Degree, PhD in Neurophysiology
  • University of Texas, Galveston: Residency in Neurological Surgery
  • Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto: Spine Fellowship


  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  • Lumbar and Cervical Artificial Disc
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Discectomy or Decompression with or without Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Lateral Interbody Fusion
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Craniotomy for Brain Lesion and Trauma
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Micro Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression

FDA-Approved Clinical Trials

  • Medtronic P04-8, Memphis, TN DIAM Spinal Stabilization System in the Treatment of Degenerative Disease
  • Medtronic LSS-006-COA, Memphis, TN COAST Treatment of Lumbar Stenosis with X-stop Peek Spacer in Moderately Symptomatic Patients
  • SUNBURST Neuromodulation St. Jude Medical, Plano TX
  • RELIEF NEUROMODULATION Boston Scientific, Valencia CA

Physician Assistant

Stephen Giles, PA-C

Professional Societies & Associations

Oregon Medical Association (OMA)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
North American Spine Society (NASS)

Personal Interests

Dr. Angeles is a member of the Eugene Salseros Dance Company and is a PADI-certified scuba diver.  She also enjoys spending time with her family.