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Physicians and Staff

At Southwest Scoliosis Institute, we are proud to offer advanced treatment and compassionate, individual care from our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians; nurses; and care coordinators.

Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD

Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD


Using his fellowship training in spinal surgery for adult and pediatric patients, Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, focuses on the comprehensive treatment of spinal deformity of both patient populations. Dr. Avramis is research director of the Medical City Scoliosis & Advanced Spine Center through which he endeavors to develop innovative treatments for spine conditions. In the past, he has also served as research director of the Baylor Scott and White Scoliosis Center – Plano.

Dr. Avramis was born in Houston and raised in southern California. He earned his bachelor’s degree from UCLA, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with honors summa cum laude. Medical school studies were completed at UC Davis in Sacramento, California, followed by an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Hospital. Dr. Avramis has received additional specialized training in adult and pediatric spinal surgery during his fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children-Northern California.

Dr. Avramis is dedicated to advancing the field of spinal surgery through research, publication and membership in various societies which include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon, North American Spine Society and Scoliosis Research Society. He has contributed to more than thirty medical publications and spine textbook chapters, and holds a medical patent. In addition to the book chapters and research projects for which he serves as principal investigator, Dr. Avramis is interested in the development of instruments and techniques that allow patients to have a more successful and less painful surgical experience.