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Dr. Seyed Babak Kalantar is an Associate Professor in the Georgetown Department of Orthopedics and Chief of the Division of Spinal Surgery. He is co-director of the Medstar Spine Center. He earned his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia where he graduated with a bachelor of arts and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. During his time there, he spent a semester living and studying in Spain and is fluent Spanish speaker. Dr. Kalantar attended Eastern Virginia Medical School for his medical training where he was initiated into the alpha omega alpha national honor society for medicine, an honor reserved for top academic 5% of each medical school class. After medical school, he completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. As a resident he was selected by his peers and faculty to receive the Bronze Hammer Award for orthopaedic excellence as the outstanding resident of his class. As a recognition of having earned the highest cumulative average on his in training examinations, Dr. Kalantar also received the Leonard Marmor surgical arthritis foundation award for academic excellence. Dr. Kalantar then did a Spinal Surgery subspecialty training fellowship at Emory University.
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Dr. Kalantar is dedicated to providing his patients with the highest quality of medical care and focused in meeting your individual needs. He is committed to ensuring that every patient and their family have a thorough understanding of their conditions and treatment options. His goal is to return you to an active lifestyle and afford pain relief as safely and quickly as possible