Dr. S. Babak Kalantar, MD, Orthopedist
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Dr. S. Babak Kalantar, MD

Neurosurgeon

4/5(16)
6858 Old Dominion Drive Suite 200 Mclean VA, 22101
Rating

4/5

About

Dr. Seyed Babak Kalantar is an orthopedic surgeon serving patients as a member of the MedStar Georgetown Orthopaedic Institute - The Spine Center in Washington, DC. He is also an Assistant Professor in Spinal Surgery at the Georgetown Department of Orthopedics. Dr. Kalantar tends to patients suffering from a variety of spinal conditions including spinal stenosis, disc herniation, spinal tumors, scoliosis and spine deformities, neck and back pain, and more. He uses a number of surgical techniques, namely minimally invasive spinal surgery, microscopic spinal surgery, motion-sparing spinal surgery (cervical disc replacement and laminoplasty), complex spinal reconstruction, and cervical, thoracic, lumbar spinal surgery. Dr. Bobby Kalantar is described as a compassionate, passionate, and positive in his approach to disease. He communicates and collaborates exceptionally with his patients and peers, for which he is highly regarded in the spinal surgery community. Dr. Kalantar performs surgery at MedStar Georgetown Hospital and is also the Chief of the Division of Spine Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics. He says that he became a spine surgeon in order to help “patients affected by debilitating pain or lack of function to return to the highest quality of living possible.”

Education and Training

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Provider Details

Male English, Spanish, Persian
Dr. S. Babak Kalantar, MD
Dr. S. Babak Kalantar, MD's Expert Contributions

Areas of expertise and specialization

Neurological SurgeryOrthopedicsCervical/Thoracic/Lumbar Spine SpecialistMinimally Invasive Spine SurgeryComplex Spinal Reconstruction

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • National Public Speaking -
  • Chief Of the Division Of Spine Surgery In The Orthopedic Surgery Department MedStar Georgetown University Hospital -
  • Co-Editor in Chief Seminars in Spine Surgery -

Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Year  
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society for Medicine Year Eastern Virginia Medical School 
  • Top Doctor for Spinal Surgery (2015-2022) Year Washingtonian Magazine 
  • Top Doctor for Spinal Surgery (2017-2022) Year Northern Virginia Magazine 

Professional Memberships

  • North American Spine Society  
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons  

Fellowships

  • Emory University Hospital Spine Surgery  2010

Internships

  • Baylor College of Medicine

Fellowships

  • Emory University Hospital2010Spine Surgery

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Hard Work and Dedication

Hobbies / Sports

  • Golfing and Traveling

Favorite professional publications

  • Spine Journal

Dr. S. Babak Kalantar, MD's Practice location

5454 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 1100 -
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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S. Babak Kalantar, MD

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest #1 Gorman Building -
Washington, D.C. 20007
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MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Orthopedics

6858 Old Dominion Drive Suite 200 -
Mclean, VA 22101
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Dr. S. Babak Kalantar, MD has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 16 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Neurosurgeon in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. S. Babak Kalantar, who serves patients in Washington, DC.

An established orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kalantar is a member of the MedStar Orthopedic Institute and performs surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is also Co-Director of the MedStar Spine Center, and an Associate Professor in the MedStar Georgetown University Department of Orthopedics. He became a spine surgeon to help patients with debilitating pain or lack of function return to the highest quality of living possible. 

In addition to performing surgery, he guides patients before surgery, offering as much time and information as patients need to make decisions about the best treatment. He also guides patients after surgery to help them recover to their full potential.

With a broad educational background, Dr. Kalantar graduated with his medical degree from the Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2004. After medical school, he completed his internship and residency with the Baylor College of Medicine. Driven to further his knowledge and expertise, he went on to undertake his fellowship in spinal surgery at Emory University Hospital.

Recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (FAAOS), the doctor is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and spine surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopedic residents and surgeons as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopedic surgeons.

Committed to keeping current with the new developments, guidelines, and procedures in his field, he is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Society of Lateral Access Surgeons, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Kalantar has been the recipient of the Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor in Spinal Surgery (2015-2021), Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor in Spinal Surgery (2017-2020), and FindATopDoc.com Top Doctor (2018, 2022).

On a more personal note, he considers that his dedication and his hard work have been contributing factors to his successful career. When not treating patients, he devotes his spare time to reading spinal surgery related publications as well as to playing golf and traveling.

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