Abraham Kader, MD


Dr. Abraham Kader, MD is a board-certified neurological surgeon with a special focus on disorders of the spine. With over 25 years of experience, he has seen the evolution of modern spinal surgery and has consistently been an early adopter of the latest technological advancements. Dr. Kader was among the first surgeons to embrace image-guided spinal surgery, utilizing intraoperative CT scans for real-time, unparalleled precision in the placement of spinal instrumentation. In addition, he was among one of the first neurosurgeons in the Washington, DC area to perform artificial disc replacement as an alternative to anterior cervical fusion.

Dr. Kader provides comprehensive spine care, leveraging minimally invasive techniques, robotic, and image-guided spinal surgery. Prior to focusing on spinal surgery, Dr. Kader was one of the primary academic vascular neurosurgeons in the Bronx, NY for over 7 years. He continues to perform general neurosurgery including treatment of head trauma, brain tumors, hydrocephalus, aneurysms, vascular malformations, and peripheral nerve disorders.

Dr. Kader received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed neurosurgery training at Columbia University/Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Prior to joining Virginia Neurosurgeons in 2001, he served as a faculty member of Neurosurgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, focusing his practice on intracranial vascular disorders. Dr. Kader is bilingual in English and Spanish and is a native Spanish speaker.

He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. He is a Clinical Instructor of Neurology with the George Washington University School of Medicine.



  • Washingtonian Magazine – Top Doctor
  • Northern Virginia Magazine – Top Doctor
  • Virginia Living Magazine – Top Doctor
  • Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Device and Therapeutics Committee – Virginia Hospital Center


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