Dr. Usman Zahir, MD

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Dr. Usman Zahir, MD
Usman Zahir, MD, attended the University of Maryland for all of his undergraduate and medical training. He first received his Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neurobiology, followed by a degree in Medicine. He completed his Residency in Orthopedic Surgery and his Fellowship training in Spine Surgery. Upon completion of his academic career, Dr. Zahir joined Medstar Orthopedic Institute, where he practiced from 2012-2017 in the role of Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and performed surgeries at Medstar St. Mary's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Zahir is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the North American Spine Society. In 2006, Dr. Zahir was awarded the Thomas E. Gillespie Award in Orthopedics at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and received the Resident Travel Grant Award from the Eastern Orthopedic Association in 2011. As a fellowship trained spine surgeon, Dr. Zahir has a specialty interest and expertise in helping patients with neck and back disorders. In addition to spine surgery, he has kept an active general orthopedic practice, and provides care for conditions involving the hip/knee, shoulder/elbow, hand/wrist, sports medicine, foot/ankle, and general pediatric fracture care.

4604 Spotsylvania Pkwy Ste 125

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Contact Information

(540) 993-4294

Dr. Usman Zahir, MD

Dr. Usman Zahir, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Zahir takes a comprehensive approach when it comes to care. He is committed to being the patient's best advocate when it comes to care involving the musculoskeletal system, focusing on non-operative treatments when effective, and use of surgery only as a last resort.
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Dr. Zahir's Experience

Dr. Zahir's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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 2002
  • Univ Of MD Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Maryland Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Maryland Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University Of Maryland Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zahir has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zahir's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zahir to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Zahir's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Spotsylvania, VA |
I found Dr. Zahir to be incredibly patient and knowledgeable. He was not quick to jump to surgery and provided alternate options. I appreciate his integrity and concern for my care.
in Leonardtown, MD |
I was 23 years old when I met with Dr. Zahir about horrible back pain I was suffering from. Because I was so young, he didn’t want to recommend surgery for my conditions. He wanted to give me my options and let me choose. The thing that helped me choose easier was that when speaking with him about how bad my back was, he said that if I were older, he would definitely tell me to get the surgery. I ended up going with surgery and I’m very grateful I did. I will be making the trip to VA to see him.
in Fredericksburg |
Dr. Zahir AND his staff are amazing! You typically get one or the other. The staff is friendly, efficient and fun. Dr. Zahir actually takes time to listen and does not discount any thoughts you may have. I am so accustomed to doctors only listening to one issue at a time so I focused on the immediate issue. How shocked was I to learn he read my paperwork and began speaking about the other issues because they could be related. I feel safe there.
in Chaptico, MD |
Dr Zahir is awesome! I will be making the trip to Fredericksburg to continue my care with him.
in Leonardtown Maryland |
We will be making the 2 hour trip to see Dr. Zahir,
in Leonardtown, MD |
He listens!! He goes through diagnostics all the time when I come in to see if there are any changes. He leaves surgery as a last resort, doesn't want to throw pills at every ailment, but find causes and ways to change movement without reinventing the wheel. The other two orthopedists I went to either wanted to have me on extremely huge doses of NSAIDS or pain medications, if they didn't 'work' they wanted to do surgery. Dr Z has helped me through mild exercises and therapy.
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