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.
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
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
George Washington University Hospital
Washington Hospital Center
Children's National Medical Center (courtesy)
Sibley Memorial Hospital