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COVID-19 Inova Spine Program Scheduling Appointments Notice

Inova is taking the appropriate steps to protect the safety of our patients, community, team members and caregivers. Virtual visits are now being offered. Please call 703-776-4700 to schedule your spine appointment or change an existing appointment. If you are experiencing a fever or symptoms of respiratory infection, such as cough or difficulty breathing, or had exposure to a COVID-19 patient, please contact your primary care physician and arrange a virtual visit or primary care clinic appointment if indicated.

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Meet our member physicians

The physicians affiliated with Inova's Spine Program are the envy of the industry. Their experience with diagnosing and treating spine and back pain compliments Inova's wide range of therapeutic and rehabilitative practices as well as state-of-the-art surgical solutions.

Charles Azzam, MD
Charles J. Azzam, MD Bio | Video

Ronald Childs, MD
Ron C. Childs, MD Bio | Video
  • Co-Medical Director – Inova Spine Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital
James Ecklund, MD
James M. Ecklund, MD Bio | Video
  • Chairman – Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute
Greg Fischer, MD
Greg D. Fischer, MD Bio | Video


Kevin Fitzpatrick, MD
Kevin F. Fitzpatrick, MD Bio  
Ali Ganjei, MD
Ali G. Ganjei, MD Bio | Video
  • Medical Director – Inova Spine Program
  • Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services – Inova
John Hamilton, MD
John F. Hamilton, MD Bio | Video
  • Co-Medical Director  – Inova Spine Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital 
Donald G. Hope, MD
Donald G. Hope, MD Bio | Video
  • Medical Co-Director  – Inova Spine Program at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Steven Hughes, MD
Steven S. Hughes, MD Bio
Anje Kim, MD
Anje Kim, MD Bio


Sea Kim, MD
Sea H. Kim, MD Bio


Dr. James Leiphart
James W. Leiphart, MD Bio | Video


Dr. Jon Mader
Jon W. Mader, MD


Ali Moshirfar, MD
Ali Moshirfar, MD Bio
  • Medical Director – Inova Spine Program at Inova Loudoun Hospital
  • President of Medical Staff, Inova Loudoun Hospital
Carlos Perez Gonzalez, MD
Carlos Perez Gonzalez, MD Bio
Angela Santini, MD
Angela M. Santini, MD Bio


Dr. Mahesh Shenai
Mahesh B. Shenai, MD Bio


Christopher Silveri, MD
Christopher P. Silveri, MD Bio | Video
  • Co-Medical Director – Inova Spine Program at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Dr. Nilesh Vyas
Nilesh A. Vyas, MD Bio | Video


Corey Wallach, MD
Corey J. Wallach, MD Bio | Video
  • Medical Director – Inova Spine Program at Inova Alexandria Hospital & Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
Ian Wattenmaker, MD
Ian M. Wattenmaker, MD Bio

Peter L. Wei, MD

Peter L. Wei, MD Bio


Ziad Yafi, MD
Ziad Yafi, MD Bio | Video


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