Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America, 2008, by Harvard University School of Medicine.
Named to the “America’s Best Doctors 2008, 2009” list sponsored by Northern Virginia magazine
- BA, University of Rochester
- MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
- General Surgery, Bethesda Naval Hospital
- Orthopaedic Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York
- Spinal Surgery, Case Western Reserve Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
- Orthopaedic Surgery, with early recertification
- 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
- Member of Northern Virginia Spine Society
- Alpha Omega Alpha
Areas of Specialization
- Spine Surgery
- Cervical spine surgery
- Degenerative spinal reconstruction
Steven Samuel Hughes, MD
Raised on a farm in the Catskill region of upstate New York, Dr. Steven Hughes’ parents instilled in him a love for learning and a disciplined work ethic. He used those skills to graduate summa cum laude and achieve junior admission to Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Rochester. In addition, he was selected for early admission to Alpha Omega Alpha while completing his medical degree with honors from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Hughes worked as a surgical intern at Bethesda Naval Hospital and was later honorably discharged after serving as a Commander in the United States Navy. Following his internship, he completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester where he was honored with the Zimmer achievement award for excellent scientific research. Dr. Hughes completed his formal medical training with a fellowship in spinal surgery at Case Western Reserve Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked under the renowned spinal surgeon, Dr. Henry Bohlman.
With a passion for developing personalized treatment plans based on two-way communication and individualized rehabilitation, Dr. Hughes delights in seeing his patients reach their full recovery potential. As a spine specialist, Dr. Hughes primarily focuses on operative and non-operative spinal care. He is trained in microsurgery of the whole spine with a special emphasis on cervical spine care.
An active member of numerous professional medical organizations, Dr. Hughes is one of only two members of the Cervical Spine Research Society in Northern Virginia. He is also involved in academia having served as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Bowman-Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, and as a Clinical Instructor at Howard University in Washington, DC.
Dr. Hughes is married and has a son and a daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with his family and two golden retrievers. An FAA certified pilot, Dr. Hughes’ extra-curricular interests also include bird watching, scuba diving, and medico-legal research.
Learn more about Dr. Hughes at Spine-Health.com
"I recently had decompression and fusion surgery with Dr. Steven Hughes. The surgery has completely eliminated the awful sciatic pain that had been plaguing me. He is an outstanding physician, not only in his technical skills but also in his cordial and informative relations with patients and the efficient functioning of his office. I recommend him highly."
"He is the best surgeon in the area for spine surgery. These doctors are the best. These are the doctors they send you to when the injections no longer work. He takes the time to get to know his patients personally. I will be using him again in the future."
Gyneth C., Rosslyn, Angie's List Review
Tysons Corner Office
2805 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
8320 Old Courthouse Road
Vienna, Virginia 22182