Felix Lurye



Bakersfield, Fresno, Baldwin Park, Norwalk, Huntington Park, San Bernardino, Downey, Inglewood, Upland


ABA BASIC Licensing Examination, June 2017. Top 10th national percentile.

Legacy of Excellence Scholarship, August 2012. Received partial tuition scholarship for merit in the first year of medical education.

Iota Epsilon Alpha Honors Society, January 2011-present.

UCLA Center for Society and Genetics Research Stipend, September 2009. Received a 3000 dollar stipend to fund MHC research project.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Lurye specializes in acute, subacute, and chronic disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system including, but not limited to, disorders of the degenerative or traumatic in nature. He focuses on patient-centered care in a diverse multi-modal treatment model that aims to get patients back to doing the activities they love faster and more reliably.

Performing evidence-based treatments to improve function and decrease pain is Dr. Lurye’s primary goal.

In his spare time, Dr. Lurye enjoys spending time with his family, particularly taking them to beautiful Los Angeles beaches. He loves watching and playing sports including basketball, football, and volleyball. Dr. Lurye fairly consistently joins NBA “GOAT” debates.

Work Experience

June 2020-current

California Back and Pain Specialists

Interventional Pain Management Specialist


October 2020-current

California Medical Evaluators

Qualified Medical Evaluator Pain

Management Subspecialty


June 30, 2020

Pain Medicine Fellowship

Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, & Pain Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

ABA Pain Medicine Certification (2020): Pass

ABA APPLIED Exam (2020): Pass

June 2019

Anesthesiology Residency

Mount Sinai St. Lukes’s And Mount Sinai West Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, & Pain Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Chief Resident (2018-2019)

ABA Advanced Written Licensing Examination (2019): Pass

ABA BASIC Licensing Examination (2017): Pass

USMLE Step 3: 228

May 2015

St George’s University School of Medicine

Graduate Degree: Doctor of Medicine

 GPA: 94.9%

USMLE Step 1: 253

USMLE Step 2 CS: Pass

USMLE Step 2 CK: 249

June 2011

UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Bachelor of Science Psychobiology

Overall GPA: 3.6

Major GPA: 3.5

MCAT Score: 30Q


Poster Presentation, Clinical Update of Thoracic Epidural Protocol in Pediatric Scoliosis Anterolateral Repair. Utilizing preoperative imaging (eg. xray/CT) to guide thoracic epidural placement in severely scoliotic pediatric patients.

Research Assistant, USC Ischemic Preconditioning and Neural Protection Laboratory: Keck School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Department, March 2010-2011. Assessed the proximate and ultimate causes of neuronal ischemia and how to prevent ischemia using preconditioning. Collaborated with the chairman of Anesthesiology to build a comprehensive understanding of preconditioning from an evolutionary perspective.

Research Assistant, UCLA Gender, Body Image, Relationships, and Genetics Laboratory: Department of Psychology, Los Angeles, March 2008-2011. Helped design and implement numerous studies on body dissatisfaction, mate preference and allele presence, and impulsivity; collected, input, and analyzed quantitative and qualitative data; coordinated schedules for all research assistants; conducted literature reviews; critiqued manuscripts submitted for publication.

Research Assistant, UCLA Racial Bias and Prejudice Laboratory: Department of Psychology, Los Angeles, March 2008-2011. Conducted studies with participants in stereotype threat and stereotypicality. Collected, input, and coded data; recruited participants for studies; programmed screening surveys on three distinct programming websites. Assigned credit to students who had taken surveys. Helped design a graduate seminar in Sports Psychology. Played an integral part in the intellectual design of multiple studies.

Research Assistant, UCLA Policing and Social Justice Laboratory: Department of Psychology, Los Angeles, September 2009-2011. This laboratory is one of five associated around the world. Our location worked directly with labs in Toronto, Rio De Janero, and South Africa concerning policing and social issues such as prejudice, sexism and homophobia. I input data, helped create ideas and hypotheses for research projects, proposed multiple project ideas including the relationship between police arrest aggressiveness and testosterone levels. Lead a group of 3 research assistants into the San Jose Police Department and ran a large four-day study for which the data was presented to national policy makers and had potential to amend federal policy.

Research Assistant, UCLA MHC and Initial Attraction Project: Department of Psychology, FPR-UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development, Los Angeles, September 2009-2011. Martie Haselton and Elizabeth Pillsworth delegated full research projects for me to run on my own for them. I recruited participants, analyzed data, and presented results at poster conferences.


Externship, Ronald Reagan Operating Room, May 2009-2011. Shadowed multiple anesthesiologists in various surgeries such as kidney transplants, pacemaker placements, and traumas.

Externship, Ronald Reagan Maternity Ward, May 2009-2011: Shadowed gynecologists and an anesthesiologist during epidural placement procedures and cesarian sections.

Externship, USC Keck School of Medicine and Los Angeles County Hospital, March 2010-2011: Shadowed the Chairman of the Anesthesiology.


Frederick, D. A., Fales, M., Lurye, F., Nguyen, D., Snider, J., Sanchez, C., & Vilain, E. Sex differentiation: How do hormones shape the bodies, brains, and behaviors of men and women? In T. Cooke (Ed.), Sex and Society. New York, NY: Marshall Cavendish.

Frederick, D. A., Pillsworth, E. G., Galperin, A., Gildersleeve, K. A., Filossof, Y. R., Fales, M. R., Lopez, C. R., Lurye, F. S., Phupanich, M. E. & Snider, J. B. Analyzing evolutionary social science and its popularizations A review of The Caveman Mystique: Pop-Darwinism and the Debates over Sex, Violence, and Science. Evolution and Human Behavior.

Frederick, D. A., Galperin, A., Gildersleeve, K. A., Filossof, Y. R., Snider, J., Nguyen, D., Lurye, F Fales, M., & Cantu, S. Sexuality from an evolutionary perspective: How did evolution shape the mating preferences of men and women? In T. Cooke (Ed.), Sex and society. New York, NY: Marshall Cavendish


Emergency Medicine Intern Rotation Coordinator, (2018-2019) Organized the emergency medicine anesthesia rotation for EM interns. I provided these residents with course content, lectures, and support as they rotated with the anesthesiology department.

Internship Improvement Team, (2016-2017) worked with intern class to improve residency internship. Held quarterly meetings with residency leadership and interns.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Psychology of Gender, Relationships, and the Body, Spring 2010. Gave short research related lectures, helped students develop writing skills, and stimulated in class discussions by having review sessions concerning related assigned readings.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Evolutionary Psychological Development of Pornography, Summer 2010. Gave lectures on fundamental evolutionary psychological concepts that explain the success of pornography when perpetuated in our society.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Introductory Psychology, Summer 2009. Gave lectures, helped students in office hours, graded papers and proctored exams. This was an opportunity to see the educational setting from a new perspective.

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