Joshua James Wind, M.D.

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neuro-Oncology, Neurosurgery, Pituitary Tumors, Spine Surgery, Spine Tumors more


Washington Neurosurgical Associates

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Joshua J. Wind, M.D., is a neurosurgeon at Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as an adjunct assistant professor of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He practices out of Washington Neurosurgical Associates in Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Building A.

Dr. Wind has expertise in neurosurgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive treatment options, as well as spinal and cranial neuro-oncology, and pituitary surgery. Dr. Wind travels nationally to educate surgeons on minimally invasive surgical techniques. 

At Sibley Memorial Hospital, Dr. Wind serves on the Intensive Care Unit Committee and the Cancer Committee.

Dr. Wind earned his medical degree from Loyola University School of Medicine, where he was awarded Best Presentation in Collaborative Conceptual Research in the Honors Program in Bioethics and Professionalism. He completed a general surgery internship and neurological surgery residency at George Washington University (GWU) Medical Center, where he was awarded the Wolfgang Koos, M.D., GWU Neurosurgical Resident's Award for Compassion and Excellence in Patient Care, as well as the GWU Research Day Resident Award. Dr. Wind then completed a clinical neurosurgery and research fellowship in the Surgical Neurology Branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke within the National Institutes of Health, where he studied neuro-oncology and pituitary surgery.

Dr. Wind was appointed as a physician board member for the District of Columbia Board of Medicine by Mayor Muriel Bowser. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Colleges of Surgeons, the Federation of State Medical Boards, the Washington Academy of Neurological Surgeons and The Osler Society.

Dr. Wind has been awarded the Crutchfield, Gage and Thomas Award for clinical research at the Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias Annual Meeting, as well as the Synthes Skull Base Award at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. He was elected as a fellow of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society, and has been named a Top Doctor in Neurosurgery by Washingtonian magazine consecutively for 8 years and Washington Consumer's Checkbook

Dr. Wind has authored numerous publications, book chapters and presentations on minimally invasive spine surgery, pituitary tumors and neuro-oncology in journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of Neurosurgery, The Journal of Clinical Neuroscience and The European Spine Journal. He is also a supervisor of the monthly journal club for the neurosurgical residents at the George Washington University, where he serves as an assistant clinical professor of neurosurgery.

Dr. Wind conducts clinical trials as both a principal investigator and sub-investigator. more

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital



  • MD; Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine (2006)


  • Neurological Surgery; The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurgery) (2018)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Wind has co-authored several book chapters and written over 20 peer-reviewed publications on  minimally invasive spine surgery, pituitary tumors and neuro-oncology in journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of Neurosurgery, The Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, The European Spine Journal, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, etc. He has ongoing research and participates in clinical trials for inpatients and outpatients.

Clinical Trials

Dr. Wind conducts clinical trials as both a principal investigator and sub-investigator. View his current trial that is determining the safety and effectiveness of a device that acts an alternative to spinal fusion surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital here.

Selected Publications

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Young RM, Sherman JH, Wind JJ, Litvack Z, O'Brien J. "Treatment of craniocervical instability using a posterior-only approach: report of 3 cases." J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Aug;21(2):239-48. doi: 10.3171/2014.3.SPINE13684.

Young RM, Prasad V, Wind JJ, Olan W, Caputy AJ. "Novel technique for preoperative pedicle localization in spinal surgery with challenging anatomy." J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Apr;20(4):400-3. doi: 10.3171/2013.12.SPINE13477.

Wind JJ, Lonser RR, Nieman LK, DeVroom HL, Chang R, Oldfield EH. "The lateralization accuracy of inferior petrosal sinus sampling in 501 patients with Cushing's disease." J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Jun;98(6):2285-93. doi: 10.1210/jc.2012-3943.

Wind JJ, Young R, Saini A, Sherman JH. "The role of adjuvant radiation therapy in the management of high-grade gliomas." Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2012 Apr;23(2):247-58, viii. doi: 10.1016/

Wind JJ, Burke LM, Kurtom KH, Roberti F, O'Brien JR. "Minimally invasive lumbopelvic instrumentation for traumatic sacrolisthesis in an elderly patient." Eur Spine J. 2012 Jun;21 Suppl 4:S549-53. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2204-4.

Activities & Honors


  • Top Doctor in Neurosurgery, Washingtonian Magazine, 2015 - 2016
  • Top Doctor, Washington Consumer's Checkbook


  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Washington Academy of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • District of Columbia Board of Medicine

    Physician Board Member

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

A Neurosurgeon Teaches Us About Degenerative Disc Disease. Medpage (05/31/2015)

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