Team Physicians


Dr. Mark W. Howard, M.D.

Dr. Howard specializes in surgery of the spine and neck. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his orthopedic residency and fellowship in spine surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Howard is recognized throughout the community as a leader in the latest surgical techniques for spinal surgery and reconstruction, including minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Thao Pham, D.O.

Dr. Pham is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a Fellow of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture.

Dr. Pham graduated from Fordham University with a BS in Chemistry [cum laude) and received his medical training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his residency at the Yale University afflliated St. Vincent's Medical Center and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University. He has published several papers in the area of Physical Medicine. His particular interests within Physical Medicine include pain management and electro-diagnostic testing.

Dr. Borina Dramov, M.D.

Dr. Dramov is a Board Eligible Neurologist. Dr. Dramov received her Medical Degree from the University of Southern California where, at age 19, was one of the youngest graduates of its medical school. She received her residency training at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Dramov restricts her practice to the Workers' Compensation aspects of Neurology. She is well known for her superb diagnostic skills and concern for patient care.

Dr. Michael Klassen, M.D.

After studying business at the University of Southern California and a successful business career, Dr. Klassen chose to become a physician. He graduated from the Medical School at the University of California at Los Angeles, where he received grants from the American Heart Association.

At the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Klassen found that he enjoyed orthopedics and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF.

Dr. Klassen is one of only two local doctors to be certified in arthroscopic surgery.


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December 12, 2004


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