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Joseph Raymond O'Brien, M.D.
Languages: English, Spanish
Expertise: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Revision Spinal Surgery, Scoliosis, Spine Surgery
The Orthopaedic Center PA
9420 Key W Ave
Rockville, MD 20850 map
Dr. Joseph O’Brien is a specialist in minimally invasive spine surgery. He spent 9 years at GWU as an associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurological Surgery. Additionally, he was formerly the Medical Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at The GW Hospital. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and is a fellow in the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed his spine surgical training at the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center.
Dr. O’Brien actively pursues research in ways to improve spine surgery and techniques to salvage failed spine surgery. He has been published in a variety of medical journals including Spine, the Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, Neurosurgery, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Current Orthopaedic Practice. His research has been presented around the globe with between 10-20 research presentations on a national level per year.
He offers expertise in minimally invasive surgery and revision of failed spine surgery. In particular, he has an interest in failed cervical spine surgery.
Departments / Divisions
- Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital
- Surgery at Suburban Hospital
- MD, George Washington University School of Medicine (2001)
- University of Maryland School of Medicine / Orthopedic Surgery (2006)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Orthopedic Surgery (2004)
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopedic Surgery (2009)