David E. Gwinn, M.D., M.A., F.A.A.O.S.

David E. Gwinn M.D., M.A., F.A.A.O.S. Physician


Dr. Gwinn is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with extensive training and experience in spine surgery. He served as Chief and Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he performed thousands of surgeries on combat injured active duty military members, including a tour in Afghanistan. He also served as Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon to the White House and Orthopaedic Surgeon to Congress.

Dr. Gwinn completed his spine surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic after finishing orthopaedic surgery residency at Walter Reed. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and completed medical school at The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has authored over 20 peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters within his specialty.

Areas Of Expertise

Spine Surgery

Spinal Injections


General Orthopaedic Surgery

Spine Surgery

Medical Degree

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD (1998)


National Capital Consortium, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center Bethesda


Cleveland Clinic Spine Surgery Fellowship


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons

North American Spine Society

Evidence Based Medicine Committee, NASS

Major Accomplishments

Former Chief and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Former Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon to the White House

Former Orthopaedic Surgeon to Congress

Over 20 Peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in specialty

Hospital Affiliations

Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Maryland

Affiliated Surgery Centers