Ali Zahrai, M.D., MSc, FRCSC

Dr. Zahrai specializes in disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He's advanced in robotic and minimally invasive spine surgery.

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Doctor of Medicine

University of Manitoba


University of Toronto


Emory University


Dr. Zahrai is a fellowship-trained, dual board-certified, Spine Surgeon. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) and by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).

Dr. Zahrai grew up in Toronto, Canada where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto with honors. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He completed Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Toronto where he received numerous awards for academic excellence and research. He was then accepted into the prestigious Surgeon-Scientist Program, obtaining a Master of Science degree with his research focusing on patient education and outcomes in spine surgery. After residency, Dr. Zahrai completed the highly respected Emory University Spine Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia.

After fellowship training, his devotion to patient care, teaching and research brought him to the University of New Mexico where he served as an Assistant Professor of Spine Surgery. View the full list of Dr. Zahrai's publications and articles. Dr. Zahrai moved to Florida in 2013. Dr. Zahrai has served as a member of the Spine Surgery Faculty at Nova Southeastern University where he teaches Orthopaedic Surgery Residents at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Zahrai was selected to teach and train other Spine surgeons across the country in the field of Robotic surgery. He is also currently the Medical Director of the Spine Program at Largo Medical Center.


Spine Care & Surgery

Nonsurgical Treatments for Cervical Neck, Lumbar Back & Thoracic Back Pain


  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Canadian Spine Society (CSS)
  • American Board Of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • The Canadian Orthopedic Association (COA)