About This Doctor

Joseph O'Brien


Camalier Building, 10215 Fernwood Rd #506, Bethesda, MD 20817
1635 N George Mason Dr STE 180, Arlington, VA 22205-3633


Spinal Surgery

Special Interests

Special interest in minimally invasive surgery, adult scoliosis, disk replacement.

Hospital Affiliations

  • George Washington University Hospital
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Suburban Hospital
  • Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington

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Dr. Joseph O’Brien is a diligent, caring orthopedic surgeon serving the DC region. He attended George Washington University, where he received his medical degree. He continued his training with an internship and a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Maryland. He also completed a fellowship in spinal reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. O’Brien specializes in minimally invasive surgery for adults with scoliosis, pinched nerves and prior spinal surgery. Board Certified in orthopaedic surgery, he treats the neck, thoracic spine and lower spine. He spent 9 years on faculty at GWU as an associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurological Surgery. He was medical director of minimally invasive spine surgery while at GWUH as well.

An active member of the Scoliosis Research Society, Cervical Spine Research Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. O’Brien’s research is regularly presented around the globe.

Patients seek out Dr. O’Brien for consultations for common and specialized problems. “My goal is to help patients enjoy a positive and fulfilling life by giving them the exact treatment they need,” says Dr. O’Brien.