Dr. Seyed Babak Kalantar, MD

Dr. Seyed Babak Kalantar, MD

Dr. Seyed Babak Kalantar, MD

Languages: English, Persian, Spanish
Fax: (202) 444-1655

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Specialties
  • Spine Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal vertebrae
  • absent vertebrae
  • broken coccyx
  • bulging disc
  • cauda equina syndrome
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Procedures I Perform
  • anterior vertebral body tethering
  • artificial disc replacement surgery in the cervical spine
  • artificial disc replacement surgery in the lumbar spine
  • back surgery
  • cervical decompression
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About the Provider

Seyed Babak Kalantar, MD, is a member of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute and performs surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kalantar is the chief of the Division of Spine Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics and the Co-Director of MedStar Spine Center.

Dr. Kalantar became a spine surgeon to help patients with debilitating pain or lack of function return to the highest quality of living possible. In addition to performing surgery, Dr. Kalantar guides patients before surgery, offering as much time and information as patients need to make decisions about the best treatment. He also guides patients after surgery to help them recover to their full potential.

In addition to English, Dr. Kalantar also speaks Spanish and Farsi.

Dr. Kalantar is a 2015 and 2016 Washingtonian Top Doctor for Spinal Surgery. He is also a 2017 Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor for Spinal Surgery.
 
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Professional Society Memberships

  • Advocacy Committee, North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgeons

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Education
  • Fellowship Program: Emory University Hospital (2010)
  • Internship/Residency: Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals (2009)
  • Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School (2004)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
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Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital