Fred Mo, MD| Spine Surgery | MedStar Health

Fred Mo, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (1214 reviews)

Specialties: Spine Surgery

Languages: English

202-444-1655

About me

Dr. Fred Mo is a professor of orthopedic surgery and spine specialist serving the community of Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. He attended Tufts University, where he received his medical degree, and completed his residency at Yale University. He then completed his fellowship in Spine Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Mo is a part of Georgetown University Hospital Orthopedics and is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He is also board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Before joining MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Mo served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy as an attending spine surgeon.

Dr. Mo is devoted to ensuring the longevity of his patients' health and developing long-lasting relationships with them. He takes his time to understand symptoms and give correct diagnoses to ensure the continued health of all his patients.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Complex Spine Deformities
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Revision
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Vertebrae
  • Absent Vertebrae
  • Bulging Disc
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Bone Spur
  • Cervical Compression Fracture
  • Cervical Deformity
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Displacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Fracture
  • Cervical Spine Injury
  • Coccyx Fracture
  • Coccyx Injury
  • Complex Spine Deformities
  • Compression Fracture
  • Congenital Malformation Of The Spine
  • Congenital Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Flatback Syndrome Post Harrington Rods
  • Foot Drag
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Junctional Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lower Back Injury
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Scoliosis
  • Lumbar Spine Stress Fracture
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Lesions
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Arthritis
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Post Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Scheuermann's Disease
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Arthritis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Osteoarthritis
  • Spine Tumor
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Herniated Disc
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Spine
  • Vertebral Epiphysitis
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Procedures I perform

  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Cervical Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Lumbar Spine
  • Back Surgery
  • Biological Enhancement Of Spine Fusions
  • Cervical Decompression
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Laminotomy
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Cervical Spine Revision
  • Cervical Spine Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Epidural Injection
  • Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion
  • Facet Injection
  • Facet Surgery
  • Instrumented Anterior Cervical Discectomy, Fusion (ACDF)
  • Interspinous Device Placement
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Access Spine Surgery
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Partial Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy And Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy With Fusion, Without Instrumentation
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy With Instrumentation And Fusion
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Sacroiliac Joint Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Abscess Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cyst Removal
  • Spinal Dural Graft
  • Spine Deformity Correction Surgery
  • Spine Fusion
  • Spine Instrumentation
  • Spine Microsurgery
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Spine Revision
  • Spondylosis Surgery
  • Surgery For Sciatica
  • Thoracic Laminectomy
  • Thoracic Spine Fusion
  • Vertebrae Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty
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Practice locations

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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1100
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

202-444-8766

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
1 Gorman
Washington, DC, 20007

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1420 Beverly Road
Suite 210
McLean, VA, 22101

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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • United Student Resources
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United Choice Plus
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • D-SNP)
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • I-SNP
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Tricare East Select
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • United Navigate
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Virginia Premier
    • United Choice
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Anthem (POS & Open Access POS) BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Kaiser Select
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Anthem HMO - BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Cigna EPO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • First Health PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery (2011)

Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital (2010)

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine (2005)

Graduate: UCSF Medical School UCSF Office of Admission and Registrar (2005)

Awards

  • Washingtonian Top Doctors Award 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.7
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Apr 12, 2024

    Dr Fred Mo is excellent

  • Mar 20, 2024

    Dr.mo is the best

  • Mar 6, 2024

    Dr Mo shows he cares!