3133 E. Camelback Rd. Ste., 245
Phoenix, AZ 85016

33300 N 32nd Ave Ste 320
Phoenix, AZ 85085

2902 W. Agua Fria Freeway, Ste. 1090
Phoenix, AZ 85027

Contact Office

Phone: 602.631.3166
Fax: 602.631.3162

Contact Medical Assistant

Phone: 602.631.3166 Ext. 1147


Mayo Clinic of Arizona

Medical School

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Fellowship Training

University of Maryland – R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Hospital Affiliations

Banner Desert Medical Center
Carl T Hayden VA Medical Center
Deer Valley Surgical & Endoscopy Center
Gateway Surgery Center
HonorHealth Deer Valley
HonorHealth JCL North Mountain
HonorHealth Shea Medical
HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn
HonorHealth Sonoran Crossing
HonorHealth Thompson Peak
OASIS Hospital
St. Joseph’s Hospital

Nina Lara, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Nina Lara, MD, is a fellowship-trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon with a strong connection to the Arizona medical community. She earned her medical degree from the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in Phoenix and completed her Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the Mayo Clinic of Arizona. Dr. Lara’s desire to learn how to surgically treat the full spectrum of spinal disorders led her to complete her fellowship in minimally invasive and complex spinal disorders at the University of Maryland’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

Dr. Lara believes that each patient’s pain is uniquely different. While there are many issues that back and neck pain have in common, everyone has their own journey. She is passionate about getting to know each of her patients individually and developing a treatment plan together to get them back to doing the activities they love.

She specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and treats many different conditions of the spine including adult spinal deformity, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, sciatica, spinal instability, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, traumatic spine injuries, and more.

In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Lara spends a significant amount of time mentoring aspiring doctors. As a first-generation college graduate, she takes great pride in helping walk others down the road to achieving their dreams.

Conditions Treated

  • Adult spinal deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Traumatic Spine Injuries

Surgical Techniques

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery


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