Jean-Marc Voyadzis, MD| Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery | MedStar Health

Jean-Marc Voyadzis, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (1402 reviews)

Specialties: Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery

Languages: Spanish, French, English


About me

Jean-Marc Voyadzis, MD, is associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and co-director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at MedStar Georgetown. He is also Director of Spinal Oncology and Spine Tumor Surgery at MedStar Georgetown.

Dr. Voyadzis earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and received the Kober Medal for the highest overall record of academic performance. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at the University of Chicago. With broad interests and expertise in both brain and spinal surgery, he is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and is an active member of several neurosurgical societies.

Dr. Voyadzis has published numerous book chapters, journal articles, and abstracts on various topics related to neurosurgery, including Controversies in Spine Surgery, MIS versus OPEN, and Decision Making for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He has been invited to speak as an expert on spine surgery and has trained surgeons all over the world, including the United States, Germany, Brazil, China and France.

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Clinical areas of focus

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Herniated Disc
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Tumor
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Aneurysm
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation
  • Arterial Malformation Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Astrocytic Cancer
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Brain
  • Berry Aneurysm
  • Brachial Nerve Tumors
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Bulging Disc
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Cerebellar Anomalies
  • Cerebellar Tumor
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Cyst
  • Cerebral Edema
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Fracture
  • Chordoma
  • Choroid Plexus Tumor
  • Clivus Chondroma
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Compression Fracture
  • Cranial Vault Malformations
  • Dystonia
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Hemorrhage
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Extradural Abscess
  • Facial Spasm
  • Foot Drag
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gliosarcoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniation Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Intracranial Hemangioma
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Mass
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Kyphosis
  • Lesions Of Median Nerve
  • Lesions Of Popliteal Nerve
  • Lesions Of Sciatic Nerve
  • Malignant Brain Neoplasm
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Brain Stem
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Cerebellum
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Frontal Lobe
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of The Spinal Cord
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Medulloepithelioma
  • Meningioma
  • Meningioma Of The Spine
  • Meningocele
  • Metastatic Brain Cancer
  • Moyamoya
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Arthritis
  • Neoplasm Of Brain Stem
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neuroectodermal Tumor
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Neuronal Glial Tumors
  • Non Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Nerve Glioma
  • Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Paraganglioma
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumors
  • Peripheral Schwannoma
  • Periventricular Mass
  • Pineal Gland Parenchymal Tumor
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Prolactinoma
  • Radiculopathy
  • Ruptured Brain Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Cord Anomalies
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Schwannoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Tumor
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Spongioblastoma
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov Cyst
  • Temporal Tumor
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Brain
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Spine
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Procedures I perform

  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal
  • Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
  • Back Surgery
  • Biopsy Of Brain
  • Biopsy Of Skull
  • Brain Surgery
  • Burr Hole
  • Cerebral Decompression
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Cingulotomy
  • Clipping Of Brain Aneurysm
  • Cordotomy
  • Corpus Callosotomy
  • Cortical Mapping
  • Cranial Nerve Repair
  • Cranial Puncture
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Csf Shunt Removal
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Gamma Knife Perfexion
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Hemispherectomy
  • Interspinous Device Placement
  • Intracranial Arterial Bypass
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Access Spine Surgery
  • Lesionectomy
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Drain
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Migraine Surgery
  • Migraine Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Needle Biopsy Of Brain
  • Needle Biopsy Of Cerebral Meninges
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Neurointerventional Biplane Angiography System
  • Open Biopsy Of Brain
  • Optic Nerve Decompression
  • Orbital Nerve Decompression
  • Percutaneous Trigeminal Rhizotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Repair Of Brain
  • Resection Of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Rhizotomy
  • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
  • Shevel Procedure
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Dural Graft
  • Spine Embolization
  • Spine Fusion
  • Spine Instrumentation
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Ventricular Shunt
  • Vertebroplasty
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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1100
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815


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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
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Washington, DC, 20007


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130 Hospital Road
Suite 101
Prince Frederick, MD, 20678


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10401 Hospital Drive
Suite 101
Clinton, MD, 20735


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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
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus



Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

Fellowship Program: University of Chicago (2007)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2006)

Internship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2001)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (2000)


  • Top Doctor, Washingtonian, 2017-2023
  • Bethesda Magazine Top Doctors 2021-2023
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors 2022
  • Calvert County Community Service Award 2017

News and publications

MedStarGeorgetownMD - Health Newsletter (Winter 2024) Minimally invasive, robotic spine surgery a life-changer for area physician

Bethesda Magazine Top Doctors (2023) - Magazine Cover

MedStarGeorgetownMD - Health Newsletter (Winter 2021) Remarkable recovery after high-risk spinal tumor removal

We are proud to be the first in the Washington D.C. region to have Globus ExcelsiusGPS, a robotic navigation system specifically designed for spine surgery - (2020) Robotic Spine Surgery

MedStarGeorgetownMD: Robotic spine surgery: promise of less pain, quicker recovery. (Fall 2020) - Robotic Spine Surgery: Promise of Less Pain, Quicker Recovery

MedStarGeorgetownMD - A Real Miracle: Complex Spine Surgery Resolves Partial Paralysis - (Spring 2019) A Real Miracle: Complex Spine Surgery Resolves Partial Paralysis

Washingtonian - Top Doctors (2018) - Technical Innovations in Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery

MedStarGeorgetownMD - Health Newsletter (Summer 2017) No Distance is Too Great for Pain Relief With Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

MedStarGeorgetownMD - Back to Normal: Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Resolves Pain, Restores Mobility (2016)Back to Normal: Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Resolves Pain, Restores Mobility

(Spring 2014) From Back Pain to Pain Free: Treating Low Back Pain with a Minimally Invasive Procedure

Learn more about how Dr. Voyadzis helped patient, Roseanne Shepler "The Pain is gone!" by patient, Roseanne Shepler


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  • Jan 25, 2024

    Dr. Jean-Marc Voyadzis was outstanding in listening to my concerns, addressing them and providing clear options for treatment including risks and benefits.

  • Jan 16, 2024

    Never bad

  • Jan 10, 2024

    Excellent care, advice & attention.