Dr. Usman Zahir, MD

Dr. Usman Zahir, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Dr. Usman Zahir, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fredericksburg, VA and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Univ Of MD Sch Of Med in 2006 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

4604 Spotsylvania Pkwy Ste 125

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Contact Information

(540) 993-4294

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Zahir's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zahir "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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zahir "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."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

87  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • 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
  • Hip Sprain
  • 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 Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • 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 Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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32  Procedures


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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
24 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

I needed a second opinion. Had I went to Dr. Zahir in the first place I wouldn't have needed one. The people are extremely helpful. I was able to get an appointment next day. I actually saw Dr. Zahir and he was not in a rush and took the time to explain my condition and answer every question I had...more
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I met with Dr Zahir for 2nd opinion in Sept '17, prior to surgery with a different surgeon - he concurred with the first surgeon's recommendations and even though I really liked Dr Zahir, I stuck with my original surgeon for the surgery. Big mistake - I met recently with Dr Zahir and he...more
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I was very pleased with the courtesy of the staff. They were extremely helpful. Our doctor took time and explained things of my sons knee easy to understand. They were very kind
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I have had a very good experience with Dr. Zahir and his staff. He has taken time to explain the procedure I will be having on the 22nd and the need for it. His office has answered all questions as medical items have developed prior to my surgery. I am just so thankful to have him as my...more
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I went to Dr. Zahir very worried about my results. He is so understanding and very compassionate about your medical needs. He is by far one of the best orthopedic surgeons I've met.
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