Christian Athanassious, M.D.

Specialty: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Spinal Fusion, Shoulder Surgery, Back Care

Fellowship: Stanford University Spine Surgery Fellowship, Stanford, CA

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, NJ

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, PA

Dr. Christian Athanassious is a board eligible spine surgeon with fellowship training in spine surgery from Stanford University. Dr. Athanassious co-directs The Total Spine Health Program alongside veteran back and neck care specialist Dr. Michael J. Star.

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. In the time between graduating from UC Davis and applying to medical school, Dr. Athanassious was a Howard Hughes Scholar working as a research manager, researcher, and anatomy lecturer at UC Davis for premed and medical students while he was studying for the MCAT.

He went on to complete a post baccalaureate in Medical Science at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Graduating at the top of his class, Dr. Athanassious was the only graduate invited to continue on at the same school to complete his Doctorate of Medicine. He then completed his orthopaedic residency at Monmouth Medical Center, and was selected to serve as the Chief Resident in his final year. Throughout his undergraduate studies, graduate studies, and residency, Dr. Athanassious published many award-winning studies on a variety of medical subjects.

Dr. Athanassious’ outstanding achievements earned him a spot in the prestigious Stanford University Spine Fellowship, which he completed in 2014. After training alongside some of the world’s finest spine surgeons, Dr. Athanassious brings invaluable expertise and knowledge about the latest advancements in orthopaedic spine operative and nonoperative care to individuals of all ages in the greater Santa Rosa area.

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.

For a consultation, please call 707-546-1922 (option #1) and request an appointment with Dr. Athanassious.

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For a consultation, please call 707-546-1922 (option #1) and request an appointment with Dr. Athanassious.


Montgomery
Santa Rosa Orthopaedics
1405 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 546-1922

Stony Circle
Santa Rosa Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
131B Stony Circle, Suite 2000
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 546-1922