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Brian R. Subach, MD

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


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, Glen Burnie


  • 11/15/2023
    Rating: 5

    Great people great support

  • 11/01/2023
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Subach is an exceptional surgeon who truly cares for his patients. [...], the rep from [...] was excellent and assisted us in reprograming my [...]

  • 10/28/2023
    Rating: 5

    Prompt and immediate attention is paid to your pain and finding relief. Very proactive at finding solutions that work.

  • 10/26/2023
    Rating: 5

    Great office location. Very friendly office staff. Clean space with enough chairs in the waiting room. Short wait to be seen. Dr. Subach is lovely and seems to genuinely care about my pain. People seem happy to work in this office.