The Spine Specialist's Team


Dr. Louis N. Radden, D.O.

Reconstructive Spine Surgeon

Dr. Louis N. Radden, DO, of Spine Specialists of Michigan is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of complex back and spine conditions. Dr. Radden uses both surgical and non-surgical solutions to manage complex spinal problems, and for patients with chronic pain, he is also an expert in pain management.

While Dr. Radden uses state-of-the-art solutions to treat complex conditions and injuries to the spine and musculoskeletal regions, he begins with the tried and true approach of listening to and spending time with each patient to understand symptoms and concerns before making a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Dr. Radden has been practicing in Michigan since 2006 and is Board Certified in Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery.


  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey: Orthopedic Surgery
  • Duke University/Duke University Medical Centers: Orthopedic/Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship
  • Diplomat of National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
  • Member, American Board of Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member, Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
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Dr. Michael C. Bagley, D.O.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Bagley, in private practice with Spine Specialists of Michigan, is a Board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee and shoulder procedures. A graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he completed a rotating internship and an orthopedic residency at Mt. Clemens General Hospital, followed by a fellowship in orthopedic surgery at the Lake Tahoe Orthopedic Institute.

In addition to his Michigan license, Dr. Bagley maintains active licenses in Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada.  Performing sports medicine and partial and total joint replacement surgeries, he utilizes latest technology and techniques to reduce recovery time and enhance outcomes.

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Dr. Gary Gilyard, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon: Board Certified, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Fellowship Trained

Dr. Gary Gilyard M.D. is an Orthopedic sports medicine fellowship trained specialist.  He treats complex shoulder, knee, ankle, limb malalignment and articulate cartilage lesion problems.  Each and every patient is carefully listened to then a specific treatment plan is formulated whether operative or non-operative to address every problem


  • Wesleyan University ( BA liberal arts)
  • Tufts Univ Medical School (M.D)
  • George Wash Univ ( Ortho residency)
  • New York Univ. ( Sports Fellowship)

Provided coverage for:

  • NY Islanders ( NHL)
  • NJ Devils. ( NHL)
  • NJ Nets (NBA)
  • George Wash Univ Men’s basketball
  • NYU athletics
  • Detroit Country Day athletics
  • Former head coach Michigan Spartans
  • Girls AAU basketball 12 years
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Syed Tajuddin M.D., M.P.H.

Medical Spine, Pain Management, Fellowship Trained.

Syed Tajuddin M.D., M.P.H. completed his residency at the prestigious University Hospitals Case Medical Center Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He also did additional training in Head and Neck Cancer, Radiation Oncology and Pain Management at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI and University Hospitals Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

He has worked extensively with Dr. Salim Hayek at University Hospitals Case Medical Center Pain Management on several clinical trials looking at combination trialing at Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals in patients with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) who were implanted with bupivacaine/hydromorphone and who were all trialed from the beginning with continuous catheter trial using bupivacaine/hydromorphone. The purpose of this is to highlight/improve evidence for combination trialing.

He completed the National Institute of Health Advanced Research Fellowship in Head and Neck Cancer at the University of Michigan University Hospitals Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dr. Tajuddin is involved in outcome research which was started during his time at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and has authored numerous publications in peer review journals, textbook chapters and presented his research at American Medical Association’s National Meeting.

Dr. Tajuddin has his Master of Public Health in Healthcare Administration and Policy from Case Wester Reserve University School of Medicine. He is also a Lean Sigma Certified Physician Practitioner. Dr Tajuddin received additional training in Medical Spine at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation with Dr. Edward Benzel. Dr Tajuddin’s primary focus is in Medical Spine and Pain Management.

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Jonathan Nzoma, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Board Certified Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Jonathan Nzoma, DO, is an experienced orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who cares deeply about his community of patients in Michigan, and strives to provide them with the highest-quality medical care.
Dr. Nzoma attended medical school at Michigan State University, graduating with an osteopathic medicine degree. He then went to Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (Midwestern University) in Chicago, for his internship, before completing his residency in orthopedic surgery there as well. After his residency, he returned to Michigan to complete a fellowship in sports medicine at Detroit Medical Center.
Dr. Nzoma takes a thorough approach to diagnosing and treating his patients, spending time gathering as much information as possible about each person’s symptoms and what could be affecting their health. He takes great care to provide accurate diagnoses, which allows him to offer the very best treatment solutions for his patients.
Dr. Nzoma keeps himself up to date with medical research, using technological advances and new therapies such as robot-assisted surgery and regenerative medicine techniques whenever they can help his patients.
When he’s not with his patients, Dr. Nzoma enjoys spending time with his family and keeps himself fit playing basketball and golf, lifting weights, and participating in high-intensity interval training.
Dr Nzoma is board certified in sports medicine as of December 2019. This is an example of his commitment to continuing education so he can be his absolute best for his patients and the community he serves.


Lilia Mleczko, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Lilia Mleczko is a Certified nurse practitioner for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Oakland University in 2004 and Masters of Science in Nursing from the Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program at Wayne State University in 2015, graduating from both programs with honors.

Prior to joining our team, Lilia worked at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital as a Registered Nurse for over 3 years specializing in Intensive Care medicine and trauma, Beaumont Hospital for 4 years in Intensive Care medicine, 3 years in Clinical Informatics and 3 years in Emergency medicine and trauma.

Lilia’s philosophy is to develop strong partnerships with her patients with compassion, holistically, and using evidence care to achieve optimal health and wellness.

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Dima Sprague, PA-C

Physicians Assistant

Dima Sprague is a certified Physician's Assistant. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science with a minor in Chemistry in 2007 and completed a Master of Science in Medicine, Physician Assistant in 2012 from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dima specializes in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and has worked with Dr. Gilyard for the last seven years.

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Kelli Moore, PA-C

Physicians Assistant

Kelli Moore is a certified physician assistant. She completed her undergraduate education in 2012 at Centre College in Danville, KY where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree double majoring in Mathematics and Financial Economics and was also a member of the Centre Women's Soccer team. While completing pre-physician assistant coursework at Central Michigan University, she completed a chemistry minor. She obtained her Master of Science degree from the Central Michigan University Physician Assistant Program in 2019. Kelli enjoys keeping an active lifestyle, sports, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

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Mital Tamakuwala, PT

Physical Therapist

Mital Tamakuwala is a licensed physical therapist. She completed her Bachelor of Physical Therapy in 2002 at M.S.University, India and completed Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2016 at Utica College, NY. Prior to joining our team Mital worked at out patient clinicat Ypsilanti, MI. She worked overseas as a clinical instructor and rehab director. Mital enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her husband.

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Gino Liao, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

I am a Physical Therapist Assistant and I love to help people any way I can. I graduated from Baker College in Allen Park, MI. Prior to joining the Spine Specialists, I spent six years of my career in a Neuro outpatient clinic, and four years in skilled nursing facilities around the metro Detroit area. Outside of my passion for physical therapy, I practice martial arts and enjoy nature photography. I am excited to join the Spine Specialists of Michigan and help our patients reach their goals!