ABOUT DR. ZAHIR

THE SPINE CENTER

METRO ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS THERAPY

2019

HCA PHYSICIANS GROUP

Spinal Surgeon

2017-2019

MEDSTAR 

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

2012-2017

FELLOWSHIP

Spine Surgery

University of Maryland Medical Center

University of Maryland Shock Trauma

RESIDENCY

Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Maryland Medical Center

University of Maryland Shock Trauma

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of Maryland School of Medicine

UNDERGRADUATE

University of Maryland

B.S., Physiology and Neurobiology

Dr. Usman Zahir is a board certified orthopaedic spine surgeon proudly serving the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region. As a leading endoscopic spine specialist, he is one of the few surgeons in the region performing the procedure. Dr. Zahir is trained on three separate spinal endoscopic platforms. As an instructor, he continues to teach and train other surgeons from around the country on endoscopic spine surgery.  His practice is one of the few reference centers for endoscopic spine surgery in the United States. 

Dr. Zahir's interest in endoscopics began out of a desire to find less invasive ways of treating common spinal problems. Endoscopic spine surgery is the least invasive surgical treatment for spinal stenosis and lumbar disc herniations. 

Dr. Zahir is the first surgeon in the DMV region to use the Joimax® iLESSYS®/iLESSYS® Delta Joimax endoscopic spine system  for the treatment of lumbar stenosis. 

Dr. Zahir was previously Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital for five years (2012-2017) before joining HCA Virginia Physicians (2017-2019). In 2019, he entered into private practice. His current practice is dedicated to the advancement of endoscopic spine surgery in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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As a regional expert on endoscopics, Dr. Zahir is often asked to provide second opinions for patients undergoing traditional spinal surgery. He is in-network with most insurance plans. ​ 

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Dr. Zahir's practice philosophy centers on patient education. He takes pride in promoting a patient centered approach in treatment.

The Spine Center

Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy

7811 Montrose Road, Suite 340

Potomac, MD 20854

Phone: (301) 588-7888     Fax:   301-587-5002

SURGICAL SITES:

StoneSprings Hospital Center - Dulles, VA 

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center - Fredericksburg, VA

HolyCross Germantown Hospital - Germantown, MD

University of Maryland Charles Regional - La Plata, MD