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Brian R. Subach, MD

  • Fellowship
  • Emory University Hospital United States Atlanta, GA 2001
  • Emory University Neurosurgery Residency United States Atlanta, GA 2001
  • Internship
  • University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA 1994
  • Medical School
  • University of Michigan 1993
  • University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, MI 1993
  • Residency
  • University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 1994
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine United States Pittsburgh, PA 2000
  • Undergraduate
  • Kalamazoo College United States Kalamazoo, MI 1989


Primary Specialties: Neurological Surgery, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Spine Surgery

Dr. Brian Subach is driven in his work by seeing patients’ faces and reactions once their pain is gone.

“I help my patients by treating their pain with a surgical solution once more conservative strategies have failed,” he said. “I love the technical aspects of my profession. Quite simply, I fix their necks and backs with a lasting and effective solution when they have nowhere else to turn.”

A board certified and fellowship-trained spinal neurosurgeon, Dr. Subach joined the National Spine and Pain Centers in March 2021. He brings nearly two decades of experience to the practice as he previously worked as a neurosurgeon and held leadership positions at a Northern Virginia-based spine facility and served as division chief for the Division of Spinal Surgery at HCA Reston Hospital.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Kalamazoo College and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan School of Medicine. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania was the site for his general surgery internship and neurosurgery residency. For three months, he was a visiting resident for neurovascular surgery at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. He completed a complex spinal disorders fellowship at Emory University/The Emory Clinic in Atlanta, GA.

Through his work, Dr. Subach notes there are two aspects of spinal disease that are crucial to treat — maintaining sagittal balance and minimizing scar tissue formation.

“Some surgical techniques are both minimally-invasive and, unfortunately, minimally-effective,” he said. “The procedure may decompress a nerve root or alleviate pressure on the spinal nerves in the treatment of spinal stenosis while decreasing the cervical or lumbar lordosis (the normal c-shaped shape to both areas). This results in a forward-flexed cervical posture or a flat-back deformity of the lumbar spine.

Affiliations National Harbor, McLean


  • 05/14/2024
    Rating: 5

    Do to Dr Subach's care and attention. He listens to his patients and ensure that they get the best care from him. He makes you feel comfortable due to his expertise in his profession.

  • 05/02/2024
    Rating: 5

    National harbor branch office have a wonderful staff always professional and helpful for front desk staff nurses and doctors a great team of people 💯

  • 05/01/2024
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Subach and staff are outstanding.

  • 04/30/2024
    Rating: 5

    The staff is friendly and helpful and Dr subach really takes time to walk you through everything that is going on with you and will be there to help you in your pain.