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Dr. Good's CV

College
University of Rochester

Medical School
University of Rochester School of Medicine

Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery,
Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, NY)

Fellowship

Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery

  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital  
  • Shriners Hospital for Children

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Spine Surgery

Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society

Recent Awards

 2019 Face of Spine Surgery in Northern Virginia, Virginia Living Magazine

Washingtonian, Top Doctor 2019

Virginia Living, Top Doctor 2019

Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Doctor 2019

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, Top Doctor 2019

Washingtonian, Top Doctor 2018

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, Top Doctor 2018

Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Doctors2018

Washingtonian Top Doctor 2017

Guy E. Beatty Leadership Award, 2017

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, Top Doctor 2017

Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Doctor 2017

US News & World Report Top Doctor

Castle Connolly, Top Doctor

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.

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.

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