Philip  L. Schneider, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Philip L. Schneider M.D., F.A.A.O.S. Physician


Philip Schneider, M.D. is an orthopaedic spine surgeon in Chevy Chase, MD.  He is Vice-President of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, the largest orthopaedic practice in the United States.  Dr. Schneider is also the founder and Director of the Holy Cross Hospital Spine Center, the first accredited Spine Center of Excellence in the D.C. area. He has also served as the Chief of Staff of Holy Cross Hospital and served on the Board of Trustees. Dr. Schneider is involved in research and teaching other spine surgeons, and has over 60 major presentations and publications. He assists the federal government with spine care in the U.S. by serving as Co-Chair of Medicare's Expert Panel on spine fusions and has served in the AMA House of Delegates.  Dr. Schneider is currently the President of the National Association of Spine Specialists and also serves on the Board of the Directors of the North American Spine Society.  He has been recognized annually by Washingtonian Magazine as a Top Doctor since 2003.  Consumer Reports, Consumer Checkbook, and the Consumer Research Council has also recognized him as a Top Surgeon since 2002.  Dr. Schneider is a proud University of Maryland graduate and serves on the University of Maryland Board of Trustees and and also the Terrapin Club Board of Directors. You will find Dr. Schneider at virtually every Maryland basketball and football game.

Areas Of Expertise

Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery

Artificial Disc Replacement

Out-Patient (same day) Spine Surgery


General Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Medical Degree

Howard University College of Medicine; Washington, D.C.


Howard University; Washington, D.C.


American College of Surgeons (FACS)

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS)

Fellowship in Spine Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases; New York, NY


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

National Board of Medical Examiners

Professional Associations

American Medical Association

North American Spine Society

American College of Surgeons

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Washington Orthopaedic Society

Major Accomplishments

Best Physician, U.S. News and World Report

Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine

Top Orthopaedists, Consumer’s Research Council of America

Over 50 published articles and major presentations

Hospital Affiliations

Holy Cross Hospital

Suburban Hospital