John Ehteshami, M.D.

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained

Medical Education

  • Undergrad: University of California at Berkeley
  • Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
  • Internship: Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York – Study: General Surgery
  • Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery – Study: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center – Study: Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Foundation of Orthopaedics and Complex Spine

Relevant Experience

Dr. Ehteshami is an orthopedic spine surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in surgical procedures for the treatment of pathologies in the cervical spine utilizing minimally invasive surgery techniques, cervical disc replacement and fusion techniques.

Dr. Ehteshami treats conditions such as cervical stenosis, herniated discs and failed back surgery syndrome. He provides comprehensive treatment utilizing therapeutic, interventional as well as surgical methods, with an emphasis on non-surgical solutions prior to considering surgical procedures.

He believes in helping each patient fully understand what he or she can expect from a treatment, and the recovery times involved.

Throughout his medical education and training, Dr. Ehteshami has had the privilege of attending and practicing at the most prestigious institutions and completed more medical research before attending medical school than other physicians may perform in a lifetime.

Dr. Ehteshami completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied civil engineering at the second-ranked civil engineering school in the country. His training in civil engineering allowed him to pursue a year of research in biomechanics of spinal implants at the University of California Davis, and publish several articles.

Dr. Ehteshami also participated in a one-year trauma research program at the Department of Trauma Surgery at the University of Vienna, in Austria, which resulted in multiple publications. After his two years of research, he attended a medical program ranked in the top twenty orthopedic programs in the country, at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. This training was supplemented with training at the Rothman Institute, where physicians are internationally recognized for their expertise in orthopedics.

Dr. Ehteshami’s training continued with an Internship in General Surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, which is consistently the number one orthopedic program by US News & World Report ranking, and is one of the most competitive orthopedic programs in the nation. Only the top eight applicants, out of a highly competitive applicant pool of over five hundred, are selected.

Dr. Ehteshami completed a one year spine and scoliosis surgery fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Once again, his program was considered one of the ten best orthopedic programs in the country. While there, he conducted research on cervical disc replacement, and other cervical spine topics.


  • Gulotta LV, Kovacevic D, Ying L, Ehteshami JR, Montgomery S, and Rodeo SA. Augmentation of Tendon-to-Bone Healing With a Magnesium-Based Bone Adhesive. Am. J. Sports Med. 2008; 36: 1290-1297.
  • Swanson AN, Wolfe SW, Khazzam M, Feinberg J, Ehteshami JR, Doty S. Comparison of neurotization versus nerve repair in an animal model of chronically denervated muscle. Journal Hand Surgery [Am]. 2008 Sep :33 (7):1093-9.
  • Domb BD, Ehteshami JR, Shindle MK, Gulotta L, Zoghi-Moghadam M, MacGillivary J, Altchek DW. A Biomechanical Comparison of Suture Anchor Configurations for Repair of Type II SLAP Lesions. Arthroscopy 23(2):135-40, Feb, 2007.
  • Cohen DB, Kawamura S, Ehteshami JR, Rodeo SA. Indomethacin and Celecoxib Impair Rotator Cuff Tendon-to-Bone Healing. American Journal Sports Medicine. Oct 6, 2005.
  • Coleman SH, Fealy S, Ehteshami JR, MacGillivary JD, Altchek DW, Warren RF, Turner AS. Chronic Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair Model in Sheep. Journal Bone Joint Surgery America. 85-A(12):2391-402, Dec, 2003.
  • Pergolizzi RG, Ropper AE, Dragos R, Reid AC, Nakayama K, Tany Y, Ehteshami JR, Coleman SH, Silver RB, Hackett NR, Menez A, Crystal RG. In vivo Trans-Splicing of 5′ and 3′ Segments of pre-mRNA Directed by Corresponding DNA sequences delivered by gene transfer. Molecular Therapy 8(6):999-1008 Dec, 2003.
  • Mousavi M, Kolonja A, Shaden E, Gabler C, Ehteshami JR, Vecsei V. Intracranial pressure-alterations during controlled intramedullary reaming of femoral fractures: an animal study. Injury. 32(9):679-82. Nov, 2001.
  • Mousavi M, David R, Ehteshami JR, Pajenda G, Vécsei V. Pressure changes during reaming with different parameters and reamer designs. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Vol. 373, 295-303, 2000.
  • Gabler C, Ehteshami JR, Voegele T, Heinz T. Delayed Diagnosis of Iatrogenic Vascular Injuries Following Stabilization of Hip Fractures. Osteosynthese International Vol. 6: 308-311, 1998.
  • Mousavi M, Ehteshami JR, Wosezak GE, Vécsei V. Comparison of Biomechanical Properties of Reamed and Unreamed Supracondylar Femoral Nails. Osteosynthese International Vol. 6, 265-270, 1998.
  • Yerby SA, Ehteshami JR, McLain RF. Loading of Pedicle Screws With in the Vertebra. Journal of Biomechanics Vol. 30, Num 9, 951-954, 1997.
  • Yerby SA, Ehteshami JR, McLain RF. Offset Laminar Hooks Decrease Bending Moments of Pedicle Screws during In-Situ Contouring. Spine Vol. 22, Num 4, 376-381, 1997.


Office (Map)
19636 N 27th Ave Suite 401
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Main Phone
(855) 831-4153