Dr. Kathleen French, MD

Dr. Kathleen French, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Kathleen French, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3020 Hamaker Ct Ste B104

Fairfax, VA 22031

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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Low Back Pain
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more than 95% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
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more than 93% of peers
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more than 91% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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11  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Paracentesis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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


  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. French has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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What People Say About Dr. Kathleen French, MD
My daughter was born with a hematoma pressing on her brain, which was causing her to have severe convulsions. Although that was now 18 years ago, it is because of Dr. French that my daughter is alive and living a normal, healthy life. I have and will recommend her to anyone that I come in contact...Read More
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Shannon Allen in Stafford, VA – Nov 07, 2016
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She did a poor job fixing a herniated disk in my lumbar area, what should have been an easy proceedure kept me in the hospital for 8 days, the pain was incredible, when I complained about the pain during a follow up visit she said "you should be fine" and refused to give me anymore pain medication,...Read More
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Rich in Kill Devil Hills, NC – Aug 11, 2016
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Dr. French performed an anterior cervical fusion (C3 to C7) and corpectomy (@C6). The surgical procedure was explained in detail beforehand as was the expected course of the recovery. Everything went exactly as planned and I recovered more rapidly that anyone, including two other neurosurgeons,...Read More
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John N. in Davidsonville, MD – May 05, 2016
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The best with perfect recommendations for family and patients. Excellent experience with surgery and daily care after surgery.
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Ted Schall in Fairfax, VA – Apr 06, 2016
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Excellent care, very knowledge and listens to what you have to say!! Look no more, you just found the best neurosurgeon in her!!
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michelle.seagren in Fairfax, VA – Feb 04, 2016
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