Dr. Steven Samuel Hughes, MD

Dr. Steven Samuel Hughes, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at OrthoVirginia

Meet Dr. Steven Samuel Hughes, MD

Dr. Hughes is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with OrthoVirginia.

He is a spine surgery expert, commonly performing special procedures such as cervical spine surgery, microsurgery, and degenerative spine reconstruction. He develops personalized treatment plans for all his patients, taking into account each patient’s specific story, medical history, goals, and potential outcomes.

Dr. Hughes at a Glance

  • Dr. Hughes is a leading authority on spine care; he has served as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery with multiple universities and medical schools.
  • He was voted a “Top Doctor” by Northern Virginia Magazine (2017).

If you have back and neck pain, explore solutions with Dr. Hughes.

Dr. Hughes is a member of OrthoVirginia.

Directions to our primary location in

Alexandria, VA

How Dr. Steven Samuel Hughes, MD Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon


  • BA, University of Rochester
  • MD, University of Rochester
  • Residency, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York
  • Fellowship, Case Western Reserve Hospital, Cleveland, OH


  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Brain and Spinal Tumors
  • Bursitis
  • Coccydynia
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Drop
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Muscle Pain / Muscle Strain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pediatric Spine Disorders
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Trauma
  • Whiplash


  • Annulus Repair
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Bracing
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Electrotherapy, e.g. TENS
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Epidural Spinal Injections
  • Ergonomics and posture
  • Exercise
  • Heat / Ice Therapy
  • Injections / Blocks
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Medications for Pain and Related Health Issues
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Testing
  • Osteoporosis Testing / Treatments
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Pumps
  • Pediatric Care
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Radiofrequency procedures
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Scoliosis Treatment - Non-Surgical
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Sports Medicine
  • Traction
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Steven Samuel Hughes, MD

  • "I am two years out from working with Dr. Hughes and I continue to be grateful to him and his staff for everything they did for me. Dr. Hughes and his team at Commonwealth Orthopedics are amazing. I have never come across a team that is as focused on your needs and making you feel cared for. Overall, Dr. Hughes and his team couldn't perform at a higher standard. His medical knowledge coupled with his calming nature is exactly what you need in a Doctor when you are facing this type of medical concern. I would recomend him and his team to anyone who has spinal/back needs as top professionals in their field. Thank you Dr. Hughes, Carol, Lauren, and the Fairfax INOVA team."
    — Inova Patient
  • "Great surgeon. My spine is a complicated mess. I trust Dr. Hughes. He is a surgical genius. My spine has 14 screws, two stabilization bars and two plates. I was scared to death I would be crippled, and many surgeons would not even take my case. Dr. Hughes took it on and increased my quality of life one hundred fold. Thank you, sir. My gratitude is endless. I can play with my grandchildren again!"
    — Inova Patient
  • "I believe Dr. Hughes did his best for me."
    — Inova Patient
  • "I've had two ACDF surgeries by Dr. Hughes. He performed the surgeries with great expertise and has eased my neck pain for the first time in years. Very confident and honest surgeon. Staff was very kind and helpful, as well. Only downside is long wait times at the tysons office but it's worth the wait to get the right care."
    — Inova Patient

Accolades for Dr. Steven Samuel Hughes, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Named to America's Best Doctors list, 2008, Northern Virginia magazine

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Washington Orthopaedic Society
  • Northern Virginia Spine Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Voted as a “Top Doctor” Northern Virginia Magazine, 2017-2018
  • Voted as a “Top Doctor” by Washingtonian Magazine, 2015-2017
  • Selected to the Best Doctors 2014 Database for Virginia Living Magazine
  • Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America, Harvard University School of Medicine, 2008
  • Named to the "America's Best Doctors, 2008, 2009" list sponsored by Northern Virginia Magazine

Office Information for Dr. Steven Samuel Hughes, MD

2805 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Primary Location:

2805 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


Monday: 8:30 - 5:00
Tuesday: 8:30 - 5:00
Wednesday: 8:30 - 5:00
Thursday: 8:30 - 5:00
Friday: 8:30 - 5:00

Visit Dr. Hughes profile on the OrthoVirginia Website

Insurance Accepted

  • Most Insurances Accepted

Additional Locations

OrthoVirginia - Tysons Corner Office
8320 Old Courthouse Road
Suite 100
Vienna, VA 22182
Driving directions

Profile last updated: April 19, 2018. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.