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Joshua James Wind, M.D.

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Expertise: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neurosurgery


Washington Neurosurgical Associates
Appointment Phone: 202-966-6300

5215 Loughboro RD NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 202-966-6300
Fax: 202-364-4362


Dr. Joshua J. Wind is an assistant clinical professor of neurosurgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine and a neurosurgeon at Sibley Memorial Hospital. His board certification in neurosurgery is currently pending/scheduled. Dr. Wind practices out of Washington Neurosurgical Associates in Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Medical Building.

Dr. Wind earned his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and earned his medical degree from Loyola University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in neurological surgery at George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Wind then went on to complete a clinical and research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Wind is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Wind has authored numerous neurosurgery publications on minimally invasive spine surgery, pituitary tumors and neuro-oncology. He is also a supervisor of the monthly journal club for the neurosurgical residents at the George Washington University. more

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital



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


  • George Washington University Hospital / Neurological Surgery (2013)

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled / Neurosurgery

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.

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


  • 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

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

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

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