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Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center, LLC

John K. Starr, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
+1 301 968 3184

Orthopaedics, Hospital / Surgery Center

  • Tumors, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Surgery
  • HotFrog

Dr. John K. Starr, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in complex spinal surgery. Dr. Starr's sub-specializations include complex deformity, revision reconstruction, spinal trauma and tumors.


Dr. Starr completed his orthopaedic residency training at the University of Pittsburgh and two spinal surgical fellowships at the University of Miami. He came to George Washington University in 1992 and served as the orthopaedic director of spinal surgery. He has practiced in Washington, D.C., for fifteen years.


Dr. Starr's research interests include spinal fixation, spinal trauma care and complex tumor resection and reconstruction. He is a member of numerous scientific societies and served an advisory role for both the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. He is also an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery certification


Practice & Privileges

  • Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • The Washington Hospital Center



  • Fellowship, Pediatric Reconstruction and Scoliosis, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Fla.
  • Fellowship, Spinal Cord Injury Unit and Adult Spinal Surgery, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla.
  • Residency, Orthopaedics, The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Internship, University at Buffalo, Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • MD, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • BA, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.



  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1994
  • Recertification, 2004


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