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Dr. Christopher Good

Spine Surgeon
President of Virginia Spine Institute

Dr. Good has pioneered the use of robotics and navigation in spine surgery, established as a world expert in the field. Most recently, he performed the first and the most advanced robotic spine surgery using Mazor XTM Stealth Edition technology. Through extensive research, his surgical techniques are proven to decrease complications and improve patient safety and recovery time. The wide-reaching impact of his innovation has transformed the lives of patients suffering from complex neck or back conditions.

His passion to become a spine surgeon began at an early age when his father suffered a traumatic spinal injury. This life-changing event inspired Dr. Good to evolve effective treatment solutions for his patients with complex scoliosis and kyphosis, failed prior surgery, and severe degenerative conditions. Heralded for his compassionate approach, Dr. Good personally connects with patients, working together to create a tailored treatment plan that will achieve their goals for recovery. Learn more about his path to become a spine surgeon.

As the President of Virginia Spine Institute, Dr. Good has also pioneered the use of regenerative stem cell therapy for lumbar disc disease, helping many patients with low back pain to improve their quality of life and avoid surgery; he has performed the most intra-discal injections of stem cells in the region. He is currently studying the outcomes of his patients and uses these outcome studies to improve access to these revolutionary treatments for more people who suffer from back pain.

Through his leadership and vast experience, Dr. Good is reshaping the future of spine surgery and his research has helped develop surgical techniques that are proven to improve patient safety, decrease radiation during surgery and reduce recovery time. Dr. Good is the principal investigator of an FDA trial investigating a revolutionary new cervical disc replacement surgery and he has participated in multiple FDA studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of genetically engineered bone graft to promote fusion. He also participates in multiple scientific advisory boards working to improve patient safety and spinal balance; he routinely presents his findings, both nationally and internationally.

Awards & Recognition



University of Rochester

Medical School

University of Rochester School of Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery (New York)


Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery

Washington University School of Medicine

Barnes Jewish Hospital St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Shriners Hospital for Children

Double-Board Certified

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Spine Surgery


Fellow, American College of Surgeons

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

North American Spine Society

Scoliosis Research Society

Watch videos featuring Dr. Christopher Good

Common Causes for Neck Pain

Robotics & Technology in Spine Surgery

Common Reasons to Visit a Spine Surgeon

What is Flatback Syndrome?

Adult Scoliosis Treatments

What is Spondylolisthesis?

What is an Annular Tear?

LIVE from Austin at the Spine Tech Summit 2020

WUSA9 Feature of Robotic Technology

WUSA9 ‘Great Day Washington’ on World Spine Day

Surgical Scoliosis Treatments

What is Scoliosis?

Exciting Results of Robotic-Guided Spine Surgery Study

Spinal Champion Omar’s Medical Diagnosis & Treatment

Meet Spine Surgeon, Dr. Christopher Good

Spinal Champion Barbara’s Scoliosis Insight

Spine Conditions That Cause Neck Pain

Fox 5 News: Dr. Good Performs Most Advanced Robotic Spine Surgery

NBC 4: Dr. Good Performs Most Advanced Robotic Spine Surgery

Local DVM: Dr. Good Performs Most Advanced Robotic Spine Surgery