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Dr. David Goss has been extensively trained in a vast array of surgical and non-surgical techniques, to treat all spinal disorders and injuries.

During a class project in junior high school, here in Hampton Roads, Dr. Goss followed an orthopaedic doctor for a day, discovering a career path that would lead him around the world and back again. After completing studies at the University of Virginia, he pursued this career path via an orthopaedic residency at Dartmouth Medical Center. A fellowship in Spinal Disorders in South Australia followed, as did Army Reserve time.

During his fellowship, he indulged several research interests, including prevention and treatment of discitis, and evaluation of anterior interbody fusion devices. He participated in international research trials evaluating the effectiveness of both intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET), and total disc replacement in the management of lower back pain and neck pain.

His professional interest covers all aspects of spinal disorders and injuries, including degenerative and traumatic disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, scoliosis, infection, and spinal deformity.



  • BA, University of Virginia - 1991
  • MD, University of Virginia - 1995

Post Graduate Training

  • General Surgery Internship – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1996
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 2000
  • Spinal Surgery Fellowship - Royal Adelaide Hospital, 2001

Licensure / Professional Societies / Board Certification

  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon (certified in 2004, recertified in 2014)
  • Medical Licenses - Virginia (2001), North Carolina (2002), Vermont (1996)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • North American Spine Society

Military Service

  • Major, United States Army Reserves - Commissioned July, 1996
  • Active Duty tour, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, 2002, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany

Research Interests & Publications

  • “Radiologic assessment of interbody fusion using carbon fiber cages,” Santos ER, Goss DG, Morcom RK, Fraser RD .Spine. 2003 May 15;28(10):997-1001.
  • “Distraction-flexion injury in a neurologically intact pediatric patient treated nonoperatively: case study,” Goss DG, Abdu WA Spine. 2001 Sep 1;26(17):1932-5.
  • “Effect of Factors Influencing Type X Collage Expression in Periosteum,” Topping RE, Anderson P, Goss DG and G Balian, University of Virginia, 1994.
  • “Expression of Type X Collagen at Osseotendinous Junction in Rats,” with S Hurwitz, University of Virginia, 1994
  • “Effects of Experimental Diabetes of Type X Collagen Synthesis in Fracture Healing,” Topping RE, Bolander ME, and G Balian, University of Virginia, 1992-93

Dr David Goss Orthopaedic Surgeon

    David Goss, M.D.
  • Chesapeake

    501 Discovery Drive
    Chesapeake, VA 23320


    150 Burnett’s Way, Suite 100
    Suffolk, VA 23434


    3920A Bridge Road, Suite 301
    Suffolk, VA 23435

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