ScopeSpine® 2018

ABOUT DR. ZAHIR

METRO ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS THERAPY

Spinal Surgeon

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

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND/ 

SHOCK TRAUMA CENTER

Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

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 around the country on endoscopic spine surgery. 

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 trained under leading experts in endoscopic spine surgery from the United States and Germany. He 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 DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

As a regional expert on endoscopics, Dr. Zahir is often asked to provide second opinions for patients undergoing traditional spinal surgery.

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