Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopics



University of Maryland/Shock Trauma Center
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Baltimore, MD


University of Maryland/Shock Trauma Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
Baltimore, MD

Medical School

University of Maryland
Doctor of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate School

University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
College Park, MD

Hospital(s) Affiliated With

StoneSprings Hospital Center
Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

Professional Associations

North American Spine Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Major Accomplishments

Thomas E. Gillespie Award in Orthopaedics, 2006
Department of Orthopaedics/University of Maryland Medical Center Resident Travel Grant Award, 2011
Eastern Orthopaedic Association


Dr. Zahir is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon with an interest in endoscopic spinal procedures. He was formerly Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital from 2012-2017, and served the Southern Maryland region during that time. His interest in endoscopics led him to Virginia, where he was the first surgeon in the region to perform an endoscopic lumbar laminectomy using a newly released endoscopic device in 2017. Dr. Zahir continues to train other surgeons throughout North America on endoscopics.

Dr. Zahir completed his medical degree at the University of Maryland and subsequent residency and fellowship at the University of Maryland/Shock Trauma Center. During this time, he had an extensive experience treating spinal trauma, deformity, and degenerative spinal conditions.

Dr. Zahir takes pride in promoting a patient-centered approach in the care of his patients. His practice focuses on offering the least invasive surgical solutions first and to avoid fusions if possible. A good portion of his practice consists of offering second opinions.