Christopher R. Good, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Director of Research
Director of Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity
Spinal Specialist / Spinal Surgeon
Dr. Good specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of spinal deformities. His expertise extends to all types of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine care ranging from acute conditions to degenerative conditions and revisions to unsuccessful prior surgeries. His dedication to returning his patients back to their lifestyles safely and effectively has him using the latest techniques in spinal reconstruction as well as minimally invasive and motion-preserving surgery.
His national recognition includes US News & World Report Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Top Doctors, Super Doctors 2013 Rising Star, Patients’ Choice Awards, and Compassionate Doctor Recognition.
His most recent breakthrough in spinal health care was the first robot-guided surgery in the mid-atlantic region. In addition to the latest techniques in spinal reconstruction, Dr. Good is also advanced in minimally-invasive and motion-preserving surgery.
Dr. Good’s current research interests include clinical outcomes studies in scoliosis and other spine deformities in adolescent and adult patients and the long term assessment of complex post-surgical spinal surgery patients, with emphasis on complication avoidance and management.
As a leading expert in adolescent spine care, he has lent his expertise to the Fairfax County Public Schools where he served on the School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) to foster the health and well-being of students in Northern Virginia. On another philanthropic note, Dr. Good serves as a volunteer surgeon for the Foundation of Orthopaedics and Complex Spine, an organization dedicated to providing spine care to the under served. His expertise has taken him to Ghana to provide surgical and non-surgical care.
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
Internship & Residency:
Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS) Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO Shriners Hospital for Children, St. Louis, MO
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Spine Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Fairfax County Public Schools School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
Foundation of Orthopaedics and Complex Spine
North American Spine Society
Reston Hospital Center, Medical Executive Committee - Member-at-Large
Scoliosis Research Society