OV Northern Virginia Physicians

Steven S. Hughes, MD

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Bill - Laminectomy, Disk Fusion

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Jin - ankle, shoulder, elbow

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Kristie - ACDF

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Michele - Micro Disc Surgery on L-5

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Bill - C-spine fusion, L-spine fusion, Laminectomy at both sites

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Jeanette - Spinal Fusion

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Bruce - Spinal Fusion and Laminectomy

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Dawn - Lower Back Surgery

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Special Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Computer Assisted Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery

Board Certified

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, with early recertification

Education and Training

  • BA, University of Rochester
  • Medical Degree: MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry


  • General Surgery, Bethesda Naval Hospital


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York


  • Spinal Surgery, Case Western Reserve Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Washington Orthopaedic Society
  • Member of Northern Virginia Spine Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Hospital Affiliations

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • OrthoVirginia Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Surgery Center of Chevy Chase


  • Voted a "Top Doctor" by Washingtonian Magazine 2015, 2016
  • Voted a "Top Doctor" by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2017
  • Selected to the Best Doctors 2014 database for Virginia Living Magazine. 
  • Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America, 2008, by Harvard University School of Medicine.
  • Named to the “America’s Best Doctors 2008, 2009” list sponsored by Northern Virginia magazine