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Joseph O’Brien, MD


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Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Joseph O’Brien specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and revisions of failed spine surgeries. A graduate of The George Washington School of Medicine, Dr. O’Brien completed his training at the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center with a fellowship in spinal reconstructive surgery. He spent nine 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.

Dr. O’Brien joined OrthoBethesda in 2017 and founded the Washington Spine and Scoliosis Institute in 2017 with other members of the practice. He has been published in a variety of medical journals including the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine; Neurosurgery, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery; and Current Orthopaedic Practice. His research has been regularly presented internationally along with between 10-20 national research presentations per year.

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