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Our Physicians

Washington Neurosurgical Associates provides comprehensive neurosurgical care to patients in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  Our physicians are Board Certified neurosurgeons, with extensive experience and expertise in the breadth of conservative and surgical management of patients with cranial, spinal and peripheral nerve disorders.  We provide an unparalleled level of patient care focused on treating our patients as we would want our family members to be treated.  All of our physicians have been recognized and honored by their peers as Top Doctors by Washingtonian magazine for multiple consecutive years.

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Dr. Joshua Ammerman, MD, FAANS, FACS

Dr. Joshua M. Ammerman is a Washington, DC native and third generation neurosurgeon. A graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine; Dr. Ammerman received his neurosurgical training at George Washington and completed a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Surgical Neurology Branch.


Dr. Ammerman holds academic appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has been named a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine annually since 2008 and has been repeatedly cited for his excellent patient care by Consumer Checkbook.


Dr. Ammerman has served as the Chair of the Department of Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital and Chief of the Neurosurgery Section, as well as the Medical Director of Perioperative Services at Sibley Memorial Hospital.  He is a member of the Editorial Board of; and his academic work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Annals of Neurology, JAMA and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. As an internationally recognized expert in the minimally invasive management of spinal disorders, Dr. Ammerman and his partners are frequently visited by physicians from around the U.S. and the world seeking to learn innovative techniques for the management of spinal diseases. His expertise includes minimally invasive spinal surgery, complex spinal surgery, traumatic brain and spinal injury, pituitary disorders and brain metastasis.


Dr. Matthew Ammerman, MD, FAANS

Dr. Matthew Ammerman, was born and raised in the Washington DC area.  He attended Winston Churchill HS and then went to Emory University in Atlanta, GA where he obtained a BS in Biology graduating with Highest Honors,  and met his future wife Allie.  Dr. Matt then moved back to Washington, DC, where he went to medical school at the George Washington University following in the footsteps of his father, uncles, cousin and brother.  He graduated from medical school with honors, and then continued at the George Washington University to complete a 1 year surgical internship and 5 years of neurosurgical residency.    


During his time as a resident he found his calling in minimally invasive spine surgery.  Upon completion of his neurosurgery residency, he began a fellowship with Dr. Kevin Foley at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.  The focus of his fellowship was minimally invasive techniques in spinal surgery, applied to degenerative spinal conditions, spinal trauma and spinal oncology.  He also spent time during his fellowship working in a biomechanics lab under the direction of Denis D’Angelo through the University of Tennessee, testing various spinal models and surgical implants.  He presented research findings at national and international neurosurgical meetings.  During this time he also developed an interest in traumatic brain injury and its treatment.


After fellowship, Dr. Matt returned to join his brother at Washington Neurosurgical Associates.  This practice was started by his Grandfather (over 50 years ago) and soon thereafter his father joined. Harvey Ammerman and Bruce Ammerman practiced together for 15 years.  They have both passed away but the practice thrives with the continued Ammerman legacy and the addition of Dr. Joshua Wind.


Dr. Matt continues the family tradition of patient focused neurological care.  He has academic appointments at the George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University, and works with their associated residents in training.  He continues to focus on various spinal conditions with a minimally invasive approach - treating cancer, degenerative conditions and trauma.  He also has a continued interest in traumatic brain injury, post concussive disorder and its treatment.  Dr. Matt continues to accept new patients and remains focused on patient-centered care in a time that is moving away from personalized patient care.  Dr. Matt enjoys hiking, fishing, traveling and running as well as spending time with his family.


Dr. Joshua Wind, MD, FAANS, FACS

Dr. Joshua J. Wind, M.D. is no longer practicing at Washington Neurosurgical Associates.  He joined the Inova Medical Group and sees patients at multiple locations throughout Northern Virginia.  If you wish to establish care with Dr. Wind, please call 571-472-4100 or click here to access his website and contact information.

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