Yashar Javidan, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Yashar Javidan, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Director, Spine Service Fellowship , Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

To see if Yashar Javidan is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery

Locations and Contact

Cannery Building

Spine Center
3301 C St.
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

As an adult and pediatric orthopaedic spine surgeon, I understand the challenges facing patients with spinal disorders. I treat each patient as an individual with unique needs and use a team approach to enable timely, effective diagnoses and treatments.

I believe in educating patients as much as possible about their condition and available treatment alternatives. My staff is dedicated to providing this information and answering questions, so you can take an active part in your own care decisions. 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Javidan's interest in spinal deformity surgery started in residency at University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. He gained a tremendous volume of experience in spinal deformity surgery at UC Davis Spine Fellowship. He currently practices at UC Davis and Shriners Hospital of Northern California. They treat severe spinal deformity more successfully today than ever before, but many questions remain regarding the best course of treatment. As faculty of the UC Davis Spine Center he looks forward to continued research and teaching of new orthopaedic surgeons here at UC Davis.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Javidan has a focus on Spine Surgery Education and is Director of the Spine Service Fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.


Orthopaedic Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Spine Center
UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.S., Developmental Cell Biology, UC Irvine, Irvine CA 2005

Medical School

M.D., Chicago Medical School, Chicago IL 2009


Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2010-2014


Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, UC Davis Health System, Sacramento CA 2014-2015

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2008

Wick J, Le H, Wick K, Peddada K, Bacon A, Han G, Carroll T, Swinford S, Javidan Y, Roberto R, Martin A, Ebinu J, Kim K, Klineberg E. Patient Characteristics, Injury Types, and Costs Associated with Secondary Over-Triage of Isolated Cervical Spine Fractures. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2022 Mar 1;47(5):414-422. doi:10.1097/BRS.0000000000004190. PMID:34366413.

Le H, Phan E, Agatstein L, Barber J, Klineberg E, Roberto R, Javidan Y. Variability in Opioid Prescription Following Primary Single-Level Lumbar Microdiscectomy. Global Spine J. 2022 Mar;12(2):263-266. doi:10.1177/2192568220950678. Epub 2020 Aug 28. PMID:32856480.

Tumber S, Bacon A, Stondell C, Tafoya S, Taylor SL, Javidan Y, Klineberg E, Roberto R. High- versus low-dose tranexamic acid as part of a Patient Blood Management strategy for reducing blood loss in patients undergoing surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine Deform. 2022 Jan;10(1):107-113. doi:10.1007/s43390-021-00387-3. Epub 2021 Jul 16. PMID:34272686.

Eleswarapu A, O'Connor D, Rowan FA, Van Le H, Wick JB, Javidan Y, Rolando R, Klineberg EO. Sarcopenia Is an Independent Risk Factor for Proximal Junctional Disease Following Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Global Spine J. 2022 Jan;12(1):102-109. doi:10.1177/2192568220947050. Epub 2020 Aug 30. PMID:32865046.

Eleswarapu A, Rowan FA, Le H, Wick JB, Roberto RF, Javidan Y, Klineberg EO. Efficacy, Cost, and Complications of Demineralized Bone Matrix in Instrumented Lumbar Fusion: Comparison With rhBMP-2. Global Spine J. 2021 Oct;11(8):1223-1229. doi:10.1177/2192568220942501. Epub 2020 Aug 4. PMID:32748702.

Roberto RF, Rowan FA, Nallur D, Durbin-Johnson B, Javidan Y, Klineberg EO. Povidone-iodine irrigation combined with Vancomycin powder lowers infection rates in pediatric deformity surgery. Spine Deform. 2021 Sep;9(5):1315-1321. doi:10.1007/s43390-021-00333-3. Epub 2021 May 10. PMID:33970432.

Haffner MR, Delman CM, Wick JB, Han G, Roberto RF, Javidan Y, Klineberg EO, Le HV. Osteoporosis Is Undertreated After Low-energy Vertebral Compression Fractures. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Sep 1;29(17):741-747. doi:10.5435/JAAOS-D-20-01132. PMID:33826546.

Le H, Anderson R, Phan E, Wick J, Barber J, Roberto R, Klineberg E, Javidan Y. Clinical and Radiographic Comparison Between Open Versus Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion With Bilateral Facetectomies. Global Spine J. 2021 Jul;11(6):903-910. doi:10.1177/2192568220932879. Epub 2020 Jun 22. PMID:32677520.

Peddada KV, Allen J, Roberto R, Javidan Y, Klineberg EO. Older Patients More Accurately Predict Pain Tolerance After Lumbar Spine Fusion Compared with Their Younger Peers. World Neurosurg. 2021 May;149:e646-e650. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2021.01.120. Epub 2021 Feb 12. PMID:33588079.

Fennessy J, Wick J, Scott F, Roberto R, Javidan Y, Klineberg E. The Utility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Detecting Unstable Cervical Spine Injuries in the Neurologically Intact Traumatized Patient Following Negative Computed Tomography Imaging. Int J Spine Surg. 2020 Dec;14(6):901-907. doi:10.14444/7138. Epub 2020 Dec 29. PMID:33560249.