Zeena Dorai, MD| Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery | MedStar Health

Zeena Dorai, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (896 reviews)

Specialties: Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery

Languages: English

410-554-2231

About me

Dr. Dorai is the Chief of Neurosurgery, MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Union Memorial Hospitals; Director, Neurosciences, MedStar Health, Central Maryland Region; and an Associate Professor, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is board certified in neurological surgery and completed a board-certified fellowship in brain and spinal tumors. Her special clinical interests include degenerative spine disease, brain tumors, cranial trauma, hydrocephalus, and radiosurgery.

Dr. Dorai has authored articles and chapters in spine reconstruction, brain tumors and cerebrovascular surgery. She has given numerous local and national presentations and served as faculty for surgical courses at national neurosurgical meetings. Dr. Dorai is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Dorai was named a 2021 “Top Doc” by Baltimore Magazine for Neurosurgery and also recognized in 2015-2020.

Clinical areas of focus

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

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Vertebrae
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation
  • Astrocytic Cancer
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Brain
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Bulging Disc
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Cerebellar Tumor
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Cyst
  • 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
  • Complex Spine Deformities
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Hemorrhage
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Flatback Syndrome
  • Foot Drag
  • Foot Drop
  • Glioma
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniation Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Mass
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Kyphosis
  • Lower Back Injury
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Scoliosis
  • Lumbar Spine Stress Fracture
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Lesions
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Cerebellum
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Frontal Lobe
  • Meningioma
  • Meningioma Of The Spine
  • Metastatic Brain Cancer
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Radiculopathy
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Anomalies
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Schwannoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Tumor
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Temporal Tumor
  • Thoracic Herniated Disc
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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
  • Biopsy Of Brain
  • Brain Surgery
  • Burr Hole
  • Cerebral Decompression
  • Cervical Decompression
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Laminotomy
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Cervical Spine Revision
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Csf Shunt Removal
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Instrumented Anterior Cervical Discectomy, Fusion (ACDF)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Partial Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Needle Biopsy Of Brain
  • Open Biopsy Of Brain
  • Peripheral Nerve 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
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cyst Removal
  • Spine Deformity Correction Surgery
  • Spine Fusion
  • Spine Instrumentation
  • Spine Microsurgery
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Spine Revision
  • Spondylosis Surgery
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Surgery For Sciatica
  • Surgical Treatment Of Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Laminectomy
  • Ventricular Shunt
  • Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Vertebrae Surgery
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Practice locations

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412 Malcolm Drive
Suite 200
Westminster, MD, 21157

410-554-2247

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1838 Greene Tree Road
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Pikesville, MD, 21208

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3333 North Calvert Street
Suite 655
Baltimore, MD, 21218

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO"
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)"
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)"
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open POS II
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Network OA
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Open HMO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • 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
    • 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

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

Fellowship Program: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (2005)

Residency Program: University of Texas-Dallas (2004)

Internship Program: University of Texas-Dallas (1999)

Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University College of Medical (1998)

Awards

  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doc, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Jan 12, 2023

    Dr Dorai made me feel comfortable and showed much concern about my situation. I felt like I was in good hands.

  • Jan 6, 2023

    Will definitely recommend

  • Jan 6, 2023

    Dr Dorai was great she informed on how the operation went and that showed me x-rays on how well everything is in there and answered some questions and concerns and overall I had a great experience considering the surgery