Hamid Hassanzadeh, MD

Dr. Hassanzadeh joined the Spine Surgery Division of the University of Virginia Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2014. After completing his Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at Johns Hopkins University, he underwent fellowship training in Spine Surgery at Rush University Medical Center and fellowship training in Pediatric Spine Surgery at Shriner Hospital in Chicago.  His clinical interests and expertise include complex spinal deformity and minimal invasive spine surgery.

Along with his clinical interests, he is actively involved with research encompassing functional outcome in adult deformity, minimally invasive and motion preservations spine surgery and spine biomechanics. He has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has been invited to speak nationally and internationally. He was awarded the prestigious HIBBS Award for his research at the Scoliosis Research Society.

Beyond Orthopaedics

My hobbies include playing guitar, spending time with my family, participating in recreational sports, physical health and fitness.


Associate Professor
Director of Spine Fellowship
Co-Director of Spine Center


Office Location:
400 Ray C. Hunt Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22908

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Mailing Address:
Box 800159 HSC
Dept Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22908

About Dr. Hassanzadeh

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery


Special Expertise: Scoliosis surgery, Microsurgery (minimally invasive spinal surgery) Spinal instrumentation, and Cervical spinal surgery.

Residency:Johns Hopkins University

Fellowship:Rush University Medical Center

Certification:Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery




Illinois Virginia Publications

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AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP), Rosemont, IL, (Selected by the North American Spine Society (NASS))

AAOS Best Poster, Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Russell A. Hibbs Award Winner, Best Clinical Paper, “Clinical results and Functional outcome in Adult Patients Following surgical treatment for Spinal Deformity: Primary vs. Revision “ Scoliosis Research Society 46th Annual Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky

Second Place Winner, American College of Spine Surgery, Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada

Best Clinical Paper, Maryland Orthopaedic Association annual meeting, Baltimore,

University of Hamburg Research Scholarship (€ 6000, -), Hamburg, Germany

Third Place Winner, Young Researchers Competition, Hamburg, Germany, March 2nd 1994


Illinois Virginia Publications

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