Navinder Sethi, MD


Navinder Sethi, MD

Dr. Navin Sethi grew up locally and went to the University of Virginia and then to medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the top-ranked Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr.  Sethi then went on to complete a fellowship in spine surgery at the internationally known Emory Spine Center in Atlanta.

As a specialist in minimally invasive and outpatient spine surgeries, Dr. Sethi has lectured both nationally and internationally on topics related to the spine and has had surgeons from all over the world watching him in the operating room.  He has written numerous articles and given multiple presentations to the attendees at the prestigious American Academy of Orthopaedic  Surgeons, Northern American Spine Society, and Cervical Spine Research Society meetings, among others.

He has been named one of the 50 best spine surgeons in America by Becker’s Healthcare Magazine and has been voted both a Washingtonian Magazine and Bethesda Magazine Top Doc.  In his spare time, he works with the Make a Wish Foundation and a local food bank and has been recognized by the Governor of Maryland for his volunteer efforts.


Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD



Washington University School of Medicine 

St Louis, MO



Emory University School of Medicine,

Druid Hills, Georgia





Contact Details

Dr. Sethi holds clinic at Shady Grove Orthopedics in Rockville, MD – please inform a representative when scheduling an appointment if you’d prefer a particular location.

You may contact him via email.

This e-mail account is checked and responded to by Dr. Sethi’s medical assistant, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This email WILL NOT be checked during evenings, weekends or holidays. Messages can also be sent through our Patient Portal.

This e-mail is not intended for emergencies or time-sensitive issues. Your message will typically receive a response within 48 hours. We appreciate your patience.

Surgery Scheduling for Dr. Sethi: email or call (240) 482-2422.

Please note, if you have an urgent medical issue or other urgent matter please call the main office at (301) 530-1010. An on-call doctor is available at this number during evenings, weekends and holidays.

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