Dr. Ali Moshirfar, MD, Lansdowne, VA, 20176

I strive to improve the quality of life of patients by treating disorders of the spinal column. Conservative treatment is my first choice of treatment for most disorders of the spine. If, after a thorough examination and evaluation of the imaging studies, surgery is recommended, the Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Institute offers the most advanced surgical procedures, from minimally invasive spine surgery and motion preservation surgery to the latest techniques in spinal fusion and reconstruction.

Each patient has unique needs and goals. I work very closely with other allied health professionals such as pain management specialists, radiologists, internists, vascular and general surgeons, anesthesiologists, therapists, case managers, and social workers to offer the best care to each individual patient. Keeping the patient informed is of utmost importance and I feel that an informed patient will always have better results. I strive to provide comprehensive care of the spine to my patients by applying the state of the art techniques to restore function and improve quality of life.

Dr. Ali Moshirfar is a member of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Institute (OSSI) and The Inova Spine Program.

Doctor Quote

No one should suffer from chronic neck and back problems, as most disorders can be treated conservatively. When conservative treatment options fail, with new innovative minimally invasive spine procedures, numerous options exist to alleviate pain and restore function and improve one's quality of life. The key to success is to have an informed patient and a quality health care team.

Type of Spine Professional

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Areas of Expertise


  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Coccydynia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Ligament strain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Muscle Pain / Muscle Strain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Tumors
  • Whiplash


  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Coccygectomy
  • Discectomy
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Lumbar
  • Exercise
  • IDET
  • Injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • McKenzie Method
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal manipulation
  • Neck Surgery
  • Pain Pumps
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty


Languages Spoken: English


  • Board certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Director, Spine Surgery, Center for Advanced Orthopedic Surgery & Pain Management, Ashburn, VA
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, VA
  • Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • New England Baptist Hospital: (Part of the Harvard University Care Group), Boston, MA, Fellowship in Spine Surgery
  • Johns Hopkins University: Baltimore, MD, Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Johns Hopkins University: Baltimore, MD, Intern in General and Orthopaedic Surgery
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: Philadelphia, PA, Doctorate of Medicine
  • University of Maryland: College Park, MD, Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neurobiology, Cum Laude Graduate

Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Johns Hopkins University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association