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.
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.