Dr. John Starr is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in complex spinal surgery. His sub-specializations include complex deformity, revision reconstruction, spinal trauma, and tumors.
Dr. John Starr is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in complex spinal surgery. Dr. Starr’s sub-specializations include complex deformity, revision reconstruction, spinal trauma, and tumors. Dr. Starr completed his orthopaedic residency training at the University of Pittsburgh and two spinal surgical fellowships at the University of Miami. He came to George Washington University in 1992 and served as the orthopaedic director of spinal surgery. He has practiced in Washington, D.C., for over 20 years. Dr. Starr is currently on the medical board for the FBI, Secret Service, and State Department. Dr. Starr’s research interests include spinal fixation, spinal trauma care, and complex tumor resection and reconstruction. He is a member of numerous scientific societies and served an advisory role for both the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. He has served on the Panel of Examiners for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for over 10 years. This panel supports the continuing medical education and maintenance of certification efforts of the board. He has also chaired the spine panel for oral examinations for the ABOS. EDUCATION State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, M.D. Alpha Omega Alpha June, 1986 Williams College, B.A. June, 1981 The Nichols School of Buffalo June, 1977 POST DOCTORAL TRAINING Fellowship: Pediatric Reconstruction and Scoliosis Miami Children's Hospital Dr. H.L.Shuffelbarger July 1992 - October 1992 Fellowship: Spinal Cord Injury Unit and Adult Spinal Surgery University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital Drs. Frank Eismont, Mark Brown and Barth Green July 1991 - June 1992 Orthopaedic Residency University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine July 1987 - June 1991 General Surgery Internship S.U.N.Y at Buffalo: Millard Fillmore Hospitals July 1986 - June 1987 BOARD CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners 1987 Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 1994 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, MA040174M 1987 State of Florida, 019717 1992 Commonwealth of Virginia, 0101052819 1995 State of Maryland, D0053908 HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS George Washington University Hospital Washington Hospital Center Children's National Medical Center (courtesy) Sibley Memorial Hospital Suburban Hospital