Dr. Usman Zahir MD, Orthopedist

Dr. Usman Zahir MD

Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist) | Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine




Dr. Zahir is a board certified orthopaedic spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Zahir performs several non-fusion treatments including endoscopic spine surgery. He also performs minimally invasive spinal fusions using CT Navigation and has training with robotic spine surgery.

Education and Training

University of Maryland School of Medicine 2006

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Usman Zahir MD
Dr. Usman Zahir MD's Expert Contributions
  • What could be the cause of my leg pain when walking?

    There a wide variety of causes for leg pain while walking, it depends where the location is: 1.) Is the pain just around a specific area of the leg, like the knee? (That would mean more of a joint problem) 2.) Does the pain start in the lower back and then travels down the leg? (More of a nerve problem) 3.) Did you have a recent fall or injury? With a bit more information, most causes are easier to figure out. READ MORE

  • Does a laminectomy weaken the spine?

    During a laminectomy we are increasing the space for nerves by removing a part of the spine called a lamina. During a laminectomy we take care not to damage the facet joints. The facet joints are on each side of the spine and they play a very important role in keeping our spines stable. As surgeons we also do our best to preserve muscles and ligaments that support the spine. Today, laminectomies can be performed with less invasive methods - this helps minimize the risk of instability (slips in the spine). When the facet joints are damaged or wear out there is a greater chance of causing the spine to weaken and become unstable overtime...this can result in back pain, leg pain, and/or weakness READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

endoscopic spine surgeryminimally invasive spinal fusion surgery

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Assistant Professor Orthopaedics Medstar Georgetown University Hospital 2012 - 2017


  • Arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Herniated Disc
  • Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (ddd)

Professional Memberships



  • University of Maryland Program   


  • University of Maryland Medical Center   
  • University of Maryland Medical Center    2012

Dr. Usman Zahir MD's Practice location

7811 MONTROSE RD STE 340 -
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