MedStar Health Spine Center at McLean

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The MedStar Spine Center at McLean is like nothing else available in the area. Under one roof, you will find a collaborative group of dedicated specialists in orthopaedics, rehabilitation medicine, and neurosurgery treating adolescent and adult patients. Our approach is aimed at assuring customized, convenient and coordinated care.

Spinal Treatments

  • Structural problems
  • Interventional spine procedures
  • Pain management
  • Musculoskeletal medicine
  • Scoliosis (including for pediatric patients)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Cysts and tumors, both cancerous and benign
  • Conditions caused by traumatic injury
  • Neurologic deficit
  • Fracture
  • Bone infection
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Nerve compression


The MedStar Spine Center at McLean is home to one of the most experienced multidisciplinary teams of spine specialists in the area. All board-certified and fellowship-trained, our providers include:

  • Physiatrists —Specialists in physical medicine & rehabilitation who are particularly skilled at diagnosing and treating nerve, muscle and bone conditions without surgery. Our physiatrists are your first provider, as well as your point of contact and coordinator for any additional care you may require.
  • Therapists —Through physical rehabilitation and education of proper body mechanics, physical therapists help you restore motion, maximize function, and prevent or manage recurring injuries or diseases.
  • Spine Surgeons —Experts in either neurosurgery or orthopaedic spinesurgery who specialize in conditions affecting the neck and back.

 Special Features

  • A multidisciplinary team of specialty-trained physicians and rehabilitation experts
  • On-site X-ray and other advanced imaging for prompt, accurate diagnosis
  • On-site fluoroscopy for outpatient procedures, including pain management
  • Physical therapy, evaluation and treatment


Meet the Team

Spine Specialists

Edward Aulisi professional headshotEdward Aulisi, MD

Kathleen Fink professional headshotKathleen Fink, MD

Babak Kalantar professional headshotBabak Kalantar, MD

Matthew Maxwell professional headshotMatthew Maxwell, MD

Fred Mo professional headshotFred Mo, MD

Jeffrey Mai, resize

Jeffrey Mai, MD


Thomas Heckman headshot

Thomas Heckman, DO





 Physical Therapists

Kerry Degaetani, physical therapy director

Kerry DeGaetani, DPT
Clinic Director


Paul Choi, physical therapist

Paul Choi, DPT, CSCS

Cameron Saucier, physical therapist

Cameron Saucier, DPT

Melissa Youtzy, physical therapist

Melissa Youtzy, DPT

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Hours of Operation

Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information about rehabilitation services, please click here.


6858 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 200
McLean, VA 22101

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 Free on-site parking is available.