Dr. Good's CV
University of Rochester
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY
Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery
Washington University School
Barnes Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Children
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Spine Surgery
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Foundation of Orthopaedics and Complex Spine
- North American Spine Society
- Scoliosis Research Society
- Reston Hospital Center, Medical Executive Committee, Member-at-Large
- Fairfax County Public Schools School Health Advisory Committee
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, Top Doctor 2017
Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Doctors 2017
Washingtonian Top Doctors 2016
US News & World Report Top Doctors
Castle Connolly, Top Doctors
Super Doctors, 2013 Rising Star
70 Spine Surgeons Using Robotic Systems, Becker's Spine Review
Patients’ Choice Awards
Top 326 Spine Surgeons to Know, Becker's Spine Review
Compassionate Doctor Recognition
Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award
Christopher R. Good, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Director of Research
Director of Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity
Recognized as a Top Doctor, Dr. Good specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of complex spinal deformities. His expertise extends to all types of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine care ranging from acute conditions to degenerative conditions and complex 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 advanced skills in minimally invasive and motion-preserving surgery. His most recent breakthroughs include performing the first robot-guided surgery in the mid-Atlantic region and the first robot-guided sacroiliac (SI) fusion surgery in North America.
His leadership in spinal health care positions him as one of the first physicians in Virginia to explore genetic counseling for adolescent scoliosis. Dr. Good incorporates Scoliscore, a genetic prognostic test for adolescent scoliosis, to assist in predicting the risk of scoliosis curve progression. In addition, his research includes clinical outcomes studies in scoliosis and other spinal 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 spinal 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 the largest county in Northern Virginia.
As the Director of Research at Virginia Spine Institute, Dr. Good is a pioneer in the latest alternatives to surgery, regenerative therapies. He has participated in the FDA trial investigating the safety and efficacy of genetically engineered bone graft to promote fusion; as well as numerous FDA-approved studies and has a professional interest in biologics and the use of stem cells in spinal surgery. He serves as the principal investigator and oversees several trials investigating robot-guided spine surgery.
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