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Meet our other Spinal Specialists

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Meet our other Spinal Specialists

Dr. Subach's CV

Kalamazoo College

Medical School:
University of Michigan School of Medicine

Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh

Spinal Surgery,
Emory Clinic, Atlanta, GA

Board Certifications:
American Board of Neurological Surgery
American Board of Spinal Surgery

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgery
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Young Presidents Organization

Recent Awards

Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Doctors 2017

Washingtonian, Top Doctors 2016

100 Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America

Top 12 Most-Liked Surgeons on the Internet, Becker's Spine Review

70 Spine Surgeons Using Robotic Systems, Becker's Spine Review

Top 326 Spine Surgeons to Know, Becker's Spine Review

America's Top Surgeons, Consumers Research Council

2013 Super Doctors

Brian R. Subach, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S.

Spinal Surgeon

Dr. Subach joined Virginia Spine Institute in 2003, after serving as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Subach leverages his extensive training in both spinal neurosurgery and orthopaedic spinal surgery to get his patients back to the quality of life they deserve. As a pioneer in leading advances in spinal health care, Dr. Subach is one of the few elite surgeons in the mid-atlantic region trained in robot-guided surgery. He is nationally recognized for his leadership in advancing the latest non-operative and operative treatment options with the goal of returning patients back to their lives more rapidly and safely. 

In addition, Dr. Subach has pioneered the use of artificial discs in patients suffering from neck or back pain. As a former NCAA athlete in both football and lacrosse, Dr. Subach realized the value of medical involvement in the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries. Professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes have all benefited from his experience in treating athletic injuries.

He currently holds the positions of Chief Scientific Officer and Board Member for the Spinal Research Foundation (a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization). He lends his thought leadership in advancing spinal health care as he serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Spinal Research Foundation. Dr. Subach played an integral role in the research and FDA approval of rh-BMP-2 (recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein) for use in spinal fusion. He has gained both national and international recognition for his work in advancing the field of absorbable polymer implants in spine surgery.

He is a principal investigator in the Phase II clinical trial of NuQu from ISTO Technologies, a therapy using cartilage-forming cells to accomplish disc regeneration. Dr. Subach and the spinal surgeons at Virginia Spine Institute have been using autologous platelet-rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate in direct patient care with excellent results. Recently, the practice has begun enrolling patients in the Mesoblast trial for degenerative lumbar disc disease. The proprietary process immunoselects the mesenchymal precursor cells (stem cells) from adult bone marrow mononuclear cells and then expands these stem cells in culture to produce allogenic MPCs (NeoFuse).

Patient Success Stories

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