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 of Medicine
- 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
- North American Spine Society
- Scoliosis Research Society
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, Top Doctor 2019
Washingtonian, Top Doctors 2018
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, Top Doctor 2018
Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Doctors 2018
Washingtonian Top Doctors 2017
Guy E. Beatty Leadership Award, 2017
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, Top Doctor 2017
Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Doctors 2017
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 Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity
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 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.
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