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Get the facts on how we're ensuring safety at our locations, our PPE safety requirements, and more, so you know it's safe to receive the care you need—as well as safe for us to continue delivering your care. Whether your visit is for routine care, emergency care, or COVID-19 care, you have a nationally recognized leader in safety, ready for you. See temporary restricted visitation policy and COVID-19 vaccine update.

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The Inova Spine Program call center is currently experiencing high call volume. Please try your call again at a later time. For emergencies, please call 911 or visit your nearest urgent care or emergency department. 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.

Ronald Childs, MD
Ron C. Childs, MD Bio | Video
  • Co-Medical Director, Inova Spine Program, Inova Fairfax Hospital

Michael Chung, MD

Michael Chung, MD Bio


James Ecklund, MD
James Ecklund, MD, FACS Bio | Video
  • President, Inova Neurosciences
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosciences, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Andrew Fanous, MD

Andrew Fanous, MD Bio


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 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services – Inova

Robert Gorsen, MD

Robert Gorsen, MD Bio


John Hamilton, MD
John F. Hamilton, MD, PhD Bio | Video
  • Co-Medical Director, Inova Spine Program, Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Section Chief, Neurosurgery, Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Medical Director, Inova Peripheral Nerve Program, Inova Health System
Donald G. Hope, MD
Donald G. Hope, MD Bio | Video
  • Co-Medical Director, Inova Spine Program, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Steven Hughes, MD
Steven S. Hughes, MD Bio
Sean Jebraili, MD
Sean Jebraili, 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, 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 Shenai, MD, MBA, MSE Bio
  • Medical Director, Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery, Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, Inova Neurosciences
Faisal A. Siddiqui, MD
Faisal A. Siddiqui, MD Bio


Christopher Silveri, MD
Christopher P. Silveri, MD Bio | Video
  • Co-Medical Director, Inova Spine Program, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Dr. Nilesh Vyas
Nilesh A. Vyas, MD, FAANS Bio | Video
  • Associate Chairman, Neurosurgery Programs, Inova Neurosciences
  • Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull-Base Neurosurgery, Inova Neurosciences
Corey Wallach, MD
Corey J. Wallach, MD Bio | Video
  • Medical Director, Inova Spine Program, Inova Alexandria Hospital and 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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