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
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 Research
Director of Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity
Dr. Christopher Good is nationally recognized as a Top Doctor who specializes in the treatment of complex spinal conditions. Dr. Good’s expertise extends to all types of spine care including degenerative conditions, athletic injuries, complex scoliosis surgery and revision surgery to correct failed previous surgery. Dr. Good has dedicated his life to treating people with spinal problems. His path to becoming a spine surgeon started when he was just 10 days old as his father fell from a chairlift and sustained a major spinal injury. Dr. Good truly understands the pain and limitations that patients and families with spinal disease may suffer and he has worked tirelessly to improve the treatments available to his patients.
Dr. Good has pioneered the use of robotics and navigation in spine surgery, establishing himself as one of the world experts in the field. Dr. Good has performed the first and the most advanced robotic spine surgery in the region, including the use of robotics for minimally invasive surgery, scoliosis surgery and Dr. Good also performed the first open robotic sacroiliac joint fusion surgery in North America. Dr. Good serves as the principal investigator and oversees multiple studies advancing the science of robot-guided spine surgery.
As the Director of Research at 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 and he has performed the most intra-discal injections of stem cells in the region. Dr. Good is currently studying the outcomes of his patients and using 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 evaluation the safety and efficacy of genetically engineered bone graft to promote fusion. Dr. Good 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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