Hamid Hassanzadeh

Hamid Hassanzadeh, MD

Spine Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location:
Spine Center

Suite 3100

415 Ray C. Hunt Dr.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:


Research Interests:

Clinical Outcomes in Spinal Deformity, spinal biomechanics, motion preserving spinal procedures

Clinical Practice:
Neck Fracture, Vertebral Compression Fracture, Herniated Disc, Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Stenosis, Degenerative Scoliosis, Degenerative Spondyloisthesis, Isthmic Spondylolisthesis, Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease, Balloon Kyphoplasty, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Spinal Implants, ALIF, DLIF, PLIF, TLIF, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Spine, Lordosis Treatment


Associate Professor

Hamid Hassanzadeh, MD, joined the UVA Spine Center in 2014 after an orthopedic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and fellowship training in spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests and expertise include complex spinal deformity and minimally invasive surgery.

An award-winning researcher published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, Hassanzadeh is collaborating with the orthopedic trauma team to study the safety and efficacy of utilizing minimally invasive spine surgery in the trauma setting. He is also actively involved in researching the potential for decreasing complications during large reconstructive spine surgeries by taking appropriate preventive measures and by combining open and minimally invasive techniques.

Hassanzadeh is on the publications committee of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery and he regularly shares his expertise with fellow providers through continuing medical education courses and presentations at national and international conferences.

Hassanzadeh is fluent in German and Farsi. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and spending time with family.

  • 2019-2020 Best Doctors in America® List
  • 2013 AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP), Selected by the North American Spine Society (NASS), Rosemont, IL 
  • 2012 AAOS Best Poster, Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 Russell A. Hibbs Award Winner, Best Clinical Paper, Clinical results and Functional outcome in Adult Patients Following surgical treatment for Spinal Deformity: Primary vs. Revision Scoliosis Research Society 46th Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY
  • 2011 Second Place Winner, American College of Spine Surgery, Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2004 Best Clinical Paper, Maryland Orthopaedic Association annual meeting, Baltimore, MD
  • 2003 University of Hamburg Research Scholarship, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1994 Third Place Winner, Young Researchers Competition, Hamburg, Germany


University of Hamburg 200
Johns Hopkins University
Rush University Medical Center