Dr. Amin Amini, MD

Dr. Amin Amini, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
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Dr. Amin Amini, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Silver Spring, MD. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Read his story

1300 Spring St Ste 210

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Contact Information

(301) 585-7900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Amini's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Amini "Amin Amini, MD, MSc, FAANS Chairman of Neurosurgery, Holy Cross HospitalMedical Director of Neurosurgery, Washington & Shady Grove Adventist Hospitals Since 2008, Dr. Amini has been treating patients in the Maryland area for a variety of neurological conditions. In July 2014, Dr Amini was named Medical Director of Neurosurgery at Washington Adventist and Shady Grove Adventist Hospitals. He has served as Medical Director of Neurosurgery since May 2013. He was chosen to lead the development of a neurosurgery program to better serve the needs of the community. He is also Chairman of Neurosurgery at Holy Cross Hospital. In the past, Dr. Amini served as the Medical Director of Neurological Surgery for the Neurosciences Center at Holy Cross Hospital (2008-2011) where he helped build a successful Neurosurgery program. In addition, Dr. Amini provides neurological trauma care at Prince George's Hospital, the busiest trauma center in the metropolitan, DC area. He's been voted a Washingtonian Top Doc since 2012. Dr. Amini is board certified and completed his residency and chief residency in neurosurgery at the University of Utah Medical Center. His significant research in malignant tumors of the brain and spine, traumatic cervical spine injuries, and endoscopic spine surgeries has contributed to the neurosurgical literature. He has published more than 40 scientific papers, abstracts, and chapters in prestigious neurosurgical journals and text books. (List of publications) Dr. Amini is currently a principal investigator for research into brain tumors for the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Amini received his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Maryland College Park in Neurobiology and Cell Biology. Dr. Amini is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Washington Academy of Neurosurgery, and the Maryland Neurological Society. He has been named a Washingtonian Top Doc in every year since 2012."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Amini "With the purpose of delivering excellent, efficient, and state of the art neurosurgical care, Holy Cross Neurosciences Center offers a disease-specific and patient-focused approach to our patients. Our multispecialty center includes physicians in neurosurgery, PM&R, neurology, neuro-oncology, and neuro-radiology to provide comprehensive and innovative treatment from surgery and minimally invasive procedures of the brain and spine to radiosurgery, and nerve root block. We brought our multidisciplinary specialists together to build on the breadth and depth of our expertise and to enhance collaboration across sub-specialties. This allows us to measure quality and outcomes, and enhances our ability to innovate effective solutions for complex disorders. Our goal is to provide compassionate, appropriate, and efficient medical and/or surgical treatments to our patients with complex spinal or cranial diseases."


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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University of Utah Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University of Utah Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of Maryland At College Park
    Other Education | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Amini has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Amini's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Amini to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Amini's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Woodsboro, MD |
Dr. Armini was amazing and a great bedside manner. He took my pain away with his surgery. I could not walk for a almost 2-3 months. I'm honored that such a prestigious Dr. Worked on me.
in Rockville, MD |
Took my 94 year old mother to Dr Amini for follow up visit after Mom's ER visit for suspected cervical fracture. Staff very helpful in getting an appt quickly for early following week. Dr was precisely on time for appt, very thorough and conscientious, reviewed Mom's case in detail, provided detailed explanation of his findings and recommendations. Parking in building, wheelchair accessible. Mom sees a lot of healthcare providers, this was easily the most efficient and pleasant experience.
New York, NY |
Terrible. Very nasty, short and abrupt with little patient consideration
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Dr. Amini accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Amini has admitting privileges

Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center
9901 Medical Center Dr
Rockville, MD 20850
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Adventist Healthcare Washington Adventist Hospital
7600 Carroll Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Prince George's Hospital Center
3001 Hospital Dr
Cheverly, MD 20785
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