Hani Malone, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery, Spine
Hani Malone, MD
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Scripps Green Hospital
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo
15004 Innovation Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
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Scripps Clinic John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion
9898 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Hani Malone, MD, is a neurosurgeon with fellowship training in minimally invasive spine surgery. He specializes in the treatment of complex disorders involving the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine using minimally invasive techniques. He also practices general neurosurgery and has extensive experience treating patients with conditions that affect the brain.

Dr. Malone’s areas of expertise include spinal stenosis, disc herniation, radiculopathy, spondylolisthesis, artificial disc placement, cervical myelopathy, spinal deformity, spine trauma, revision surgery, spinal metastasis and spinal tumors. 

A minimally invasive approach applies not only to the techniques Dr. Malone uses to perform surgery, but also to his belief that surgery should be avoided when possible. Dr. Malone works closely with physical therapists, pain management doctors and rehabilitation specialists to get his patients back to doing the things they love.

During an appointment, people can expect Dr. Malone to spend time with them and to ensure they understand their conditions in depth so they can make meaningful and well-informed choices about their care. Each patient will participate in a discussion of treatment options tailored to each individual.

Dr. Malone is committed to research to improve spine surgery and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He has published more than 25 peer reviewed papers in neurosurgery and spine surgery literature. He has also written book chapters in more than 10 textbooks and routinely presents at national neurosurgery and spine surgery meetings. 

He is active in graduate medical education and participates in the training of new spine surgeons. Dr. Malone received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and graduated with honors in 2004.

Outside of the operating room, Dr. Malone enjoys relaxing with his wife Melanie (who is also a surgeon), raising their children and spending time with his extended family who all live in the San Diego area. 

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2022

Medical Education

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, MD, 2010


Columbia University Medical Center, Neurological Surgery, 2017


Rush University Medical Center, Spine Surgery, 2018

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