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Our practice is not defined by the awards we have earned or the number of patients we have served.

What gives meaning to Virginia Spine Institute is our people! The leadership team at Virginia Spine Institute, led by Dr. Thomas C. Schuler, Founder and CEO, has created a culture of success focused on excellence and future growth and development. It is important that our entire team is satisfied in their work and dedicated to delivering excellence in patient care and the overall VSI experience. Our rich corporate culture is built upon the values of Caring, Excellence, Leadership, Teamwork, Innovation, and Comprehensive Care. The implementation of these values has led to higher employee retention rates and stronger employee engagement. These core values are at the heart of actions taken by each employee, everyday. With the mission to provide the best quality spinal healthcare with the greatest patient satisfaction, our award-winning practice has grown into a nationally-recognized provider and leading innovator in spinal health. Although each of the positions within the organization has a unique set of required attributes and skills, we expect each candidate to embody our six core values and believe in our corporate mission and purpose.

Professional Development

Virginia Spine Institute emphasizes excellence in knowledge and commits substantial time and  resources to continuing education for their employees. The management team of the organization has developed a “Talent Management Program” to create a greater focus on developing and retaining talent within the organization. This dedication to excellence ensures that all staff of Virginia Spine Institute has the highest level of knowledge to best serve patients and each other. Educational programs for all professional levels within the organization exist to provide professional development and improve the individual’s ability to optimize patient care.

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Workplace Wellness

Our organization gives a whole new meaning to 'workplace wellness' by strengthening employees’ minds and bodies through continuing education on a weekly basis and daily subsidized group exercise and wellness classes. These two functions come together on our annual Education Day which comprises a day-long series of curriculum combined with physical challenges. In addition to making our patients feel valued, it is important to recognize the hard work and dedication of each team member. With the stress and demands of our industry, we embody the motto “work hard, play hard.” Reward comes in the form of monthly department recognition events, "work birthday" celebrations and gifts, concerts, black tie galas, and in office bake-offs…just to name a few. Relationships continue to be built beyond the work day resulting in higher office camaraderie, trust within teams, and strong dedication to the overall mission of the organization. After all, we’ve got each others’ BACKS!

Culture & Recognition

We work hard to maintain a culture that is consistent with a great place to work. Beyond providing the best in quality spinal healthcare, we want VSI to be a meaningful, challenging, fun and rewarding experience for everyone.  As a result we're honored to have been recognized as a Best/Top Place to Work by publications such as U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, Washingtonian, and Becker's Spine Review.  This recognition helps VSI continue to thrive and recruit top talent to join our team and provides a great environment for our employees with unparalleled care for our patients.


Our purpose of improving lives extends beyond the office into the community. It is with great pride that an ambitious team of coworkers have formed a philanthropic outreach program. Through this program, our team has taken part in community outreach events amounting to over 1,500 hours each year to improve experience, function and well being for those in the local and national community.


As a member of our team, you will be provided with a generous benefits package rivaling those of Fortune 500 companies. Employees can choose to participate in our comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans with options for family election. Our Health Reimbursement Account and Flexible Spending Accounts also help to offset health-care and child-care costs. Ancillary benefits are also offered as enhancements. These include life insurance for employees and their family members, short term disability and long term disability insurance. Most of these insurance options are subsidized or completely paid for by Virginia Spine Institute. We provide a generous and accelerated paid time off benefit as well as many paid holidays throughout the year to provide the necessary work-life balance for our team members.

Financial planning happens through our provided 401K along with a company match offering a balanced blend of over 20 mutual funds with an after tax Roth option and target date funds. Our financial management team and 401K administrator provide a host of tools to assist employees in making the best decisions for their futures as well as bi-annual educational seminars to assist with understanding changing financial landscapes.