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Award Winning Spine Physicians

The Spine Care Center has received
Top Doctor Awards from both
Washingtonian & Northern Virginia magazines every year published since we began serving our community

award winning spine physicians

The Spine Care Center is where Doctors and their families
receive their spine care

The team of professionals at the Spine Care Center are some of the most experienced, respected, and well educated multi-specialty providers in minimally invasive spine treatments. Our physicians are consistently recognized for their commitment to providing excellent minimally invasive spine care.



(Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression)

Do you experience pain or numbness in your lower back when standing upright?

Do you experience pain, numbness, or tingling in your legs or buttocks when you walk?

Is your discomfort relieved when you bend forward at the waist or sit down?

Dr. Bassam was the first physician in Northern Virginia to perform this novel Medicare and FDA approved, minimally invasive treatment option for patients suffering with lumbar spinal stenosis.


Deeni Bassam,

Deeni Bassam, MD

Faisal A. Siddiqui,

Faisal A. Siddiqui, MD

William Lee,

William Lee, MD

Sohail Safdari,

Sohail Safdari, PA-C

V. S. Bumgardner,

Veronika S. Bumgardner, MPAS, PA-C

Christine Jones,

Christine Jones, MSN NP-C

Darryl Markowitz,

Darryl Markowitz, PA-C

Kathlene Horsley,

Kathlene Horsley, PA-C

Deeni Bassam, MDDeeni Bassam, MD

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Board Certified, American Board of Anesthesiology
Certificate of Added Qualification, Pain Management
Board Certified, American Board of Pain Medicine

Dr. Bassam is a local native of the Northern Virginia region. Raised in Fairfax, Virginia, Dr. Bassam attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry. He continued his education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine where he graduated with a Doctor of Medicine in 1997. His studies led him to an internship in General Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois which prepared him for an Anesthesia residency at the New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center in New York City.  More [+]


Faisal A. Siddiqui, MDFaisal A. Siddiqui, MD

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Board Certified,American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgical Spine Specialist

Dr. Faisal Siddiqui is orginally from Ohio, and has been in the Northern Virginia Area since 2005.  He is affiliated with Prince William Hospital, Fairfax Hospital, and Fair Oaks Hospital.  Dr. Siddiqui completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with distinction in all subjects. He subsequently completed his medical education at Vanderbilt Medical School and graduated with honors.

After completing medical school, Dr. Siddiqui specialized in orthopaedic surgery with a residency at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  More [+]


William Lee, MDWilliam Lee, MD


Onechang William Lee, MD is originally from South Korea and moved to the United States at a young age. He completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University in Saint Louis where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He started his medical training at Albany Medical College in New York where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for excellence in scholarship and graduated with honors with a Doctor of Medicine.More [+]



Sohail Safdari, PA-CSohail Safdari, PA-C

Board Certified, American Academy of Physician Assistants

Sohail Safdari, RPA-C joined the Spine Care Center team in 2009. Northern Virginia has been his home since 1988. He is a graduate of George Mason University where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Sohail then received his Physician Assistant Degree and Certification from Jesuit LeMoyne College in Upstate New York.

Sohail has been involved in health care for the last 15 years, from volunteering at local hospitals as an Emergency Medical Technician, and first assisting in countless major spine surgeries. More [+]


Veronika S. Bumgardner, MPAS, PA-CVeronika S. Bumgardner, MPAS, PA-C

Board Certified,Physician Assistant

Active Fellow Member,Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants

Veronika Safronovna Bumgardner, PA-C was born in Siberia, Russia and moved to United States after completing her high school education in Ukraine. She started her undergraduate education at Northern Virginia Community College finishing Magna Cum Laude with A. S. in Science Degree in 2004. During her time at NVCC, Veronika was accepted into Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and received the Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges Award in recognition of her outstanding merit and accomplishments.More [+]


Christine JonesChristine Jones, MSN NP-C

Board Certified, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve

Christine Jones, Nurse Practitioner, recently joined the Spine Care Center in November 2012. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Montana State University in 1998. She then completed her Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2005, at Creighton University, in Nebraska. She was also an Adjunct Clinical Faculty for the nursing program at College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska.

Christine has 13 years of working in several different fields of medicine. She has experience with pain management, orthopedics, and trauma from her time in the Army and Air Force as a flight nurse. Christine is Board Certified from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and was inducted into the nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau. More [+]


Darryl Markowitz, PA-CDarryl Markowitz, PA-C

Board Certified, Physician Assistant
Active Fellow Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants
Active Fellow Member, Northern Virgina Physicians Assistants Society

Darryl Markowitz, PA-C joins the expert medical team at the Spine Care Center as a Board Certified Physician Assistant. She was born and raised in Sunrise, Florida, and recently moved to the Northern Virginia area to further pursue her career.

Darryl graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. She then completed her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. Darryl has extensive clinical experience in the evaluation and treating patients. She is also an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. More [+]


Kathlene Horsley, PA-CKathlene Horsley, PA-C

Board Certified, Physician Assistant
Active Fellow Member, American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Kathlene joins The Spine Care Center with a wealth of surgical experience ranging from spine, trauma, and women’s health. She completed her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in 2005. Since then she has actively continued to build upon this educational background by exceeding the basic requirements with continuing medical education credits and formal courses through the Medical College of Wisconsin as well as mentoring new physicians and physician assistants through Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Kathlene also holds certification as a diagnostic medical sonographer through the AIUM. More [+]