How do I find a back or spine pain specialist?
The care team for the Inova Spine Program is a team of interdisciplinary specialists including neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, therapists, and rehabilitation specialists, and neuroscience nurses as one comprehensive care team for pain management, rehabilitation, and surgical and minimally invasive procedures, or a combination approach.
Use the links below to locate physicians within a particular specialty or call 703-776-4700 for assistance.
Inova Spine Program - Leadership
James Ecklund, MD
Neurosurgeon, President, Inova Neurosciences
Ronald Childs, MD
Spine Orthopedic Surgeon, Inova System Spine Medical Director; Co-Medical Director, Inova Spine Program, Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Ortho-Spine Section Chief
John Hamilton, MD, PhD
Neurosurgeon, Co-Medical Director, Inova Spine Program, Inova Fairfax Hospital; Medical Director, Inova Peripheral Nerve Program
Donald Hope, MD
Neurosurgeon, Spine Orthopedic Surgeon, Spine Co-Medical Director, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Ali Moshirfar, MD
Spine Orthopedic Surgeon, Spine Medical Director, Inova Loudoun Hospital; President, Medical Staff, Inova Loudoun Hospital
Christopher P. Silveri, MD
Spine Orthopedic Surgeon, Spine Co-Medical Director, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Corey J. Wallach, MD
Spine Orthopedic Surgeon, Spine Medical Director, Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
Robin West, MD
President, Inova Musculoskeletal Services
Inova Spine Program - Members
The Inova Spine Program’s neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons have extensive training and specialization in spine diagnosis and treatment.
Pain Management Physicians
Pain management physicians at the Inova Comprehensive Pain Centers specialize in diagnosing and treating acute or chronic back and neck pain.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, emphasize the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of people disabled by disease, disorder or injury. This includes conservative, nonsurgical back and neck treatment methods.
Spine Patient Care Navigators
Spine patient care navigators assist patients with their pre- and postsurgical care needs and coordination.
Shamaila Iqbal, MSN, RN-BC
Shamaila serves as the System Lead and as Spine Patient Care Navigator for Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Megan Foddrell, MBA, MSN, RN
Megan serves as Spine Patient Care Navigator, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.
Sarah Price, BSN, RN
Sarah serves as Spine Patient Care Navigator, Inova Alexandria Hospital.
Ashly Reese Malliarakis, BSN, RN
Ashly serves as Spine Patient Care Navigator, Inova Loudoun Hospital.
Meet Our Spine Care Navigators
The spine care coordination team works in concert with our network of physicians and referring providers to thoroughly assess your condition and develop a comprehensive treatment plan. They assist you every step of the way – explaining each test, exercise and procedure.
Related Care Services
Should your evaluation and diagnosis or postsurgical care result in a need for a related care area, the referral can be made within the Inova’s network of specialty teams including:
- Inova Behavioral Health Services
- Inova Comprehensive Pain Centers
- Inova Interventional Radiology
- Inova Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Services
- Inova Rehabilitation Services (Includes pain management as well as physical, occupational and rehabilitative therapy at inpatient and outpatient centers throughout Northern Virginia)
- Inova Physical Therapy services (Includes inpatient and outpatient locations)
- InovaWell: Exercise, nutrition, and healthy living programs