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  David Jackson, MD
  Dr. Jackson in his own words:
  I believe in a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of conditions of the spine. I strongly believe that physical therapy, pain management, therapeutic injections, bracing and other modalities are central to the treatment of my patients, and I work closely with therapists, pain management providers and other physicians to insure that my patients get the most comprehensive treatments available, tailored to their needs.  When surgery is indicated I provides the latest treatment of degenerative, traumatic and sports related conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, as well as spinal deformities caused by tumors, infection and spinal cord or other neurologic injuries or conditions.”
David Jackson, M.D.
Board-certified in Orthopaedics

Undergraduate Degree: New England’s Quinnipiac University, with Cum Laude honors

Medical Degree: Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, graduated with much distinction

Residency: University of Maryland and Maryland Shock Trauma Center

Fellowship: Orthopedic spine surgery at The University of Maryland and Maryland Shock Trauma Center


  • Degenerative, traumatic and sports-related conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Spinal deformities caused by tumors, infection and spinal cord or other neurologic injuries or conditions. 
  • He has considerable experience in less invasive techniques of the cervical and lumbar spine, as well as, traditional open and major reconstructive surgical techniques for patients with advanced deformities or those in need of revision surgery after previous failed spinal procedures.
  • Dr. Jackson continues to actively pursue his research interests by currently focusing on developing new techniques for safer and less invasive cervical spine instrumentation. 


  • Graduated at the top of his class and was elected into national honor societies including the Pathologist Chairman’s Honor Society, as well as, the prestigious and extremely competitive Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society
  • Published multiple textbook chapters, and has completed multiple biomechanical studies
  • Research awards from both the Maryland Orthopedic Association and The American College of Spine Surgery

Professional Affiliation: Montgomery County Medical Society


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  • Mountain biking
  • Golf
  • Car repair/restoration

What patients have to say:

“I read an article about Dr. Jackson in Howard County Hospital's Wellness magazine and was very impressed with what I read.  Since becoming his patient, I am even more impressed.  I found him to be personable, knowledgeable and he exceeded my expectations as a surgeon.  My surgery went exceptionally well and the recovery period was completely without incident. I would recommend him to all members of my family and friends.” – Sheila K.

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